Quick Coffee Date!

Rushing and rushing because the days are turning, turning as the sun keeps on shining and setting!

Would you like to seat for a few minutes and take some needed breather and talk, of course, have tea or coffee or beer with me! 😀

So September ended swiftly and there are not scarlet and almost bare trees! (Blessed are those witnessing the beauty of the fall! :D)


Here is my corner, I was able to do this month:

  • Post my throwback posts!😀 And I am thrilled that you love them especially my fictional series! ❤
  • Participate in blogging prompts especially dVerse Poets Pub, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers and Three Line Tales!


This month will be extra busy because I have a big event in my work. So… my plans are:

I am not sure if I will still be able to participate with my favorite prompts but I will try! 🙂


The book is still, sadly, in its editing phase! BUT I was able to talk to a potential artist, a fellow Filipina, who will do the cover. ❤

I will also be unveiling the title anytime soon! ❤

By the way, please do get a copy of two of my best of friends here on WordPress who are both EPICALLY talented novelists! Their books are:

I pray for a terrific October for everyone! If you want to share your plans with me, please do so! 🙂

Sending some love from me to you! ❤



Monthly Date (Blog Content, Announcement and a Question)

Will you guys agree with me that time is in a rush? Geez. One year’s now down to four months! Too fast!

So before August ends, let us have some coffee, or maybe tea. But hey! It’s A Reading Writer’s 2nd birthday so we have wines and beers and cocktails around. Cheers!!!

Come, let’s start!

A Bit Calmer August

A Reading Writer has a bit calm August! Yeah, believe it or not. 😀  

Looking back, I was able to:

  • Resume writing for:
  1. Wednesday – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer
  2. Thursday – Three Line Tales
  3. Friday – Friday Fictioneers
  • Publish the free verse poems I have written and stocked in a Google doc since February!

But I was not able to:

  • Post 2016 Reading Challenge update and Book Reviews. (I have 18 pending reviews. Geez.)

So… here comes a…

Throwback September

Why throwback? It’s because…

  • A Reading Writer just turned two and I want to look back on what I have posted last year! 😀
  • I started blogging with book reviews, so I’ll try to do it again. 😉

This means this month… my posts will be:

  • Throwback posts! 😀 (Yes!)
  • Book reviews! (I’m keeping my fingers-crossed).
  • And prompt-takes! 😀


Aside from the editorial calendar, I would also want to let you know that A Reading Writer is now on Instagram too!!!


My IG gallery has a combination of old and new poems and it will be a great delight if we can connect there, too. (Just in case you are in IG, too!) 😉


Before we make a final toast I would like to ask you something! 😀 (I asked this to Mandi, already! <3)

I told you last time that I am done writing the 100 poems for my debut poetry book. 🙂 As I plan on how to move forward with it, with little agonized steps, I would like to know which type of book do you usually buy. Is it print or the kindle/ebook version?

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Your thoughts will mean a lot to me, guys! 🙂 (Note: This is not a debate guys. 😀 More of a survey!)

Thank you!!!

Here’s to a splendid September! 🙂

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Monthly Coffee Date

Cheeeeeeers to a productive July, everyone! 😀 Whew!

I am still trying to rest my ink-stained finger (yeah, you know that is not true), while I write this coffee break post because what is more calming than smelling the strong scent of caffeine and tasting its bitterness invading your thirsty tongue… Okay, enough. 😀

Please take your seat now, let’s toast, and begin this coffee date. ❤

Fun-filled Wordy July

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Most, if not all, of you knew that me and my dearie Maria of Doodles and Scribbles hosted this month our very first writing/blogging challenge titled Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words!

I learned hosting an event is actually tedious and tiring. BUT most of all I figured it is WORTH it! 🙂 I have come across great writers and poets who have flawlessly drawn inspiration from the 30 Filipino words. ALL of their takes are impeccable!

I can say a lot but one word, I think is enough. For them, I want to say SALAMAT. ❤

A Reading Writer has also featured 30 beautiful new words (new to me) from Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies. Thank you again dear S, for introducing me to them! ❤

A Bit Calmer August

So after a packed month, A Reading Writer will now be back to its regular programming. But not really back. 😦

In as much as I wanted to write for the regular weekly prompts that I do, job tasks have been at their peak currently and I am bracing for more next month. So for now, here are my non-ambitious plans for next month:

  • Resume writing for:
  1. Wednesday – Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer
  2. Thursday – Three Line Tales
  3. Friday – Friday Fictioneers
  • Publish the free verse poems I have written and stocked in a Word doc since February. (Stocks are piling up. :D)
  • Post 2016 Reading Challenge update and Book Reviews. (I have 18 pending reviews. Geez.)
  • Write more collabs if someone wants to. 😀

Major Announcement

Last but not the least is that I want to tell you guys that A Reading Writer now has a Facebook page!!! 😀 (Am I too excited? HAHA)

It is still almost bare but I will appreciate you dropping by! It’s address is at: https://www.facebook.com/areadingwriter.

Thank you everyone and may we all have a GREAT August!


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Coffee Break for June

Summer is done, raindrops are here. So lemme share another cuppa coffee with you! ❤

Productive May

Thank you to somehow a peaceful work-month, May has been quite productive for me. I was able to:

…and most importantly, I was able to join and finish May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites.

Aside from the lovely novel-prompts Sarah Doughty allowed me to use this month, I am more than grateful of knowing a RARE author like her. She has several nearly 5-star-averaged-books on her sleeves such as:

…but she is so lovely, so humble, and so inspiring. She is a gem and I am glad to know her. ❤

After a very active May… here comes a…

Silent June

I am hoping and praying for a work-related-blessing this month… and I am also moving to a new apartment. Things might get busy… and I am also trying to avoid writer’s block.. with these reasons, I am taking a break with writing prompts.

This is just a month-break and I will surely be back. But before that, I want to thank prompt-hosts Alastair ForbesPriceless JoySonya, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and La duchesse d’Erat! ❤

So… will I be completely out? Of course NOT! 😀

I still have two plans this month… and these are:

  • More collabs with my dear Mel, and with other writers too! (hopefully)
  • Post the free verse poems I have written and stocked in a Word doc since February.😀

I hope to still see you around, my lovely writing mates! 🙂 ❤



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Because of you

my eyes are fully alive.

Because of you

my mind’s like a busy hive.

Because of you

I can’t sleep tonight.

Because of you

it seems the sun is shining bright.

Yes, it’s you.

No one else but you…


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Photo credit: Favim


DAY 5 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today I am grateful to Kaldi, the 9th-century Ethiopian goatherd who discovered coffee when he noticed how excited his goats became after eating the beans from a coffee plant.

And yes, I am more than grateful for a cup of coffee!


WRITING 101: Coffee and Cake, anyone?

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy coffee, and that’s pretty close.


If we we’re having a coffee right nowI would tell you that last night, I had a blog related-dream. I cannot recall all the details. What I remember is that I am reading a post from someone that says Nicholas Sparks is one of the authors that you should not read. Ever.

It feels weird. Because I am a Nicholas Sparks fan, my dream ends when I was about to bash the writer of that post. 😀 (Oh, by the way, Nicholas Sparks’ new book, See Me will be out on October 13. If you’re a fan, then you better pre-order now.)

See Me

Going back to my dream, it’s a bit weird right?

Is this a sign that blogging/writing is really getting into my nerves?

Is this a clear sign that I am getting a bit more addicted to WordPress?

And, is it good or bad?

Moving on, let’s continue our date. If we are having a coffee right now, I would tell you how I am getting a bit unproductive at our office this past two weeks. If you would ask me why, I would say the answer is obvious.

It’s because out of my 8-hour working schedule, I spend more than six hours here in the blogosphere. (I really hope that my boss will never ever read this!)

Again, I’ll ask. Am I really getting ‘addicted’ to Writing 101? Is this bad?

I guess, I’ll have to stop asking now. Why? Because I am having fun.

So let’s just sip our warm cup of coffee. I like it bitter. 🙂

And let’s order a slice of cheesecake, too because that’s my perfect pair for coffee.

From: http://www.burpple.com/three-little-birds-coffee

In response to Blogging University’s WRITING 101 Day 10 Assignment:

Day 10: Update your readers over a cup of coffee

No matter what type of blog you have, it’s sometimes necessary to post updates: from project news to personal messages about what’s going on in your life. One creative approach to an update post is a “virtual coffee date,” as seen on Kate Goes Global, which is like catching up with an old friend over a cup of coffee.

What would you like to tell me today?

Do you like your coffee sweet or bitter?

Let’s talk.


More Happy Than Not Book Tag


Hi guys! I am TAGGED again! This time, this book tag is from the lovely LovingYooChun of Bookland!

Honestly, I am a bit clueless on what this tag is all about. But according to Loving Yoo Chun’s blog entry, this tag was created by Shelumiel of Bookish and Awesome.

The idea though is based on a new book called More Happy Than Not by a new novelist named Adam Silvera. I checked out his profile and oh, he’s cute! (giggles)

More Happy Than Not

So basically, this tag wanted bloggers to share what makes them happy and how they express their happiness.

In terms of rule, there are three simple rules:

  1. Answer the question, “What makes you more happy than not?”
  2. Thanks and link back this post to the person who tagged you.
  3. Have FUN!

So now it’s my turn to have some fun so here are my answers:


  • I read a good book, especially written by my ultimate faves Nicholas Sparks and Mitch Albom!

  • I sip a great tasting coffee.
I own this photo. 😀
  • I indulge into a decadent and oh-so-heavenly cheesecake!
I own this photo. 🙂
  • I listen to my awesome favorite singers/songwriters, like Jason Mraz and Sara Bairelles!

  • I travel with my bestest friends.
I own this photo. 🙂
I own this photo. 🙂
  • I spend precious time with my whole fambam!

Now, it’s your turn to have some fun: