HOME | Marilynne Robinson

I read Gilead a few years back and I was instantly captivated by the elegance of the narrative. There is a quiet strength in the beauty and simplicity of Marilynne Robinson's prose. I cannot pinpoint exactly what it is that makes me want to weep each time I read her books. In Home, it was no different. Glory Boughton is back in her childhood home in Gilead where her minister father of advanced years, Rev. Robert Boughton, has been staying in for years. What exactly brought Glory back to Gilead is gradually revealed in the story and a few weeks afterwards, her errant brother, Jack, surprisin...
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[Blog Tour] Don’t Forget The Parsley by Marie Claire Lim Moore: Review + Giveaway!

*** Don't Forget the Parsley ( a sequel to Don't Forget The Soap) by Marie Claire Lim Moore Launch: Feb 15, 2016 Genre: Non-fiction memoir Get the book: Amazon | Goodreads | Also available at Fully Booked SYNOPSIS: "Marie Claire Lim Moore builds on her first memoir, Don’t Forget the Soap, offering more entertaining stories about her family in this follow up. Like her first book, Don’t Forget the Parsley is a collection of anecdotes from different points in Claire’s life: stories from her second-generation immigrant childhood in Vancouver and New York City mix with recent expat experiences ...
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[Blog Tour] Rumor Has It by Farrah F. Polestico – Review

*** RUMOR HAS IT Published on Nov 30, 2015 by Farrah F. Polestico Genre: Contemporary Romance Get the book: Goodreads | Amazon | Smashwords |Kobo |B&N  SYNOPSIS: It’s senior year and it’s now or never. Callie Rivera always wanted to be part of her school’s drama club, and she finally musters the courage to audition for Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Only she got the audition dates wrong and landed a role that only existed in her wildest dreams. And her co-actor? None other than Landon Arcival, theater actor extraordinaire, not to mention Callie’s (former) crush— or s...
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2015 Year-End Report + Top Ten Favorite Reads for 2015

It's still the holidays, right? Right? No? Okay. The Christmas holiday was, as expected, so busy as I gave more quality time to catching up with family and friends most especially because I got to visit my hometown and spent the last week of the year there. Online interactions had to be relegated to the backseat as I gave attention to more important things in life. But now is finally the time to catch up on my writing and so here is a quick summary of how my 2015 was in terms of books and book blogging and my top 10 favorite reads: My 2015 Year-End Report My 2015 Reading Goals were lofty (wh...
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CHOCO CHIP HIPS | Agay Llanera

Summary from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Jessie, a baking aficionado, is shy, overweight, and worries too much about what people think. But one summer, a family emergency makes her realize that life is too short to live it on autopilot. Taking her life by the reins, she embarks on a journey that involves ditching the apron for her tank top, as she hip-hop dances her way to new friendships, stronger family ties, and into her school’s most elite club. My Thoughts: For a novella, Choco Chip Hips was able to deliver a significant and touching message despite the length constraints. I have rea...
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