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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2014 Reading Challenge

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

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A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
Henry David Thoreau (via bookporn)

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(Picture: A view of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines taken for my Basic Photography (FOTOCOM) Final Portfolio)

It’s been a long time since I posted something here on my tumblr. I have been bombarded by school stuff that almost killed me and my glorius GPA (which droped like the freaking economy). I got the shock of my life last academic trimester when I got the taste of major subjects for my degree program Organizational Communication. It was challenging and frustrating as well. My first year in college did not prepare me for the rigors of my communication subjects (e.g. Communication Theory, Organization Theory, etc.). And so goodbye glorious GPA.

I also did not have much time to read for non-school books. It was a really sad life. I had about 40 unread books in my bookshelf.


And then when the trimester ended, we had a vacation for three days (if you call that a vacation). And I did not finish the book that I was trying to finish because I had to catch up on sleep. Then the torture resumed. 


So now, I am still buried in school shit and org stuff. But I really try my best to read a bit. I’m currently finishing Angels & Demons and Freakonomics (which I borrowed from my economics major friend). The latter is an interesting look at our mundane and basic assumptions about how the world works. So far, so good.


My friend lent me the said book when I was stuck in her dorm room because of heavy rain. And because of the freaking weather, I was also not able to go to the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) and tomorrow is the last day!!! I must go.

Check out their website here: MIBF

I went to MIBF last year and it was amazing. 20% off on all new books. Oh for the love of books.



But I might not be able to go now…


But something more horrible is up. Now I have to find some journal articles…


time to read!

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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
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)


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!

  • Me: There are so many books I own that I want to read
  • Me: There are so many books that I don't own that I want to read
  • Me: -cries a little-


Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

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Some times, life just gets you down and you need to sink into a book. Here are five books to pick up when life feels like it sucks.

This is timely. Thank you.

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Me, my monsters and my books / Yo, mis monstruos y mis lectura (ilustración de Kitty Crowther)

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This is not applicable to me. Usually, when I hate a book, I never reread it (I make a mental note to never ever read it again.) or if I really hate it, I give it away (which is the case of Twilight). So there is no way for me to love a book I once hated.

See the challenge here.

Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.
Harold Bloom (via wordpainting)

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