Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #6

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BOOKS READ:

  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Batman: Nightwalker, The Graphic Novel by Stuart Moore
  • You by Caroline Kepnes
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

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On Quarantines, Lockdowns & Social Distancing ft My Books

With all the things happening in my country and the whole world in the past couple of weeks, it is really hard for me (and, maybe for everyone, too) to find light in these trying times. Classes has been suspended for over two weeks already and the government has encouraged to postpone all gatherings including graduations rites, Sunday masses, etc. I’m really having a hard time taking this all in since I hate being stuck at home because nothing really good happens when I’m here.

In the Philippines, the community quarantine happening in Metro Manila caused a lot of worry and panic to its people. Most of the companies and employees were forced to transition to a work-from-home setup (or skeletal, for those who can’t afford all their employees to WFH) and, for me, the problem not only lies with people lacking cooperation and not following instructions, but also with the government not having concrete plans for such emergencies which is the exact same reason why people tend to panic which caused them to think that it’s better to go home to their respective provinces to avoid the “lockdown.” Continue reading

2019 Favorite Reads

How could I have forgotten? I’ve been writing a blog post for my favorite reads almost every year!

This morning, I was decluttering my Google Notes when I realized that I forgot to write a blog post on my favorite books of 2019. Though 2019 wasn’t really a good reading year for me, I don’t think that’s really an excuse for me to forget because I certainly loved most of the books I’ve read, but alas, maybe I’m really starting to grow old (haha). Continue reading

Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #4

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BOOKS READ:

Cardcaptor Sakura Volume 1 by CLAMP
Cardcaptor Sakura Volume 2 by CLAMP
Cardcaptor Sakura Volume 3 by CLAMP
One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE
One-Punch Man Volume 2 by ONE
Timeline by Michael Crichton

BOOKS BOUGHT:

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Two Roads From Here by Teddy Steinkellner

BOOKS RECEIVED:

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Good Omen by Neil Gaiman & Terry Prachett

Do you ever get stuck in that phase where you just don’t get any reading done? It happens a lot to me these days because there are a lot of other things to focus on aside from reading. Like, recently we have a lot of projects coming our way at work or some personal issues to attend to or Netflix. I think majority of the reason why I couldn’t get some reading done is because I’ve been watching Friends recently and I wanted to finish all 10 seasons so bad. With that, I haven’t really made any progress in reading Timeline by Michael Crichton, but I did read a bunch of manga. Continue reading

Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #3

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BOOKS READ:

  • Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown
  • Billionaire Rider (Fortune Riders MC, #1) by Lexy Timms

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown
  • Murder On the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

BOOK RECEIVED:

  • You by Caroline Kepnes
  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Have you ever experienced trying out something out of your comfort zone or trying out something you always thought you disliked? When it comes to reading, there are still a lot of genres I have yet to try. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while or if you know me personally, you already know that romance is my favorite genre because I grew up reading Nicholas Sparks and though I also find middle-grade books and books with a mix of YA fantasy + dystopian quite exciting reads because of their otherwise fast-paced plot and storyline, I haven’t read much books out of these genres. Continue reading