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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2014 Reading Challenge

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

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Fidelity: A Photo Exhibit

I took a photography class (FOTOCOM) for communication majors last term and our professor decided to display our pictures from our photo walk.

Our pictures of Fidel Reyes St. were displayed in the second floor of our college building. Sweet.


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Lanscapes of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines


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 Yellow Room


This is why I love to be at home.

"Is the labyrinth living or dying? Which is he trying to escape - the world or the end of it?"

Finally finished reading Looking for Alaska last Friday. It’s John Green’s first novel but it’s the last I read.

Looking for Alaska is not your typical boarding school story. There is the normal teenagers stuff - too much booze, too much porn and sex, and too much pranks. And yet, behind this façade lies some profound existential contemplations. The story’s theme revolves around the vague philosophical interjection of Simon Bolivar: "How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!" (as quoted in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ The General in His Labyrinth). But despite its philosophical theme, the narration does not try to be overly pretentious. The insights are carefully weaved into the plot and Miles Halter’s (a.k.a. Pudge) musings naturally rise like smoke. Miles is indeed a very interesting and dynamic narrator who has an eccentric liking for last words and a risky devotion towards seeking the "Great Perhaps" (Francois Rabelais). His journey towards the so-called Great Perhaps - the world of mysterious and unpredictable Alaska and genius Chip/the Colonel - has led him to seek the answers towards the fundamental questions about life. It has led him to seek the way out of the "labyrinth" - whatever the hell it is - in a painful, yet beautiful way.

(I wish I had read this before I wrote my paper in philosophy, damn it!)

Stacks of Books


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