Splurged [31] / Stacking the Shelves [5]



Good morning. =)

Having a great weekend? I hope you do!

Me? I have 16 pending book reviews. Sheesh. I know.

I’m still in the zone of reading, so blogging will take a backseat for a while.



 Lightning by Dean Koontz
Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers
Angelfall by Susan Ee (read & reviewed here)
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Game by Barry Lyga
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni


Need I say more?

Amazon and Barnes & Noble burned a big hole in my pocket last month…

but oh, how I revel in my haul!!!



Have you read any of these books?

And can you recommend them?


Ooh, wait.

I got this amazing canvas bag from B&N.

Perfect for a day of book shopping, yes? *beams*




Link me up in the comments section. 😉


Splurged [30] / Stacking the Shelves [4]



Hello, Happy Saturday! Whew. So these past two months I am burdened with too much work. I hope it will change soon! It’s supposed to be summer vacation, right? But then I remembered, I’m no longer a student. Gah, sometimes I don’t like working at all. =)

Angus, thongs, and full-frontal snogging, Louise Rennison

Virtuosity, Jessica Martinez

(^read and reviewed last 2011, 4 stars!)

Witchlanders, Lena Coakley

The Prisoner of Cell 25, Richard Paul Evans


Rennison’s book is a Printz Honor awardee, so I am really itching to pick this up and read! Virtuosity is beautifully written, I only read an eARC so I was so ecstatic to have found a copy in very mint condition. 🙂 Witchlanders and The Prisoner of Cell 25 have been on my radar for so long now.  

The greatest thing about these books? Price ranges from P50 ($1.2) to P145 ($3.5) only! 😀 I love book hunting, oh yes, I do.


Have you read any of these books? And can you recommend them?

Link me up in the comments section. 😉


Stacking the Shelves [3]



Hello! I haven’t blogged in two weeks. =( So sad. Work was overwhelming, sigh. I have six books pending for review, but who’s counting? (Me.) *grunts*

Anyway, after Book Depository ‘robbed’ me of $66 with the freakin’ “Spread the Love” promo, I’m broke. So I tried exploring my options in NetGalley and Edelweiss. Wouldn’t you know, I was granted galley access to some of my anticipated reads!


Arclight, Josin L. McQuein


Reboot, Amy Tintera

Thank you, Edelweiss and HarperCollins!


school spirits

School Spirits, Rachel Hawkins


Breathless, Brigid Kimmerer

[I just read Breathless, and it’s oh, so good.]


True, Erin McCarthy


Manicpixiedreamgirl, Tom Leveen

Thank you, NetGalley, Disney Book Group, Kensington, Erin Galloway of Penguin Group USA, and Tom Leveen!

You guys rock!


Have you read any of these books? And can you recommend them?

Link me up in the comments section. 😉


Splurged [29] / Stacking the Shelves [2]



I went to Booksale SM Mall of Asia branch last Thursday. I was only there for browsing, but my, the shelves are littered with YA! Wildefire, Fury, Someone Like You, Just Listen, The Amulet of Samarkand, Shine. And those are the just the ones I remembered. Well, it’s a good thing I only had Php 500 ($10+) in my pocket, because I managed to choose carefully which books to buy. I came out with two. =)

The Demon’s Covenant, Sarah Bree Brennan

Before I Go to Sleep, S.J. Watson


Since I found the second book in The Demon’s Lexicon series, my copies are now complete. Woot! So I bought them all (separately) from bargain stores. Pretty neat, huh? Total price for all 3 books is Php560 ($13). Hohoho!


This is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz

Gilead, Marilynne Robinson

Angus lent me his copy of the Junot Diaz book, because I was intrigued by the title. And Monique gifted Gilead last Valentines. *winks* Thank you, dear friends! *high five*


Have you read any of these books? And can you recommend them?

Link me up in the comments section. 😉


Splurged [28] / Stacking the Shelves [1]


[Back story: I stopped joining the IMM meme last year, and I’ve been winging my book splurge blog posts since then. I keep seeing STS from my GR friend Jona‘s blog. Finally, I took courage again to join another meme today, and STS seemed fitting. Hope I can keep it up!]

I’m not sure if I included all my February purchases here, but I hope I did. I’ve been focused on shaving my actual TBR pile, that I’m neglecting Ilium II the Kindle for two weeks now, I think. 😦 So I need to curb my book hoarding for a while. Ugh. Who am I kidding? I just bought two books yesterday from The Book Depository!

Once A Witch by Carolyn MacCollough

Robopocalypse  by Daniel H. Wilson

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

(all read and reviewed)

Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Eon by Allison Goodman – copy for Kwesi

Saving June by Hannah Harrington – copy for Janus

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi – extra copy

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter (read and for review)

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (read and reviewed)

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (currently reading)

Have you read Robopocalypse and Once A Witch?

Can you recommend them?