I’m not going to butcher this great book by writing a review that’s mostly filled with my hatred for the Philippine government (but just a shout out to those who are “fans” of Duterte and his agendas, I suggest you read this book to give you some perspective).
But I will say that The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a book that’s not only timely and relevant in the USA, but also here in the Philippines. It’s not only a reality for the African-American folks in the USA, but also for the less-fortunate people (those who live in the slums aka “squatters’ area”) here in the Philippines. Continue reading ‘The Hate U Give’ Gives Us A Whole New Perception
I have been reading quite a lot since the start of the year. By the first week of March, I have already finished reading 27 books in total and had 2 books that I marked as DNFs (did not finish). Now that we’re halfway through the month, I can’t seem to finish a single damn book.
I still am reading; I haven’t stopped, really. But there’s just too many things clouding my head at the moment that I can’t seen to finish another one, no matter how hard I try (thing is, with reading books for pleasure, one should not have to try, anyway). Continue reading Welcome to the Inevitable Reading Slump
I need to talk about this book immediately. Well, without giving away any spoilers that is. And I have to be really careful with that because I might end up blabbing away the good part. I just finished reading this about 5 minutes ago (February 28) and I still haven’t picked up my jaw from the floor.
It’s still there; still in shock and still in awe of what I just read. Needless to say, I’m seriously impressed with this debut novel from author Lisa Hall. Continue reading ‘Between You and Me’ Actually Delivers the Twist
I thought about doing a February 2018 roundup post that’s similar to my year 2017 roundup. But didn’t see the point since all I did last month was basically read books and watched new episodes of recurring TV shows that I’ve already been following for months or years, and watched a grand total of five movies.
There wasn’t anything new in my February except books. I didn’t even purchase any new makeup products (shocking come from me) last month. So the only rational thing was to do my roundup centered on books. Continue reading My February 2018 Roundup — Books, Books, and More Books
You don’t go into reading this book thinking there’d be a happy ending. You don’t expect a miracle from a novel with a title “They Both Die At the End” because there simply just would not be and wishful thinking won’t help the already set course of this story.
So… they both die at the end. Okay, what’s so amazing about a book that basically promises you that both protagonists will die at the end anyway? Well, here’s a simple answer: everything. Continue reading ‘They Both Die at the End’ will Ironically Make You Feel Alive