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I am so inlove with Rush!
I spent 2 days reading these books.

What can I say?
It’s a story of love with twists and turns as usual, but the way Abbi wrote it, It made a lot of difference for me. I fell in love with the characters. It made me ask for more. I even thought I had separation anxiety when I am about to finish reading it. That was kind of exaggerated, I hear ye. 😛

Here are some of my favorite quotes..

“Everyone always says that love was enough. It wasn’t. Not when your soul has been shattered.”

“When you find your reason for living, hold onto it. Never let it go. Even if it means burning other bridges along the way.” ― Abbi Glines, Forever Too Far

“You don’t have to love me. Just don’t leave me,” he said against my leg”
― Abbi Glines, Fallen Too Far


“I’m starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It’s so hard for anyone to show us how we look, & so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.”
― John Green, Paper Towns

This book is now listed as one of my favorites. I was kinda surprised how John Green can easily make you laugh by his metaphors. He is a genius and to me, the story is twisted, exciting, and funny.

There’s a puzzle, a mystery to solve. And everytime you turn the pages, you get excited to see how resourceful the characters are and wonder how J.G was able to write it. He is generous enough to make me wander in the U.S while I was just sitting in my office table. I felt like I am part of the story. I felt involved and made me think of my own longing for an affair to the world.

This is different from his other famous books, The fault in our stars and Looking for Alaska. That is quite surprising. I mean, after TFIOS, I cried a river. Hell..oww..

The ending is not bad. But I was kind of sad. How fortunate ironies can happen.

And Margo is such a strong girl, She loves mystery so much that she became one.(borrowed line from the book)


To Read.

Posted: June 12, 2014 in Book, Book Review, friends, Happiness, Journal
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I have quite a few eh and I still can’t find time to read ’em.

First, I am excited to attend the service. I am preoccupied with longing for God’s word.

Second, I still have one more shift til I get to rest.
Third, I am addicted to ebooks.

As much as I want to read the traditional way, (reading a book with paperbacks in your favorite spot) I just can’t start it, I don’t know why.

My friend gave me these books. Actually, the Pag-Ibig Thingy and Self-help book are new, I bought them just last month. The Nicholas Sparks‘ were given as a gift from a dear friend. The two others, Life of Pi and The curious incident of the dog in the night-time are just some-things borrowed. My precious friend who actually gave me the Sparks’ book and who lend me the two others, is just one person. Very generous and kind.

So I cannot actually give you some insights about the books yet.
But I will. Soon.

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.



Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make. –From Goodreads

The story is almost unbelievable but the way the author made it, to sound and look so real is truly amazing.

It is not just because I already saw the trailer before I read it, but I can imagine it. Every word, every feeling, every details, it all came to life in my realization.

I can’t wait for the movie! I saved the date.
Trailer here.

People believe what they want to believe..


The ticket.

The Food with the ticket.

So after days spent reading the book, The Fault in our Stars has finally come to life. Not that I am a big fan of tragedy or epic love story but I loved how the story made me believe in possibilities of forever. Forever doesn’t mean to be together always. But to be there with each other whatever comes.

The story of Augustus and Hazel Grace made me believe in love again.
Although I don’t have special someone to call. It made me feel special in my own way. This is an eye opener. A story that most people will embrace. Worth sharing.

It’s another story of love. Sickness. Depression. How two sick people love beyond any circumstances.

Indeed one of the best.

Here are some of the quotes from the book.

“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars



Synopsis: It’s been three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life.

And three years he’s spent wondering why.

When their paths cross again in New York City, Adam and Mia are brought back together for one life-changing night.

Adam finally has the opportunity to ask Mia the questions that have been haunting him. But will a few hours in this magical city be enough to lay their past to rest, for good – or can you really have a second chance at first love? ( Copied from Goodreads)

Second chance or Closure?

I personally am not good at second chances. Maybe because I always make sure when I get out of a relationship, I’ll never have any regrets and that I am already done.

In this case, the man is broken hearted and He is like hanging by a moment there. No idea why Mia disappeared. I felt the same pain. It was really hard. I can really relate. Goodness.

I suggest you read If I stay first before you read this so you can follow.



“We are born with two incurable diseases, life, from which we die, and hope, which says maybe death isn’t the end.”
― Andrew M. Greeley

This book was just given to me by a friend last summer of 2011.
He said it’s a good book. I didn’t read it til today coz I almost forgot about it.
It was placed somewhere I couldn’t see. Plus I am not into reading the kind. I just made a promise to myself that I am going to read all the books I have in my bookshelf.

It is indeed a good story. The twists. The seduction part. The sins we commit and the idea itself. I didn’t knew I was hooked til I got to the last page. It is not just a novel. For me it speaks for the truth. Or who knew. (:

Synopsis: Playing the role of “devil’s advocate” for the Church, Father Laurence McAuliffe investigates allegations that John Cardinal McGlynn–a candidate for canonization–led a less-than-saintly life.



Erotic. Steamy yet fascinating. The words are deliberately sophisticated. You hear the man side and the woman side. You’ll see the difference. Wow. I even allowed zero destruction til I get to the end of the page.




“We think you’ll find that every woman in her heart of hearts longs for three things: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty. That’s what makes a woman come alive.”
― John Eldredge, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul

This book is just referred to me by a friend. I got to a point where I had my patience tested. As a woman, it is acceptable to grieve, or to cry. But to lose faith or lose self-confidence is another story.

No man should ever make a woman feel so weak. And no man should ever make her doubt about herself.

This book is highly recommended especially for those who are learning the art of letting go. It gives you hope and help you heal.