Sunday, June 15, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #5

Stacking The Shelves: June 15, 2014

Source: Online Stores

If I Stay by Gale Forman
Just One Day by Gale Forman
To All The Boys I"ve Loved Before
Lola and The Boy Next Door by Shephanie Perkins
Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Source: Amazon (Kindle Edition) and Kobo

Open Road Summer  by Emery Lord
Truth About Allice by Jennifer Mathieu
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
Just One Year by Gale Forman
Just One Night by Gale Forman
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Bad for You by Abbi Glines
Shug by Jenny Han
Hexed by Jeanne Stein
Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova

Source: Audible

Donated Books:

Donor: Reader's Collectibles

Practical Accounting 1 by Conrado Valix
Practical Accounting 2 by Conrado Valix

Donor: Erris Tan

Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Matched by Ally Condie
A Winter's Tale
Train to Trieste
Game Over
You suck
*Children's books*


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #9

Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year

Since I do not have that much of a time because of college and school, I'll just describe these books (which I think are the best books of 2014 I've read yet) with only just one word or one sentence only. Or anything I can do to make it as short as possible.

1. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Heartbreak, pain, tears and foreverbidden love.

2. Night of Cakes and Puppets by Laini Taylor
Cupcakes and violins and snow and kisses and Prague!

3. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
"Ignite my love, Ignite." Chapter 55.

4. The One by Kiera Cass
"Break my heart, break it a thousand times if you'd like, it was only ever to break yours anyway."

5. Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
Hott. Just hott.

6. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Sobs. Green eyes and ?Jessa wedding at last.

7. In The After by Demitria Lunetta
Floraes, Aliens, Survival. Scavenging books!

8. White Hot Kiss by Jeniffer Armentrout
Smells like dark chocolate and sweet wine.

9. Unhinged by Anita Grace Howard
Licorice scent, hot fashion and gossamer wings.

10. Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
TFiOS meets E&P.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars Movie Review

So Okay. I mean, okay as in TFIOS Okay. I didn't get a chance to watch the movie in the premiere date (which is June 5 here in PH) because of some circumstances on behalf of my companions. I was so frustrated and upset I didn't feel like watching the movie anymore. Honestly I cried about that. I was expecting to watch it at that day, readied all my tfios stuff and feelings but in the last minute we weren't able to go. But now I'm okay. I'm okay because I've watched it on the second day which is yesterday and I'm already writing a review about it!

June 6, 2014: TFIOS DAY

7:00 am – Woke up and got out bed (wasn't so excited just to be safe)
7:45 am – Done eating, took a shower, brushed, changed (that was fast lol)
7:50 am – Left the house (walked to the highway contemplating if I'd cry when I watch the movie)
8:00 am – Got on the bus (listening to tfios soundtrack)
8:15 am – Got off the bus and waited for company (where are they where are they where are they)
8:30 am – A police man talked to me while reading (I didn't know what to address him, I called him Kuya and Sir)
8:45 am – Saw a funeral parade on the street (thought it was Gus's I nearly followed)
9:20 am – Companions arrived (what took them so long???? hahaha)
9:30 am – Got on the bus to the next province just to go to the mall (the wind flying my hair all over the place)
10:00 am – Read House of Secrets: Battle of The Beast (Team Felix!)
11:45 am – Arrived at the mall (yes! Finally! thought we'd be late!!! *runs to the movie house*)
11:55 am – TFIOS ASDFGHJKLQUWRRYEURQW (“aren't we going to eat first?” “tfios now!”)
1:45 pm – Through watching :(((((( (I laughed, I cried, I watched, I tweeted not even hungry just sad)
2:15 pm – Lunch (still tweeting and moping about tfios)
3:25 pm – Time to go home (was tweeting the entire time because literally cannot stop)
5:35 pm – Got home safe and sound (but heart-broken)
6:00 pm – Wrote my movie review (which is what you're reading right now)

I can't even place my emotions right about The Fault in Our Stars Movie. Just. Just beautiful. (Wait I need my thesaurus) I vowed to the book that I wouldn't cry, that I'm cold-hearted, that I don't cry at all on movies. BUT. When the movie started, the feels came crashing to me like waves. And I have drowned and I'm dead and I'm in pain and I was heart-broken, devastated but all these are just an understatement. 

Let's talk about the scenes, when Gus showed up lots of girls squealed! But me, I'm like “shut up duh” But then why not squeal he's looking cute and squishy and cuddly and has an incredible smile. His smile can make you just go “awwwww”. I can't even count how many times I said “awww” while watching. Nat Wolff also did an awesome job being hilarious and I bet he'll do great in paper towns. I The egg-throwing scene! Woodley and Elgort portrayed the young star-crossed and sick lovers and captured their essence. And that moment when Agustus's cancer started coming back the cinema was so silent you could hear everyone's tears falling off their eyes. But me (just ike countless people said) I also lost it on the gasoline station scene.) I was so hard to hold tears back, I was biting on my hanky just to stop myself from sobbing. (I didn't bring tissues and I forgot to buy a cigarette which I will smoke metaphorically) And the pre-funeral scene is so sad, I don't know, I can't even control my tear ducts. 

There are direct quotes in the movie that some fangirls like quoted together with Hazel and Gus. The famous “Okay? Okay” “Pain demands to be felt” “It's a metaphor see” and others. But still some essential quotes are missing as well “I love you, present tense” “My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations” “I do, Augustus. I do” “Without pain how could we know joy?” and others. But at least my favorite quote was included, said my the old guy during the dinner “COME QUICKLY I AM TASTING STARS”. No movie can never be a pure perfection when it is not 6 to 12 hours long. They cannot simply put completely the 300-500 pages of a book into just a 2 hour movie. So yeah, I understand that. It's been ages ago since I've read the book and I don't even remember the entire of it and it didn't make me cry to be honest, but the movie did. Turns out visual really affects me more on the drama stuff.

What do you do if you want to try bathing in your own tears? Watch the Fault in Our Stars Movie! Thanks to John Green and the fantastic casting. For me it was perfect, but it wasn't perfectly perfect, if you get what I mean. I just love this movie and I hop I touched your hearts just as mine in a way.

A one sick love story it is.

Rate: 9/10 stars

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Life of a Blogger #5

Embarrassing Things

Embarrassed is the feeling where you just want to turn into a puddle or just vanish at your spot at the very moment or pray that you go invisible or you just want to run away and go hide somewhere where no one wouldn't find you right?

I don't really remember anything from my childhood or even just a few hours ago, I'm not the kind of remembering type about my personal life. I didn't think I ever got embarrassed though. (Not really) But here are the moments I think I should be embarrassed of.

  • Committing Typos
Typos ruining the vibe since the Hammurabi code we're invented. Sometimes I just tweet anything and then after I tweeted it I realize there is a typo so I just freak out a sec and proceed to deleting or correcting it. (I am slightly dyslexic) Also I edit things but just make it worse and make me look like I need to be arrested by the grammar police or something. Also in posting my drafts because it really is hard to proofread your own work and I just don't know why. Even if you've like proofread your work 3 times, then after you publish it and read it, you still see typos.

  • Singing in public
I remember we individually needed to sing for our humanities class back in 2nd year college. We needed to sing in front of the class. I remember I sounded like a fish. But I think that wasn't so bad though. I still sung in the right tune and right rhythm.

  • Shopping with parents
I just hate this. I don't ever want to go buying things with my parents because they're like so choosy and everything. Plus they don't buy me books, they buy me clothes and shoes and stuff I don't want and I don't need. That's why if they have to go somewhere and all of us needs to go, I choose to be left behind at the house. I'd rather be Home Alone.

  • Making a baby cry
When you are holding a baby and then they just burst out crying. Everybody looks at you like you've kicked a cute little kitten or something. That's why sometimes I don't like holding babies though I'm kinda addicted to their smell.

  • Exam scores
This never gets old. If you get a score below the passing grade, you really ought to be embarrassed and do something to fix your life.

  • Family
Sometimes, someone from your family just do something silly and embarrassing and they don't get embarrassed, it's you getting embarrassed for them.

Those are the embarrassing things I can think of, what are yours?

Truth About Me and College

So this is the post where I'm going to be honest about school and express my feeling on going back to college and gush about it.

This was the last summer I would have, you know. Since I'll not be experiencing the summer fun for the next 2 years or so. Why? Because there won't be summer breaks anymore during 3rd year and 4th year of Accountancy. We are going to basically like study Monday to Saturday, morning to evening, June to May, all throughout the next two years. So help me God. Anyway, school starts by Monday June 9. I DON'T WANT TO GO YET. I CANT GO YET. I AM NOT READY. I need vacation for 6 months, twice a year. I just don't want to deal with lessons and projects and assignments and just everything about school and college just yet. Sometimes I feel like I'm so done with school. Like “that'st it so freaking done of you school I just couldn't anymore”. I just want to get a job now and work and have money to buy books. I want the world to end so there will be no more school, you know just book scavenging and surviving.

I just can't put my brain and body to be prepared for school because I never will. I've been studying 16 years now, isn't that enough????! I'm just so tired. It feels like my brain cells are already deep-fried. Just 2 more years of schooling and studying but I feel like I don't want anymore. It just gives nothing but STRESS AND HEADACHE AND PAIN. If other says they're excited in going back to the university, oh wow what a hard-core liar. What's school got but crappy teachers and noisy and gossiping and pathetic students? I'd rather hibernate in my room with a billion of books and endless supply of food. Basically me at school: OH HEY MUGGLES. HELLO MUNDANES. HI MORTALS. WHATEVER PANSY CAKES. UGH SHUCKS AND SLINTHEADS. Imagine being swarmed with non book-reader monsters. Unbearable right? And I just don't care about people and school stuff. Me and those doesn't mix well. Like mixing a sweet food to a salty one. Who cares if other people are so proud about their popularity and intelligence at school? We'll all just gonna die anyway, what's the use? And I just don't care and I'm like, “Should I know you? Should I care about your life?” IF I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE I DON'T CARE! College is not fun. College is MORE STRESSFUL THAN HIGH SCHOOL. COLLEGE IS MORE STRESSFUL THAN ANYTHING YOU CAN EVER IMAGINE. So don't go to college! Kidding!

Especially Accounting! 4 ACCOUNTING SUBJECTS! Tobias accounting subjects! I don't know how I'm going to deal with that. I still don't know how to love Accounting. This isn't my field to be honest. I WANTED to take up Architecture/Creative Writing but because of old house oldies, I was pushed to study Accountancy. I was, because my Dad is a frustrated CPA. He didn't take his board exam which was major stupidity of him! And now he's letting us suffer of his frustration. I wish I didn't do what he wanted me to do 2 years ago. I wish I just disobeyed him and enrolled to whatever course I wanted to. Accounting is hard. That is a universal fact. Accounting is mind-blowing, mind-numbing, and heartbreaking. This is the most crucial year in Accountancy at our University. Third year. If you're not at your best well sorry. This time I say to Accounting that I AM NOT GOING TO BACK DOWN. You challenge me? SO BE IT! One thing I know is that I'd emerge as a victor.

I am only going to school just because the law requires me to. And Allowance. And so that I'll get a good job someday so I can sustain myself and buy all the books I ever wanted. So are you going back to school on Monday or not? Yes, but I say I'm not yet ready and I still don't want to go back. Not just yet.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #8

Top Ten Books in Beach Bag

I think this might be the last TTT that I'll be doing because school starts next week. (But I hope I still can cope up with you guys) Actually summer season had already passed here in the Philippines. It's the rainy season now. It'll be raining and there'll be storms and typhoons soon. But let's just put it this way-I'll just imagine it's still summer here and I'd go to the beach and relax or lighten up with my beach bag with some books in it. Here are the books I'd want in my beach bag!

1. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Do you see where they're at? At the beach! So far I've read one book by Huntley and it's My Life Next Door. I loved Jase so much. He's so cute. And I really love Huntley's writing style, it's light and sweet, innocent and nice. And it's very relatable, all the quotes and the convos are very heartfelt and heartwarming. I have the book already but it's still on my bookshelf.

2. We We're Liars by E. Lockhart
Got really intrigued by this book because John Green actually recommended it. Even read Tahereh Mafi tweeted about it excitedly. So yeah, that's the reason I've grabbed this book. (And stuff it on my beach bag maybe)

3. Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
I first saw the book in the bookstore. I read the overview and it's about friendship and dealing with sickness. Like TFIOS. So I bought it. And of course you could see the girls facing the sea. So it's seems fitting to include the book on my beach bag, right?

4. Broken Hearts and Fences to Mend by Kate Finn
I participated with Fierce Reads Tour chat and I got to chat with the authors. Kate is one of the authors who chatted. Amazing how I got like 4 tweets from her. After the chat I immediately decided she's very nice and I'd love to give it a shot in reading her book.

5. Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
I haven't read any of Steph's books although sure I've heard a lot of reactions about her books and all I've been
hearing is good stuff and french boys. I've watch The Beach film by Leo DiCaprio and there's a french guy named Etienne there. I'm thinking the character in the book would be like him. And I know that French girls are the masters of seduction—I wonder if guys too. Haha. Soon, I'll read it soon.

6. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer Smith
Jen's books are like the most romantic books in YA contemporary. All the elements of romance and teen love is in all of her books. I've read this but If I'm going to the beach I want to bring this with me so I can reread it. A lot of sweet moments of Graham and Ellie happened in the beach. I want to relieve those moments. And I want a Graham for myself.

7. Open Road Summer by Amy Sparling
I just downloaded a sample of the book on kindle. I haven't started reading it yet but the cover looks so good I really want to crack this open already. And yeah maybe at the beach I could.

8. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
I've heard a lot of bloggers liking this book and I'm also skimming their reviews. I don't know but I don't question bloggers. I trust their reviews. Just by looking at the cover I think it'll be a good contemporary read and perfect for the beach.

9. Summer on the Short Bus by Bethan Crandell
Been wanting to read this since forever because A.G Howard said it's very good. A.G and Bethany are friends on twitter and are both nice and fab authors. So, yeah I just wanted to read this but I have no idea where I would buy a physical copy of it.

10. Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer Armentrout.
This isn't contemporary but a YA fantasy book. You know if you haven't read any of JLA's books, quit your life! Kidding. But seriously you NEED to read any of her books because you just need to. I don't like the cover because it's Zayn (I'm Team Roth) but it still looks so good! I like blue background. Reminds me of beaches and strolling at night in public fountains.

Have you noticed? (All the books have beaches in their covers, or you can feel the aura of the beach or the thought of beaches comes just by looking at them) That's all the books I could fit in my beach bag, tell me what are yours! Comment away and I'll check~

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