Top 5 Favourite Christmas Movies

…or more accurately, top 5 movies I love to watch during Christmas. The movies I pick are not necessarily Christmas-y, but more like the movies I’ve always watched during Christmas, making it my own Christmas day movies tradition. Okay, not really during Christmas, because I usually start my movie marathon several days earlier.

I would’ve make a top 5 fav books to read during Winter/ Christmas but I live in Malaysia, and we don’t have four seasons here, meaning we don’t have winter. And I’m a Muslim, so we don’t really celebrate Christmas. Of course, some families do, just for fun, but my family is just not the celebrating type. Although, my parents did indulge us when we were younger by putting presents in our socks and under our pillow. I didn’t know why I even wrote that, because it is quite irrelevant. Haha


1. The Harry Potter Movies


Yup, that’s right. I usually marathoned Harry Potter movies days before Christmas. If I could pull an all-nighter, I could finish everything in one day. But if not, then I’ll finish everything off in two days.

2. Home Alone 1 & 2


Seriously, two of my favourites (or should I count it as one since I list them as one?). Anyways, I first saw this when I was in elementary school, during the school holidays. In my country, school year is from January – November, so I can’t really say it’s a Christmas holiday since school’s already out too at that time. Back to the topic, it always played on the telly during Christmas, and so I ended up watching it every year around that time.

3. The Parent Trap


I do realize that this is a summer-y movie, but really, I’ll go nuts if I only watch Christmas-y movies for my marathon. Besides, since I was a kid, Disney Channel always played The Parent Trap during the hols so I ended up always watching this too.

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas


This is self-explanatory, right?

5. Lilo and Stitch


Because ohana means family. LOL Okay, that doesn’t even make any sense. Anyways, this is one of my favourite movie to watch during Christmas because it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. 😀

So, what are your favourite movies to watch during Christmas? Like the blog post if you like my movie choices ~u^


Top 5 Wednesday | Biggest Book Hangovers (March 2 ’16)

Hi there~ It’s Wednesday again. Time flies by quickly -w- It’s already the middle of the weekday /sigh

Anyways, TOP 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (gingereadslainey on YT) on Goodreads. This week’s T5W topic is Top 5 Biggest Book Hangover.



The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

I had the biggest book hangover ever after I finished with this series. I can’t read any other book that is not related to the Shadowhunters novels. I ended up looking for Shandowhunters-related things on Tumblr, and reading and writing TMI fanfictions for months. And after I’ve finished looking at everything, I ended up rereading the whole series all over again. Of course, I started with The Infernal Devices Trilogy so that it would take me a much longer time to finish all books.



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

It is not surprising that this book ended up somewhere at the top of the list. Harry Potter is on my Top 3 fav series list. I read this book when it was first published when I was fifteen, and I read it in one sitting. I loved it a lot. Harry Potter is my childhood, y’know? So I was sad that it ended. I was lucky I had very important exams that month so I didn’t feel the book hangover much.



Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This book was truly beautiful. When I started reading this book, I didn’t expect it to hook me that much, but it did. It took a month or so before I could read another book.



Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This book was so lovely, and cute and adorable and just asdfghjklasdfghjkl. After I finished this book, I couldn’t think about anything else other than Anna and Etiénne. So, it took me around two weeks before I could start reading Lola and the Boy Next Door.



The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

…or more specifically, Mockingjay (I was too lazy to find a new photo haha). I can’t really say why because I might probably spoil someone. Do you know how horrible it is to read a trilogy or a saga or a series, and we were spoiled before we reach the end?

And so, those are the books that caused me some of my biggest book hangover. What are yours?

Thank you for reading.

The Coffee Book Tag

I was tagged to do this by masonlou@Louiselovesbooks. Thank you for tagging me~ I’ve wanted to do this after watching a few booktubers doing this, but didn’t have the motivation. Until I was tagged. haha

Anyways, coffee ❤ I love coffee so much, but it always gives me headaches nowadays after I drank too much during senior year in high school to help me stay up at night so that I could study. Now I can only drink them at least once a month uwu

Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans


The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

Twilight has a lot of hardcore fans, even my friend is one. I read the first book while I was in high school, because hey, I love vampires, and I was in my vampire phase. But the vampires…they are sparkly! I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so I love the vampires that turned to dust when they are exposed to sunlight, or when they are staked. I tried to give this is a chance, but I just can’t. It was so hard to finish the first book, I didn’t bother trying to read the second.

Peppermint mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year


The Brides Quartet series by Nora Roberts

Vision in While (The first book) and Happy Ever After (the fourth book) timeline is in winter. I’m not sure about others, but this books are always the books that my aunts and I read during winter+Xmas simply because it’s easy-going, not too complicated, romance-y novels. Besides that, I don’t really have books that is specifically for Xmas so…

Hot chocolate: A favourite children’s book

Mary Kate and Ashley: Two of a Kind series (or any Mary Kate and Ashley books actually)

This is a children’s book, right? haha Well, I’ll consider it children’s book since I read it when I was 9. Anyways, other than Nancy Drew, and the Hardy Boys series, this is one of my favourite when I was a kid 🙂

Double shot of espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

I started reading this immediately after I picked it up at the bookstore, and I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.I remember I started reading at night, so I was so sleepy halfway through because it was already after midnight, but I just couldn’t stop reading and sleep, so I end up finishing it at 6 in the morning.

Starbucks: A book you see everywhere


The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Like seriously. Evey time I walk into MPH bookstore and two other local bookstores, and tadaaa! Well, I always see The Infernal Devices books, and City of Heavenly Fire too, and I am not ashamed to admit that I would open the book and smell them and just caress City of Heavenly Fire even though I have my own copies at home. haha Yes, I am this weird. My sister is sometimes ashamed to go to the bookstore with me.

That hipster coffee shop: A book by an indie author (a shoutout)


Angelfall by Susan Ee

I found this book when I was looking at books during my university’s “Adopt a Book” program. At first I didn’t think much about it because I’ve never heard about the author before, and I just “adopted” it because the cover looks pretty and the summary is great. I didn’t expect to get hooked, and later, I found out that Susan Ee is an indie author. And…I don’t want to ramble, but I think she’s cool~ 😀

Oops! I accidentally got decaf: A book you were expecting more from


The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

I heard about this book when I watched one of Christine’s (polandbananaBOOKS) videos. And I read the summary, and it made me so curious. And when I read it, the mystery just builds and builds and but nearing the end, it’s just disappointing. I felt like I got all hyped up for nothing.
PS- On a side note, I really hate decaf. haha My sister drinks decaf, and I tried a sip, and it’s just horrible.

The perfect blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying


The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

If I try to explain, it might turn into an essay. So I guess…to keep it short, this series is the perfect blend for me because it made me feel a LOT of emotions; it made me cry, laugh, sad, angry, frustrated…everything!

Green tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This book, it’s a coming of age book, a book about the protagonist discovering himself. It has no plot, and it’s slow-paced, it’s basically a character study book. Some people may find it boring, but I think it’s beautiful. The author wrote it very beautifully, and the friendship, and the characters hardships while they discover themselves…it’s just beautiful.

Chai tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far off places

Bittersweet by Sarah Monk, A Perfect Propsal by Katie Fforde, and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Reading Bittersweet and A Perfect Proposal made my desire to visit Cornwall, or any other countrysides in England even more. Because, seriously, it looks so beautiful, and I love the atmosphere of small towns in England. Well, at least I love them when I watch movies, TV shows or read books.
And reading Anna and the French Kiss made me change my mind and want to visit Paris again. I went to Paris four years ago, and my experience there wasn’t that great. I didn’t speak French, and my sister only knows the basic. So, I really felt awful when I was in Paris last time. But this book made the places they went to so fun, I felt like going there again.

Earl grey: A favourite classic

Little Women, Jo’s Boys, and Little Men by Louisa M. Alcott

I really enjoyed Little Women, and when I found out there are sequels to the books, I hunt them down, and read them, and I love them just as much as the first book. Well, I love Louisa M. Alcott’s other books too (Eight Cousins, and Rose in Bloom), but these are my favs. I also love Jane Austen’s books, especially Pride and Prejudice, but Little Women is my no. 1 fav.

I hope you had fun reading~ Thank you for spending your time reading ’em. I’m not going to tag anyone, but if anyone wants to do this, then feel free to do so. 🙂


“On My Shelf” Tag

Heya guys~ I think I am getting addicted to these games/ tags. The “On My Shelf” Tag was created by Iain Broome. The idea behind this game is that I choose a coordinate (for eg. 3, 20), I’ll go to shelf 3, and look for book number 20. Then I’ll talk about it (where I bought it, what it means to me, and whether the book is good or not etc.).

I’ll be using five coordinates, and I’ll use the random numbers generator to choose the numbers for my coordinates 🙂

First coordinate: (7, 21)


Heaven (Halo series, book #3) by  Alexandra Adornetto. I bought this book at a local bookstore called Popular Bookstore 2 1/2 years ago, but I haven’t read it yet. I love Angel books, and so I bought the first book, but at that time I didn’t know it was a series. When I found out, I decided not to read it first, and wait until I buy the second and third book, because why torture myself when all books are already released? Seriously, I’ll go crazy waiting. I’m really impatient when it comes to books, and my head just won’t stop thinking about it. So yeah, after I bought this book, I had just finished another series, also about angels, and I just can’t get myself to pick this book up. And years goes by, I still haven’t started on it. But I’ll get on it. Soon. Maybe. Oh! Another reason why I bought this book is because the cover is just so pretty. I’m not sure how good this book is, or the series, and I didn’t one to check on other people’s reviews because I might get spoilers, and I really want to read this book (just not now, because I really can’t read about fallen angels right now.)

Second Coordinate: (4, 6)


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. I bought it at Times Bookstore. I pre-ordered it a few months before it’s published date. I was in high school when I bought this, and this book means a lot to me because I used my own money. It was the hard cover, adult version and it costs RM 100, which was equivalent to my allowance for two months. Another reason this book means a lot to me is because the Harry Potter series is my childhood, and this final book is closure, in a way. When I first read the Harry Potter series, I was in primary school. At that time, I only read simple books, and avoided thick books. But Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix changed that, and ever since then, I wasn’t afraid to read thick books anymore. In a way, the Harry Potter series is the catalyst of me becoming an avid reader. I really enjoyed the final book. When I started reading it 9 years ago, I couldn’t put it down, and ended up pulling an all-nighter to finish the book.

Third coordinate: (5, 15)


Carpe Corpus (Book #6, The Morganville Vampires) by Rachel Caine. I bought this during my senior year in high school at MPH Bookstore. Throughout my high school years, I was totally in the vampire phase. I love all vampire-related books, well except for Twilight. I just can’t get myself to accept the concept of the sparkly vampire thing because I’m a hardcore Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. Anyways, I started reading this series in 2008, and I spent most of my allowance on this series. I really enjoyed this book. Sure, some parts can be dry, but I love it. I was sad when they announced that started with book 9, every books will be published in hardback. And hardback is so expensive 😥 Every time I went to the bookstore and see book #9, I really wanted to buy it because I love this series and I want to read it till the end, but it’s just…expensive.

Fourth coordinate: (2, 12)


The One (The Selection Trilogy, book #3) by Kiera Cass. I bought this book last year, at MPH Bookstore. I bought the boxset, which includes the trilogy + The Heir AND a poster. Plus there was a discount, and also, usually buying a boxset is cheaper than buying it individually. I think. I only started reading this book in January this year, and I enjoyed it. Not so much like I’ll flail and fangirl about it every time. I was really frustrated when I read this series, but still, I do like some of the characters, and the setting. And the best thing about The One is that it’s the end of my frustration. I can’t say why it frustrates me so much because of spoiler. Just FYI, one of the reasons I bought this series is because of the cover. Yes, I love pretty dresses, and the covers are just so pretty.

Fifth coordinate: (6, 10)


City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments series, book #6) by Cassandra Clare. I bought this book the year it was published, at MPH Online. This book means a lot to me, you don’t know how much. I started reading this series late (yes, shame on me). I read this series a few months before the movie came out, although at that time, I didn’t know they were going to make a movie for City of Bones. So, after I finished reading CoLS, I was so so sad that I have to wait for 2014 for the book to come out. Like I’ve said before, I’m impatient when it comes to waiting for the next installment to come out, so I literally went crazy. I had to rant to a lot of people about it to keep me sane, and I keep checking Cassie’s page for snippets, and Cassandra Jean’s page for arts. One thing that sucks about not living in the same country where the book is published is that we get the books later. Although I was lucky that I received my copy before I went on my trip to Maldives. Just imagine having to wait another week to read CoHF just because it arrives one day late. Anyways, I love City of Heavenly Fire very very much. It is my favourite book among all six books, and I would recommend this series to everyone. Because seriously, everyone have to spread the love.


So…that was some of the books on my shelf. I hope you enjoy reading this. I’m not going to tag anyone, but please feel free to do it if you want. You can give me the link to your post down below, so that I can check out your post. Or not. Anyways, bye~ 🙂