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WWW Wednesday – 21 March 2018

Whoah, it’s pouring outside and the sky is so dark, it’s like night has fallen already. Add in theatrical effects, i.e, thunder and lightning. I wish I was at home, cozy in bed reading, instead of at work. All too soon, I’ll have to brave out the elements. I am so going to get drenched, I just know it. I’m really not looking forward to it. 😦

On that note, let’s talk books, always a mood-turner. 🙂

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Posted in Saturday Stars, Bookish Memes

Saturday Stars – 17 March 2018

I found myself thinking a lot about The Obsession by Nora Roberts these past few days (which means it’s time for a re-read 😉 ). So I decided, why not choose my favorite rock star/bookworm for my Saturday Star? Presenting to you, this week’s Star, Xander Keaton! Continue reading “Saturday Stars – 17 March 2018”

Posted in Book blog, Book Reviews

Book Review: Legend (The Drenai Saga #9) – David Gemmell

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure


At last, the famous battle at Dros Delnoch. The last stand of Druss the Legend. Reading the chronicles of Druss, there are so many battles in which he fought, the most memorable one being beside the Nadir. And now, Ulric, the leader of the Nadir, the one who had united all the tribes together, was at the walls of Dros Delnoch, intent of conquering the Drenai. Continue reading “Book Review: Legend (The Drenai Saga #9) – David Gemmell”

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F Is For Friday – 16 March 2018

TGIF! 🙂 My favorite day of the week. I’m so glad the week is finally over. There’s just one little hitch in my stride. Can you believe Instagram put me in Insta jail? I was blocked from liking and commenting on my friends’ photos because I liked and commented too much. Seriously? How much is too much? I really need my F Is For Friday post today.

How to participate in the meme:
1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! 😉 ) and link back.
2. Answer the four questions to the best of your ability.
3. Most important of all, enjoy yourself!

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)
I – Indicate which book/s you are looking forward to reading this weekend.
F – Favorite quote of the week/day
F – Five things you’re happy or grateful for this week.

So let’s get to it.

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

How cool are these covers? I really want to read these books soon. In fact, I want to read so many books, all at the same time. Why do we bookworms have so little time? Why isn’t it a prerequisite for a bibliophile to be born a vampire? I want to be a vampire in my next life or an immortal so I have all the time in the world to read as many books as I want.

I – Indicate which book/s you are looking forward to reading this weekend.

A Darker Shade of Magic

I’m finally reading the Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab and I can’t wait to spend the weekend reading it. Yay! 🙂

F – Favorite quote of the week/day


“Such is the quandary when it comes to magic, that it is not an issue of strength but of balance. For too little power, and we become weak. Too much, and we become something else entirely.”
– TIEREN SERENSE, head priest of the London Sanctuary

I saw this quote when I opened the first page of A Darker Shade of Magic and there’s such truth in it. Not just in the matter of magic, but in real life. When someone has too little power, there’s hopelessness, inability to change one’s fate. Too much power, and it corrupts people.

F – Five things you’re happy or grateful for this week.

1. Thank God it’s Friday and the week’s over. 😉 and yep, this is still my number one lol
2. I bought a new wind-chime today. Purple stars with a pagoda roof holding them all. It’s so beautiful. I love wind-chimes, the sound they make is almost magical. 🙂
3. I got to see my 1yo nephew today who’s always a hoot with his antics. 😀
4. Hmm, when you think about it, it’s really hard to find something you’re happy or grateful about. I’ll say this, thank God for books that I can forget myself in them for awhile. 🙂
5. I’m grateful for my best friend who’s a ray of sunshine in my life.

So, that’s it for my Friday, folks. Anyone can participate in the meme if they want to, just answer the four questions. If you leave a link to your post in the comments, I’ll come visit. If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment with your responses.

TGIF, peeps!

Posted in Book Reviews, Netgalley

Book Review: Touch of Ice (The Vaskell Empire Book 1) – Aleah Raynes & Mandy Caruso

Rating: 2/5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy


First-off the cover of this book is gorgeous. It was the cover that really caught my eye and made me want to read the story of four fairy princesses who’d lost their kingdom and whose parents had been killed at the hands of an evil uncle. Introduce four boys, blatant knights in shining armor come to rescue them. Continue reading “Book Review: Touch of Ice (The Vaskell Empire Book 1) – Aleah Raynes & Mandy Caruso”

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WWW Wednesday – 14 March 2018

It’s Wednesday again, my peeps, and you know what that means. 🙂 WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and anyone can join in. Just remember to link back to her blog. Credit should be given where it’s due, right! So far, it’s been a quiet morning. Let’s hope the rest of the day stays that way.

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Posted in Book blog, Bookish Tags

Currently Reading Tag

This is my first time doing the Currently Reading tag which I found on Reading In The Wings’ blog. She’s got an awesome blog so be sure to go visit. 🙂 It seemed like a fun tag to do and since I still haven’t drafted my reviews (I really need to sit down and just do it), I decided to do this tag. So here goes.

1. How many books do you usually read at once?
Okay, so I’m the type of reader who reads only one book at a time. I know, I’m kind of an odd bookworm. You see, when I start a book, I get so hooked in it I tend to spend all my available time reading it. From experience I know that if I start another book at the same time, a century might go by before I switch to the second one lol. But I’m thinking of giving it a try again.

2. If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?
Well, I think I already answered this question in the one above. It’s hard for me to leave a book until I’ve finished it to switch to the other one.

3. Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book?
Sure. Depends on whether I’m in the mood for admiring one of my many bookmarks. 😀

4. Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?
I read on my Kindle so all my books are in there. Handy to carry around (checked my Kindle quick) 1,247 books. 😉 Just imagine if they were all in hardback. How many suitcases would I need? Ah, if only I had Newt’s magical suitcase.

5. What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
One hour every morning and one hour every afternoon to and from work. I do try to sneak in some reading during lunch time or when I’m free during office hours. 😉

6. How long do you typically read in one sitting?
Uh, I don’t really know this one. When I read, I’m so involved in the story that time goes by without me noticing where I am or how many chapters I’ve read. Case in point, I’ve missed my stop before because I was so busy reading I couldn’t be bothered to get down and go home. I paid for it by walking half a mile home. Yep, that happened.

7. Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?
With the dust jacket on! I love looking at the covers and admiring them.

8. What position do you mainly use to read?
Hmm, depends. Stretched out on my bed or on a lounge chair. Whichever is more comfortable because when I read I’m in for the long haul.

9. Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?
Oh, yes, on my Kindle. Including all my favorite books just in case I missed my favorite characters so much I needed to revisit with them. Before I had my Kindle, if I left the book I was currently reading at home, I’d spend all day thinking about it and kicking myself in the behind for having forgotten to bring it in the first place. Your whole day is ruined. Now, my Kindle’s glued to me ;), it goes everywhere with me.

10. How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?
I have the Goodreads app on my phone so I update it when I make some headway in the book or have a quote/funny part to share or if I’ve finished it. You get the idea. Now, for reviews, it’s a whole different thing. Takes time to craft genius to post lol.

Tagging time! I tag the following bookworms:
1. Dani @ Touch My Spine Book Reviews
2. Amanda @ Peaks and Pages
3. Cindy @ readctbooks
4. Bookaeipathy
5. Audra @ Audra’s Book Babbling
6. Nada @ Early Bookish Birds
7. Clarissa @ Quirky Lady Bookworm Reviews
8. Steph @ Lost: Purple Quill
9. Norees @ No Reads Too Great
10. Star and Fleur @ Webookingloveit

You guys, there’s no pressure, you don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to or in case you already did it. For anyone I don’t know, you can do the tag if you want. It’s fun!