March TBR

Okay, so I’ve decided on what I want to read for this months. I guess you can say, most of them would be rereads.

  • Litte Men (5 / 5 stars)
  • Jo’s Boys (5 / 5 stars)
  • Eight Cousins (5 / 5 stars)
  • Rose in Bloom (5 / 5 stars)

All of the books above are written by Louisa M. Alcott. Little Men is the sequel to Little Women, and it’s about the children of the March sisters and some new characters at the school Jo and Mr. Bhaer runs. Jo’s Boys is the sequel to Little Men, and it revolves around the children in Little Men, now adults.

Eight Cousins and it’s sequel is on my top five list of favourite Louisa M. Alcott books. I think I’ve reread it so much over the years (I reread Little Women, Little Men and Jo’s Boys a lot too :D)

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  • Stately Pursuits by Katie Fforde

I was always drawn to Katie Fforde’s books because of the covers first (this version is really so cute), and then the summary. Katie Fforde always made country life seems so fun, and it always made me dream, and be less realistic about life. From now onwards, I will read one Katie Fforde book per month.

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  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

I have pre-ordered this book, and it says the book will arrive in 4-6 weeks. That means I will receive it either the last week of March, a few weeks after the book is published, or I will receive it in the first or second week of April. If it arrives in April, then I will add this to my April TBR.

 

So, that’s my TBR for this month. If I have more time, I will probably try to read the books I haven’t read from last month’s TBR.

Thank you for reading 🙂

 

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February 2016 Wrap-up

Hi there~ If you’ve read my previous post, you would know that I have not been doing a lot of reading in February. Or more specifically, I did not read a lot of books. I mean, I do read day and night, just most of the time, what I read was fanfictions. Yup.

When I woke up on February 1st, I heard a sound that made me so so happy, although it usually annoys me. Yes, I woke up to the sound of notifications on my phone, coming one after another. That’s what happened when you don’t have Wifi or 3g data for awhile. But yes, because I have unlimited WiFi again, I ended up reading fanfictions 24/7, or catch up with the latest season of Criminal Minds and NCIS.

Ooops, I got sidetracked.

The books I’ve read in February could easily be counted on one hand.

Every time I see these books, it always made me wonder why I didn’t read earlier. I know why, it was just a rhetorical question. Anyways, I’m not going to ramble much about these two books since i’m sure I’ve talked about it a lot in my earlier February posts. And I’ve also written reviews for this, although it’s not finished yet. I was procrastinating.

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It has been a few weeks since the last Katie Fforde book I read, so I thought it would be fine for me to read another one, as long as I don’t binge-read them. Yes, I had to stop myself from grabbing a new Katie Fforde book after I was done with this.

I requested these two books on Netgalley on the 28th of February, and I was so glad that my request was approved the next day. I read both books in one sitting.

And so, that’s all the books that I’ve read in the month of February. In between that, I’ve read tons of fanfictions, mostly The Avengers fanfictions, Teen Wolf, James Bond, Buffy the Vampire Slayers crossovers, and others. Lately, I don’t read much Mortal Instruments fanfictions, although Mortal Instruments fanfictions is all I write about.

That’s all from me for now. I will probably post my March TBR soon, after I decide what I want to read.

Thank you for reading 🙂

Chapter Break Bingo February 2016

Hi there. So… I have unlimited WiFi again since the beginning of February, and that’s both good and bad. Good news is, I can post and read fanfics again day and night, marathon my favourite TV shows, and hang out on Tumblr. Bad news is, I get distracted and therefore, the books I read in February can be counted on one hand. Sad, I know.

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Books read:

  1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Friends to Lovers, Accent, Set in a School Campus)
  2. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (Tattoo/ Piercing, First Love, Nerd/ Geek)
  3. Living Dangerously by Katie Fforde (Shelf-Love Book, Artist/Poet/Writer, Inexperienced/ Naive, Billion/Millionaire)
  4. Mr. March Names the Stars by Rivka Aaron-Hughes (Free Space)
  5. Surviving Haley by Brenda Baker (Dark Past)

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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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. 🙂

Shelf Control #1 : Living Dangerously

Shelf Control is a weekly bookish meme created by Bookshelf Fantasies.

Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers.

Want to participate in Shelf Control? Here’s how:

  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link below!
  • And if you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and have fun!

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January 2016 Wrap Up

So, 2016 started with me reading tons of books. I practically read 1.5 books in a day. And because of some last minute changes, during my last week of vacation, I stayed with my aunt in PJ instead of the one in Putrajaya, and get to raid my cousins’ bookshelf. Read three books from my cousin’s bookshelf when I finished the three books I brought during my trip.

2016 reading goals: 200 books/ 365 days

January ’16 reads: 22 books/ 200 books

Total reads: 22 books/ 200 books

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