Top Ten Tuesday #19: Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From and Need To Read More

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list.

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John Green – I know, shocking right? TFIOS was a great book and I really admire Green, only I am not ready yet to delve into anothe one of his heart-shredding, tear-inducing, emotionally-damaging books. But I might, someday, when I gain enough courage.

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Sunday Post #25: Awesome Books Ahead

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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Freebie Friday: Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins [INT]

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Freebie Friday is a feature originally by Jen @ YA Romantics. Be sure to visit Books Keep Me Sane every Friday for a chance to win books, swag packs and other awesome stuff!

Hello there! Last month I wasn’t able to have a single Freebie Friday.

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So, to make it up to you, my fellow readers, I am giving away not just one but two YA books!

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And these books are my absolute favorites! First is Anna and the French Kiss and the other one is Lola and the Boy Next Door. Both are by Stephanie Perkins.

Here are the links to my review of both books

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As always, the giveaway is international. But if the winner is from the Philippines he/she will receive my paperback copy of the books, if the winner is international he/she will receive a paperback copy via The Book Depository as long as TBD ships to the winner’s country.

 

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REVIEW: Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger

ettiqutte and espionage books keep me saneTitle: Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1)

Author: Gail Carriger

Genre: YA Steampunk

Release Date: February 5th 2013

Purchase: Amazon (Paperback or Hardcover)

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Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother’s existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea–and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right–but it’s a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine’s certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

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I have heard a lot of buzz about the steampunk genre being a great and popular one but I haven’t read a book from this genre until now. I already love anything that has to do with the Victorian era and combining it with awesome steampunk technology doubled the awesomeness of this book!

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Top Ten Tuesday #18: Underrated Books in Various Genre

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list.

With thousands of books coming out every month, it is hard to choose which books to read or which books deserve lots of praise. Here’s my top eight underrated books in different genres. (I could only think of eight, sorry) Most of these books have already appeared in my past Top Ten lists but they keep coming back simply because they are my all-time favorites.

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Sunday Post #24: My Daily Routine

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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It’s been a while since my last Sunday Post. Even though I am mostly preoccupied with academics, I still try to squeeze review-writing on my busy schedule. I gotta admit though, I am really behind my blog schedule. Last month, I wasn’t able to do any Freebie Friday! I feel bad because I know you’re all excited about what bookish stuff I will be giving away. Continue reading

REVIEW: Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins

lola and the boy next door books keep me saneTitle: Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2)

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Genre: YA Contemporary

Release Date: September 29th 2011

Purchase: Amazon (Paperback or Kindle)

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Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit–more sparkly, more fun, more wild–the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket–a gifted inventor–steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

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If there’s one word I’d use to describe Lola and the Boy Next Door, it would be ‘cute’. Isn’t it cute to have a crush on the boy next door? And isn’t it cute when that crush develops into something more? I admit I am a sucker for this kind of stories.

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Top Ten Tuesday #17: Top Ten Characters Who Would be Siting at my Lunch Table

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/original feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Click the link to go to their site to see the original list.

Have you ever wished that your favorite fictional characters could be your real-life friends or someone that would go to the same school as you do? I have! Here’s my top ten list of characters I’d invite to sit at my lunch table in school.

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