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Quick Review: I want to eat your pancreas (Manga)

An unsolicited advice: lock your room when you’re reading this manga. This is the kind that makes you scrunch your face as it tugs your heart and you don’t want to be found by your parent-in-law in that situation. Nope. A list of things I liked about the manga is probably the more fitting title…

Quick Review: The Garden of Lost Secrets

Just so we are on the same page, there’s the word ‘quick’ in the title for a reason. If you are looking for in-depth criticism, analysis or appreciation of a book, I am also looking for an opportunity to write one and unfortunately, this is not it. The Garden of Lost Secrets I confess myself…

Quick Review: A Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

January was a busy month for me, at least as far as I could remember it. Days went by like a blur–here I go again with time moving too fast. However, I managed to read some books this month, a good way to start 2020. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World The world of introversion…

Quick Review: The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have issues reading this book: 1) Violence against women (Suze’s rape scene) 2) Violence against children (Jake’s bruises) 3) Violence against animals (Oy’s demise) You’d think I enjoyed violence against men but what can I do when the 3 out of 4…

Quick Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1), Stephen King

The Gunslinger by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was supposed to say a number of things about the book but Mr Stephen King himself preempted me with the accompanying ‘Afterword’ so there is nothing left for me to do but read the remaining books to know more. It’s a fast-paced work–…

Quick review: A Modern Cinderella by Louisa May Alcott

A Modern Cinderella by Louisa May Alcott My rating: 3 of 5 stars It was a good book, don’t get me wrong and Alcott still managed to capture my heart with her literary wit. Is it as memorable as Little Women , or Jo’s Boys ? No. The stories in the book reminded me of…

Quick Review: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Actual Rating 4.5 I’m still praying to gods and waiting for them to accept my sacrifice before I can make a substantial review. All I know is Shadow’s character has been developed quite well and how it ends does not justify it… or probably…

REVIEW: The Secret Lives of INTJS by Anna Moss

The Secret Lives of INTJs by Anna Moss My rating: 2 of 5 stars I admit the secrecy of it all initially captured my attention. I’m still astounded by the fact that the secrets included within are not secrets at all. The organization also needs to be improved and some parts of the work need…

Review: The Last Ever After

 Presidential Rating:  Date Read: 19 August 2016 Favorite character: Hester, Anadil, Dot (the conven basically) and Lady Lesso… Can you see a pattern here? Summary: In the epic next chapter of Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series, The School for Good and Evil, everything old is new again as Sophie and Agatha fight the…

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September 2020 Articles

How many times have I said “time flies so fast”? September went by in a blur. I started a hydroponics project and as of this moment, I cannot see any result yet. I also received an ARC from a literary agent and hopefully I can get around to reading it. What else is new? I’ve…

August 2020 Articles

NOTE: I was sick for a couple of days and couldn’t finish this post ergo I’m publishing it in the first Saturday of September. This doesn’t mean the September articles will be pushed to October. Or it might just mean that. I commend myself for successfully hitting the following goals for August: Finish All the…

October 2019 Articles

I thought September was busy. I was wrong. October brought a different perspective to how busy a month could go. But you’re not here to read the old complaints about work so here I dish a number of eye-opening articles I read this month. What Depression is Really Like (Brainpickings) I am neither articulate nor…

September 2019 Articles

Let’s admit it. There are those months you think you’ll be busy only to find out that it can get busier. That’s not comforting for fresh graduates who are looking for jobs out there, I know. Eventually, they’ll face the harsh reality that ideal workplaces will remain a figment of their imagination–unless they do something…

May 2019 Articles

Amassing a number of adjectives synonymous to tiring would be an exaggeration for what this month was for me but it truly was exhausting. Two big reasons: Avengers, The Big Bang Theory, and Game of Thrones have just ended and I suffered from a long and literally draining diarrhea. The 1968 Sci-Fi that Spookily Predicted…

MAY 2018 Articles

Have you ever read your old articles and remembered how exactly you wrote them? Do they evoke happy or sad memories? Same time last year, I was in a different environment. As I am writing this in an office full of busy people, their work stations separated by low green dividers, I can’t help but…

April 2018 Articles

Time flies so fast! Just a backstory, I started collating articles on April first and now here we are, on the last day! Is this intro something worth reading? No? I thought so! A Guide to Twitter Hashtags for Book Bloggers (WordPress) I have just been using #amreading (or #amwriting) every time I tweet about books….

MARCH 2018 Articles

I totally messed up my February 2018 Articles I know you can’t even qualify that as a collection. A number of things happened in February — changing careers, attending and speaking in seminars, requirements etc. — but rest assured that I am as enthusiastic about my monthly dishing of articles as I was when I…

NOVEMBER Articles

Oikawa: The year is almost over. Iwaizumi: Don’t forget December! There is something about November that makes one feel that time flies faster than usual. Have you noticed that I feature different anime characters every month? Oikawa Tooru gets a good seat in my heart for his “worthless pride” and I think he is going…

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