TAGGED: ‘Would You Rather’ Tag


First of all, I would like to thank Aira of airareads for tagging me in this ‘Would you rather Tag’. I am sure that this will be fun. Yeah, I’m giddy. 😀 So here it goes…

  • Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?

Oh I actually preferred standalones. Why? Because I’ve been disappointed with some trilogies. Don’t get me wrong. I loved Hunger Games and I am a fan but the sequel novels are not as great as the first book. It’s not just Hunger Games actually. I have read several trilogies that have promising first book but disappointing sequels, like Shatter Me, Divergent and especially Uglies.

  • Would you rather only read male or female authors?

Oh this is hard! But thanks to my Goodreads stats for showing me that 4 out of my top 5 most-read-authors are male! Nicholas SparksMitch Albom I am not actually surprised as my favourite authors are actually men. Some of you know them already, because I’ve been ranting about Nicholas Sparks and Mitch Albom throughout this blog. Haha. 😀  Plus Paulo Coelho and my mystery fave James Patterson!

  • Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?

Uhm. I am from the Philippines so I opt to buy books at Amazon, if I have some extra cash! Thanks to my awesome friends who share ebooks for FREE!

  • Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?

Honestly, I would like to say nooooo to both TV shows and movies. Haha!

Though it’s actually amazing to see words transform into life, I have seen a looot of epic fail novel-based movie/TV shows. On the other hand, there are exceptions like the Breaking Dawn part 2 movie which is actually better than the novel.

So if I have to choose, I would rather books were turned into movies.

  • Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

I don’t actually have target pages or books per week or per day. Yes, I do have a 2015 Reading Challenge but I don’t observe a strict no. of pages per day or no. of books per week.

Because for me, it actually depends on the book. There are books that can keep you awake until dawn and there are novels that are just so boring and take weeks to finish. In short, I just read. 🙂

  • Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?

If you have read my About page, you would probably know my answer. My biggest dream is to be a writer, in a major national newspaper here in the Philippines. And as a writer, I look forward in scribbling my own novel as well. So yes, I would rather be a professional author than a reviewer.

In reality, I am now a PR writer but becoming a professional author is still a far far far away dream. Let’s just hope I can make it come true. 🙂

  • Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?

I am working as a Public Relations writer now but that doesn’t mean that I’m good in selling things. Haha! So I would rather be a librarian and be surrounded by boooooks!

  • Would you rather read only your favorite genre, or every other genre but your favorite?

Thanks to my Goodreads stats again for showing me that I’ve been reading a lot of mysteries and romance novels and yes, these two are my favorite genres. On the other hand, I am now reading new genres and new authors because of my 2015 Reading Challenge. Luckily, I’ve read a lot of new awesome authors and books!

  • Would you rather only read ebooks or physical books?

I’d be honest here. I am now reading a lot of ebooks because of two reasons: budget and convenience! Yeah I’m not yet so blessed with extra cash to spend to buy physical books so now I read ebooks. But I love physical books! I love smelling them! 😀

This is indeed fun! So I am sharing this awesome tag with these equally awesome bloggers:

  1. Zoe of the Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger
  2. Lola of Hit or Miss Books
  3. Jasmine of These Paper Words
  4. Beth of Veni. Vidi. Scripsi.
  5. HardworkBoulevard
  6. Meaning beyond Words
  7. Bella of The Amazing Life of a Bookworm
  8. Reinreads

Enjoy guys! Spread the blog-love!


2015 Reading Challenge SUPER UPDATE Part 3: 21st to 25th Book


I am back! I’m almost halfway through my 2015 Reading Challenge and I am happy to share to you my 21st to 25th books!

A book of short stories (21st) – Tenth of December by George Saunders

Tenth of December

It’s deep. George Saunders is really a genius.

A funny book (22nd) – Scared Scriptless by Alison Sweeney

Scared Scriptless

Yes it’s funny, but it’s forgettable.

A book by a female author (23rd) – Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

Mud Vein

I have never read a Tarryn Fisher novel until this one and I commend her way with words. Her characters are deep that you will keep guessing about the truth behind their actions. Her plot is also engrossing to read. Kuddos!

A book with one-word title (24th) – Landline by Rainbow Rowell


My mind can still vividly recall how I fell in love with Rainbow’s Eleanor and Park and I am still waiting for the revelation of that ‘three words’ in Eleanor’s post card for Park!

So here comes Landline. I will not say that this is better or even at par with Eleanor and Park story but that doesn’t mean that this book isn’t worth reading. Landline showed Rainbow’s ‘mature’ side. Her insights about love and lost is in-depth and realistic.

A book that scares you (25th) – A Deadly Business by  Lis Wiehl and  April Henry

A Deadly Business (Mia Quinn, #2)

Like what I’ve said to my review on this book in Goodreads, I actually missed reading Lis Wiehl’s mysteries. Aside from James Patterson, Wiehl is my favorite crime author. And in Deadly Business, she have yet again proven her expertise in writing a thrilling story.

The mere fact that I cannot stop reading it until I was done almost 3 in the morning goes to show how engrossing this book is!

Finally! My 2015 reading challenge list is now updated!

Happy reading everybody!


2nd Liebster Award Nomination ~



I am just so happy to have my second Liebster Award courtesy of the sweet Kelly of Write. Eat. Read. Repeat. I was just a 5-day old blogger when I had my first nomination courtesy of another sweet being named paperjasmine.

For those who do not know Liebster Award, it is a blog award given by a blogger to his/her co-bloggers. Am I clear here? 🙂 This award’s idea is to let new bloggers be known to other writers around the World Wide Web.

The simple rules are:

  1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer their 11 questions
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers and link them
  4. Have your nominees answer your 11 questions
  5. Notify nominees through social media

So before I nominate new bloggers, I would answer Kelly of Write. Eat. Read.‘s questions to me first! Here it goes:

  1. Who is your favorite fictional couple? As a Nicholas Sparks  fan, it is quite hard for me to pick just one couple, plus the new loveable love teams from my new fave authors like Rainbow Rowell and Don Tillman. But I have to name a couple so, i’ll pick Theresa and Garrett of Message in a Bottle. Theresa is a writer by profession while Garrett is a writer by heart. Their story is heartbreaking but Garrett’s words through his letters in a bottle are just so sweet and heart-melting.
  2. What do you most look forward to about the summertime? That would be the getaways with my fambam or with my awesome friends! May it be a beach escapade or just random food crawl.
  3. What is your favorite childhood book? I would admit that I am not a book worm until I was 15 so I cannot recall a book that I love from my childhood days. Though when I was a teacher, that was my first job, I come to like the children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
  4. Who is one person, living or dead, that you would love to meet? Nicholas Sparks, Mitch Albom, Allison Harvard, Tyra Banks, Bae Yong Joon! Oh, there’s a lot! Sorry I can’t select one. 🙂
  5. What is your favorite book of the year so far? I have read more than 20 books for this year so far and it is quite hard to select just one. So I would have to just say my Top 3. That would be Still Alice by Lisa Genova, (my short thoughts about this book is here), Stupid is Forever by Miriam Defensor Santiago (my thoughts are here and here) and Never Never by Colleen Hoover (my thought are here).
  6. What are the top three places you would love to travel to? Oh this is easy! That would be Nami Island in Korea, Amalfi Coast in Italy and Vaadhoo Island in Maldives.
  7. What is a genre of book that you would like to read more of, but haven’t yet? Uhm, I read the genre that I like to read, inspirational, mysteries, a bit of romance and a bit of YAs. That’s it.
  8. Who is your favorite new author? For new authors I like Rainbow Rowell, Colleen Hoover, Lisa Genova, Don Tillman and John Green. For all-time writers I love Nicholas Sparks for romance. Mitch Albom for inspirational. Lis Wiehl and James Patterson for mystery and crime. Kiera Cass and Stephenie Meyer for YAs. 🙂
  9. What’s a perfect day look like to you? Coffee and cheesecake plus a good book! ❤
  10. What movies are you most looking forward to that are book adaptions? I am really hoping the there will be a movie adaptation for The Selection series by Kiera Cass and of course the books by Nicholas and Mitch. As well as Paper Towns by John Green.
  11. What is one book/series that you love so much that you try to get all of your friends to read? Oh that’s Twilight and The Selection!

Whew! I’m done! Thanks for the awesome questions Kelly of Write. Eat. Read. Repeat. 🙂

It’s my turn to nominate so here are the awesome blogs worth following!

  1. Brittany Marie reads
  2. Once upon a bookshelf
  3. The amazing life of a bookworm
  4. Rein reads
  5. A novel life for me
  6. The world according to Lainey
  7. Veni. Vidi. Scripsi.
  8. Maeve reads. Maeve writes.
  9. Bookhag
  10. The literature life
  11. Hard work boulevard

My questions for you guys! (There are some cliches here. Forgive me. ~)

1. Describe yourself in ONE word.

2. When and why did you start blogging?

3. Who influenced you to read?

4. Who is that ONE person that you look up to?  Why?

5. Where’s your favorite place when you’re reading?

6. What’s the perfect pair for a book, is it coffee or tea?

7. Name three authors that you have read almost all their books? (Consider authors that you have read more than 5 novels.)

8. Aside from writing and reading, name one activity that you do most of the time?

9. What’s your favorite song lyric? 

10.  If you are not you, who would you want to be? (Real person here folks!)

11. What is the best quote that you have read? (Please include the name of the book and author)

Looking forward in hearing from your guys!

Let’s spread the blog-love!