NaNoWriMo News: The NaNoWriMo Kick-off Party

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NanoWriMo News is a feature in Books Keep Me Sane that will give you updates and news about Farzy’s lexical bout in the name of novel-writing throughout November.

The NaNoWriMo Kick-off Party

Who knew being in a room full of writers can both exciting and intimidating?

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When You Are Not Who You Say You Are

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When I started this blog my focus was on book reviews but now that it has grown, I want to share some stuff other than book reviews. Ramblings Keep Me sane is essentially about, well, ramblings. It could be book-related ramblings… or not. It’ll be like a discussion post where readers can share their opinion about anything under the sun.

When You Are Not Who You Say You Are

A lot of bat-shit crazy things have happened in the book blogging community and while I really wanted to comment on those issues in the pass, I didn’t because, honestly, I don’t have the time wade in the drama.

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That said, on 18th of October, Kathleen Hale, the author of No One Else Can Have You, wrote an article on The Guardian about how she stalked a book blogger.

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NaNoWriMo News: How to Survive the Thirty Day Lexical Challenge That is NaNoWrimo

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NanoWriMo News is a feature in Books Keep Me Sane that will give you updates and news about Farzy’s lexical bout in the name of novel-writing throughout November.

How to Survive the Thirty Day Lexical Challenge That is NaNoWrimo

Last September I mentioned that I am going to join the NaNoWriMo. To be honest, it was just a spur of the moment decision, I didn’t think of it much at the time. But now that November and NaNoWriMo is fast approaching, I realized what a huge feat this is. I am not sure if I can make it through November with my sanity intact. 30 days, 50 000 words, 16667 words a day. That is crazy. Continue reading

POPCORN REVIEWS: Maleficent

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Popcorn Reviews is a feature here @ Books Keep Me Sane which gives me a chance to share with the readers of this blog my reviews of movies/TV series that are related to books.

Maleficent-2014-Movie-PosterTitle: Maleficent

Director: Robert Stromberg

Writers: Linda Woolverton

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: 28th May, 2014 (US)

 
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A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

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Growing up, I was not a fan of fairy tales. I never understood the logic behind true love’s kiss. Is one kiss really enough for a girl to marry a boy? Is one kiss enough to solve all the world’s problem? From a young age I knew that love is not supposed to be instant, that there’s more to it than spark. Love should be worked on, to be built upon and worth fighting for.

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REVIEW: Alex Cross, Run (Alex Cross #20) by James Patterson

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Author: James Patterson

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Release Date: February 18th 2013

Purchase: Amazon (Paperback, Audiobook)

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Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared “industry parties,” bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem’s lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail. DON’T THINK, ALEX CROSS But Alex doesn’t have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach. When a third mutilated body is discovered, rumors of three serial killers on the loose send Washington D.C. into an all-out frenzy. JUST RUN Alex is under so much pressure to solve these three grim cases that he hasn’t noticed that someone else investigating him-someone so obsessed and so twisted that they’ll do anything-ANYTHING- to get the vengeance they require. Alex Cross, Run is James Patterson’s most unrelenting story yet-a white-hot, sensational thrill ride with the most extreme and gripping characters Patterson has ever brought to life.

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James Patterson is one of those authors whose books I keep seeing in every single bookstore I visit, and it’s not just one or a few books either but almost always different titles every time. For a long time I wondered if Patterson’s books are that good. But it wasn’t until now that I read one of his novels.

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Hello October

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When I started this blog my focus was on book reviews but now that it has grown, I want to share some stuff other than book reviews. Ramblings Keep Me sane is essentially about, well, ramblings. It could be book-related ramblings… or not. It’ll be like a discussion post where readers can share their opinion about anything under the sun.

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I just realized this is my first post in October! I apologize for being MIA in the last two weeks. I was mostly preoccupied with my undergrad thesis and final exams in all my seven classes. I really hope I do well in my exams and that I pass all my classes this semester. Fingers crossed! Continue reading

Sunday Post #27: Honey You Should See Me in a Crown

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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: Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger [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!

September is full of giveaways in BKMS! Let’s celebrate the last Friday of September with another giveaway, shall we?

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Just to recap the giveaways this month, on the 12th we had Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, on the 19th we had a special edition of Freebie Friday sponsored by L.A. Rose and now I’m going to give away a copy of Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger! Click here for the link to my review of Etiquette and Espionage.

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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: Miss Mabel’s School for Girls (Network Series #1) by Katie Cross

miss mabe's school for girls books keep me sane Title: Miss Mabel’s School for Girls (Network Series #1)

Author: Katie Cross

Genre: YA Paranormal

Release Date: March 27th 2014

Purchase: Amazon (Paperback or Kindle)

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Never underestimate the power of a determined witch.

Letum Wood is a forest of fog and deadfall, home to the quietly famous Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, a place where young witches learn the art of magic.

Sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe has inherited a deadly curse. Determined to break free before it kills her, she enrolls in the respected school to confront the cunning witch who cast the curse: Miss Mabel.

Bianca finds herself faced with dark magic she didn’t expect, with lessons more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Will Bianca have the courage to save herself from the curse, or will Miss Mabel’s sinister plan be too powerful?

Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is the first novel in The Network Series, an exciting new fantasy collection. A gripping tale about the struggle to survive, it will take you to a new place and time, one you’ll never want to leave.

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I don’t read that many YA Fantasy books but when I do, I fall for the book, hard. And that’s exactly what happened to me after reading this Miss Mabel’s School for Girls.

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Top Ten Tuesday #20: Books in my Fall To-Be-Read List

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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.

Here in the Philippines we don’t have fall or autumn since it’s a tropical country. But that doesn’t stop me from making a fall TBR list haha!

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