sequels

2in1: JUST ONE DAY and JUST ONE YEAR | Gayle Forman

Just One Day by Gayle Forman From Goodreads: Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.  A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the “accidents” of fate, Just One Day shows ...
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2014 Required Reading: February

Oh, February! Bring in the feels, will ya? :) My January Required Reading Report Last month was an awesome reading month, regardless of the fact that my heart got broken into pieces. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin. 5/5 stars. I am still nursing a broken heart, so don't you dare get on my nerves. </3 Just One Day by Gayle Forman. 3/5 stars. A melancholic read about self-discovery, fate and accidents, and Paris! My adult self want to spank Allyson for her carelessness, but I'm giving her enough allowances because I have yet to read its companion book, Just One Year. Will come ...
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A STORM OF SWORDS (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) | George R.R. Martin

This book broke my heart. This book still breaks my heart. </3 I have mixed feelings after I'm done reading this third installment of the only high epic fantasy I've ever read so far: angry, sad, happy, surprised, confused, frustrated. And that last one is because the ending is the ultimate cliffhanger, I know that I have to read the next book as soon as possible. I don't know when I will be able to totally move on after the tragedy that is the Red Wedding, but one thing is for sure: I am still rooting for the Starks! A Storm of Swords continues the suspenseful saga of the Seven Kingdoms ...
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Quick Reviews: Chunksters

There are three books I've read a few months back that are quite a challenge to review (my own version of a "review", which is actually more of a ranting and raving) because they are chunksters, and I had this notion that since they're chunksters, I must come up with lengthy write-ups too. But I've come to realize now how silly such notion is so I'm coming up with these pseudo-reviews, all long over due, albeit short and quick. ***** JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL/Susanna Clarke From Goodreads: Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold...
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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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