More Happy than Not Tag

In the spirits of #FBCYA book of the month, More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera, I’m doing the More Happy than Not tag. Thank you to my fellow #FBCYA bloggers, Bianca @ Ultimate Fangirl and Trisha @ The Bookgasm for tagging me.
By the way, if you haven’t read this book, YOU TOTALLY SHOULD! It was beautiful and heart-wrenching and even though I didn’t cry, I had a lot of feelings about this book.

Let’s get to the tag.

more happy than not tag

I am more happy than not:

after I finish my 30-minute interval training because I DID IT

when I get home from exhausting day at work to find my mom has prepared my favorite food

when I accidentally purchase a book from Kindle store…

when I have to wait hours for my bus, but have my favorite podcast to listen to

when I have to work on the weekends, but knowing I will get properly compensated

when I manage to make that piece of code works after days of mind-numbing debugging

when I spend the next day walking around in zombie mode having spent the night before finishing a great book

whenever I have that perfect blend of coffee no matter the situation I’m in

when I see that new release I’ve been wanting to read, even though the price tag makes me cringe

everytime I buy new stationery even if I will never use it


Sara @ Freadom Library
Emma @ Emma the Book Lover
Luna @ LuniReads
Jorelene @ Page Chronicles


everyone who has read this book, but yet to do the tag.

Please don’t feel obligated to do the tag if you don’t want to/have done it before.

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The Disney Book Tag

Hello everyone, today marks my return to my book-tags pile.

I have several book tags I have to do and I’m really excited to do them all, but I’m going to start with The Disney Book Tag. Thank you Trisha @ The Bookgasm Blog for this tag! ^_^ She tagged me back in November, but I had been procrastinating.

The Disney

Anyway, let’s get to it!

The Little Mermaid—A character who is out their element, a “fish out of water.”

Cath in Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell). She went to live in college dorm expecting everything to be more or less the same. So when her sister, Wren, left her to be with her new friends, Cather was alone with nothing to do but submerge herself in the internet. I am Cather of course.


Cinderella—A character who goes through a major transformation.

Elend Venture in Mistborn trilogy (Brandon Sanderson). I’ve recently finished the original Mistborn series and oh my… There are glimpses of his old self, but the new Elend is so different with the person I first met in The Final Empire.

On the other hand, there’s also Chaol Westfall (Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas)… but I cannot say more because that’s spoilery.


Snow White—A book with an eclectic cast of characters.

Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo). What a delightful combination of characters. I love all of them, Jesper, Wylan, Kaz, Inej, Nina, Matthias. I’m really excited that Crooked Kingdom will have Wylan as one of the narrators.


Sleeping Beauty—A book that put you to sleep.

I AM SORRY SANDERSON FANS (that includes myself), but it took me forever to finish Well of Ascension because I kept falling asleep after a few pages.


The Lion King—A character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood.

Kvothe in The Name of The Wind (Patrick Rothfuss). The Name of the Wind is sort of a biography of Kvothe, and man did he get through a lot.


Beauty and The Beast—A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.

The Way of Kings (Brandon Sanderson).

I WAS SCARED TO START IT, but now all I want in my life is the third Stormlight book so I could play spot that character and get lost in Roshar.


Aladdin—A character who gets their wish granted, for better or for worse.

This question is so difficult to answer without giving away major spoilers, so I’m gonna go with the obvious.

Be Careful What You Wish For… (RL Stine). The title says it all.


Mulan—A character who pretends to be something or someone they are not.

Macy in The Truth About Forever (Sarah Dessen). She tried so hard to be perfect even though she didn’t enjoy the things she did. There’s nothing wrong with being a perfectionist, but Macy’s problem is that she didn’t want to be but was forced by her circumstances. I had been there, and sometimes I found myself slipping back into this mode.


Toy Story—A book with characters you wish would come to life.

Heroes of Olympus (Rick Riordan).
Why? Because Percy and Nico and Piper and Thalia and Leo and Reyna and Hazel and everyone else. Because I’m so attached to those characters that I’ll keep reading whatever Riordan thrown at me as long as he gives me more of them.


Disney Descendants—Your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character.

I’m going to cheat and mention five. Caine in Gone series (Michael Grant), Lord Ruler in Mistborn (Brandon Sanderson), Cersei Lannister in A Game of Thrones (George RR Martin), Hrathen in Elantris (Brandon Sanderson). Possibly also Aeduan in Truthwitch (Susan Dennard), even though I haven’t finished that book I’m saving this space for him.


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I’m tagging some bloggers I recently followed ^_^

Lisa @ Remarkably Lisa
Chelsie @ Chelsie’s Book Addiction
Isabella @ Gryffindor Books
Percy Reads

P.S. It’s totally fine if you don’t want to do it or if you have done it before. 🙂

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2016 Resolutions Book Tag

It’s near the end of 2015, which means it’s time to make some overambitious resolutions and try to keep it.

2016 Resolutions Book Tag was a tag created by Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasm. She also tagged me on her post, so thank you Trisha!

Let’s jump right in.

Bookish Resolutions

In 2016, I will:

  1. diversify my reading. I’ll read more classics, contemporary, and start reading non-fiction. Not going to stop reading fantasy though.
  2. not force myself to finish a book I cannot get into.
  3. read more. I have always enjoy reading, but 2015 is the year where I once again fall in love with books.
  4. finish reading all Brandon Sanderson published works. Ha.

Book Blogging Resolutions

In 2016, I will:

  1. do infographics type of post. I used to love infographics, and GR year in books infographic made me remember how much I enjoy them.
  2. organize and categorize my posts. My blog wasn’t originally intended as book blog, hence, the clutter. I am going to clean up the mess, somehow. Even if it means I have to move to another free wp blog or self-hosted site.
  3. be more consistent. With my design, feature, and content.

Career/Academic Resolutions

Whoa, getting deep with this one.

In 2016, I will:

decide what I really want to do with my life. (This has been on my resolutions for years)

Personal Resolutions

In 2016, I will:

  1. be more organized. I am getting a planner and all that.
  2. exercise more. I usually only manage to do this for a month or so.

Spread The Love

I tag:
Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd
Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger
Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction

It’s okay if you don’t want to do this tag. It’s no big deal. 🙂

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Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

With all the winter and holiday book tags getting in full swing, I hope it’s still acceptable to do a fall book tag. If it’s not, well sorry but I’m gonna do it anyway. 😀 I wanna thank Jesse @ Books at Dawn for tagging me and I apologize for taking so long to do this. He gave me enough time, but I procrastinated like you wouldn’t believe it. Yes I know I kept doing that, and I would not promise to not repeat the same mistake because it’s inevitable. LOL

Let’s get to it.

Crunching Leaves

The world is full of colour – Book that has a red/orange/yellow cover


I’ll go with The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith.

Cozy Sweater

Book that gives you the warm fuzzies


CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell. #SnowBaz

Fall Storm

Favorite book or genre for a rainy day
I don’t think I have any favorite genre for rainy days. But, if I have to pick a single book I will go with The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan.


No other reason besides I LOVE this book so much.

Cool Crisp Air

The coolest character that you would love to trade places with
The last time I said Magnus Bane, so I’m going to switch it up a little and choose Hermione Granger. Because… well mostly because she’s Hermione. And I really want to see Hogwarts.

Hot Apple Cider

An underhyped book that should become the next best thing
The ship has probably sailed for this one, but The Host by Stephanie Meyer is a good standalone. I wish more people read it.


Coat, Scarves and Mittens

Fall is the time to cover up – book that has an embarrassing cover that you would keep hidden in public
Embarrassing is probably not the right word, but I cringe everytime I see the cover of The Demon’s Lexicon. Which is unfortunate because as I mentioned above, I freaking love this book.

Pumpkin Spice

Favorite fall time comfort food/ drink?
My country only has two seasons so I don’t really know… But, I really like hazelnut chocolate drink so I’m gonna go with that.

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I LOVE YOU ALL, but I’m not going to tag anyone. Go do the winter/Christmas/holiday book tags instead. However, if you really like autumn and you want to do this tag before it’s too late, then I TAGGED YOU. 🙂

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Real Neat Blog Award!

I was nominated by Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction and Marian @ Bookception21 for Real Neat Blog Award.

Thank you so much Ashleigh and Marian! 😀 I’m sorry that I took forever to do this award, I really appreciate the nominations.

The rules are:

  • Thank and link the person who nominated you
  • Answer the 7 question your nominator has provided
  • Nominate 7 other blogger and create new questions for them

Ashleigh’s Questions

Who are your auto-buy authors? (Authors where you would buy any book they release)

I have so many (that explains why I am forever spending money to buy books). JK Rowling, Rick Riordan, Rainbow Rowell, Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, and Michael Crichton to name a few.

Which book-to-movie/TV adaptations you are looking forward to?

I am looking forward for In The Heart of The Sea, Fantastic Beasts, A Monster Calls, Ready Player One, and the Shadowhunters TV series (hopefully it’ll be better than the movie).

What do you not like seeing on a book cover, and puts you off buying it?

Umm people staring/glaring at you from the cover. I am not opposed to having models on book covers, but I don’t like it when they’re directly staring at me (it creeps me out I guess?)

When you’re not reading, what else do you do in your spare time?

Messing with some programming codes, usually. Also, SLEEP. A lot.

Which fictional world would you NOT want to visit – at all?

The post-apocalyptic world in the 5th wave seems pretty horrible and I do not want to visit it at all.

If you could be any character from a book, who would you be?

Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices. Magnus looks like he’s always having fun despite having been around for so long. He also gets to know Will and Jem and Tessa and Simon and all those characters from TMI and TID. And he has magic! Plus, I get to date a cute blue-eyed boy.

What books do you hope to read before 2016?

Cress and Winter by Marissa Meyer.
UnDivided by Neal Shusterman.
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson.

Marian’s Questions

1. What’s your favourite book of the year so far?

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. I’ve been raving about this book too much so I’ll just stop here. :p

2. What book have you read that was out of your comfort zone?

I haven’t found any. Maybe I play it too safe when picking books or maybe I just have too high tolerance when it comes to reading.

3. Which storylines do you like reading about the most? (e.g heist, redemption, road trips etc.)

Heist is always a fun one. I also like stories involving magic school and mystery/crime-solving (either together or separately).

4. Hardbacks v.s. Paperbacks?

Paperbacks. I am very clumsy when it comes to hardbacks. The dust jacket is forever coming off and I some times lost the jacket pleasedontkillmehardbackfans. I am also very lazy and usually in supine position while reading. Hardbacks are harder to wield (no pun intended) when you’re reading in bed.

5. The 5 books you’re most anticipating in 2016

ONLY 5? I will definitely forget some books, but here are some I can mention off the top of my head:
Tell The Wind and Fire (Sarah Rees Brennan)
A Gathering of Shadows (V.E. Schwab)
Stormlight Archive #3 (Brandon Sanderson)
Lady Midnight (Cassandra Clare)
The Hidden Oracle (Rick Riordan)

6. Favourite book of the year so far

Since I already mentioned Words of Radiance above, I will go with A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.

7. Harry or Ron?

Ron. No wait, Harry. Okay, Ron.

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I nominate:
Symone @ Symone Books
Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger
Emma @ Emma The Book Lover
It’s totally okay if you don’t want to do it. 🙂

(I totally cheated and only tag three because I did a quick scan and found out that nearly everyone has done this tag, but if you haven’t, I tag YOU too.)

My Questions

1. Do you prefer reading ebooks or prints?
2. Fantasy or contemporary?
3. Which book of yours is your most treasured possession? (could be for any reason)
4. What’s your favorite place to read?
5. Name a book you read that you considered as a total waste of time (if any)
6. What’s your dream place to visit?
7. Blogging or reading? (evil question is evil)

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The Autumn Book Tag

I was tagged by Trisha @ The Bookgasm to do the Autumn Book Tag. I have some sort of disorganized book-tags queue lining up in front of this tag, but desperate times call for desperate measure. Since it’s nearly the end of autumn and in some parts of the world, fall’s already over (not that I have fall where I live), I’m giving this one a VIP pass and let it cut the queue.

Here we go!

1.What is your favorite thing about autumn?

I live in tropical country so I never actually experience autumn in real life. I do, however, really like seeing the colors of autumn (you know, from PICTURES).

2. What book reminds you of your school days?

Doctors by Erich Segal
I graduated from med school so… (sorry for not being creative. Hahaha.)




3. What cover reminds you of autumn?

harperGo Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
Confession time: I haven’t read this book, neither have I read To Kill A Mockingbird (blasphemy, I know)



4. What is your favourite horror or halloween story?

halHallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
This is the only one I could think about. I always enjoy a good mystery book, but this one actually creeps me out so bad.

5. What is your favorite horror or halloween film?

ikwydI Know What You Did Last Summer
I’ll go with the classic.
Wait, what? It’s not a classic? I’m sorry, but I was a teenager when Freddie Prinze Jr was in every teen movie. This is the one that started it all. I still watch it when it’s on TV.

6. What fall book release are you looking forward to?

winterI am going to say Winter by Marissa Meyer even though it has been released.
I mean, I haven’t bought the book so technically I’m still looking forward to it, right? :p

7. What autumn movie release are you anticipating?

Mockingjay Part 2 and The Peanuts Movie.
Again, I haven’t watched both so I am still in anticipation mode. It still counts, yes?

8. What are the three books you plan to read this autumn?







I have two books left in my November TBR. *shifty eyes* I do think I will read something else first, probably Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. I am also planning to read Cress by Marissa Meyer and finish Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. *cough I’d probably end up reading something else cough*

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I tag:
Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd
Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger
Mel @ Wine Stained ApronIt’s okay if you don’t want to do this tag. It’s no big deal. 🙂 Also, I’m sorry if you have done this before, I’ve done a quick scan on your blogs but I might miss it. :p

Until next tag!

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The TBR Book Tag


I was tagged by Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction to do the TBR Book Tag. Thanks Ashleigh. 🙂

1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I use my Google Play Wishlist to keep track of books I want. Other than that, mostly Goodreads. I also use Fict Fact to track the series or authors I love. It’s very useful although the date some times not too accurate.

2. Is your TBR mostly print or E-book?

E-book. I love prints, but I more often read on my phone because I could just read anywhere. It is also the faster way to get new releases.

3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

It usually depends on what genre I want to read at that time. Most of the times I enjoy fantasy, but there are times when all I want to read are legal thrillers.

4. A book that has been on your TBR the longest?

arcJeffrey Archer’s Only Time Will Tell.

I’ve been meaning to read it since it came out in 2011, but I just can’t get into it. I don’t know, man, I love Jeffrey Archer’s books. He is one of the few people I count as great storytellers and not just authors, and I still plan to read it (just not now :p).

5. A book you recently added to your TBR?

crkCrooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

The title for the second book in the Six of Crows series has just recently been announced.
Obviously, there’s no cover yet, but I am very excited about this book so I just have to put it here.

6. A book strictly on your TBR strictly for it’s cover?

I don’t have any, I think. Even if a book has a pretty cover, I will read the synopsis before deciding to read it.

7. A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?

I plan to read them all.

8. An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

Tell The Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan.

I mean… look at that cover. LOOK AT IT. I will definitely get this one on print, preferably hardcover. Also, it’s Sarah Rees Brennan.
Tell The Wind and Fire is a retelling of A Tale of Two Cities, it’s about a girl named Lucie who … (ramblings removed). I will talk about it for days if anyone would listen, but just check out the goodreads page I linked above and my old post for link to an excerpt.

9. A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?

eodWorld After by Susan Ee.

I feel like I am the only person who never read the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy. I just finished the first and second books, and they were soo good, especially the first one. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.

10. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

illumThis got to be Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

This book received so much hype and nearly everyone who read it was obsessed with how good it was. I haven’t read sci-fi in a while so it’s going to be refreshing to go back to that genre.
It also has a unique format with maps, illustration, and reports, which is why I avoid buying the e-book version.

11. How many books are currently on your Goodreads TBR list?

Only 17. :p
I mainly use Goodreads to track my read list, and not my TBR so I rarely update it.

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I tag:
Grace @ Quirky and Peculiar
Trisha @ The Bookgasm
Emma @ Emma The Book Lover

P.S. It’s okay if you don’t want to do it. It’s no big deal. 😀
If you have done this tag before, send me the link so I can check it out.

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The Pastry Book Tag


I was tagged by Trisha @ The Bookgasm to do The Pastry Book Tag which of course led me straight to browsing pastry pictures. Yummy!

Let’s get to it.


CROISSANT: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves

Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan.
The default answer is Harry Potter, but if I’m being honest, I love PJO series no less than I love HP. People keep telling Riordan to stop already, but if he decides to write another 100 books set in PJO world, I would devour all of them.

Macarons: Name a book that was hard to get through but worth it in the end

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson.
I took my sweet time reading The Well of Ascension. Nearly every time Vin paused, I wanted to pause. Don’t let me deter you from reading it. It is a good book, just so painfully slow, at least in the beginning. Once the pace has picked up, chaos ensued and I couldn’t stop reading it.


VOL-AU-VENT: Name a book that you thought will be amazing but fell flat

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
I had high hopes, but within the first few chapters I just knew it wasn’t working for me. The latter part of the book is better than the first half and almost redeem it, but not quite.

PAIN-AU-CHOCOLAT: Name a book that you though would be one thing but turned out to be something else

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.
I thought Carry On is a fantasy book, and in a way it is. But it’s not a fantasy book per se. It’s a romance book set in fantasy world. There’s enough world-building, but the emphasis of Carry On was not in the magic world itself, it is on the relationship between people. You can read my review here.


PROFITEROLE: Name a book or series that doesn’t get enough attention

Unwind by Neal Shusterman.
I know it’s a bestselling novel, but I still think the book didn’t get enough recognition for what it’s trying to achieve. This is a Public Service Announcement to ask everyone in the world to read Unwind.

CROQUEMBOUCHE: Name a book or series that’s completely complex.

The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
I was going to put The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson, but since I talked about that book too much already, I’m choosing The Name of The Wind. The Name of The Wind is the first book of The Kingkiller Chronicle and it tells a story of Kvothe, from his childhood, his time in the university, and his many adventures. I’m going to post a complete review some time in the future, but for now let’s just say that the magic system in this book made my head hurts.


NAPOLEON: Name a movie or TV show based off a book that you liked better than the book itself.

Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
Don’t get me wrong. I LIKE the book a lot. The movie, though, I LOVE. With ALL CAPS. Since Chbosky also directed the movie, so I hope he doesn’t mind. I don’t know what it is about the movie version, but I’m guessing it’s Ezra Miller with a sprinkle of Logan Lerman and Emma Watson.

EMPANADA: Name a book that was bittersweet

Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston.
Crichton received a lot of criticism throughout his career, but I am a big fan of his writing. The fact that he always conduct thorough research for his book, no matter how implausible his theory turns out to be scientifically, appealed to me. Micro is his last book and he didn’t even get to finish it (it was completed by Preston). I put off reading it for as long as I could because I was scared it would not be as good as his previous books and because it was the last ever Crichton book I am going to get. Fortunately, Richard Preston did a great job finishing Crichton’s last legacy. The last Michael Crichton’s book was satisfying, but bittersweet indeed.


KOLOMPEH: Name a book or series that takes place somewhere other than your own country

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith.
I could pick almost any book, but I decided to go with Cormoran Strike novel by Robert Galbraith, specifically The Cuckoo’s Calling. It took place in London, and although there are many books set in London, there’s something remarkably British about this book. After all, it’s a detective story about the death of a supermodel, so culture, environment, and people play big role in the book.

PATE-A-CHOUX: Name a food from a book or series that you would like to try

I grew up reading The Famous Five series, and these kids eat a lot! They ate tons of buttered bread that made me hungry all the time. Also lemonade. And bacon.


Spread The Love (of Food)

I tag these lovely bloggers:

Grace @ Quirky and Peculiar
Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction
Jacqueline @ bluejaybooks
Dee @ Under The Midnight Sky

P.S. It’s okay if you don’t want to do it. It’s no big deal. 😀

That’s it for today!
I’ll be honest. I spent more time looking at pictures than actually typing this post. I hope you enjoy it!

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Infinity Dream Award

Thank you to the lovely Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasmblog for tagging me with the Infinity Dream Award.


This is my first ever book tag so forgive me for getting a little too excited. 🙂
First of all, the rules. You need to share 11 facts about yourself and then answer 11 questions asked to you.

Okay, facts.

11 Facts About Me

  1. I am an avid Formula 1 fan. I never miss a race if I can help it. And I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to watch F1 race live twice.
  2. I like trying out public transportation in foreign countries.
  3. I LOVE COFFEE. That is a fact.
  4. I could sleep anywhere. On the couch, in the car, on the bus, sitting or even standing (dangerous! Don’t try it)
  5. I have unhealthy obsession with fonts. I am the type or person who spend more time picking up the right font and theme than creating the content when making a presentation.
  6. My dream is to one day travel the world and see all the f1 races. And yes, that includes Monaco.
  7. My other dream is to hang out with all my favorite authors and try to pick their brains (not creepy at all).
  8. I don’t really watch tv series. Except supernatural. Because I cannot give up the Winchester bros.
  9. I have terrible spatial reasoning. I get lost in shopping malls all the time
  10. If I could, I would do all my shoppings online. I’m lazy that way.
  11. Podcast is my life saver. I listen to podcast when I commute or work out. Feel free to recommend me any podcast you enjoy, the longer the better (I have to commute for 2.5 hours a day)

And now, for the answers.

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