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Required Reading: November 2014

[caption id="attachment_2316" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Christmas is around the corner! [/caption] Thank you, favorite month. I had a great time celebrating. But before I go to this month's required reading list, here's a recap of the books/stories I read/finished last month despite the lack of a reading plan (other than winging it): Wander Girl by Tweet Sering (a novella). 4/5 stars. Funny and witty. I want Hilda to be my friend. Fall Like Rain by Ana Tejano (a novella). 4/5 stars. Ah, those feelings. Also, here's an interview with the author which I did for the blog tour. The Qu...
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this site might be dormant for a while (and my August 2013 reading plan)

This post is supposed to be a Required Reading post -- a monthly meme I've been conscientiously following since last year. But if you are my friend over at Facebook, you will know that I recently gave birth and motherhood duties are taking up much, if not all, of my time these days, and to require my self to read a book would be taxing enough for me. So for this month and for a few months hereafter, I will be skipping Required Readings and just read what I can handle. Of course I am not complaining. Motherhood is a special privilege and I want to savor each moment as much as I can, including t...
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THIRTEEN REASONS WHY/Jay Asher

 Some girls over at the book club decided to hold a suicide-themed buddy reading marathon, and this book is the first one in the list. I decided to join in because 1) I already have a copy on Elle the Kindle, and 2) the tweets leading to the buddy reading schedule were so convincing -- the energy is just so contagious. So why the interest on suicide? Please don't get me wrong. I may have mood swings and depressive moods at times but I don't have suicidal tendencies. I don't know how the plan for this thematic reading came about (I just butted in on the Twitter conversation) but this topic is ...
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THIS LULLABY/Sarah Dessen

[caption id="attachment_1358" align="aligncenter" width="183"] image from Goodreads[/caption] This Lullaby is my second Sarah Dessen book, the first one was The Truth About Forever which I rated 4/5 stars.  I haven't really gotten around to writing a blog post about my first Dessen book, but suffice it to say that I immensely liked it, especially the character development of Macy and how she comes to cope with the sudden death of her father. Enter This Lullaby which I decided to read along with some of my friends in TFG and I can say that somehow I have gotten familiar with the Sarah Dessen fo...
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REQUIRED READING: November 2012

Wow, October, that was fast! Hello, November! :) Before I proceed to my reading list for this month,let us take a quick look at how I managed my October required reading list: 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. I thought of bringing this book with me during my recent Manila trip but it was too short, I finished it even before I left. 4/5 stars. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Currently stuck at 4%. I can't seem to get into the story. Decided to put this on-hold and resume reading probably during the Holy Week. :D Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Also, forever stuck at 4%. Even thoug...
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