Win a year’s worth of book boxes!

Quick post! If you’re interested in winning a year’s worth of book boxes, click here to enter! Should you choose to join this giveaway, let me know in the comments below! And keep spreading the word.

Wrapping up May 2017 (and a half-hearted promise that I’ll be blogging more frequently)

As I mentioned in my monthly synopsis for April 2017, blogging inactivity is to be expected because of college finals, among other academic requirements for the semester. I’d elaborate on the kind of month-long hell I had to go through, but at this point, I just want to put all of that behind me so let’s not even go there. What matters is that I survived, and I’m still here, writing to all of you.

But I digress. Here’s another really pitiful monthly synopsis of my blogging!


Wrapping up April 2017 (and why you should expect more blog inactivity)

And just like that, April is already drawing to a bittersweet close. I describe it as bittersweet because April has been an unbelievably hectic month for me, and I cannot be happier to rid myself of it. However, the incoming month promises to be a lot busier and perhaps even crazier. What with it being the last leg of my college semester and all. But I’ll elaborate on this later on.

My wrap-up post for April 2017 will most likely be shorter and less substantial than my previous monthly synopsis for March 2017 because — cue dramatic pause — I’ve blogged even less frequently this time around. Yep, given my prolonged inactivity, I didn’t think this was possible either.


Wrapping up March 2017 (and re: Shealea joined a poetry-writing competition)

Hello there! It’s nearly two weeks into the month of April, and I’ve only had the time to wrap up last month now (what with this week being Holy Week and all). Things have been incredibly exhausting and insanely hectic lately, and as such, I’ve been left with little to no room to write for the sake of writing (as opposed to writing for the completion of academic requirements).

I think it’s pretty obvious that I failed to anticipate the sudden increase in deadlines and college work, which would explain the gradual decline of my online presence and activity here in my blog. It’s sad, really, because I was very motivated to publish a lot of fresh content and to write unapologetically. But life doesn’t make adjustments for anyone. I’m the one who’s tasked with the obligation to learn how to adapt.

I’m incoherently babbling, sorry. Let’s proceed with the wrapping up part of this post!


Life Upside Down – a guest post by Cary Denault

“Your baby has Down syndrome.”

Those five words changed my life. I was in the hospital, deliriously happy after giving birth to my firstborn son, when a pediatrician came in to break the news. I’d never met him—he happened to be on call at the nearby pediatric center—and I’ll never forget the look on his face as he sat down. He said that my son had a genetic disorder. That there was no cure. That he was deeply sorry and would do all he could to help me get through the next few days.

He was as kind and compassionate as a doctor can be when turning your whole life upside down.


Top twelve #romanceclass titles I have my eye on

In my previous post, I talked about the #romanceclass books I currently have in my possession. This time, I want to highlight twelve titles that I desperately want to have right now! Yes, the use of italics was necessary to emphasize my point.

For the most part, I’ve had my eye on these books because I’ve heard an abundant amount of great and positively glowing feedback about them. Call me curious, yeah?

Maybe some of these books will pique your interest as well, so I’ll stop babbling and proceed with the main point of this post.

Here are my top twelve titles (in no particular order)!


Feature: #romanceclass titles I currently own!

Hey there, everyone! The other day, I mentioned how one of my more recent goals for my blog is to use it as a platform to discuss and actively promote Filipino indie films (check out this updated page!). In line with this, I figured that I should also be promoting Filipino authors, especially since this is still primarily a book blog.

With all that said, here’s a quick post highlighting some #romanceclass books from Filipino authors! Specifically, these are titles that I currently have on hand. Be warned, though; my collection is extremely small and is still a work in progress. I am definitely looking forward to adding more to my bookshelf, but for now, here they are!