Tagged: The Emoji Book Tag

Tagged

So I was tagged by Dimple of Enthralling Dimple with The Emoji Book Tag! So thanks Dimple! 🙂

This book tag is made by seven booktubers namely; Liz from lizlovesliteratureJenny from JellafySanaa from InkBonesBooksDylan from dylanbooksMax from WellDoneBooksVilde from vforvilde and Scott from Scott Place. 

The rules are simple, you just have to relate your five most-used or latest-used EMOJIs with your read books.

And because I am a certified emoji junkie, yes I love emojis, I am really giddy to do this tag.

So let’s start! ~

  • Laughing Emoji 

Stupid is Forever

Stupid is Forever by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago 

“Of course, I make no claim to originality in this compilation of my epigrams. My supporters find them funny, and my enemies presumably find them revolting. That’s because those villains are hardwired only for self-adulation.”

Witty pick-up lines and funny yet factual political sentiments and observations from no less than the best Filipino Senator! This laughter-inducing book is amusing but it doesn’t mean it’s non-sense! It isn’t!

  • Blushing Emoji

Stargirl (Stargirl, #1)

Stargirl bJerry Spinelli

“Her smile put the sunflower to shame.”

“She laughed, and the desert sang.”

“She was bendable light: she shone around every corner of my day.”

Isn’t it just so sweet! (blushes)

  • Screaming Emoji

Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

“I felt a queasy mixture of relief and horror: when you finally stop an itch and realize it’s because you’ve ripped a hole in your skin.”

What’s creepier than a psychotic woman who kills?

  • Sobbing Emoji

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)

Me Before You bJojo Moyes

I kissed him, trying to bring him back. I kissed him and let my lips rest against his so that our breath mingled and the tears from my eyes became salt on his skin, and I told myself that, somewhere, tiny particles of him would become tiny particles of me, ingested, swallowed, alive, perpetual.

If you are not a crier, try reading this book. And then tell me if it was just me or this story is really heartbreaking.

  • Winking Emoji

I Am the Messenger

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

“It’s not a big thing, but I guess it’s true–big things are often just small things that are noticed.”

This is not a love story, so how is it related to the winking emoji? It’s because I fallen in love for Markus Zusak because of this book. Now I am reading The Book Thief! ❤

So there!

Now it’s your turn awesome bloggers:

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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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