Okay, Jenny Han, I See You

You know how when you’re reading a book and imagining the story in your head, you put some sort of color into their world as well? Like if it’s a crime/mystery novel, it would be like monochromatic scheme even if the setting is during the day? Or if it’s a young adult novel about teen love, you see so much bright colors?

I don’t know if it’s just me, though (and I’m really hoping that it isn’t the case), and how I imagine these stories in my head. But anyway, that wasn’t my point. Continue reading Okay, Jenny Han, I See You


Diving Down My TBR Pile, Vol. 1

I have a lot of books on my TBR pile. Currently, there are exactly 355 books on my to-read shelf on Goodreads, and honestly, I’m not really sure how I’m going to get through all of them since I just constantly add more and more titles as new ones are released.

And then I stumbled upon this post that gave me an idea. So for today, I’m going through my to-read list — from the oldest one that I added — and I’ll check if they’re books I’d still want to read. I’m also gonna include a list of 3 books that I want to read first. Continue reading Diving Down My TBR Pile, Vol. 1

‘The Hate U Give’ Gives Us A Whole New Perception

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

Welcome to the Inevitable Reading Slump

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

‘Between You and Me’ Actually Delivers the Twist

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