September Book Photo Challenge

Day 22: I Need To Buy This

I just really want to get my hands on these two Harry Potter box sets. One is the newest Bloomsbury Hardbound Edition and the other is the original Bloomsbury UK Adult Edition. 

The Maze Runner Movie Review

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Okay, so I just watched the movie a while ago and here are the thoughts I have regarding the film. It will be full of spoilers so anyone who haven’t read the book or watched the movie, just don’t read my review. To those who read the book and want to know if it’s worth the money and time, you may read it, just click on.

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September Book Photo Challenge

Day 21 : People on the Cover
Here are some of my YA books with real people on their covers. Aren’t they all gorgeous?

September Book Photo Challenge

Day 21 : People on the Cover

Here are some of my YA books with real people on their covers. Aren’t they all gorgeous?

FT&N Celebration True or False Game

faery-tales-and-nightmares:

• Book: Harry Potter Series
• Question: Hermione Granger’s parents are dentists. True or false?

Reblog with your answer to be counted for the giveaway. Answers in asks will not count.

TRUE!!

SPOTTED!

It’s the Philippine flag! Caught a glimpse of it in Doctor Who’s next episode, The Caretaker. I know that I shouldn’t make a big deal out of this because, clearly, there’s a United Nations thing going on in that episode with all the other flags hanging around. But I am just so happy that our country was included! It feels like a shout-out to all Filipino Whovians. <3

jellybabiesandfishcustard:

I actually totally lost it at that line. I don’t ship it, and it’s clear that there’s not romantic feelings between them, but I still like the idea that he’s a wee bit jealous. It’s like Three was with Jo Grant. 

THIS.  I LOVE TWELVE. I love the fact that he is not okay with his companion dating someone and it’s not because he has romantic feelings for her. It’s just the way he is, like no one is gonna be good enough for his friend. I’m sorry, but anyone trying to ship Twelve and Clara is way out of their heads. This is like the next Ten-Donna friendship.  

FT&N Celebration Trivia Game

faery-tales-and-nightmares:

Question number thirteen!

Book: Divergent
Question: What does each faction stand for?

Reblog with your answer to be counted for the giveaway. Answers in asks will not count.

Abnegation - Selflessness

Amity - Peace and Harmony

Dauntless - Bravery

Erudite - Knowledge

Candor - Honesty

Reblog if you’re…

purehogwarts:

Muggleborn:

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Half-Blood:

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Pure-blood:

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because you’re all equal.

Or Squibs. Because they’re part of the wizarding world, too!

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This is seriously my worst reading habit. I marathon books at weird hours, usually 2-6am, while eating in bed. Whenever my mom catches me doing this, she would go ballistic and reprimand me for (1) staying up so late, (2) eating in bed, (3) blowing up the electric bill for keeping the lights, laptop and wifi on, and (4) getting my eyes strained (I already have astigmatism, you see). But yeah, I never listen. It&#8217;s the quietest time of the day and no one interrupt me while reading.
I started reading Legend by Marie Lu, btw. By the rate I am going and the interest level I have for the book right now, I think I&#8217;ll be able to finish this in a few more hours. Wish me luck!
What are you guys reading?

This is seriously my worst reading habit. I marathon books at weird hours, usually 2-6am, while eating in bed. Whenever my mom catches me doing this, she would go ballistic and reprimand me for (1) staying up so late, (2) eating in bed, (3) blowing up the electric bill for keeping the lights, laptop and wifi on, and (4) getting my eyes strained (I already have astigmatism, you see). But yeah, I never listen. It’s the quietest time of the day and no one interrupt me while reading.

I started reading Legend by Marie Lu, btw. By the rate I am going and the interest level I have for the book right now, I think I’ll be able to finish this in a few more hours. Wish me luck!

What are you guys reading?

"The memory fades, and I’m left hanging on to the ghosts of his words."
Marie Lu (Legend)
September Book Photo Challenge

Day 20 : This Should Be A Movie
Generally, I am against book-to-movie adaptations since they ruin a lot of aspects of the books. They take away the freedom of the readers to imagine the worlds on their own by putting a permanent image of how the characters and settings should look. Book-to-movie adaptations also cannot portray the whole thought process of each characters, which are very much in detail in their book counterparts. 
Anyway, if ever I want a book to be turned a movie, I think I want to see Marissa Meyer’s Cinder (and the entire Lunar Chronicles) come to life. And I say this with the premise that every little detail in book should be included in the film. If not, then I don’t wish to watch that film at all. 

September Book Photo Challenge

Day 20 : This Should Be A Movie

Generally, I am against book-to-movie adaptations since they ruin a lot of aspects of the books. They take away the freedom of the readers to imagine the worlds on their own by putting a permanent image of how the characters and settings should look. Book-to-movie adaptations also cannot portray the whole thought process of each characters, which are very much in detail in their book counterparts. 

Anyway, if ever I want a book to be turned a movie, I think I want to see Marissa Meyer’s Cinder (and the entire Lunar Chronicles) come to life. And I say this with the premise that every little detail in book should be included in the film. If not, then I don’t wish to watch that film at all. 

Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

Since Banned Books Week is about to start in a couple of days, I decided to make this post. The list of books found here came from ALA. Cross out the books you’ve already read and let’s see how much you love banned books! Here goes mine:

1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
22. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
23. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
24. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
25. Killing Mr. Griffen, by Lois Duncan
26. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
27. My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier
28. Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
29. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
30. We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier
31. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
32. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
33. Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
34. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
35. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
36. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
37. It’s So Amazing, by Robie Harris
38. Arming America, by Michael Bellasiles
39. Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane
40. Life is Funny, by E.R. Frank
41. Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher
42. The Fighting Ground, by Avi
43. Blubber, by Judy Blume
44. Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher
45. Crazy Lady, by Jane Leslie Conly
46. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
47. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby: The First Graphic Novel by George Beard and Harold Hutchins, the creators of Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
48. Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez
49. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
50. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
51. Daughters of Eve, by Lois Duncan
52. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
53. You Hear Me?, by Betsy Franco
54. The Facts Speak for Themselves, by Brock Cole
55. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Green
56. When Dad Killed Mom, by Julius Lester
57. Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause
58. Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going
59. Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes
60. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
61. Draw Me A Star, by Eric Carle
62. The Stupids (series), by Harry Allard
63. The Terrorist, by Caroline B. Cooney
64. Mick Harte Was Here, by Barbara Park
65. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
66. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
67. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
68. Always Running, by Luis Rodriguez
69. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
70. Harris and Me, by Gary Paulsen
71. Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park
72. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
73. What’s Happening to My Body Book, by Lynda Madaras
74. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
75. Anastasia (series), by Lois Lowry
76. A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
77. Crazy: A Novel, by Benjamin Lebert
78. The Joy of Gay Sex, by Dr. Charles Silverstein
79. The Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss
80. A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
81. Black Boy, by Richard Wright
82. Deal With It!, by Esther Drill
83. Detour for Emmy, by Marilyn Reynolds
84. So Far From the Bamboo Grove, by Yoko Watkins
85. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher
86. Cut, by Patricia McCormick
87. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
88. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
89. Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissenger
90. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
91. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
92. The Boy Who Lost His Face, by Louis Sachar
93. Bumps in the Night, by Harry Allard
94. Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine
95. Shade’s Children, by Garth Nix
96. Grendel, by John Gardner
97. The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
98. I Saw Esau, by Iona Opte
99. Are You There, God?  It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
100. America: A Novel, by E.R. Frank

Total: 32 books. Not bad, eh?

A message from lendlklein
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50:Which books should be banned from all schools?

Oooh, tough one. I don’t really think any books should be banned from schools. Children should be able to explore as much text as possible. Banning books for their contents is such bullshit. I think that everyone has the right to read whatever they want. I also believe that children should be exposed to the harsh realities of life as early as possible. Most people think that young ones aren’t supposed to know of violence, abuse, war, etc. But I think they should be aware of these things as long as there are adults to guide them and help them to understand what they are reading.

Bombard my ask box please: Bookworm Edition

  • 1: What was the last book you read?
  • 2: Was it a good one?
  • 3: What made it good?
  • 4: Would you recommend it to other people?
  • 5: How often do you read?
  • 6: Do you like to read?
  • 7: What was the last bad book you read?
  • 8: What made you dislike it?
  • 9: Do you wish to be a writer?
  • 10: Has any book every influenced you greatly?
  • 11: Do you read fanfiction?
  • 12: Do you write fanfiction?
  • 13: What's your favorite book?
  • 14: What's your least favorite book?
  • 15: Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?
  • 16: When did you learn to read?
  • 17: What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
  • 18: What is your favorite book series?
  • 19: Who is your favorite author?
  • 20: What is your favorite genre?
  • 21: Who is your favorite character in a book series?
  • 22: Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
  • 23: Which book do you wish had a sequel?
  • 24: Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?
  • 25: How long does it take you to read a book?
  • 26: Do you like when books become movies?
  • 27: Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
  • 28: Which movie has done a book justice?
  • 29: Do you read newspapers?
  • 30: Do you read magazines?
  • 31: Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
  • 32: Do you read while in bed?
  • 33: Do you read while on the toilet?
  • 34: Do you read while in the car?
  • 35: Do you read while in the bath?
  • 36: Are you a fast reader?
  • 37: Are you a slow reader?
  • 38: Where is your favorite place to read?
  • 39: Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
  • 40: Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
  • 41: Who gave you your love for reading?
  • 42: What book is next on your list to read?
  • 43: When did you start to read chapter books?
  • 44: Who is your favorite children's book author?
  • 45: Which author would you most want to interview?
  • 46: Which author do you think you'd be friends with?
  • 47: What book have you reread the most?
  • 48: Which books do you consider "classics"?
  • 49: Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
  • 50: Which books should be banned from all schools?

Need a little bit of bookworm help here.

I decided that I want to start reading a new series. I want to know your opinion on which one to start with first. I have 3 series in mind and I would really appreciate your help with these:

  • The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Legend trilogy by Marie Lu

I’ve been hearing a lot of good reviews and feeback from all of these series and I am at lost on which to read first. You guy wanna give me hand?