Book 25/80-'Being productive. Ugh. It's such a human concept. It implies you have limited time (LOL) and have to work hard to make something happen (double LOL). I mean, perhaps if you were laboring away for years writing an opera about the glories of Apollo, I could understand the appeal of being productive.' ~The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
Oh, Lord Apollo, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. It's official: Apollo is my favorite!
Okay I admit that I had my doubts when Rick Riordan announced yet another spin-off of the Percy Jackson series. It felt like he was milking it for all its worth. But now I don't care when the end product is this excellent! .
I loved The Hidden Oracle and I was afraid that the sequel might not be as good but my fears were unfounded, people! In the Dark Prophecy, Apollo is still human, still powerless and still the same endearing dork that we've come to love and sometimes hate. He's still vain and constantly confused that the planets don't revolve around him. But now, he also cares about his companions and starting to reflect on the selfish things that he's done when he was a god. And dare I say that he's also become heroic? I love how awkward Apollo is as a human. He has zero game omg. It's so funny when he tries to flirt and fails spectacularly. He still can't reconcile his godly nature with his human body. The resulting narrative is at times introspective, at times plain hilarious and at all times entertaining. This series is shaping up to be one of my absolute faves and book 3 can't come soon enough. Highly recommended! My rating: .5/5
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I'm giving away this gorgeous Game of Thrones coloring book and a large book sleeve from @therusticlibrary which is perfect for taller hadbacks. Here's how you can get these goodies:
open to residents of the Philippines
must be following me @psy_kaoru
repost this photo once only with the tag #PsyKaoruGA2017 (pls don't tag me in the photo)
no giveaway or spam accounts
winner will be picked randomly and will be announced on June 25.
This giveaway is not sponsored by or connected with Instagram.
if your account is private, then you have to make it public TODAY so I can see your post since I'll be tallying entries. Otherwise, I won't be able to consider your entry. .
That's it! Pls do join in. Good luck!
I was finally able to do a proper unboxing shoot of my Middle Earth Nerdy Post box! This is such an awesome box with great prints plus 2 non-print items that I absolutely loved. I also took close up shots of some of the items so I can show you the details so swipe left for more photos:
1 - content of the Middle Earth box
2 - reverse side of the fat bookmark and the regular bookmark
3 - detail of the One Ring washi tape (so cool!) and Sauron's eye sticker. From a distance, it looks like the background is black but there's actually a quote written there
4 - detail of the Gondor penny (again, so cool!)
5 - Nerdy Post postcard. Yey dragon!
I'm still waiting for my Sherlock and Disney boxes. I had them shipped via sea while this Middle Earth box was shipped via air that's why I got it first. Anyway, I'm super excited to get them!
Got my new sleeves from @pages.remembered. When I saw the Musical Notes print, I knew that I had to get it. I used to sing in the choir until I got too busy and now I feel like I'm carrying around a musical sheet with me. I also asked Joyce to customize a tablet sleeve for me and the result is this pretty Snail Mail sleeve. It fits my tablet perfectly and I love it! I also like that the prints for these sleeves goes all the way inside. It's so nice to look at. Check out her shop on Etsy. She's got some really nice prints and I'm sure you'll find something you'll like. .
Anyway, it's a holiday here in Manila so no Monday blues for me yey. Happy Independence Day, fellow Pinoys! . #booksleeve#tabletsleeve#books#booksph#booklover#bookworm#bibliophile#leilasales#youngadult#contemporaryfiction#readingissexy
So I just want to rant a bit. I was disappointed when this copy of Breakfast at Tiffany's arrived from @bookdepository. Why? Because this is not the cover I purchased! I bought the one with Audrey Hepburn on the cover which matches my copy of In Cold Blood but this is what I got instead. It's a nice cover but I wanted a particular one and this wasn't it hmmmp. And this happened again recently with another book I got for a friend. I asked Book Depository about this and they told me that they base their dispatch on the ISBN # and sometimes the cover in their site isn't updated and so I can't have this exchanged. Ugh so frustrating!
It's a good thing that it's already Friday and it's a long weekend for us here in Manila. That's something to look forward to at least. So let's all hang in there, folks. TGIF!
I'm so excited to get my copy of the 20th anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I got the Gryffindor one. Then I found out that there is different additional content for each house. Whyyyyyy do you do this to me, Bloomsbury? So I'm thinking of getting the other 3 but it seems extravagant so I'll sleep on it first.
These 2 Gryffindor keychains were given by my fab friend Ran-chan @gallifreyan. I asked her why she gave me 2 but she can't remember haha. She got them for me at Universal Studios Japan. She also got me a reindeer bookmark and Northern lights magnetic bookmarks from Norway! Thanks for the goodies Ran-chan!