The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

In a desperate attempt to have new content, I begged people on Twitter to tag me to do some tags so that I'd have something posted on my blog. HAHAHA Desperate, indeed. Thanks to Bea of Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic for tagging me to do the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!

And what better way to force myself to actually do it than having someone to do it with? So after checking mine out, hopefully you'll also go to The Bibliophile Confessions for Inah's!

I gotta admit though, it was hard to go through my Goodreads shelf to answer these questions. I realized that I didn't actually read a lot of popular books. And I am severely lacking in the series department. But what did take me longer to do? Finding gifs of Rami Malek in Mr. Robot to go along with this post. Seriously, I spent so much time doing just that and yeah, I'm not a gif expert so that was difficult. I am so so so pumped for Mr. Robot that I stay up until 3AM almost every day just reading up on it and also looking at Rami Malek's photos and watching his interviews. It's all worth it though. I love looking at him HIHIHI But whatever, let's get right to this!

1. The I'm-okay-with-it-being-awkward-between-us and by us I mean the whole reading world AKA a popular book you didn't like

Well, this was easy. It seems like everyone in the book community loves The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi. Even my favorite bloggers, who have the same tastes as me, loved it. While I do know people who didn't enjoy it too, this book was still pretty well-loved that I felt like I read a different book. And maybe because I like burning friendships (HAHA), I also didn't love Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I mean, I liked it but I did not love it like everyone else. Alsoooo, I think it's pretty popular but good lord do I hate The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines.

Did you want to throw me pitchforks already? Haha! Read more for opinions I don't advertise that much!

Join us for Bookworms Unite 2.0!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lovely pubmat made my Hazel of Stay Bookish!

What: Bookworms Unite!: A PH Bloggers and Readers Meet-up
When: July 9, 2016 (Saturday) 1-4pm
Where: Tweedle Book Cafe, 106B Sct. Gandia, Quezon City

We'd love to meet you! We'll get to know each other (There are lots of Filipino book bloggers and we want to meet you ALL!), play games (How about cover guessing? Or trivia?), win prizes, raffle books, drink and eat, and a book blind date!

To participate in the book blind date:

Please wrap your books in a non-transparent paper and write some key words describing the plot of the book, including the genre. Books will then be collected and shuffled and participants will pick a book based on the keywords written on the books. Please be noted that in Book Blind Date, the number of books you'll bring will be equivalent to the number of books you'll acquire in the activity.

Join us! We'd love to meet YOU!

We need a headcount so we hope you can join the FACEBOOK EVENT we made if you're going! Or just comment here or tweet me at @oopsireadagain.

See you!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Friday, June 17, 2016

There will be spoilers for Gone Girl because I just have to discuss something about it HAHAHA. But don't worry, no spoilers for The Girl on the Train. (I'm assuming everyone has read or even watched Gone Girl).

Title: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Date of Publication: January 13, 2015 
Source: purchased from Fully Booked (paperback)

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.


And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

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Love and Music (and Missing Ted Callahan) by Amy Spalding

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I honestly love all these novella sequels Poppy releases for obsessed fans like me. My first foray was in Happy Again for Jennifer E. Smith's This is What Happy Looks Like, and now, THIS.

Love and Music (and Missing Ted Callahan): A Novella Sequel
Title: Love and Music (and Missing Ted Callahan)
Author: Amy Spalding
Publisher: Poppy
Date of Publication: June 14, 2016
Source: purchased (Kindle)

A hilarious and romantic novella sequel to Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys).

This is it. This is the day Riley Jean Crowe-Ellerman officially becomes a ROCK STAR.

It's summer, school's out, and Riley's band The Gold Diggers is playing their first music festival halfway across the country. It's the most exciting day ever, except for one small detail: Riley's boyfriend Ted is away at a Young Leaders summer program and can't be there to witness this momentous occasion.

Riley hasn't seen Ted in three whole weeks--she misses his perfectly floppy hair, his kissable lips--and when he sends her a cryptic text that just says, "I'm so sorry," Riley starts to get nervous. TED! WHAT ARE YOU SORRY FOR?! But there's no response.

Suddenly the best day of Riley's life might become the worst. Is this the end of Riley and Ted Callahan? Or can love and music keep them together?

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Beginner's Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Full disclosure: Six asked me to beta this novel to get my comments on the science-y parts because I'm a ~scientist~. Having beta-read this did not affect or change my opinions about this novel that IT IS AWESOME GO GET IT.

Title: Beginner's Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions (Talking Nerdy #1)
Author: Six de los Reyes
Date of Publication: April 17, 2016
Source: purchased from author (paperback)

Falling in love is a chemical reaction.

Just ask Kaya Rubio, twenty-five year-old Molecular Genetics graduate student and research assistant. Fed up with her spinster aunts' relentless reminders and unsolicited advice regarding her Single Since Birth status, she designs a scientific, evidence-based methodology to find her a suitable partner in time for her cousin's wedding. As any good scientist knows, any valid experimental design requires a negative control. Enter the most unsuitable candidate for a potential boyfriend: the messy, easygoing, café owner Nero Sison. Her null hypothesis? Going out with Nero would establish her baseline data without catalyzing the chemical reaction she seeks.

But when Kaya's recorded results refuse to make sense, she is forced to come to the conclusion that there are some things in life that are simply, by nature, irrational and illogical. And that sometimes, chemistry doesn't always happen inside a lab.
Purchase from Amazon | Buqo

Purchase the paperback! (For Philippine residents)

The Education of Alice Wells by Sara Wolf

Monday, June 6, 2016

I've pretty much declared that I'm a big fan of Sara Wolf, having worshipped her Lovely Vicious series. But then, how can I declare myself such a fan if that's all I've read? So I've been reading her other books too and nothing has changed, I'm still a big fan.

Title: The Education of Alice Wells
Author: Sara Wolf
Date of Publication: December 3, 2014
Source: purchased (Kindle)

At Mountford University, Ranik Mason is the king of bad boys. He’s got every cheerleader dying to be in his bed, and the underage booze-circuit under his thumb. He’s a lone wolf who takes what he wants, but never takes anything seriously.

At Mountford University, Alice Wells is the queen of nerds - studious, strict, and smart as a whip, she’s never had a boyfriend, let alone gotten drunk or partied. She’s an ice-cold teacher’s pet, determined to stick to rules and regulations if it kills her. Her one weakness is her massive crush on Theo, the mature, gorgeous campus DJ, and she’s determined to transform into the girl he wants.

If anyone on campus knows how to seduce, it’s Ranik Mason. Alice approaches him with a contract – teach her how to win Theo, and she’ll do his coursework for a year. Ranik agrees, but as his lessons for Alice heat up, both of them start to realize love isn’t something you can teach.

There’s a price. And both Alice and Ranik have to pay.

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Amy Zhang and Andrea Portes are coming to the Philippines!

Friday, June 3, 2016

What: Amy Zhang and Andrea Portes Book Signing Tour

When: July 2, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Northwing Atrium, SM City Cebu

When: July 3, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Grand Atrium, Shangri-la Plaza Mall

Join bestselling contemporary authors Amy Zhang and Andrea Portes for book signing events on July 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Northwing Atrium, SM City Cebu and on July 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Grand Atrium, Shangri-la Plaza Mall. Registration starts at 10 a.m. for both events. Only books purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express, and Powerbooks will be accommodated. The events are made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, and SM City Cebu. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@nbsalert) or visit for the complete signing mechanics. Tag #AmyandAndreainPH to join the discussion.

I haven't read their books but I've actually started with Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes and THE VOICE, MAN. I'm loving the voice! Excited for these contemporary authors to hit our shores!

More deets on their books, the authors, and signing FAQs below!

Stacking the Shelves (59) + May Recap

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

For Review

What Things Mean by Sophia N. Lee
Sula's Voyage by Catherine Torres

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