I have always been the kind of person who likes to conduct birthday countdowns; however, this year, as I took note of the months, weeks and days left before the arrival of August 14, I found myself having a maelstrom of mixed feelings. I mean, god, I’m finally leaving that “-teen” suffix behind whenever I mention my age. I’m legitimately twenty years old now. Which is basically synonymous to delving deeper into the uncharted territorial waters of adulthood.
The adulthood that I am in no way ready for.
Do you see what I mean? But I’m going off-tangent.
What else is new?
In addition to this, yesterday marked the long-awaited (or at least, that’s what I’d like to think) return of That Bookshelf Bitch! Aside from formally announcing the relaunch (wow, okay, I’m making this sound a whole lot more important than it actually is), I wrote about a number of things and realizations I’ve had throughout my month-long hiatus.
Anyway. To celebrate both my birthday and my blog’s official relaunch, I am conducting an international giveaway(!!!). It’s my second attempt, actually. Similarly to my previous giveaway, I have decided to divide the prizes into separate parts in order to accomodate a higher number of winners. This time, the giveaway has three parts! For all three parts, the requirements are, for the most part, the same. In order to participate, you must submit entries via Rafflecopter. Take note, however, that you are more than welcome to enter all three parts of the giveaway!
Before I reveal the actual prizes, I would like take a brief moment to properly thank the following authors — C.L. Denault, Pintip Dunn and Sarah Marsh — for their generosity!
Read: Synopsis from Goodreads
Read: Synopsis from Goodreads
And there you have it! All three parts of the giveaway will close at exactly 12:00 AM, 14 September 2016 – (GMT+08:00) Philippines. Results will be announced the following day. All winners will be contacted via email and will be given 2 days (48 hours) to respond in order to claim their respective prizes. Otherwise, new winners will be randomly drawn.
Allow me to end this post by featuring a rather short wishlist. (It is my birthday, after all.) I’m a fairly normal person with an inherent, instinctive greed just as any other normal person (read: people are insatiable by nature). If I were to enumerate all the things I wanted for my birthday, the list would end up spanning a length so great even I wouldn’t want to read it.
Having said that, I’ve decided to introduce my love for the Book Depository’s discounted books as I am a massive sucker for bargains and well duh, books. These are only a handful of the many titles I’d want to personally own:
- The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
- The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
- It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon