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Yohan and books 📚 #YohanChronicles 😊💕 #PsyKaoruRecs 🔖Agent Bayne - Jordan Castillo Price

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It's been awhile. I missed the noise and laughter and teasing. There's still joy amidst the grief as long as family is there for each other. Farewell, Auntie Pat. See you again when Jesus comes. .
#family #AngkanEstrada #YohanChronicles

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I went to Big Bad Wolf on opening day. Unfortunately, it was a letdown for me. There wasn't much selection for the genres I really wanted like classic lit, fantasy and graphic novels. Most of the fiction books are romance, general fiction and young adult. For the first hour, I even thought I would go home empty-handed. But I did manage to take home 4 books and a dinosaur book for Yohan; so all was not lost. They do have a wide selection of children's books and non-fiction books. So if that's your jam, then head on over to the World Trade Center. As for me, I think one visit is enough. 📚
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#booksph #bookhaul #bigbadwolfph #booklover #bookdragon #bibliophile #flight #comics #anthology #gracelin #middlegrade #raymondchandler #philipmarlowe #mystery #noir #pulp #terrypratchett #fantasy #youngadult #ipromotereading #readingissexy

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Rose from Yohan and Custaroons from Michael. ❤️ Let's show our loved ones that they are loved everyday and not just on Valentine's Day. .
#booksph #booklover #bibliophile #bookdragon #pabloneruda #poetry #lovepoems #rose #flower #custaroons #readingissexy #ipromotereading

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Tried Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken a few weeks ago. The food was nothing spectacular. The variety in their menu is good but I thought the wait was too long and there were a lot of items that weren't available. Overall, it wasn't the best dining experience for me. I would still like to try the other items in their menu tho.
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#food #foodgasm #foodstagram #instafood #foodie #foodtrip #peripericharcoalchicken

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Cath dropped by today and as always she brought a lot of goodies with her. I adopted some of her books (yey more Dame Agatha!) and she also gave me Pachi chocolates, a foldable duffle and a fur rug (yasss more bookstagram bg haha). Thanks very much Cath for always accommodating my requests. 😚 .
Now where would I put all these new books? 🤔😅
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#booksph #booklover #bibliophile #bookdragon #rickriordan #youngadult #fantasy #mythology #agathachristie #classicliterature #mystery #bookhaul #readingissexy #pachi #ikea

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Jeonju continues to be my favorite Korean restaurant. My tummy is always happy whenever we dine there. The price is reasonable and the side dishes are unlimited. Now that's value for money. 😋
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#food #foodgasm #foodstagram #instafood #foodie #foodtrip #koreancuisine #jeonjurestaurant

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I took advantage of Owlcrate's past boxes sale last Black Friday and got this Wanderlust Box that I've been eyeing. I got it mainly for the book and the absolutely cool LOTR string bag. I also loved the author's fun and quirky letter and Guide to Europe I'm so glad I got the chance to purchase this. Very much worth it. In fact, this is one of my faves from the boxes I got so far. So question: Do you get subscription boxes? What's your favorite box? .
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A couple of Booksale finds. There was also a Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia but it was damaged so I didn't get it. Hope to see another one in good condition. Don't you just love used bookshops? 😉
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#booksph #bookdragon #bibliophile #booklover #bookhaul #usedbookstorefinds #doctorwho #whovian #tenthdoctor #marthajones #johnmortimer #rumpole #readingissexy

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Choco Banana Bingsu from Hobing Korean Dessert Cafe. Not the best I've tried but still good. They also don't serve drinks at the SM San Lazaro branch. This could've been perfectly paired with coffee or hot chocolate. I'm just saying there's lost sales opportunity there. That branch just opened tho so maybe they'll add drinks later. Here's hoping. .
#koreansnowice #bingsu #hobingkoreandessertcafe #dessert #food #foodie #foodtrip #instafood #foodstagram #smsanlazaro

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'We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.' ~ The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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The Handmaid's Tale is not the kind of novel I usually go for. I'm glad I picked it up because it turned out to be one of my best reads for 2017. It's set in a future time when women are essentially stripped of their rights and reduced to the roles they play. There are Wives, Marthas (dosmestics), Aunts (enforcers) and then there Handmaids. A Handmaid's sole purpose is to bear a child. .
The Handmaid's Tale is a thought-provoking read and in some way it's the scariest book I've read because of how easy this story can turn into our reality. Even now, there are women who doesn't enjoy the same freedom we do. I've read some reviews that comment the vagueness of the world-building and how there are various elements that weren't fully explained. But for me, that added an even more sinister edge to the story. This is not a light read and you need to be in the proper mindset for it but it's definitely worth it. Highly recommended. My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
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I almost forgot to post this gorgeous illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I'm glad these only come out once a year or I'll go bankrupt. 😣😅 A friend got this for me at Barnes & Noble when she went to the US so you can see the B&N bag peeking out from under my book. I hope I can visit an actual B&N store one day. 🤗 .
#booksph #booklover #bookdragon #bibliophile #jkrowling #jimkay #potterhead #harrypotter #prisonerofazkaban #youngadult #fantasy #barnesandnoble #readingissexy

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I keep coming back to Shawarma Snack Center. Such good food! They have big portions and the price is just right. Definitely bang for your buck. 😋😋😋
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#food #foodgasm #foodstagram #instafood #shawarmarice #shawarmasnackcenter #mediterraneancuisine #foodie

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Post-birthday dinner for Michael and Tita Bec at Vikings since they share the same birthday. Yohan was super fascinated with the guy in the Viking costume. He kept following the guy around. 😂 He also ate a lot. 😋 Where does he put it all tho? 🤔
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#YohanChronicles #YohanEats #family #toddler #motherhood #fatherhood #parenthood #vikingsluxurybuffet #mallofasia

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Some recent buys. Don't look at me like that. I used gift cards from friends to buy them. Okay okay so I slipped in 1 book bought with my own money there. 😅 Just one, I swear. 😶😆 Thanks to @talesfromherlibrary and @amieconsultado for sponsoring my book buying. 😚 .
I'm currently buddy reading Artemis with @thequeenreads @jayne.vs.books @nerdytalksbookblog and @krish_reads. It's not going well for me. 😣 I can't seem to find the focus for it. And I keep forgetting that Jazz is a girl. I don't know if it's just me or there's something in the way she's written. Anyway, I feel like I've been reading Artemis forever so I'm gonna suck it up and power thru it this week so I can move on. I hope you're all having a better reading experience than me. Happy Monday! And wish me luck please! 😓
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#booksph #bookhaul #booklover #bookdragon #bibliophile #andyweir #artemis #sciencefiction #marjorieliu #sanatakeda #monstress #graphicnovel #steampunk #davidday #jrrtolkien #lotr #fantasy #ipromotereading #readingissexy

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'Firstly, that God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say circuitous, ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players (i.e., everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules and who smiles all the time.' ~ Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
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Good Omens was one of my last reads for 2017. It was my 2nd time to read it and it's as supremely entertaining as I remembered. I really can't recommend it enough. It's a clever and hilarious take on the apocalypse story. An underling demon misplaced the Antichrist and well...it went as well as you would expect. By which I mean, it all went to hell. (Aha, see what I did there! 🤣) There are angels, demons, the Four Horsemen, a hellhound, a modern witch armed with an accurate book of prophecies, a newbie witchfinder and, of course, the Antichrist himself with some friends. It's a bit difficult to summarize so just take my word that you should definitely read it. It's one of the most fun books you'll ever read. Highly recommended. My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Some of my recent Booksale finds. Both are YA thrillers so I immediately grabbed them from the stacks. 🤗😄 My reading isn't going so well this month. As usual, work is kicking me in the ass and I can't seem to summon enough motivation to do anything but sleep and play Homescape and Gardenscape. 😅 I'm not really bothered because I know my reading mojo will come back eventually. Maybe it's just visiting some friends or whatever. 😂 Waiting out a slump works for me since I'm pretty laid back. But I'm curious what other readers do to motivate themselves. How do you beat a reading slump?
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