The TBR Book Tag

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First, I want to thank Dee @ The Bookish Khaleesi for tagging me to do this wonderful award. (P. S. I like your taste in books :p)

HOW DO YOU KEEP TRACK OF YOUR TBR PILE?

Before blogging, I just keep track of my TBR pile by just listing the books that I want to read on my book journal. As of today, I’m still working on my goodreads profile.

IS YOUR TBR MOSTLY PRINT OR eBOOK?

Mostly eBooks. Since books here in PH were expensive, and I’m on a tight budget, I purchase books through Kindle. But if I really, really, really like a book, I tend to bend my budget to buy print.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH BOOK FROM YOUR TBR TO READ NEXT?

Randomly. Sometimes I pick one of the books that’s in my list for quite some time now, or I read what I just purchased.

A BOOK THAT’S BEEN ON YOUR TBR LIST THE LONGEST?

I’ve been wanting to read The Maze Runner since it’s release but I still have a massive dystopia burnout until now. I don’t even know if I get to read it in the future. (One more dystopia and I’ll vomit.)

A BOOK YOU RECENTLY ADDED TO YOUR TBR?

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavander. I’ve seen this book at Instagram. I don’t know what it’s about.

A BOOK ON YOUR TBR STRICTLY BECAUSE OF IT’S BEAUTIFUL COVER?

A Thousand Pieces of You. This book has been frequently photographed on Instagram, and also, it has a lot of good reviews.

A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT YOU NEVER PLAN ON READING?

City of Glass. I have read the first two books of this series and I am thoroughly disappointed. I was so annoyed by Clary that’s why I won’t be continuing reading any of the books in that series. I love Magnus and Alec though.

AN UNPUBLISHED BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT YOU’RE EXCITED FOR?

A lot. Sword of Summer, The Rose Society, ACOTAR 2, An Ember in the Ashes 2, Winter…should I continue?

A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT EVERYONE HAS READ BUT YOU?

Again, The Maze Runner. A lot of people on Twitter is fangirling about this series, and I still don’t know why.

A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT EVERYONE RECOMMENDS TO YOU?

Not everyone, but A Game of Thrones has been a total hyped, and I haven’t read it yet.

A BOOK ON YOUR TBR THAT YOU’RE DYING TO READ?

An Ember in The Ashes 2. AEITA has been one of my best read this year, and Sabaa Tahir’s writing has been breathtaking. I can’t wait.

HOW MANY BOOKS ARE ON YOUR GOODREADS TBR SHELF?

Between all my responsibilities, managing my GR is impossible so I’m really inactive at that site. But I’m still working on it one step at a time, so I guess I have approximately 200+ books on my TBR shelf there.

I’m tagging everyone who want to do this tag. 🙂

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The Creative Blogger Awards

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A huge thanks to Alicia @ The Cyborg Knight for nominating me to do this award.

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The RULES:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
4. Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for anyone to know what to do.

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5 Facts About Me

1. I have a restless spirit, the type that I can’t even sit still for a couple of minutes. When I’m still studying, I’m always getting on my professors’ nerves for creating disturbance among the classes and the only time that I can stay in a place for a long time is when I’m reading and daydreaming.

2. I have a serious issue with authority. Whenever someone dictates me of what to do, it seriously get on my nerves that I choose to do the wrong thing than to do what is right. It always happen whenever someone tries to prove that they’re much smarter than I do. I know I’m arrogant and such but I believe that no one is perfect and everyone has their own flaws to share (and that this is mine).

3. When I was 7 years old I kidnapped my neighbor. It’s not kidnap as in I abducted him, I just pretend to. When I saw my neighbor sneaking away from his parents to go outside, I got the naughtiest idea to make a ransom note with a big amount of money, then dropped it inside his room through the window. After a couple of hours, his mother saw my note and immediately go to my mom because she suspected that I am the one who wrote the note. (It was handwritten by my seven-year old self.) When our neighbor left, my mother gave me a good spanking that taught me a lesson never to mess with ‘criminal’ stuffs again.

4. I don’t want my son to become like me. (This is a serious one.) I got pregnant at 19, I am a college drop out, and I wasted a lot of opportunities that comes my way. Don’t get me wrong, I never regret having a child even though it’s hard raising someone when I’m still learning about life myself. I just wish that I waited for myself to become more well-established and successful.

5. I’d rather have winter than summer. I hate the heat and I will always do. I’d rather snuggle with my husband under a thick wooly blanket while it’s raining outside than to bake my self under the summer sun.

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I NOMINATE:

A Bibliophobic Tendencies

Bookish Library

Fhina @ Books Coffee and Life

The Liebster Award

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I was nominated by Kayla @ The Fiction Fairy to do this Liebster Award for quite some time now and I only had a chance to do it today. Thank you so much for nominating me.

Here’s my answers to her questions:

1. What is your favorite childhood or middle grade book/series?

I love Enid Blyton’s books especially the Famous Five series. I remember being scolded by my parents because I’m reading her books past bedtime so I just flip off my lights then I got under the covers and read my books there with a flashlight.

2. What’s the most beautiful book on your bookshelf?

I think that the beauty of a book is defined on how much worn out they are because I have read them so many times. So the most beautiful books on my shelf would be The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan along with the books on the series. I think I have read them for over five times since their release.

3. If you could turn any book/series into a movie or tv show, which would you choose?

I would choose the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi, but only if they cast Chase Crawford or Ian Somerhaulder as Warner.

4. If you could switch bodies with a fictional character for a day (live through their eyes), which character would you choose?

I would choose Robert Langdon from Inferno by Dan Brown. I admire his intelligence so much.

5. Write the first character that comes to mind with a name that starts with “C” and describe if you like them or not.

Clary Fray, actually she’s my most hated character of all times. She’s reckless and half of her decisions cause for others to suffer.

6. What book are you currently reading? Do you like it so far?

Slasher Girls and Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke. I love it!

7. Name one book you would love to get signed.

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, my favorite dystopia.

8. If you could get your hands on an ARC (advanced reader copy) for ANY book coming out in the future, which would you choose?

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan because I really dig the high fantasy genre especially when it is about mythology.

9. If you could keep any animal/pet from a book as a pet in real life, which would you choose?

Um, Bambi from Every Last Breath by JLA. She’s a familiar so I won’t be obliged to fend for her. (I don’t like pets because I’m lazy when it comes to taking care for them.)

10. What is one of your worst bookish habits?

Excessive reading? I read every possible moment that I can. In the comfort room, while breast-feeding, when my kid’s asleep, sometimes even when he’s awake and still, I felt deprived of books.

11. What was your favorite book that you read this summer?

I can’t choose. I like An Ember in The Ashes, Cruel Beauty, Gilded Ashes, A Court of Thorns and Roses and Every Last Breath.

Facts about me:
1. I’m from the Philippines.
2. I have an over energetic 10-month-old son.
3. I have a frog phobia.
4. I love rainy days more than sunny ones.
5. My initials we’re AAAA and my birthday is on the month of April. (I have a lot of As going on)
6. I don’t like pets.
7. I eat everything and not gain a pound.
8. I get annoyed whenever someone tells me that I’m ‘just’ a mom. Hello! Try to be one then tell me again that I’m ‘just’ a mom.
9. I like my books to look worn and overuse (but not damaged).
10. I love watching and officiating amateur basketball matches.
11. I’d rather be alone most of the time.

My questions:
1. Are you favor of changing covers whenever a book is reprinted? Why?
2. What’s your most read book of all times?
3. If you’re going on a weekend getaway, what book will you bring?
4. Have you regret buying a certain book? If so, why?
5. Fairy tale retelling or mythology?
6. If you’re moving out of your house and you’re only allowed to bring one book, what will you choose?
7. Who influenced you to read?
8. Have you ever encounter a quote in a book that made such a big impact on your life? What is it and why?
9. High fantasy or contemporary?
10. What are the best and worst book-to-film adaptations you’ve seen?
11. Your favorite read this year.

I nominate:

looking4books

The Bookworm Blogg

librostagram

The Little Book Affair