I don’t know about you but I like watching the clock strike twelve midnight on my birthday. So last night I stayed up late and did just that. I’m officially 19 and oh boy I’m getting old. It’s not entirely a bad thing, in fact I always look forward to my birthday because it means another year of being alive, it’s a blessing. (I know, cheesy, right?)
So then I thought about the things in life I’ve learned so far and challenged myself to think of nineteen! And now here they are.
Hey bloglings! This is a major fan girl moment for me! I have Ines Bautista-Yao on the blog today. In case you don’t know, she’s one of my favorite Filipino authors .(!!!) She’s just released a new book called Plain Vanilla! (And the cover looks gorgeous, doesn’t it?)
Without further ado, here’s my interview with Ines!.
Farzy: What do you think makes a writer a writer?
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My favorite month is here! And if you’re living somewhere in the northern part of the globe then it would be spring this time of the year. Lucky you. But since I am somewhere in the equator, I’m sweating like crazy and can’t risk going out of the house without a bottle of water lest I dehydrate and pass out in the streets.
Title: Vicious (Pretty Little Liars #16)
Author: Sara Shepard
Genre: YA Mystery
Release Date: December 2nd 2014
Purchase: Amazon (Kindle, Hardcover)
In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, reporters are lined up outside the historic courthouse, typing furiously at their iPhones with freshly manicured nails. Because the trial of the century is happening right here in Rosewood: the four pretty little liars have been accused of killing Alison DiLaurentis. Only Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily know that they’ve been framed. Ali is still out there, laughing as she watches the girls go down for her murder. But when your nickname includes the word “liar,” no one believes you’re telling the truth. . . .
Aria tries to run away from it all but finds that life on the lam is even harder than life as a liar. Spencer gets in touch with someone who can help her disappear–but when a guy from her past reemerges, Spencer no longer knows what she wants. Hanna decides that she’ll hear wedding bells chime before she serves time. And in the face of prison, Emily does something truly drastic–something that will change her friends’ lives forever.
As the trial goes on and the outcome looks grim, the girls are in their darkest hour yet. But maybe they can finally figure out how to beat Ali at her own game. Because once upon a time, she was just a pretty little liar too.
I really love the Pretty Little Liars series but thank goodness it’s now over. I really hope it’s REALLY over this time. Because if you’re a huge fan of the series, you might have heard the news that the series was supposed to end after the eight book but the author felt she can add more to the series. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on to the review itself— the meat of this post.
Title: The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: October 7th 2014
Purchase: Amazon (Hardcover, Kindle)
Hello everyone! I’m so excited for you to meet Harvey from Bookmarked Book Reviews. He’s going to tell you his reasons why he reads and why you should too! So. without further ado, take it away Harvey…
Why I Read (And Why You Should Too)
Hi! My name’s Harvey and I am a book blogger at Bookmarked. First of all, I’d just like to thank Farzy for letting me write here, as I really love her blog and this is a real honour.
Why do I read? It’s a tough question, and one that can’t be answered easily. There are a number of reasons why I read… to escape into another world, to improve my vocabulary, to learn new things – a better question is what I read and what benefits I get from it. I don’t have a real motivation to read, but I still have reasons to do it – and so here are my top five reasons to read, and why you should read too.
I’m SO excited for the release of Hardcore vol 3. You guys HAVE to read this serial, you won’t regret it! ;) Check out my review of Hardcore #1 here and my review of Hardcore #2 here and keep your eyes peeled for my review of the third part. Continue reading
Title: The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1)
Author: James Dashner
Genre: YA Dystopia
Release Date: October 6th 2009
Purchase: Amazon (Kindle, Paperback)
If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Everything is going to change.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run.
For a long time I’ve struggled to sort my feelings towards this book. While it’s not really bad, it didn’t blow me away either.
This year I want to make it a goal to focus on my writing. It all started when I won NaNoWriMo last year. It made me realize how fun it is to write stories! And I’ve always been dreaming of becoming a published author. Last November I realized that it was time to stop dreaming and start doing. And so, for a month I sacrificed a huge chunk of my sleeping time to write a novel. And it totally paid off.