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Friday, September 26, 2014


Hi Readers!

So today we'll have another Book Signing Special Topic..

As many of you know, there are rumors that National Book Store will be having a Book Signing every month.


That's been proven.

Last time we have talked about Alex London, Jennifer Smith, and Lissa Price's Book Signing which was held last August 30 (Alex London) and September 19-21 (Jennifer Smith & Lissa Price) on various places.


The book signings this October, November, and December!


I wasn't able to attend all of the previous signings because of Tropical Storm Mario.

But let's move on!

Today we'll talk about Book Signings of Claudia Gray, Madeleine Roux, Marie Lu, and Lang Leav! 

Again, I am very sorry cause I haven't read a single book of the following authors.

Here we go!

First is the book signing of  Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux

Official Signing Poster (c) NBS 

What: Claudia Gray and Madeleine Roux Book Signing Event
When: October 18, 2014, 2 pm
Where: National Book Store, Glorietta 1
Registration starts at 10 am

Claudia Gray is the young adult paranormal romance bestselling author of the Evernight series—‘Evernight’, ‘Stargazer’, ‘Hourglass’, ‘Afterlife’, and ‘Balthazar’—and the ‘Spellcaster’ trilogy—‘Spellcaster’, Steadfast’, and ‘Sorceress’. Her latest book ‘A Thousand Pieces of You’ is the first book in her new series ‘Frebird’. She worked as a lawyer, journalist, disc jockey and a waiter before becoming a published writer.

Orphan Black meets Cloud Atlas in the first book of this epic dimension–bending trilogy about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. To accomplish her goal, she must learn how each world works, and confront the many people she has the capacity to become. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows — including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where the truth is elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

Madeleine Roux is the author of the bestselling young adult thrilling and photo-illustrated novels ‘Asylum’ and its sequel ‘Sanctum’. She received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008 and completed an Honors Term in 2009.

Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it's a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it's no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

Featuring found photos of unsettling history and real abandoned asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Madeleine Roux's teen debut, Asylum, is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity.

Join the booksigning discussion by using the hashtag #GrayandRouxinPH

So, because I'm not very familiar with these authors, I'm still hesitating because I'll be saving up for the next Book Signing event the following month!

It's Marie Lu's Book Signing Tour!

Many of you might have seen Marie Lu's confirmation about her booksigning in her twitter account!

(c) Owner.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Hi Readers!

So it's Tuesday....

and today we will give you some tips from myself and my co-members in Pinoy Book Freaks United (PBFU) and Book Geeks.

Pinoy Book Freaks United is a famous book group made by Divina Garcia on August 10, 2013.




Birth date: August 10, 2013 ♥

Group created to unite all Filipino book lovers. There are only a few rules to follow.

PBFU - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bookfreaksph/

Book Geeks is a book group made by Camille Granados last August 26, 2013. 

Our bookclub's objective is to unite Filipino readers (especially those in Pampanga), encourage members to expand & explore books/genres, and hopefully have an actual book club event in the near future where we could all meet & discuss a certain book, or anything geeky. If you fit the description below, you totally belong in this group!

Book Geeks is for the readers, the writers, the bookworms, the geeks, the nerds, the weird people, those who daydream everyday, those lost in their own magical world, those who like to smell book pages before reading - let this place be our own secret little nook, put up your feet, relax, and let's talk about books.

“If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer …
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
Come in!
  Come in!” 

Book Geeks - https://www.facebook.com/groups/embraceyourinnerGEEK/

Today we'll talk about one of the most asked or common issue for bookworms.

"Is covering your books with plastic cover good or bad? If so, why? If you are not covering your books with plastic cover, what are you doing to secure its safety?"

I, as a reader cover my books with pastic cover. For me it secures the safety of my book from food spills, ink spills, etc.

But this rule isn't applicable for all of my books. I don't cover books which has good covers or those which you touch because they have thonse nice cover. This books usually are hardbounds but some of my paperbacks like Let it Snow and Attachments have the good-cover-feeling. 

(c) Owner. Found this on Google.

Ofcourse, as stated above, I have asked my fellow bookworms regarding today's topic.

Here's what my co-members in Pinoy Book Freaks United have said:

"Yes, I'm covering my books. And I think it's good. It can prevent the edges of the book from having creases. Though I only use minimal amount of adhesive tape, just because...  Aaaand I don't cover all my books, coz some books have real good textures." - Erika Eñeco

"As for me..all my books are covered in plastic..may it be a pocket book, paperback or hard bound..i cover them all..it's my way to preserve them..and a way to respect the book itself coz if you just let them be..they are prone to dust and other stuff..and they easily get damaged if we don't cover our books.." - Claresse Santos

"I don't cover my books! Because my mom, sister and some friends cover it for me  covering the books with hard plastic cover is essential for "invaders" dust, spine creases, clumsy coffee/ juice stains." - Jennifer JC

"I cover my books except for the HBs. It's my way of bonding with my books, of course there's a lot of cuddling, caressing and hugging before actually covering them. I cover them with plastic to protect them from dust and keep them from soiling and being stained accidentally by peeps  I only clean my shelves every week so the plastic covers are a big help " - Chinee Leobrera

"I cover all my books and before I seal it, I make sure it doesn't have any dust or hair or anything. Some of my friends borrow books from me. Some of them doesn't handle books with care. I cover them to avoid spine creases and fading of the edges. Also, to preserve the beauty of its cover hahahahahaha" - Bianca Lynn Osteria

"I cover all of my books ツ except for the HBs of course ツ most of my books are PBs that's why I cover 'em up ツ" - Linda Castro

"Better to Cover it with plastic but no need to tape it just make sure you trim and fold the edges neatly. Also use plastic covers that are not too thick to fold. But if some would prefer to cover their books it is best to use adhesive book cover " - Bing Francisco Molato

"Well, before I cover all my books but when I opened my Harry Potter book after 3 or 4 years I've noticed that the scotch tape leaves uninviting yellow marks. Ever since then I stopped covering my books because of those ugly marks and after 2 years of no plastic covers my books are still looking fine." - Denise Lonzame

"I used to cover all my books with plastic, but later on [I guess] I've grown tired of it [as I become hooked on with electronic books]... " - LM Cuesta

"I wouldn't suggest using adhesive since it is quite a messy thing to do and the adhesive cover are usually acidic, damaging the book itself. I would go for the covering of books using plastic covers without taping it. Just be careful with using the scissors. Still, if you opt not to put on the plastic cover in the 'cover' of the book, you can actually make platic cover bags to which you can put your books. double purpose coz it kinda portect the leaves of the book to dust" - Lara Joy Junio

"yes... the way fully booked do it. tapes on the plastic cover only so anytime you want to remove ok lang coz it won't damage the dust jacket. plastic cover to protect the edges (up and bottow part of the book) and the cover as well. " - Soleil Moi

"Yes. I have sweaty hands, and I saw the effects when I read books without cover before." - Aguila DM

"When you cover your books with plastic, dont fold it exactly on the edge of the cover or too tight. Allow a breathing space for the cover and fold it loosely as the plastic will shrink in due time and might crease the cover making it short from the orginal edges of its pages." - Noah Obaob

I thank PBFU members very much because they have been very cooperative!
Feel free to join the group! You'll have lots of fun!

Here's what my fellow Book Geeks member answered:

"I do cover my books most of the time (even if I haven't read it yet, or I just bought it) but if I'm feeling lazy, I also don't. Haha." - Joanna Delos Santos Capati

"I do. But I do it,right after ive finished reading it. What I do is cover everything..just like gift wrapping but minus the gift wrappers...not the usual book jacket. You know..just to keep the illusion that it's still new even if its otherwise." - Criselle Musngi-Domingo

"I cover my books mainly to preserve the cover, even second hand books. I just like the feeling that my books are secure. the downside is, sometimes, heat shrinks the plastic so you have to replace the cover and in doing so, it might damage the book - sticky tapes and all that." - Camille Granados

"I don't cover my books because it's too time-consuming and honestly, I'm almost always lazy to do anything except reading. Hahaha. It is a bit bad because lots of times the covers get damaged since I let my sisters borrow them but I guess that's all. I love old-looking books so I really don't mind." - Alona Asdilla

"I love it when my book's slightly battered by the time I am done with it. So I do not cover any of my books. I even hate it when somebody borrows a book and returns it covered. Author Anne Fadiman calls people like me carnal readers. We like establishing our territory, leaving our mark on the book to prove our possession of it. The more damaged a book is, the more loved it is." - Gege Cruz Sugue

"I dont cover my books . but i put my printed name in front of it . because their my precious !!" - Marc Robin Depano

"I do not cover my books. But I used to cover my textbooks back in school days, because I need to sell them after the school year.
So far, I haven't seen any single book that is covered with a clear plastic whenever I go to bargains or sales. So I thought there are more readers out there that don't bother at all. I think books are meant to age even a little, and aging doesn't mean that the pages have to look completely worn out." - Jr Gaña Biag

"Use plastic cover to preserve cover from wear and tear....." - Bernadette Palma Reyes

So, that the end for today guys! Sorry for my unactive days. I'll try my best to keep you guys updated!

Stay Tuned!

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Hi Readers!

So as many of you already know, that we try to do Featured Bookstore every week!

and I am very lucky that one of the best shops and my close friend have allowed us to interview her.

This shop is one of the most famous shop because it only sells Signed Books, Collector's Edition Books, and other books you don't see everyday in Bookstores.

The shop is non other than

*drum rolls*

Reader's Collectibles

(c) Owner. Official Facebook Account of
Reader's Collectibles

(c) Owner. These are some of the books that can be found at Reader's Collectibles.

Reader's Collectibles is one of my most favorite shops because:

1.) It sells good books and hard to find books.

2.) She (the owner of the shop) accepts book requests and never quits until she finds it.

3.) She is a very kind seller.

4.) She will be your friend. (I'm very sure about that.)

5.) She gives a lot of bookmarks. (I've proven that two times)

6.) She makes you feel special.

*Many of these reasons will be proven below*

Before I post the Part 1 for my September Book Haul

I'll post first the interview that I have done with her.

I am very thankful that Ate R.C. (as many call her) printed the question that I have given her and personally wrote her answers. ( This proves no. 6 above )

and here are her answers:

Thursday, September 11, 2014



Title: The Last Olympian

Author: Rick Riordan

Number of Pages: 381

Genre: Fantasy, Greek Mythology, Young Adult

Publisher: Disney . Hyperion Books

Published on: May 5, 2009

Format : Paperback

Price: Php 289.00 (NBS) , $9.81 (TBD)

Purchase the Book in :

"All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.   
While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time. In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate."

Sunday, September 7, 2014


Hi Readers!

So, I know many of you knew about the recent poll I asked.

but if you don't the poll was...

"Do you like my blog?"

and the choices for answers were



It's Quite Okay


Needs Improvement!

Thank God that there were 12 persons who answered my poll

Now for the poll results.





Saturday, September 6, 2014


Hi Readers!

So it's weekend!

And what do we do when it's weekend?

We hang out with Bookstores/Bookstore Owners!

Today, we'll have a very special guest.

I know many readers know her, especially those who attend book signings!

She owns @fosterbooks (IG) which sells books and bookish stuffs, @bookphanage which is her book Instagram account, and thisisnotyourbookblog.tumblr.com which is her book blog (Obviously, Lol).

She is none other than....

Eriele Japsay!

She cosplays book characters!

See her Instagram Account for more updates : @sinworth

    (c) Owner. This is her official store account.

    and sir Alex London below just looks so adorable! LOL.