Book Review: Ang Maglandi ay ‘Di Biro

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Title: Ang Maglandi ay ‘Di Biro

Author: Dani Hernandez

Genre/s: Non-fiction

Pages: 161pages

Buy it: National Book Store

SYNOPSIS:

Aminin mo na. Anong klaseng nilalang ka man, paniguradong minsan (o madalas) sa buhay mo eh naging one-sided lover ka!
Kung ikaw ay nasaktan, umasa, pinaasa, umiyak, na-depress, na-brokenhearted, nagpakamartir, naging forever alone, NBSB, binigay ang lahat, niloko, winasak at umibig mag-isa? Para ‘to sa’yo.
Hindi madali…
Hindi nakakatawa…
Dahil pag ganito ang setup…
Ang paglalandi ay mahirap…
Dahil ang maglandi ay ‘di biro.
Promise

MY THOUGHTS:

First of let me say how much I love the cover, the overlapping of instax prints with different illustrations plus the blue cover color just made a perfect combination. With over a hundred pages I was able to read this hilarious book in one sitting.

There might be people who might get intimidated by the word “maglandi”, well I’m telling you now, DON’T. “Maglandi” isn’t really a bad term though I’m sure most people would look at it as a negative thing but when you translate it in english it would equate to “flirting” and yes flirting is not a bad thing, isn’t it? In this book Dani included some meanings of the term “landi”, I actually love that part and you guys need to read and see it for yourself. (We don’t want any spoilers here. HAHA)

You might be in a happy relationship right now (I am happy for you) but think of the old days before you achieve that happiness or maybe you are experiencing the scenario of being one-sided lover right now (girl, don’t worry it would be over soon, I promise), like what I said we’ve all been into that scenario, that at least once in our life we’ve encountered being a one-sided lover. It doesn’t mean that if you are happy right now, you won’t be needing this book because there are a lot of lessons in this book that we could apply in the future. With those lessons there are also some parts that are really relatable that I’m sure most of us could relate to, even if we’re not in the scene of being one-sided lover at the moment.

Dani had a great way in starting each chapter by including phrases from different songs. Included in the book is also some short paragraph letters to his ex-lovers which I had fun reading as we see a little bit of the author’s life. I can guarantee you that you would not end the book without smiling or laughing. Overall, I really love the book and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

Rating: ★★★★★

xoxo,Tin ❤

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UNBOXING: The Bookish Box August 2017

Yes I can see you stare at me, SORRY for this late unboxing but I’m still posting it anyway. Better to post than not, right? I’ve been a rep for The Bookish Box from May to August 2017 and this was my last rep package from them. The Bookish Box is another subscription box that has been running for almost two years now. The creator Justine Brooks, created the box for book nerds to have a monthly box full of goodies. The shop also promote diversity, empowerment, and positivity through reading.

The theme for August was “FLORAL & FEMENITST”. The YA book features a story about sisters in a dark and magical way. Fans of Leigh Bardugo and Holly Black will definitely love this. The box was inspired by books with beautiful cover and strong female lead characters, think about Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones or Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass.

Inside the box:

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The Handmaids Tale inspired body purse by The Bookish Shop

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Book Review: Monsters: A Love Story

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Title: Monsters: A Love Story
Author: Liz Kay
Genre/s: Fiction, Romance, Womens Fiction
Pages: 368 pages

 

SYNOPSIS:
A cracklingly funny and poignant debut novel about the ways we love, even when we’re not at our best.

Stacey Lane feels like a monster. Tommy DeMarco might be one.

Since her husband died eight months ago, Stacey’s been a certified mess—a poet who can’t write anymore, a good mother who feels like she’s failing her kids. She’s been trying to redefine herself, to find new boundaries.

Tommy has no respect for boundaries. A surprisingly well-read A-list Hollywood star, Tommy’s fallen in love with Stacey’s novel-in-verse, a feminist reimagining of Frankenstein, no less. His passion for the book, and eventually its author, will set their lives on a collision course. They’ll make a movie, make each other crazy, and make love—but only in secret.

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How to Find FREE BOOKS in Kindle

FREE BOOKS in KINDLE

Have you ever wondered why some of your bookworm friends have ton of ebooks in their Kindle? I have a friend with over two thousand books on her ereader. What?! When she finishes one book, she just starts another without even having to shop for a book in the Kindle store.
I did a little research to figure out the best places to get free Kindle books and I discovered it’s actually pretty easy to load up your Kindle with thousand of free ebooks. It might take some time, but it’s easy.

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UNBOXING: Whimsify Box July 2017

A few days ago I received my Whimsify box for July and I adore every single item the team included in the box. If you didn’t know, Whimsify Box is a subscription box for lovers of YA Fantasy books.

The theme for July was “SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES”. The July box is all about the mystery and dark magic of the carnival and has SIX items perfect for fans of Caraval, The Night Circus, and Menagerie. The book for July is a dark YA fantasy set in a traveling carnival filled with unusual illusions and dangerous secrets.

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Monthly Wrap-Up: July 2017

July 2017 was a good month for me as I’ve read 7 books in total:

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I SHOULD’VE READ THIS BOOK SOONER. I was bored with the first half of the book but things really get pretty exciting at the second half. Rating: ★★★★

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas – Since I was really intrigue with the second half of the first book, I decided to jump right next to the second book and it didn’t disappoint. Rating: ★★★★

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Book Review: Under Rose-Tainted Skies

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Title: Under Rose-Tainted Skies
Author: Louise Gornall
Genre/s: Contemporary, Young Adult, Mental Health
Pages: 330 pages

“We can assume the best, but we can’t choose how people perceive us. We can, however, choose how those views affect us.”

SYNOPSIS:
At seventeen, Norah has accepted that the four walls of her house delineate her life. She knows that fearing everything from inland tsunamis to odd numbers is irrational, but her mind insists the world outside is too big, too dangerous. So she stays safe inside, watching others’ lives through her windows and social media feed.

But when Luke arrives on her doorstep, he doesn’t see a girl defined by medical terms and mental health. Instead, he sees a girl who is funny, smart, and brave. And Norah likes what he sees.

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Spotlight Saturday: Once Upon A Book Club

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My first Spotlight Saturday goes to… *drum rolls*, ONCE UPON A BOOK CLUB! ❤

Once Upon a Book Club is a US-based monthly subscription box that offers a newly released book to read for the month together with 3-5 individually wrapped gifts. The gifts included in the box have page numbers attached, where in readers can’t open the gifts unless they are already on the designated page number. These gifts are also connected with the book, they are mentioned in the book. Once Upon a Book Club have Young Adult boxes that has the ff. genre: Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Sci-Fi and Mystery while their Adult boxes has the ff. genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction and Historical Fiction.

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Blog U P D A T E

Hello amazing bookworms! 🙂

It’s been awhile since I last posted. It was last year when I told you guys that I would be active here again but then school ate me alive, but thank God I survived. Last May 28 2017, I graduated from college and ever since then I’m active on my bookstagram and this time, I wanted to go back and be active with blogging again. This time, I promise I would be active every month, I need too, right? Haha. Since I would be back, I need to post weekly and because of that I decided to have SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY.

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Book Review: Killing Kate

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Title: Killing Kate

Author: Alex Lake

Genre/s: Fiction, Thriller

Pages: 416pages

Buy it: Amazon

SYNOPSIS:

A serial killer is stalking your home town.

He has a type: all his victims look the same.

And they all look like you.

Kate returns from a post break-up holiday with her girlfriends to news of a serial killer in her home town – and his victims all look like her.

It could, of course, be a simple coincidence.

Or maybe not.

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