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 2: 17th to 20th Book


I am here again! Just want to give you an update on how I am doing with my reading challenge!

So here it goes:

A book that became a movie (17th) – Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Alice

The movie version of this book gave Julianne Moore two Best Actress trophies from no less than Golden Globe Awards and Oscars. I haven’t seen the film yet but I have seen the trailer and I can already say that Moore was able to depict the depth of emotion and struggle described through words by Lisa Genova.

I am not actually a  fan of medical drama novels but this one really moved me. Genova was able to tell the horrors of Alzheimer’s disease in a brave manner. It’s just moving, really.

A trilogy (18th to 20th) – Shatter Me, Unravel Me and Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)

Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)

Those eye-inspired covers are just gorgeous right?

So this is the trilogy that I have read and just what I expected, the story will start great and the ending will just be good. I am sorry to the fans of this trilogy, there are a lot I think because the goodreads rating of these books are high, but I am not quite impressed. I like it yes, but I don’t love it.

In all fairness to Mafi, she was able to paint a vivid picture of the setting and most especially her characters. But maybe I am just tired of reading dytopia YAs. Maybe I’m getting old? Haha!

So that’s it for now!