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So Sad...

I'm so sad that I can't read my books right now. I am terribly missing them so much.

 

Time is too short...

Add Books Manually & Add Missing Book Covers

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New BooksTwo "Add" functions are available on BookLikes from today:  add books manually and add book covers.

 

From now on it doesn’t matter if you want to shelve unpublished yet books or self-published or from a local bookstore, now you can put on your Shelf all books ever existed. It’s called manual book adding. We have it online!

 

If you don’t find a desirable book in a search box you can easily ‘create’ a book from the scratch.

 

 

Click on “Add new book” after no results were found and fill up the necessary information of Book Title, Book Author, Book Cover, Book Description and ISBN. Click “Add Book” and add it to you bookshelf or create a post.

 

 

Second “add” function is about missing book covers. If some books on your Shelf lack covers, you can add them manually too. Click on a green book (no cover) and ‘Add cover' underneath it. Then choose image from your computer and voila. The book looks perfect with cover of your choice!

 

 

So what book will you add first?

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"That's the one thing Eldest did right. He may have lied-but in the end, he gave them a reason to keep going."
A Million Suns - Beth Revis

Giving it 5 stars!!! Why?

Good thing, it has only a pinch of romance which made me comfortable to read this. 

The secrets were revealed and spilled out inevitably. One lead to another and chaos looms over --inside Godspeed. The second book is about making decisions and both Amy's and Elder's character evolved into a more serious type of characters in the story. 

Throughout the story, I was faced with lies and truths. I thought it was endless. 

 

What keeps you going? What does "home" means to you?

 

For Victria, home is within the walls of Godspeed. For Amy, it is Earth. For Elder, it is Amy.

Would you leave the place you called home and venture into unknown territory? Would you take the big initial step? 

If the first book was a good mystery novel, this one is better. 

GO HOME, Amy. IT'S TIME TO GO HOME.

I've got more things to say but thoughts are flowing so fast that my hands can't keep up typing them out.

Wasted minutes...

I've got so many things to do, a lot more running in my mind that I wanted to do but with the hot weather we have is only giving me a sleepy head.

 

 

 

Yes, resting is  good especially for me but I'm not accomplishing anything. 

 

May sariling schedule ang katawan ko at hindi sila tumutugma ng utak ko.

 

Nemen! Kelan ba kayo pwede mag jive?

 

Ang dami ko pa dapat tapusing libro... novels and study books. Pffft!

 

"I never thought about how important the sky was until I didn't have one.
― Beth Revis, Across the Universe"

Here is the blurb if you want to check it out.

 

This one really got me hooked. I can finish this book in one or two sitting if I wasn't on medications (I'm in antihistamine because of my itchy throat).

 

It is my first time to read a book with interchanging POVs of two main characters and it was like watching a tennis game for me. 

 

A gripping mystery novel with sci-fi and YA as its platform. I'd definitely read the other books because a lot of questions were left unanswered and there's a lot more mysteries to be unraveled.

"A way to be good again..."
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

This is a good novel. It was written perfectly.

 

The plot and events were evenly placed and told perfectly in balance. The author was able to tell his story from beginning to end with no feelings of being short in every element. He was able to introduce all main characters clearly and all of them had a strong foundation. 

 

Questions like who, what, when, where, and why were answered in 371 pages. It was written meticulously and I didn't feel empty-handed when I finished it.

 

Khaled Hosseini was able to depict Afghanistan's rich culture and life in this book. I've learned something about them in a short while.

 

The book dealt about love, honor, guilt, fear, and especially redemption. How do we atone for our sins? Our mistakes? Our wrongdoings to other people? Saying I'm sorry is good but it is more apt to say "I'm sorry and how can I make it right?"

 

This book is about Amir and Hassan, a master and a servant, respectively. Hassan is the kite runner. The one who runs for a kite that went down after a kite fight. Life came into a full circle when secrets were revealed.

 

Great story, well-written, complete elements. 5 stars.

""---that echoes have no souls is certain." = What does it take to be human?"
The Lost Girl - Sangu Mandanna

The premise of the story is where clones exist. Legal in some parts of the world and illegal in some too. I haven't read the Frankenstein novel yet so I won't be able to make a comparison.

 

These human clones were made in Frankie's way. They are viewed differently in the society and referred to as "it". Because the makers of clones called as "Weavers" made them only as a vessel or a spare body of someone who is the original. The clones called as "echoes" were made to live the life of their originals. They have to be an exact copy of the original human.

 

Thoughts that hovered in my head were what it takes to be called as human? Am I an echo of my old self now but living in a different way? Trying to somehow live like I was used to be so that my "familiars" won't be disappointed in me?

 

The story is neutral-paced as like you are watching a movie. The plot was laid out evenly. The ending was okay but still with loose ends. It gives more space to have a sequel maybe. I consider this a juvenile version of suspense-thriller novels like Bourne or some usual movie that has the same plot.

 

Interesting but not that entertaining for me. Still has a lot of room to expand the author's story, therefore, I give it 4 stars.

"Ano nga ba uli ang dapat ipagdiwang?"
It's a Mens World - Bebang Siy

Nakakatuwa ang librong ito. 

 

Una, nakita ko lang eto na binabasa ng mga tao sa GoodReads at naintriga ako sa pangalang Bebang Siy. I mean, writer ka maililimbag ang pangalan mo sa mga libro at mababasa ng mga tao pero parang ang baho naman ng pangalan di ba? Pasintabi lang Ms.Bebang hehhe. Kaya alam ko na may self-confidence etong manunulat na ito. Naisip ko, another Bob Ong wanna-be? Pero kay Bob Ong din naman ako nakakuha ng istilo kung paano mag sulat. Err, nakakuha ng confidence na pwede pala magsulat ng barubal at freestyle lang kumbaga at maiintindihan din ng mga tao. Ang masasabi ko, iba pa rin sya kay Bob Ong. Parang libo-libong nobela sa mundo na iisa lang ang plot pero iba ang pagkaka deliver. Ganun.

 

Pangalawa, nakita ko na nagpost ang friend kong si Tina na magbibigay daw sya ng free copy ng libro. Syempre nanguna na ako na sumigaw sa FB ng "AKO!" Libro - check! Libre - mas malaking check! Sobrang tuwa ko ng sabihin ni Tina na sa akin daw nya ibibigay yung isang copy. At kinuha na nya contact details ko. Shit! Totoo nga! AS IN LAKING TUWA ang naramdaman ko. Hehehe. At nang makuha ko yung libro, may pirma ni BEBANG SIY! May dedication pa! Waaaaaa!!! Ang bait ko ba Lord para makakuha ng ganitong regalo?

 

Pangatlo, naunang nagbasa ng libro si inay ko. Bihira magbasa ng tagalog yun. At nang sabihin nya na maganda at nakakatuwa. At eto pa, nagkukwento pa sya ng nabasa nya eh talaga namang sulit ang mga nakatay na puno para maging papel at ginawang libro ni Bebang.

 

So tapos na sa history. Hehehe

 

It's A Mens World. Ano nga ba uli ang dapat ipagdiwang (kapag dalaga ka na)? Parang protection lang ni Harry Potter para di sya ma-target ni Voldemort ang interpretation ko dyan. May mens ka na. Di ka na bata. Di lang basta-bastang makakalagpas sa mga gawain mo noong bata ka pa at konting iyak o ngiti ay mapapatawad ka na. May kaakibat na responsibilidad. Responsibilidad na kailangang mag isip na ng mas matured, gumalaw ng tama at bawal ang buka-bukaka. At bawal na mag amoy kambing. Kelangan maging mabango sa bawat saglit.

 

Sabi nga MADUGO ang mamuhay sa mundo. Pero kung dun ka lang naman mag focus eh walang mangyayari. Kaya live life! Enjoy! Nandiyan ang pamilya at mga kaibigan.

 

Masaya akong binabasa itong libro. Naalala ang mga nakaraan. Naalala ang mga di dapat maalala. Pero lahat naman ng iyon ay parte ng kung ano at sino ako ngayon.

 

Sabi nga ni Ms.Bebang, PARA SA BAYAN! PARA SA PANITIKAN! Sana dumami pa ang mga tulad nyang manunulat at tulad ng Anvil Publishing na naniwala sa kakayahan nya. Sa kanya ko rin natutunan ang tamang paggamit ng "ng" at "nang". Di ko nga alam paano ako nakapasa sa Filipino ko noong elementary. Ngayon ko lang napagtanto na ganun pala ang usage.

 

I had a very delightful journey with you Ms.Bebang kahit sa printed na mga salita lamang.

 

Abangan natin ang sequel nya, It's Raining Mens.

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Totally...!

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher Sad. Heavy. But somehow it enlightened my heart because it was like having a support group. May kasama ka na ganun yung naiisip, naramdaman, naging takbo ng desisyon sa buhay.I would want to share my thoughts about this book but I'm afraid I might spill very personal view and accounts.I got a little confused who's talking as the story goes but I kept up somehow. I might re-read this novel.

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling Disappointing. It was all blah blah blah from the start until the last 100 pages of it when something stirred up.

The Mummy or Ramses the Damned

The Mummy - Anne Rice Hmmm Interesting.

The Vampire Chronicles: Interview with a Vampire, Vampire Lestat and the Queen of the Damned (Leatherbound Classics)

The Vampire Chronicles - Anne Rice Super duper loved!!! Ang galing talaga ni anne rice. yung manner ng pag sulat nya. YUng mga ideas nya, grabe. Ang lawak ng isip. This book encompasses almost everything. Malawak talaga. Highly recommended.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone  - J.K. Rowling The magic is still there. Weeeeeee!But I might say that the movie script made some parts of this book better.Happy face.

It

It - Stephen King Hmmmm quite disturbing though. Weird. Dark.Magaling talaga magsulat si Stephen King. Feeling ko nabugbog utak ko sa kakabasa nito.Basically, this book is about our childish fears.Hindi naman ako natakot sa mga fantasy part ng book but the reality of some events written in here. The cruelty of people. Especially in our own home.Siguro ang pennywise ko sa buhay ko would still be my mom. (not in a horrible way though. More of Superman's kryptonite)