May Updates + June TBR List // 2017

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Hi! I haven’t had the chance to read much books this month since I was busy doing job applications, choir, piano practice, Sunday School teaching, etc.! The month of May was such a blur–I can hardly believe we’re already halfway through the year! I don’t know, this year is pretty laid-back (read: super chill) of a year so far….Nevertheless, I still have brighter hopes ahead. I wasn’t very active in this blog this month because I feel like I’ve been pressuring myself to read this book and that book. I feel like I was being too hard on myself so I had to lay-back–just a little bit. But since it’s officially June (at least here in the Philippines!) I want to keep up a more active presence. Anyhow! Here are my updates for the month of May!

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Notes on Jealousy

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Masamang mainggit.

(It’s bad to be envious.)

My mom often told me this while I was growing up. Even today, actually. In a world where everyone was having roller skates, shoes with wheels (remember those?!), Bratz dolls, Tamagotchis, yoyos, Gameboys, etc., I was always the only child in class to “rise above” the trend of the season. While my classmates were busy tapping on their Nintendos in-between classes, I was busy poring through my Archie comics I brought to class. In the process, I actually made my whole sixth grade class read them as well! They were very curious why I’m not playing the latest Pokemon releases. 😂I’m not saying giving children these toys are bad because Lord knows they’re enjoyable. But, I digress.  Continue reading

Collective Book Haul (39 books, help me)

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While I’m still currently looking for job prospects, I’m still living with my parents. Because of that, I don’t have much space. There are a lot of space in our living room but heaven forbid I clutter the area! So, I’ve been having a golden age with eBooks and to be frank, I’ve been having quite a ball reading digitally. It’s another heaven-sent blessing when text-to-speech function is available because I can “read” while doing errands and chores! Anyway, I’ve noticed that I’ve been having so much books “sitting around” in my readers and so I’ve opted to share to you the books that I’ve acquired–maybe for a while now. Have patience, I’ll get to them sometime. 😛 Mind you, most of these are advanced reader copies. I also went ham with Nicholas Sparks books. Forgive me–or not. (NO RAGRETS! 💁) Without further ado, let’s get on with the humongous collective haul that this is. By the way, the links go to their Goodreads page.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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This gif-ridden post has been in my list of posts to write for almost three weeks now and yes, alright, I am ashamed. Hahaha! I want to thank Liz over at Cover to Cover for kindly tagging me! I must tell you, this is the first time I’ve been tagged at anything–I’ve always been that lurker around tags! 😛 Go and see her awesome blog. Thanks again, Liz! So without further ado, I’ll go forth and start the ball rolling with the set of rules because rules are great. As Monica said: Rules are good! Rules help control the fun!

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