ARC April | Recap & Wrap-Up

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At the beginning of this month, I announced that I will be joining Read.Sleep.Repeat‘s event, ARC April.


ARC April is an event where the goal is to read all (if possible) your ARCs for the month. On my initial post, I pledged that I’ll be reading 9 of my ARCs for the month. I wasn’t really able to post a weekly progress of how I’m catching up but that’s because I’ve decided to just do a single post to wrap everything up. So… how many books did I actually read?
(See my initial ARC April post here)

ARCs I’ve actually read…

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to achieve my ambitious goal of reading 9 books but 5 isn’t so bad, right? Just don’t compare it to others who’ve gone double digits. LOL. Anyway, I was also able to review all of them as well! So, win-win!
Here are some excerpt from my reviews of the following books (click respective links for full review):
The writing is simple and straightforward, making it even more engaging than it already is and it’s one of the many reasons why I enjoyed this book. There’s something magnetic about it. The storyline is my kind of contemporary – real and fulfilling.


The story wasn’t that long, it had brief chapters with amusing titles but, the pacing made it feel like I was reading a 700-page book. The story was going a little slow where I got to the point that I don’t even know where the whole story was going.


The story telling was good and easy to follow but the actual story just got really weird and messy halfway through which made me confused in some parts. I didn’t understand some them but I think the problem was on my end. I guess it’s one attribute you can’t take away from the story because it’s supposed to be weird and messy and, it works.


The storyline, the continuity and how things are interconnected like a perfectly woven tapestry in this book is one of the things that I find laudable about Suffer Love. I didn’t mind the amount of coincidences long as it brings our two characters together.


My thoughts about this book are conflicting. Let’s say The Star-Touched Queen‘s theme is not fitting for my taste BUT the story is my own fantasy realized into a book.

So, that’s it! Did you join ARC April too? How did your month go? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you!

ARC April | Books I’ll Be Reading this Month

arcaprilWhat is ARC April? Well, ARC April is exactly what I need right now.


To enlighten you even more, ARC April an event organized by Shelly and Octavia from Read.Sleep.Repeat and it’s a month long challenge where the goal is to read all the ARCs you can read that’s been piling up on your shelves! Just like an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, but with ARCs! It’s usually an event that happens during August but they’ve decided to bring the challenge to April. Talk about perfect timing. Honestly speaking, I’ve been struggling with my ARCs recently. I blame NetGalley for being so tempting. ARC April is just the opportunity I needed to trim down that pile!

What I will be reading…

So, 9 books, huh? It’s quite ambitious but if you would take a look at my NetGalley shelf, you’d say I should do more. It’s also quite the challenge since I’m not the type to read 10 books/month but with the right amount of motivation and will power (yes, will power), I think I’ll be able to read all 9 books (and more)! Don’t look at me like that, I’m being positive here. Hahaha.
Are joining ARC April? What will you be reading?
Leave a comment below and let me know!
Leave some words of encouragement too, I think I’m gonna need it. LOL.
Haven’t joined ARC April yet? Sign ups are open until April 15th.
Click here for more details.
Thank you!

2016 Love-A-Thon Mini Challenge | Mix and Match


For my Love-A-Thon Mix and Match mini challenge, I’ve decided to do a mash up of fashion and books. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve  loved playing dress up games; from actual paperdolls to! (But IRL, I’m always under dressed LOL) Anyway, I created 3 looks inspired by our February 2016 releases for this challenge. Mine could be the least creative post for this challenge but I still hope you like ’em.

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2016 Love-A-Thon | Meet Bea (An Introduction)


Hello Visitors! Okay, I totally suck at introductions (and that’s nothing new) but WELCOME, WELCOME!
I just joined Love-A-Thon hosted by Alexa (Alexa Loves Books),
Cee (The Novel Hermit), Hazel (Stay Bookish) and Mel (The Daily Prophecy).
It’s my first time to participate in this annual event so I’m really excited for the activities and all. Anyway, I don’t really know where to go from here so I’ll make it easy for everyone. Basically this post is all about me. HAHA. Kidding! Well, just read along and then you judge. Maybe we have something in common, eh?

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