Ten Books for Awesome-Short-Read Mood

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“People who say they don’t have time to read simply don’t want to.” ― Julie Rugg, A Book Addict’s Treasury


What’s your mood for today?

Moods is the theme of The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday today.

March 1: Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For…

SHORT READS! 😀

Most of my followers are busy professionals plus great writers so for them, here are TEN AWESOME SHORT READS  (less than 300 pages) that they may want to read to have a break!

1. Love & Misadventure and Lullabies by Lang Leav

Love & Misadventure

2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

3. The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Small Backs of Children

4. Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Alice

5. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo, Colton Burpo

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

6. Stupid is Forever by Miriam Defensor Santiago

Stupid is Forever

7. Never Never (Never Never, #1) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Never Never (Never Never, #1)

8. Stargirl (Stargirl, #1) by Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)

9. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars

10. The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1) by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project (Don Tillman #1)

Photo and link credit: Goodreads


That will be it for this week!

Have you read some of this books?

What are your most-loved short reads?

Let’s dicuss!

 

Ten Valentine Reads (with *kilig* excerpts)

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“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love…” ― Christopher Morley

Today is The Broke and the Bookish‘ Valentine’s-inspired Top Ten Tuesday! Funnily, though, I published my own Top 10 Novels to Read on Valentine’s last year (plus Top 10 movies!).

So… for a change… I will be sharing with you my ten recent reads perfect for the love season plus words from each book that made me grin and of course made me *kilig*! ❤

FYI: 

kilig (A Filipino word with no direct English translation).
1. noun. It is the sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs.

When kilig, one may experience the following:

*butterflies in one’s stomach
*heart melting
*shivers down one’s spine
*irrepressible noises from one’s mouth
*uncontrollable smiling
*an inner conflict between hope of something wished for and reality

Here are the Ten Valentine Reads with some heartfelt excerpts! ❤

Love & Misadventure
First Love
Before I fell
in love with words, 
with setting skies
and singing birds-
it was you I fell
in love with first.
Norwegian Wood
“Letters are just pieces of paper,” I said. “Burn them, and what stays in your heart will stay; keep them, and what vanishes will vanish.”
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
“…Why would I want to watch other people kissing,” I say, “when I could be kissing you?”
Fangirl
“I miss you.”
“That’s stupid,” she said. “I saw you this morning.”
“It’s not the time,” Levi said, and she could hear that he was smiling.” It’s the distance.”
All the Bright Places
“You have been in every way all that anyone could be.… If anybody could have saved me it would have been you.”
See Me
In the end, the only one you can ever really please is yourself. How others feel is up to them.
Everything, Everything
In my head I know I’ve been in love before, but it doesn’t feel like it. Being in love with you is better than the first time. It feels like the first time and the last time and the only time all at once.
Every Day (Every Day, #1)
The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations – all of them rearranging themselves so this precise, remarkable intersection could happen. In your heart, in your bones, no matter how silly you know it is, you feel that everything has been leading to this, all the secret arrows were pointing here, the universe and time itself crafted this long ago, and you are just now realizing it, you are just now arriving at the place you were always meant to be.
Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)
“You liked me.”
I smiled.
“You were smitten with me. You were speechless to behold my beauty. You had never met anyone so fascinating. You thought of me every waking minute. You dreamed about me. You couldn’t stand it. You couldn’t let such wonderfulness out of your sight. You had to follow me.”
I turned to Cinnamon. He licked my nose. “Don’t give yourself so much credit. It was your rat I was after.”
She laughed, and the desert sang.”
We Were Liars
“He was contemplation and enthusiasm. Ambition and strong coffee. I could have looked at him forever.”

Words and photo credit: Goodreads


What are you reading this love month?

Have your read some of these?

Let’s talk!

🙂

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2015 Reading Challenge Update: A BOOK BASED ENTIRELY ON ITS COVER (9/50)

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Reading is my cheapest leisure and I am blessed to have plenty of time to do it during this past few days. So to update you guys on my 2015 Reading Challenge, here is my version of book entirely based on its cover.

As I have posted in my last update, I finished reading  Stargirl (Stargirl, #1) by Jerry Spinelli and because I have come to love Stargirl and Leo’s eccentric love story, I read its sequel which I think can be considered a book based entirely on its cover. It is Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2).

Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2)

Why is a book based entirely on its cover? Majority of the book was told through a letter from Stargirl, which is why I think it is titled “Love, Stargirl”.

If the first book was told in Leo’s point of view, it is Stargirl’s turn to tell her story after her sad ending with Leo. (SPOILER!) Honestly, there are some dull parts in this second book. This again proves that in a novel series, the first book is usually the best.

On the other hand, Spinelli was still able to vividly paint Stargirl as the odd yet full-of-kindness teenager. New characters were also introduced and they somehow gave new angles to the story.

Finally, the ending is what I liked best. There’s is no happy ending YET, oh I hope there will be one! But Spinelli was able to give me goosies with just one word: YES!

Next book please!

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2015 Reading Challenge Update: A BOOK YOU CAN FINISH IN A DAY (8/50)

Hey there guys! Reading’s been so great and the following updates were actually late! I quite read a lot but I was not able to write a lot because I’ve been busy a new chapter in my life that I will be writing about my next blog soon.

So for my reading challenge’s BOOK YOU CAN FINISH IN A DAY, I listed Stargirl (Stargirl, #1) by Jerry Spinelli.

Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)

Honestly, this book is first listed in another category, a book based entirely on its cover. But after it took me less than two hours to finish this enchanting story, I transferred it to the book-you-can-finish-in-a-day category.

Why it took me such a short time to finish this novel from an author I’ve read for the first time? Well, as I have said, the story is enchanting and intriguing at the same time.

It is a young adult novel that brought me back to my own teenage days but it is actually more than that. Jerry Spenelli unraveled the events in a very engrossing way.

He is also able to paint vividly the characters, especially Stargirl herself, inside the mind of his lead Leo Borlock.

It’s really nice and cute yet heartbreaking at the same time.

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