The Bookworm's Haven

Mia. 16 going on 17. Ravenclaw. Avid Reader.

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This is my book 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's bookshelf: currently-reading

Fishing for CluesThe Sea of MonstersThe Lightning ThiefThe Adventures of Tom SawyerAnimal FarmThe Revenge of the Wannabes

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Mia's currently-reading book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

Mia Claire's classics book montage

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Little Women
The Secret Garden
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Little Prince
The Magician's Nephew
The Adventures of Robin Hood
White Fang
A Little Princess: The Story of Sara Crewe
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Much ADO about Nothing
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
Prince Caspian
Pride and Prejudice
Animal Farm
Les Miserables

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2011 Reading Challenge

Mia has read 7 books toward her goal of 111 books.
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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.

Hidden Valley Springs Resort

Alaminos, Laguna, Philippines


Maybe I should start doing these things…

(via memoshty)

I’m a piece of shit. 

(via autumnskiesglow)

Origami Bookmarks. 01.31.14.

I was so bored today, I thought of creating paper bookmarks that look like hearts. It’s cute, isn’t it? 

Learn how to make one here.


Henry Sy. Sr Hall 10/8/13

#DLSU #lasalle #an1mo #architecture #urban #contrast #iphoneography #iphoneonly #afternoon #photography #sunset #philippines #manila (at Henry Sy Sr. Hall)

I miss you, Learning Commons. #library

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.

I’m tagging:












Although I still have tons of papers to write, I feel so happy and accomplished that managed to layout our final project in HISTCIV. I love you, InDesign. Please be my friend when I take my majors in Org Comm. 



I am broken. </3

Baybayin Script

National Museum of the Philippines



tips to write college papers 

  • begin with “buckle your seatbelts, motherfuckers, because in eight short pages i am going to learn u a thing that i only learned myself about two hours ago, so sit down, shut up, and enjoy the experience of my 4-am-redbull-induced-self-hatred-fuelled-writing-extravaganza”
  • erase when finished with the paper

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