• Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    The first time I heard about Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One was way back in 2011. It was highly recommended by almost every book blogger and booktuber I follow. And it still is. However, I belong to the proportion of people who picked up the book upon the announcement of its film adaptation sometime last year. I don’t know about other avid book readers, but personally, I have this requirement that I must read the book first before seeing the movie. Of course, it’s not always the case but if I have the chance, that’s how I manage it most of the time. I think it’s mostly because I know…

  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

    Jenny Han is a staple for every book enthusiast when talking about contemporary reads. I can tell why many people enjoy her books. I am quite familiar with her other works such as The Summer I Turned Pretty series and Burn for Burn series. But, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is my first Jenny Han read and I am all but disappointed with the experience. I’m not sure why it took me so long to pick up this book. I only got around reading it until late last year, even though I’ve had a copy since 2015. Anyway, I’ve decided to finally pick up the book for good,…

  • Children Of Blood and Bone By Tomi Adeyemi

    Children of Blood and Bone is a YA debut novel by Tomi Adeyemi. It’s the first book from the Legacy of Orisha trilogy. I discovered this book through the online book community and a lot of them are raving about it. Naturally, I was half-scared to pick it up. Many readers can relate to that feeling when a hyped up book would left us feeling disappointed or confused. We wonder what did we miss? How come they enjoyed it more than we did? Thanks to the gorgeous cover and captivating blurb I put that thought aside. I decided to give this book the benefit of the doubt and I am…

  • Wonderstruck Book Tag

    Hello everyone! Can you believe that it’s almost the second week of March already? I will be going back to work tomorrow after taking a few days off. I think I’ll also get busy in the next couple of weeks but no fear, I already have posts lined up 🙂 Anyway, today I’m participating in a bookish tag I’ve seen over at Drizzle & Hurricane Books blog. It looked super fun but the main reason I want to do this is because I am a huge fan of the amazing-talented-funny-smart-gorgeous Taylor Swift herself. I’ve loved her for as long as I could remember. And the other reason, obviously, is it…

  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman

    Creepy, imaginative and thrilling! When I grabbed my copy of Coraline I did not know what to expect mainly because this was my first Neil Gaiman read. I bought the book simply because of the premise. I love books with a concept like this. It somehow reminded me of Narnia, of magical doors and enchanting places (except in Coraline’s story, it was a house), and a darker version of Alice’s journey down the rabbit hole. I became an instant fan of Neil Gaiman after reading this book. He is an amazing story-teller and he knows how to keep you in your toes, and there is something about the way he…

  • Muggle Reads Meets the Big Bad Wolf

    I know that this is such a late post. But I haven’t made any entry about my visit at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale and the books I’ve managed to score so let me ramble about it. Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is the biggest and most affordable book sale in the world according to their website. And I am happy to report that this is true! The book sale has been going on for 10 years now mainly on Indonesia and Thailand, but it was only their second time here in Manila. It was held in World Trade Center in Pasay City and they were open for 24…

  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman

    *This is a book review people! Not a movie review. I used a still from the movie because someone borrowed my copy of If I Stay. I doubt she has any plans of returning it any time soon. If it’s any consolation, I adore this pic of Chloe and Jamie. Their chemistry was insane in the movie!! When I discovered Gayle Forman’s If I Stay, the plot somehow reminded me of the Korean drama 49 Days which is one of my all-time favorite Korean dramas. Although it was so much more dramatic. The whole scenario of getting stuck-in-a-limbo kind of stories fascinates me. I was curious about how the author…