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Starting our #litpagessummerbookchallenge today!
DAY 1: Summer Book Recommendations

Here are some of my 5 fave books to read! • intense action packed with a lil romance
[ ] Champion by Marie Lu (Legend series)
• fantasy and romance yes pls ⚔️
[ ] Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
• head tripping sci fi (and romance of course)
[ ] A Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray (Firebird series)
• tagos sa puso (tagalog for: if you rlly want to cry a lot)
[ ] The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
• feel good short stories
[ ] Summer Days and Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins

what are some of your recommendations? happy reading!  

I’m back!  ❤

I’m back both in blogging and in my addiction to books. It has been a while, my friends! I owe it to my two-day “break” before my last final exams. I was able to find time to update you guys with what’s happening in my life. Okay, first, I had my last and longest summer vacation yet last May. Even though I was just inside the house during the vacation, I was still able to do things that I want: watch Kdramas and JDramas, read books, watch good movies and enough sleep. As for my love for books, I know I had a long hiatus before I got myself to love reading books again. I even saw a post here in tumblr which says that “I don’t know what’s wrong…even reading books isn’t as fun as it used to be. I miss the old me.” I can completely relate with that. But I don’t know what happened. Maybe watching Kdramas and movies really helped. So I got myself to read again and even bough a P700 worth of old books, yet great titles, from a thrift bookshop online. I DO HOPE I could post more and thanks to everyone who stayed! 

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Everybody gets a miracle, mine was fangirling. Just so you know, you cannot separate Margo the person from Margo the body so it is you cannot separate a girl who’ve read the book from making fan art. Also, the lassie here is so excited for the movie.

“Shadowhunters: looking better in black than the widows of our enemies. Since 1234” I ABSOLUTELY LOVE JACE WHEN HE SAID THIS😂 i lowkey miss reading the TMI and TID series but as soon as im done reading a few other books, i’ll get started on Lady Midnight!!! -dp

A Few Love Lessons Brought by Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell:

1. Being in love is being too familiar with details.

~That morning, in English, Park noticed that Eleanor’s hair came to a soft red point on the back of her neck.

That afternoon, in history, Eleanor noticed that Park chewed on his pencil when he was thinking.~

Being able to ride within the POVs of both of these lovers, I’ve discovered more about the “how” part of falling romantically in love. If the heart’s so sincere in carrying that emotion, a person just can’t help to study every characteristic and feature and every ambiguous detail affixed to the love interest. It was as if a guy wanted to complete this certain puzzle so much that he solved it a countless times, even if at first it’s like it didn’t want to be solved. But he tried so much that he accomplished it, finally. He was so in love with it that he memorized every complex puzzle piece.

2. Love can intensify if mixed with music.

~Best of all, she had Park’s songs in her head– and in her chest, somehow.~

One of my favorite things about the book is the clear attachment of music– another connection the two head-over-heels-in-love misfits shared, without doubt. I felt that can’t-be-stopped giddiness every time I read these lines narrating on how they admired and awed for different songs in various eras and genres. I admit, I am not familiar with most of the songs mentioned (therefore a research must be accomplished soon), but just knowing the fact that every beat they heard in a three-minute rock song made their bus ride chinwags a whole lot better, I felt the strong musical bond, as well.

3. Love brings out the idea of emotional incompleteness. 

~“I don’t even think I even breathe when we’re not together. Which means, when I see you on Monday morning, it’s been like sixty hours since I’ve taken a breath.”~

A funny part about this paramount feeling is that you just feel anxious and lacking whenever the person you’re in love with is heaps of miles away from you. And then sometimes you realize that you had never really experienced this kind of incompleteness when you still hadn’t met the person, and now that this person’s a part of your world, everything just gets really strange. Sometimes you feel as if you’re searching for something you’ve been desperately needing, even if the first place, in the first parts of your living, you never even yearned.

4. We become a factory of beautiful words and metaphors when we are in love.

~Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.~

Playful indeed is love, that even a person so cold and reserved and quiet and seemingly socially dull can have the ability to produce so much profound musings. Park’s thoughts were somewhat tear-jerkers for me– I mean, man, how amazing it is when you dive inside the in-love-guy’s mind, and you discover so much beauty in his words? Boys who get to create metaphors are just so gush-worthy.

5. Love can be so awkward, and it’s perfectly okay.

~“Hi,” Eleanor said.

“Hi,” he breathed.

She giggled.

“What?” he said.

“I don’t know,” she said. “Hi.”~

The awkwardness inclined with love is just so precious because it means that love is not a pretentious thing. Being awkward is just being you, being sincere with yourself, and I think, there will always be a person who can fit with the kind of awkwardness you have. I’ve loved so many ill at ease moments in the novel– the way they got so uneasy and embarrassed with each other just brought so much flowing figurative hearts all over the place. The book was so true, it was in the real world-zone. I felt like I belonged to the book, for I have the similar bag of awkwardness myself.

6. Crazy, crazier, craziest– popular levels of love.

~When she saw Park standing at the bus stop on Monday morning, she started giggling. Seriously, giggling like a cartoon character… When their cheeks get all red.~

We all got to admit this one, alright– everything is just so “I can’t help it,”. It feels so human, period.

7. Love is about saying the right words in the right time. (if possible, perfect time.)

~He regretted saying it. Not because it wasn’t true. He loved her. Of course he did. There was nothing else to explain… everything Park felt. But he hadn’t meant to tell her like that. So soon. And over the phone.~

For me, saying those three words are not just perfect for candlelight dinners or under the moonlight and shooting stars rooftop dates– it will be perfect according to our own perception of perfect. In a lighter sense, we need not to be reckless with the words with release; we have to think thoroughly first and be prepared for the possible grand turn of events right after those three words get to escape out of the mouth.

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I was (and still am) absolutely in love with this book and it’s probably so much more obvious now. How about you, guys? Any insights and reactions? I’d love to hear from you.

xx 

i’ve recently just finished second chance summer but since i only have an ebook copy, i just took a pic of since you’ve been gone!! lol anyway, i would give SCS a frickin five over five stars!!!!!! that book made me feel all kinds of feels. if you’re looking for contemporary, this is a must read.
-k💓

current read: The Rose Society by Marie Lu
i just realized that TYE is lowkey just like xmen 😂 i love my xmen so that’s probs why im loving this book series too. it’s so amazing how dark this book can be, and yet it’s that factor that makes me want to read more of Adelina’s story. it also intrigues me how different this can be from Legend and yet i STILL find TYE to be the better series 🙊
i definitely recommend this book if you wanna read some dark xmen-like stuff 😊 happy reading! woooo
-k