The Bookworm's Haven

Mia. 17. Ravenclaw. Avid Reader. Communication + Management Major.

This is my book tumblr blog as well as my personal blog because I found it hard to manage two blogs at the same time. My personal life seems to be tied up with books and reading.

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Mia Claire's bookshelf: currently-reading

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How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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Franny and Zooey
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2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Mia Claire has read 7 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Posts I Like

Lanscapes of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines


Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.
Adeline Yen Mah (Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter)

Book Splurge


  • Manga Realities
  • Journeys With My Autistic Son
  • The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
  • Great Men and Women of Asia
  • Young Pens for Young Minds
  • Pride and Prejudice

Ayala Museum Inspire Every Day! Event 


This photo set features the following:

  • Entrance of Ayala Museum
  • Fully Booked Booth
  • New Frontiers: Jana Benitez Gallery titled “Life Force”
The best morals kids get from any book is just the capacity to empathize with other people, to care about the characters and their feelings. So you don’t have to write a preachy book to do that. You just have to make it a fun book with characters they care about, and they will become better people as a result.
Louis Sachar (via observando)
Asker amysass Asks:
10, 20, 40!
bookwormshaven bookwormshaven Said:

10: do you judge books by their covers?

No. I usually refer to the summary. I don’t mind a crappy cover as long the contents prove to be worthy. :)

20: do you ever hope to publish your own book?

Yes, of course. That’s like the dream of every book lover. 

There’s no no. 40 question! HAHA

  • 1: What is your favorite book?
  • 2: What was the last book you read?
  • 3: What is the worst book you've ever read?
  • 4: Top 7 book characters.
  • 5: What is your favorite genre?
  • 6: Book you cried the hardest reading?
  • 7: Book you laughed the hardest reading?
  • 8: Which book character(s) do you most relate to?
  • 9: Favorite author(s)?
  • 10: Do you judge books by their covers?
  • 11: What is your favorite quote from a book?
  • 12: Which book do you recommend to friends and family most?
  • 13: Which book is so special to you that you don't share it with others?
  • 14: Do you have any signed books?
  • 15: Have you met any authors?
  • 16: Buy books new, used, or go to the library?
  • 17: Where is your favorite place to read?
  • 18: Prefer books set in the past or the future?
  • 19: What 5 elements would your ideal book have?
  • 20: Do you ever hope to publish your own book?
  • 21: Prefer stand alone or series?
  • 22: Do you mark/highlight/dog ear your books or keep them in perfect condition?
  • 23: Hardbacks or paperbacks?
  • 24: Do you watch any booktubers?
  • 25: Have you read _______?
  • 26: Do you like twist endings?
  • 27: Do you reread books?
  • 28: E-readers or physical copies of books?
  • 29: A book that makes you feel comforted?
  • 30: Would you rather read any ending that makes you feel happy or sad?
  • 31: Favorite villain in a book?
  • 32: Do you like to write reviews when you finish a book?
  • 33: Do you experience "book hangovers"?
  • 34: Favorite book cover(s)?
  • 35: Send me a book recommendation?

The Ravenclaw common room is located high up within a tower and known for its panoramic views of the school grounds. It is a large circular room filled with bookcases and blue furnishings. It is also one of the only common rooms to feature a statue of their house founder. The entrance requires no password but the solving of a riddle asked by a bronze eagle knocker. Incorrect answers result in having to wait outside for someone else to answer their riddle successfully. Once inside you can sit under the impressive starry domed ceiling and listen to the relaxing sounds of the wind whistling around the exterior of the tower windows.

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Lee Jordan’s commentary appreciation post

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This is too cute. Help.

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alrighty, this is it, my 1k follower giveaway! i want to first thank each and every single person who’s clicked the follow button on my blog and stuck around for all my bs; from the ones who started off back in the day when i only posted sonic and pokémon stuff, all the way to those who’ve just recently found me. i’ve gone and selected some of my favorite books for this giveaway, and i really hope there’s at least one thing in here for everyone.

the rules:

you must be following me. this is a giveaway for my followers, so following me is a must and i will check ok.

• reblogs and likes both count, and you can reblog this as many times as you want.

• the winner gets to select one book from those pictured above.

• now, i know that most of these books are a part of a series, so not only do you get to choose from the books pictured, but if you would like another book in one of the above series instead, that is completely acceptable. (for example, the winner may select any of the mortal instruments books instead of choosing city of heavenly fire).

• you will receive the book of your choice in paperback format (sorry, i’m tight on cash), however if the book is only available in hardcover, then obviously you’ll get it in hardcover.

• i’ll be using book depository, so this giveaway is international.

• the giveaway will run until june 6th 2014, at which point a winner will be selected at random and entered into the hunger games— i mean contacted via ask box where they will let me know what book they would like as well as provide me with their address. the winner then has 24 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

good luck to everyone, and thanks again for following me!