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Review: You Out of Nowhere by Jay E. Tria

“How many more low-key goodbyes did I have to bid this guy? I wouldn’t put it past him to be conspiring with the universe, if I believed he liked me that much.

You Out of Nowhere

Title: You Out of Nowhere
Author: Jay E. Tria
Genre and Themes: Adult, Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 182
Publication: 4 November 2017
Read: November 2017
Rating:
4-stars

the book: goodreads | amazon
the author:  goodreads | website | twitter

At 31, Kris’s dating life is starting to resemble a reality show. So when she strikes up a conversation with a nerdy but gorgeous stranger on the train, getting serious is the last thing on her mind. Been there, done that, and she has the emotional baggage to prove it.

At 24, Ringo knows what he wants—and when a train flirtation turns into a night he can’t forget, he knows he wants Kris. But it’s clear she has other plans, and they don’t include him. So when they find themselves on the same flight to Seoul, it’s Ringo’s chance to turn up the heat, and convince Kris to take a risk.

In a new city, with someone new—the right someone—what could change? Maybe nothing. But also, maybe everything.

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A Month in the Life of a Little Bookworm: October 2017 + Halloween Readathon Wrap-up!

Hello, world and fellow bookworms!

October is over and it’s time for another one of our monthly wrap-ups again! Ahhh, where do I start? I believe my October is waaaaay better than September. I joined my first ever readathon, and though I read fewer books this month, I enjoyed most of them. I also posted four book reviews, which is better than what I initially planned. I fell on a minor reading slump at the later part of the month, but it was because I started watching a series that I now love very much. No worries, though, because I’m still on track with my Goodreads reading challenge! And the most exciting of all – I won giveaways and went to watch a play adaptation of one of my favorite series!

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Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

“Live in the moment whenever you can. You don’t need a memory for that.”

The One Memory of Flora Banks

Title: The One Memory of Flora Banks
Author: Emily Barr
Genre and Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: eARC
Pages: 313
Publication: Penguin Books, 12 January 2017
Read: January 2017
Rating:
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Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life. 

With little more than the words “be brave” inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway, the land of the midnight sun, determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must “be brave” if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home.

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WWW Wednesday, 10/11/17!

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Hello, dears!

Welcome to this week’s edition of WWW Wednesdays! This is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and it’s pretty simple, we just answer the 3 Ws:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

This is a new addition to the blog (yaay!) but I don’t think I can join every single week especially when I take too long to read a book and I’ll probably feature the same one in three consecutive weeks. Hehe. Let’s just see where this takes me. Shhh, I know it’s already Thursday in my timezone but hey, it’s still Wednesday in some parts of the world, right?

Without further ado, here are the book highlights of my week…

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Review: Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan

“We are powerless when we wait for other people to act on our behalf.”

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Title: Smaller and Smaller Circles
Author: F.H. Batacan
Genre and Themes: Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Serial killer
Format: Paperback
Pages: 357
Publication: Soho Press, Inc., 2015
Read: October 2017
Rating:
4-stars

the book | the author

Payatas, a 50-acre dump in northeast Manila, is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement is stretched thin and rife with corruption. So when the eviscerated bodies of preteen boys begin to appear in the trash heaps in the rainy summer of 1997, there is no one to seek justice on their behalf – until two Jesuit priests, forensic anthropologist Father Gus Saenz and his protégé, Father Jerome Lucero, take the matter of protecting their flock into their own hands.

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