• 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…

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer

    I love fairy tales as much as the next girl. They are the kinds of stories I’ve read first when I was a kid, and I love them until now. And so, when I found out that there was a new Cinderella retelling, I got curious and a bit skeptical. The reason is that I’ve only read a few numbers of retellings and some of them aren’t exactly as good as I expected them to be. Another reason is that Sci-Fi wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. It’s not that I don’t like Sci-Fi, but it’s the genre that I hardly reach for (I’m more of a fantasy/adventure kind of…

  • In Which I Try To Blog About Books Again

    Hello, there! It’s Mia, again 🙂 Welcome to my creative side project, Muggle Reads! Blogging about books has always been a huge part of my life for years now. Some of you may have stumbled upon my previous book blog, Girl About Books, which I managed for about 4 years until I went on full hiatus mostly due to my busy work schedule and the fact that I had a terrible recurring reading slump at the time. During my hiatus, I thought about re-opening my blog again. And I tried twice, failed both times. Around that time, I realized it wasn’t because I was still in a slump. I mean,…

  • Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley

    The story’s plot intrigued me the moment I read it. It seems really interesting and a bit different from other mystery stories I’ve read before and so I signed up on the blog tour hosted by Pinoy Book Tours a few weeks ago. Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley Publication date: April 8th 2014 Published by: Soho Teen Source: Pinoy Book Tours (Thanks!!) Ask Aria Morse anything, and she must answer with the truth. Yet she rarely understands the cryptic words she‘s compelled to utter. Blessed—or cursed—with the power of an Oracle who cannot decipher her own predictions, she does her best to avoid anyone and everyone. But Aria can no…

  • The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

    Hello, there! It’s been a long time since I was here. So many things had happened over the past year, which are mostly good things, but no matter, I’m happy to say that I’m back into blogging now and I think it’s only fitting to start off by reviewing the book that reminded me of how much I love talking about books. My first encounter with The Beginning of Everything was December of last year. I was on a local bookstore to finally grab my copy of Anna & the French Kiss (which was on my wishlist since, like, forever). Truthfully, the book title didn’t grab my attention as much…

  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore

    As far as I could remember, I’ve been dying to read Graceling ever since I saw it being reviewed on my favorite book blogs. It received so many raves and high praises which made me all the more excited to get my hands a copy. Having said that, I got a teensy bit worried as well that if I started reading the book, it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. Fortunately, Kristin Cashore proved me that the hype on her book was worth it! As far as I could remember, I’ve been dying to read Graceling ever since I saw it being reviewed on my favorite book blogs. It received…