MAY WRAP-UP 2016

It’s June! We’re already half way though the year. I can’t believe one week had passed since May. Each summer has always been lovely with each ventures it tells. It’s sad though that it’s just another season we have to let go every time. Now, I’m off to a new high school year. Just like that. Another beginning of an end.

Enough of that. Let’s now look back to everything I did, everyone I met and every place I went to last month:

  • My parents had their annual vacation here. We’ve gathered a lot of moments together as much as we can in just a span of two weeks. We attended my sister’s best friend’s wedding that is magically spot-on and had a two day getaway in Hundred Islands.
  • Read a total of 4 books.
  • Posted 14 photos on Instagram which I’m very proud of because I usually don’t post that much regularly on Instagram. I’m working on it though.

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  • Only had 5 blog posts up. Click for more –> May 2016 Archives.
  • I finished the 5th season of the Walking Dead. I’m currently on 6th. Yeah bishhh.

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That’s pretty much what I did this summer except from constant sleeping. I hope your June would be as good as what your May has been! Hopefully better!


BOOKS READ IN MAY

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FIRST BOOK SIGNING EVENT: Meeting Jennifer Niven

In this post, I’m gonna be talking about my whole experience with #JenniferNiveninPH. It’s been past a week since National Book Store has held one of the highlights of my bookish life; it’s been past a week since I’ve met the amazing creator behind one of the most amazing YA Contemporary books these days, Jennifer Niven‘s All the Bright Places!

I read only one book from Jennifer Niven which is her first Young Adult novel. I think almost everyone has heard of it, All the Bright Places it is. I read it just this January. It has been given to me by my brother after months of nagging him about it. Lol! Since then, I can say I’ve grown to have changed my perspective in things. It’s my personal favorite forever. And same goes through to Jennifer Niven. She’s been very lovely since the first time I connected to her through Twitter.

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So when I heard last April she’s coming here in the Philippines, I knew I had to go and see her.

I usually don’t bother about book signing tours because they’re usually far from where I live. It’s a four hours worth of travel and as a minor, it wasn’t easy to have my parents’ permission.

But because it’s Jennifer Niven, I did what I have to do to just go. I saved money, I asked my parents to let me go, of course with the supervision of my older brother and sister, I had my brother to give his day off for the day and I had my sister convinced that we have to go there early. Thank god it’s summer.

As it was my first book signing event that I attended, I had no clue on things that I should be expecting. I definitely didn’t expect waiting 10 hours before my book is signed! It was worth it though.

For preparations, I’ve gone through people I follow on Instagram whether they’re going. Luckily, ate Shea (@ bookishwanderlust), who’s been one of my bookstagram friends for a time, messaged me asking if I will be attending. She’s been very friendly and I’m so glad for her. Without her, I wouldn’t have known my book should come with a tag or a receipt from National Book Store, yikes! As my book was just given to me as a gift, it didn’t come with a tag or receipt, duh. So ate Shea came with a solution. She introduced me to her friend, Kian (@ jazper.reads), who can give me the receipt of his book and who I’ve recently just met through Read With Sammy Facebook page where we are both members. What a luck of fate.

MAY 29, 2016

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REVIEW: GLASS SWORD BY VICTORIA AVEYARD

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Title: Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Publication Date: February 9th 2016 by HarperTeen

Genres: YA, Fantasy, Dystopian, Sci-Fi

Date read: May 28-29, 2016

My rating: ★★★★✩

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If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

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