I confess that I haven’t read The Rise of Nine yet, but I already have a copy ready in case I find the time and am hit with the urge to read it (hopefully, soon!). Nevertheless, I still bought the next book in the I Am Number Four series because I know that it would still be worth it.

I confess that I haven’t read The Rise of Nine yet, but I already have a copy ready in case I find the time and am hit with the urge to read it (hopefully, soon!). Nevertheless, I still bought the next book in the I Am Number Four series because I know that it would still be worth it.

Two words that should never go together if you are me: STRESS & SALE.
As I’ve said in some of my previous posts, this week is going to be half of our hell week since our exams would be from Wednesday this week up to Wednesday, the next. So far, we’ve had 6 written exams and two practical test. I think I did good in some since I got 60/70 in one exam. But then I feel like I completely made trash of the exam I had this morning for Clinical Education. It was so difficult that even if I studied until the wee hours of dawn, it still didn’t work.
So yes, I am cranky and irritated. What with the barely two hours of sleep I had last night. Also the most I got this whole week is 4 hours due to the very long coverage of the exams. And that is why when our exams ended at 10:30 am, I decided to do a little something to lift my mood. I did what I knew to be the most effective way to cheer me up: go book shopping. And guess what, my timing was perfect since Powerbooks is having their sale, up to 70% off! HA! Of course, during sales like this, I can never limit myself into buying just one book. So I ended up buying not two, not three, but six awesome new books! My wallet kinda suffered but it was worth it. Here’s what I got:
The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore (FINALLY!! The third book in the Lorien Legacies!)
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (I decided to start reading the series since a lot of my friends are recommending it to me)
White Cat by Holly Black (new series I also want to try)
Red Glove by Holly Black (sequel for White Cat)
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (I’ve been wanting to read this for so long!)
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (I have read this before but I want my own copy)
All in all, I spend about Php1800 (about $40). I swear to you guys, I do not regret spending that kind of money. My mood is at its peak, and all I want to do now is read them all. But of course, I can’t since we still have exams next week and I am still in the middle of reading The Mysterious Benedict Society series. Nevertheless, my spirit is in total bliss. 

Two words that should never go together if you are me: STRESS & SALE.

As I’ve said in some of my previous posts, this week is going to be half of our hell week since our exams would be from Wednesday this week up to Wednesday, the next. So far, we’ve had 6 written exams and two practical test. I think I did good in some since I got 60/70 in one exam. But then I feel like I completely made trash of the exam I had this morning for Clinical Education. It was so difficult that even if I studied until the wee hours of dawn, it still didn’t work.

So yes, I am cranky and irritated. What with the barely two hours of sleep I had last night. Also the most I got this whole week is 4 hours due to the very long coverage of the exams. And that is why when our exams ended at 10:30 am, I decided to do a little something to lift my mood. I did what I knew to be the most effective way to cheer me up: go book shopping. And guess what, my timing was perfect since Powerbooks is having their sale, up to 70% off! HA! Of course, during sales like this, I can never limit myself into buying just one book. So I ended up buying not two, not three, but six awesome new books! My wallet kinda suffered but it was worth it. Here’s what I got:

  • The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore (FINALLY!! The third book in the Lorien Legacies!)
  • The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (I decided to start reading the series since a lot of my friends are recommending it to me)
  • White Cat by Holly Black (new series I also want to try)
  • Red Glove by Holly Black (sequel for White Cat)
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (I’ve been wanting to read this for so long!)
  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (I have read this before but I want my own copy)

All in all, I spend about Php1800 (about $40). I swear to you guys, I do not regret spending that kind of money. My mood is at its peak, and all I want to do now is read them all. But of course, I can’t since we still have exams next week and I am still in the middle of reading The Mysterious Benedict Society series. Nevertheless, my spirit is in total bliss. 

"We don’t have to be defined by the things we did or didn’t do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it’s a regret, maybe it’s not. It’s merely something that happened. Get over it."
Pittacus Lore (I Am Number Four)

New acquisition.

A while ago, I went to SM with my cousin to buy some plastic cover for my books. Of course, as I enter any bookstore, it’s a must to check out the book stands. And what do you know! I found these three babies which I cannot just ignore. Good thing I brought my money with me. And so, impulsive as I am, I bought them: 

  • The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

—This is the sequel to I Am Number Four by an anonymous author. I enjoyed the first book for it is a well-written sci-fi novel. The Power of Six follows the adventures of Number Four and Number Six as they race to find the other four aliens of their kind in order to save the earth.

  • Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto

—This book was recommended to me by my aunt. She said that she can’t put it down when she started reading it. I was intrigued so I read the summary. It’s about a newly widowed woman who meets a young man which is supposed to be the grandson of his 34-year old late husband. The story goes as this young man tells her that her husband is still alive. I am looking forward to reading this since the author is a Filipino.

  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordono

—I have been looking for this book for sometime now. It’s a story about a mathematically gifted guy and a girl who both are misfits but comfort in each other. I read Cinderellainrubbershoes’ review and I wanted to read the book even more. So I did not think twice and bought it right away when I saw it a while ago.