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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(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…
There are 30 days left before I leave home again for college. Blame it on the trimester system. To keep this blog more active and to make the remaining 30 days meaningful, I will be doing another 30 Day Book Challenge starting tomorrow, April 21. I hope I can keep this up till May 20. Hooray for 30 days of book posts!
Your 5 least favorite books of all time.
Your favorite characters and which books they’re from.
Characters you hate and which books they’re from.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what five books would you take with you? Include one reason for each.
The best book you’ve read in the last year.
The worst book you’ve read in the last year.
Your favorite quotes from books.
Your favorite quotes about books.
Name five absolutely great film adaptations of books.
Name three absolutely awful film adaptations of books.
Your favorite authors.
Your favorite book from childhood
A book you regret not having read sooner
A book you haven’t read but is on your “will read” list.
A book you haven’t read and have no intention of ever reading,.
A book you want to like, but can’t get into for whatever reason. Why can’t you get into it?
A book that you think is highly overrated.
A book that you think is woefully underrated
The environment you most enjoy reading in
The most disturbing book you’ve ever read
A book you once loved, but don’t anymore. What changed?
A book you once hated, but now love. What changed?
Your favorite series
The nerdiest book you’ve ever read.
Your favorite type of nonfiction book
Your favorite genre
The first book you can remember reading on your own
An author you wish was more well-known
The book you’re reading right now.
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.
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: