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Waiting On Wednesday: Rooms by Lauren Oliver (#3)

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13579626Title: Rooms

Author: Lauren Oliver

Expected publication: September 23rd 2014

Publisher: Ecco

Page: 320

Summary: Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.

But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.

The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results. Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

I think this is the first adult novel from this author (but please don’t quote me on that). Mystery is the least genre I’ve ever read this year (my whole life basically lol) I’m so pumped to get into this genre. I really love Before I Fall and the first two books from the Delirium trilogy. So I believe this book is going to be as great as her previous books.

What book are you waiting on for this week?

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Book Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

This Review contains spoilers! 

LARA JEAN keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved–five in all. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

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Audiobooks… Is This The End of Printed Books?

Hey guys! What is up?

Today I wanna talk about something that has been on my mind months ago. If you familiar with Youtubers such as Tyler Oakley and the likes, they have been promoting Audible.com for over a year (maybe?). Basically Audible.com is place where we could purchase an audiobook, so people who doesn’t have the time to sit and read, could just listen to it. I know it’s weird. I’ve been iffy about the whole concept of “listening to a book” because to me, books are supposed to be read, not to be listen. Besides, I would have a problem getting into the story as well (I already have that problem in printed books, let alone audio one).

But hey, at least give it a try doesn’t hurt anybody right? Especially when Audible.com offered free trial for the first 30 days for 1 book. So yeah why the heck not? But the thing is, which book I should choose? Because there are like bajillion books. After thinking about the pro and con, I decided to purchase a book that I have already read, I choose Divergent. Why? Because I don’t have to think about getting into a story to the book I have already read, also I could listen to it while reading the actual book to practice on how to pronounce a certain words. And its worked out really well. I love it. But would I prefer audiobook now that I have tried it to the actual printed book? Hell no. I love holding my books, take them to the bed, hug them, and sometime I sniff them. (lol I swear this is not a fetish)

How about you guys? Do you prefer listen to your book or reading them?

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Waiting on Wednesday: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (#2)

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AW-SWTitle: Afterworlds

 Author: Scott Westerfeld

 Expected publication: September 23rd 2014

 Publisher: Simon Pulse

 Page: 608

Summary: Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she’s made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings…
Told in alternating chapters is Darcy’s novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the ‘Afterworld’ to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved – and terrifying – stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.

I have never read any books from this author, although I’ve been meaning to read Uglies Series for a long time, maybe later after I read this book. Ever since I saw a booktuber talking about this book, I was like, wow I need that in my life now. Its basically a book about a book, how cool is that?

What book are you waiting on for this week?

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Movie Sunday: The Fault in Our Stars

I finally saw this movie yesterday ( I know, I’m so late to the party). The Fault in Our Stars is based on Best Seller book written by John Green.  Basically the story is about two cancer kids who met in a Cancer Support Group and fell in love, yada yada yada. The first time I read the book, I never thought I would shed a tear — only because I had this expectation in mind that its gonna be another “Walk to Remember”. The girl got cancer, fell in love with a boy and she died. Man, I could not have been more wrong in my life. Damn you, Mr. John Green.

You stay there for the rest of your life!

You stay there for the rest of your life!

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Waiting On Wednesday: Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian (#1)

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10662433 Title: Ashes to Ashes

Author: Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Expected publication: September 16th 2014

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Summary: New Year’s Eve ended with a bang and Mary, Kat and Lillia may not be prepared for what is to come. After Rennie’s death, Kat and Lillia try to put the pieces together of what happened to her. They both blame themselves. If Lillia hadn’t left with Reeve… If Kat had only stayed with Rennie… Things could have been different. Now they will never be the same.
Only Mary knows the truth about that night. About what she is. She also knows the truth about Lillia and Reeve falling in love, about Reeve being happy when all he deserves is misery, just like the misery he caused her. Now their childish attempts at revenge are a thing of the past and Mary is out for blood. Will she leave anything in her wake or will all that remain be ashes?

Oh my God, Oh my God! I can tell you that I’m dying waiting for this book everyday. The ending of Fire with Fire still haunts me. Like I can’t even read another book or get into another book because of this. Ashes to Ashes is the final book of the Burn for Burn trilogy. I can’t wait what’s gonna happen with the girls and Reeve. Please please don’t make him — or one of the girls die. Well, except… you know if you read the book :p. And please a happy ending for Alex and Kat too! hahaha

What book are you waiting on for this week?

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Writer’s Block? Errr…

Hey guys! What is up?

Geez, it been bajillion years ago since I sit down and just writing for my blog. As you probably noticed, I keep posting book reviews or books related post on here. Which is okay, because that’s one of the reason why I created this blog. But I want my blog to be some kind of diary that I can look back, not just about book you know. It’s not like I don’t have anything to write, trust me, I have tons of topic list I want to write for this blog. I even pre-writting some of them on my notebook. Like I wanna talk about why I don’t trust pet shop to take care of my cats, talk about my driving lesson experience, my current obsession, things that i love, or simply what’s happening in my life. But, I just can’t get my butt off Pet Rescue Saga and Youtube. Every time I want to open my wordpress page to post something, I go to those two sites instead :( .

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