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Note to self #4

11 Jan

There is no such thing as “too many books” but don’t buy more books than you have the time and energy to read.

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Note To Self #3

10 Jan

When you finally decide to write a full novel, find your own voice. Don’t be a bitch and copy someone else’s style.

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Note To Self #2

8 Jan

You don’t have to be a young adult to enjoy “Young Adult” novels. No one was a wizard, a witch, a house elf or a giant when they were reading and enjoying Harry Potter.

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2015 Debut Authors Challenge

8 Jan

This is my third and final reading challenge for this year. It’s hosted by That artsy reader girl.
If you want to sign up just follow the link.

I personally signed up for this challenge last week but didn’t put up a post. How weird of me, right? Anyway for this one, I’m planning on reading 10 books. It’s probably just going to be my top ten most anticipated.

All my progress will be updated on this main post. Hopefully I’ll succeed at this one. 2015 is looking like it’s going to be a great year 🙂


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Note To Self #1

8 Jan

If they laugh at you for loving books and call you a nerd, shed a tear for them for they have yet to live and see the wonders of the human brain.

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Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels 2015

6 Jan

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Anticipated 2015 Debut Novels.

This one was a bit tricky for me, there are just too many awesome books that will be out this year. I already have a ton of 2014 books I haven’t even thought of reading. Am drowning in an ocean of books here. Someone rescue me.
You can almost go mad with the thought, but in the end I had my top 10. It’s a mixture of fantasy, contemporary and horror books.

The blurbs were just so enticing I had to put these books on my TBR list. Plus, reading them will help me complete my Debut Author Challenge. I’m so excited.

  1. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  2. “feathers for hair”, “magical people underground”….sign me up for that.

  3. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
  4. A story about a girl who can’t tell the difference between real-life and delusions…um count me in. It’s just the kind of book I want. Mostly cause I also have it hard like that.

  5. Hello, I Love You by Katie. M. Stout
  6. I just want to read this because it’s probably going to be cute. Popstars and the Anna and the french kiss reference just about sealed it.

  7. Pretending to be Erica by Michelle Painshaud
  8. So, she has the same blood type as an heiress who was kidnapped. A whole lot of Surgery later to look like Erica and BOOM, you’ve got yourself a book this reader wants to get swallowed up it.

  9. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  10. Another Fairytale retelling I need to get my hands on. A world of poverty stricken Reds and probably power-hungry silvers. “All aboard the Red Queen express” Choochoo :D.

  11. Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra
  12. Can anyone say “Pretty Little Liars”? Lol. I love PLL and I get the feeling I’ll love this book too.

  13. Shutter by Courtney Alamenda
  14. This is one I’m looked most forward to reading. The tag was horror and I haven’t read enough of this genre.

  15. A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
  16. It had me at “fairytale retelling”.

  17. The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
  18. After the movie Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters…this was just a must read for me.

  19. In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks
  20. Another cute read I know I’ll really enjoy.

I gotta confess though, most of them seem like they might just be on my Wishlist. At the cost of shipping rates to my far far far far off little country, I might just deplete my savings. Lol

What are you looking forward to reading this year? Share your link. Follow my blog for more book talk.

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Contemporary Challenge

2 Jan

So, this is another book reading challenge that I’ve signed up for (Lord help me).
I’m sure a number of you have noticed that I’m a sucker for fantasy and paranormal novels… I just can’t get enough. You’re probably wondering why then would I sign up for this challenge. Well, as one of my resolutions for this year was to be involved in more blogger reading challenges, I came across this awesome one and I knew I just had to join. It will surely help me diversify my reading pool, not to mention take me closer to my “Read a 101 books” goal. I’m so excited.

Anyway, I found The Contemporary Challenge over by The Book Belles blog.
The challenge is simple. You can read any book you want as long as it’s a contemporary novel and it doesn’t necessarily have to be published in 2015. This is a plus for me because I’ve been meaning to get aboard the Colleen Hoover express train for some time now.

I’m aiming for Peony: 11- 15 books.

I’ll be posting my progress as I read books and review them. Do drop by to check them out.


  1. The Note by Teresa Mummert
  2. Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
  3. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

If you want to join in, just follow the link above



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