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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Posts tagged "books"

Currently Reading: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

This book is my first taste of Murakami. So far, I am having fun reading this as my mind is continually filled with an endless barrage of questions. I have a feeling that this is going to be one of my favorites. 

Kafka on the Shore reminds of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler because the characters there also ran away from home like Kafka in Murakami’s novel. But the similarities end there. Murakami’s novel is entirely a novelty. A novel mind-bender with philosophical and metaphysical trappings with a mysterious twist. I’m so excited to finish this book!



the thing i regret the most about getting a tumblr is that suddenly i’m staying up all night on this website instead of staying up all night reading a book

This is the most accurate thing I’ve ever read.

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I was tagged by booksarebrainfood. Thank you! :)

Always post the rules!

1. Answer the questions.

2. Ask 5 new questions.

3. Tag 5 new blogs.

4. Message these blogs to let them know they have been tagged.

booksarebrainfood’s questions:

1. Do you prefer hardback or paperback books?

I prefer paperback books because they are easier to bring and they are cheaper. But in terms of quality, the hardbound always wins. However, I am looking more on the practical side because I have a limited budget for buying books. Hardbacks cost a lot of money. But I also buy some when there are book sales or bargains.

2. What’s next on your ‘to-read’ list?

I’m planning to read Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.

3. If you could meet your favourite author, what would you ask/tell them?

I would ask why they keep on killing characters. HAHA kidding! I would ask how they where inspired to write the book, who were the bases for their characters, and what are they writing habits. I would ask if when they were young, they really dreamed of becoming writers.

4. Is there a movie adaptation that you think did the book justice?

Flipped. It really followed the scenes in the book. The style of narration is also the same as the book.

5. What’s the funniest book you’ve ever read?

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella. Totally hilarious. A guffaw at every page.

Here are my questions:

  1. If you have read John Green’s books, what is your favorite?
  2. Do you get kind of emotional when characters die?
  3. Who is your all-time favorite author?
  4. What movie have you watched that you think is better than the book?
  5. What is your favorite book as a child?

I’m tagging:

Favourite books of John Green - Last quotes

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Stacks of Books


Last night, I removed all of my books from my bookshelf and arranged them in stacks on the floor.


Make time for reading by misscyndi

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The best of the best.

Morning bookgasm!

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A Venetian sculptor has created houses made of hand-carved books. Houses! Made of books! You guys!



I imagine my house would be like this. 

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Trans Allegheny Bookstore by Mike on Flickr.

A shot of the beautiful iron and brass spiral staircase within its enclosure at the Trans Allegheny Bookstore. This is the former Carnagie Public Library built in 1905.

Books That Stayed With Me

In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you.
Tag ten people, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let everyone know you’ve tagged them.

Thanks to bookcrooks for tagging me!

My 10 books (in no particular order):

1. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.

Definitely one of my favorite books of all time. Thank you J.K. Rowling for making my childhood magical.

2. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Piccoult

Reminded me of my deceased little sister. So much feels. </3

3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I like this book helluva lot.

4. The Social Cancer by Jose Rizal

Of course, this novel that played a crucial role in the rise of Philippine nationalism cannot be left out. And I am still waiting for the day when I can finally read the original Spanish.

5. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

My favorite classic. I love Jean Valjean. And don’t hate me… I also love Eponine.

6. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

Cutest love story ever. <3

7. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Short but moving indeed.

8. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

A poignant mother-daughter story crafted in a heartbreaking-fairy-tale-like way… It just disappoints me that my mother doesn’t want to read it.

9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

One of the best Newbery Medal books I have read.

10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Atticus is <3.

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