2013

THE SUGAR QUEEN | Sarah Addison Allen

The very first Sarah Addison Allen I've read was Garden Spells, and I liked it so much I knew it wouldn't be the last time I'll read her books. I wasn't exactly a big fan of magic in books (except for a few chosen ones such as Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) but the brand of magical realism of Sarah Addison Allen is something that warms the heart and makes me think of sunshine and butterflies and rainbows, and who wouldn't love that? So, when December came, I knew it was the perfect month for another round of sunshine and butterflies and rainbows so I lined up The Sugar Queen (as suggested...
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ELEANOR & PARK | Rainbow Rowell

Last year, one of the best things that ever happened to me reading-wise was when I read all of Rainbow Rowell's books. I truly, immensely loved Attachments (because, Lincoln!) and then I read Fangirl during the later part of the year, and even though I didn't like it as much as I liked Attachments, I was impressed by Rainbow Rowell's writing style. Last December, I capped 2013 by reading Eleanor & Park with some friends at the book club. Yes, I am now a Rainbow Rowell completist and proud of it! Eleanor & Park is a bittersweet story of two teenagers -- Eleanor and Park (who else?), of...
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THE BEST BOOKS OF 2013

It’s the first day of the new year! Can you believe it? [caption id="attachment_1905" align="aligncenter" width="300"] image from we heartit[/caption]  I intended to write this post before the year ends but family time devoured much of my time and I wasn’t able to luxuriously sit down in front of the computer and do some serious (bookish) reflecting. It’s still all good, though, because as I’ve said on Twitter a few months back, my blog can wait. Nothing beats spending time with family. :) And now that I’ve (finally) got the time today, here is my obligatory Best Books of 2013 post: (in no p...
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{Blog Tour} THE REAL SCORE | Kesh Tanglao

***** Caitlin's friendship with Marcus, the de facto frontman of the world's biggest boy band Gezellig, has long been an object of scrutiny by almost everyone--their friends and families, the media, and his fans--ever since they "went public" a couple of years back. Who wouldn't be interested? She was a nobody, catapulted into the limelight of his fame when he struck an unusual friendship with her. To both Caitlin and Marcus, what they have is a "perfect little thing." But then something comes along and threatens it. In a no-holds-barred interview, will they finally be forced to settle t...
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{Blog Tour} IN OVER HER HEAD \ Anne Plaza

***** All she wants is to get even... Erika Apostol's quiet and unassuming life gets disrupted when she learns that Richard Javier, the very same person who broke her heart many years ago, is now back in the country. Her world is turned upside down as old feelings she thought were buried resurface to haunt her once more. Determined to give Richard a dose of his own medicine, Erika finds herself involved in an outrageous plan devised by her friends. They enlist the help of Jerome Gonzales, an attractive and charismatic DJ (with a playboy reputation), to pose as her significant other. ...
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