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Beat the Backlist 2018


Hey there! Spoiler alert: I already set a reading goal for 2018. Aside from the Goodreads challenge, (which by the way, I will only set to 12 books) and many more that I will probably join at the spur of the moment, I want to focus on reading books that I have missed in the two years that I have been blogging. Lately I have noticed that I pushed some books aside that I know I should not have even if life got in the way. Also, looking back at my reading stats for 2017, majority of what I read were released this year. While that idea is good, I centered my attention to new releases. I love new releases, but I want to read what I missed. Upon dawning on this, I decided to make 2018 the year to catch up on my reading backlog.

Luckily, Beat the Backlist 2018 by Novel Knight came at the right time. It matched my 2018 resolution perfectly, so I knew I had to join! I love how the challenge is year-long, and I set my own goals while reading at my own pace. It also gives me a chance to read the amazing titles released this year that I did not get to read. This nifty post of mine will serve as my official entry.

The guidelines are simple (in case you want to join, too!):

  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
  • Books must be released prior to 2018 to count for this challenge.

Easy enough, right? I love a good challenge, and apparently I get to do it with a team as well. Plus points too, that there is a bookstagram challenge in it as well. I have been feeling extra, (a term will call myself for being hyperactive for the internet, haha) so I’m joining that one as well. Let’s see how it goes.

Now, knowing my oh-so-ridiculous brain, I will be sharing some of the books that I have my eye on and want to read next year:



I’m part of the Book Bards team!

Now time to chat!

Have you made reading plans for 2018 yet?

Have you joined any challenges to go the extra mile for your reading game?

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Book Madness ’17: Hear Ye, Hear Ye, For Lord Gifford Dudley

Let’s start with the basics: Book Madness is the brainchild of Maggie Ann Martin, who is the awesome person that gathered bloggers, booktubers, and bookstagrammers to rally and share the love for their chosen characters.

Now for me, I am a fangirl who gives love to basically any character who deserves it. But in picking this particular character, it was a whim of emotions caused by extreme giddyness and sheer fangirling. A recent book that has caught my attention is My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. Inside those marvelous pages holds a character named Jane. But instead, I went with her steed in shining armor. His name is Gifford Dudley. I loved Gifford the moment I started reading about his narrative, but there is so much more to talk about.

Terribly sorry.

Here are the 5 reasons on why you would love Gifford Dudley, and why you should vote for him during Book Madness:

  1. The dude has a way with words.

– No, he does not use this to get what he wants. Okay, he does sometimes. But what he wants is different. A common Tudor gentleman would probably say that he wants power and the ladies. But Gifford (or simply, G) wants to be known for his words. To be known for his rhymes, lyrics, sonatas, and poems that can rival the bards of his day. You will be lucky enough if he chooses you as his muse. Think about all of the art that he would make under your name. (But sorry people, he is taken.)

  1. He is as noble as a noble steed.

– Well technically, he is a noble steed. He is a horse by day. But he knows where his loyalty stands. If he cares about you, then you need not to worry about his stance on you. Once you get to know him beyond his horse exterior (SORRY), you will know what he stands for and who he will support. He is also noble in the sense that he uses his status in life as a way of helping others less fortunate than him. Rather than being a power hungry politician, he does the action with his heart set to it.

  1. He makes a great company.

– This guy is sensitive with the people that he is around with. For one, since he spends his day as a hay-lover, you would not really know much on what he is thinking. But little do you know is that he is actually taking notice of your company. Once you get acquainted, it’s nice to know that he enjoys being in the sights of other people. And he will take note of what you love, too. Say in Jane’s perspective, G actually enjoyed a quiet day for a read.

  1. You can satisfy him with apples and hay.

– I should probably stop with the horse jokes already. But I just cannot help it if it’s true. The guy loves apples and a good pile of hay. Satisfaction guaranteed, even just for one day.

  1. He is quite the charmer.

– Note that he has a way with words. Note that he is loyal to the people that he cares for. With that said, it may have been a cliché love at first sight. But once hit, there is no turning back. It’s easy to fall for someone with their looks, but it is also easy to fall for someone who has a wonderful personality. G may be a horse during the day, but he is more human than majority of the characters in My Lady Jane. While he is somewhat a stereotypical male with a beautiful face, it is easy to fall in love with him. Honest to book gods, I would not have chose G if I did not fall in love from the moment he said “Hay.”.

Now hopefully, I have convinced you on choosing G as your champion for this year’s Book Madness. If you have, give him a little love and vote for him here. (Or you know, click the horse image up there. Lol.) If you want to know more about G and the rest of the gang, then I suggest that you pick up My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. Trust me, it is the funniest book ever.

But oh well, since I love you guys very much…


MyLadyJane_finalTitle & Author: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Genre:  Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance

Target Audience: Young Adult

Date Published: June 7, 2016

Series: The Lady Janies #1


The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.

At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England.

Voting for the first round is open until March 5, 11:59 CST, so you technically have plenty of time left. Having trouble voting for just G? No problem! You can choose up to 5 characters to vote. By just voting, you will actually get to enter to win some prizes. So what are you waiting for? Go on now. 🙂

Now if you had to choose, who would you pick as your champion?

Have I managed to convince you go and vote for Gifford? (I hope I did. *crossing my fingers for him*)

What madness is this? And also, hey there Lady Janies! (If ever some of you got lost and somehow found my blog, haha!)

Let’s talk about it!


Top 5 Wednesdays: Books To Get You Out of A Reading Slump


Welcome! To a Top 5 Wednesday. I hope to do these, too. Just to get me in the mood to blog again. Words, words, words, we need a lot of words that are understandable and clear to the majority of the human race.

Top 5 Wednesday is created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam of ThoughtsOnTomes. Check out the Goodreads group!

Now my friends, I am not a noob when it comes to reading slumps. I faced a lot of it while doing big projects. The feeling goes: I’m halfway through a good book, and then suddenly the workload comes pouring in. I end up disregarding the book’s existence for days. When I get back to it, the slump hits me in the face.

But, during my lay low days, I ended up discovering books that can cure the slump. After the long months of hitting rock bottom just to get things passed, I have discovered the what kind of books to pick to get me back into a reading mojo. And here are some of them:

5. If The Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman


Re: Read a short book. 

Honestly, this book is too cute to not recommend. It’s a short book, and it’s honestly just cute and fluffy. Dogs + food descriptions + hot guy + family ties + body love.

If The Dress Fits can be like a palette cleanser if you want to feel a lot of feels real easy and quick.

4. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


Re: Read a book that will keep you on your toes

Sure, people say that this can either put you in a slump even more, but I say that it gives you back that hunger for books. We Were Liars kept me on the edge of my seat because it has been a really long while since I last read a book in one sitting. I stayed up until 2 am just to finish this book. I kept my guard up for this book and it still got me in the end.

Be warned, but also have a fun time in reading it. Just keep your guard up.

3. Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


Re: Read a fluffy book.

What I meant by fluffy is that you should pick something so sweet that it will give you cavities. That will wake you up. Perfect example is Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. Not only will you score some bonus points for checking out if it really lives up to its name (it does, friend), but you also get OREOS.

OREOS are what I call the cast of this book. Everyone is giving me cavities for being the best cast ever, especially Blue. (Not you, Martin. No oreos for you.)

2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Re: Read something out of your comfort zone

Science fiction is not exactly the genre that I would normally reach out to when I am in the mood to read. I do not read it at all times, and majority of my books are still mostly contemporary. But I have to give it to Illuminae for breaking a slump. I guess if we don’t usually read books outside our comfort zone, it gives us that push to get out there and finish it. The action, the intensity, and the interesting format made me stick to the world.

Granted, this one took me weeks to get through. But I ended up reading continuously after. Plus, this book is huge. I don’t know if I have read something else that is so gloriously long.

1. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


Re: Read your favorite book.

Do I even have to explain this one when it honestly speaks for itself? My love for this book echoes to the beyond. When I am in a reading slump, this book is the first book that I pick up. It gives me comfort, and it reminds me of how great books can be. The Perks of Being A Wallflower is the best thing for me to read whenever I feel like I don’t know what happens next (basically me when I read something that left me lying around for days.)

But this one must serve as a last resort. Reading slumps are basically inner demons. There is more than one way to conquer it. Think of this as the Excalibur, or the lucky token. You only take it out if there’s no way out.

So what books do you guys read when you’re in a reading slump? I would like to know more about it. 🙂


The Loveliest Community: A Message to PH Bloggers


This is part of #TheThanksUGive, an event hosted by Mishma of Chasing Faerytales and Hazel of Stay Bookish. It is where we give thanks to things we are grateful for. Even though we do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in the Philippines, it’s nice to join in the holiday fun once in a while.

Let’s just be clear that even if this letter is directed to the Filipino book blogging community, I adore each and every person who is kind enough to interact with me. You always make me smile and you make my day lovelier. I’m sorry if I don’t respond to your comments fast enough, but I hope I can make up for it once the hectic part of my college life is over. To the friends that I have made in this community, do know that you have a special place in my big, fat, fangirl heart. 😘

Also, I have been wanting to express my gratitude to the wonderful book bloggers that I have interacted with this year. Case in point: all of the lovely book bloggers here in PH. So here is my message that is addressed to you all, but a little bit more personalized. I am a really sappy person, so I am already warning you. Haha. ❤

To you my dear,
You are such a lovely person. I am so blessed to be a part of this lovely community because you are also in it.

With you around, it is such a great experience to be a blogger. The reason that I continue to strive and create lovely content is because I consider you as one of my senpais. Well, it’s technically defined as someone in a higher year but you get the idea that I look up to you. I know that I still have a lot to learn, and you are so kind and approachable to talk to. You are so talented. I really admire your blog because I was inspired to start my own blog when faith led me to visit your blog before.

I may or may not have met you this year, but I hope we could interact soon. If I have met you this year, I really hope we could see each other again. It’s heart warming to finally see you in person, because you are cooler “in the flesh”. I may not have been talkative, but do know that I was really happy inside. I do a lot of talk here, but I am usually quiet when I leave the comforts of my keyboard. It was super fun to just be with the people who know what I am talking about.

And if I have not met you yet this year, I’m always hoping that I could bump into you if I attend a signing or two. Maybe at an event, and hopefully I will have the courage to say hi this time. *kicks introvert self* Sorry, nasa-starstruck lang talaga ako sa inyo, swear. Para akong nakakita ng artista kasi nga idol ko kayo. 😂

Hopefully, I could talk to you soon. Hopefully, the words that come out of my mouth are not gibberish so you could understand what I am saying. It has been a great year, and everything bookish-related made this year less of a madness.

I hope you keep on doing what you love. I hope that you continue to share your lovely thoughts to the world. I am always here if you need a friend, or if you just need someone with a lot of fandom knowledge to talk to. You are a wonderful person and the community is so much brighter because you are a part of it. Continue to inspire other people like me. Thank you for being such a gem.

Lots of love,

Okay, I warned you about the cheesiness. Now, let’s all be thankful. *hugs*


My Favourite Settings: A Rainbow Blog Challenge


The Rainbow Blog Challenge is hosted by Terri of Le Book Chronicles, Rachel of Rach With Books, Kristy of The Reader Dragon, Naadhira of Legenbooksdary, Aimee of My Life in Books, and Elle of Elle Biblio.🙂

I feel like the lovely prompts are triggering me to sing “My Favourite Things”, haha. But anyways, I am one happy human being as ever.

Today’s prompt focuses on our favourite literary settings. I was thinking of the different places that I want to go to, but I also want to showcase some of the settings that I love. I decided to be the middle man and show the places that I want to go to, and how it is somehow inspired by the setting of a certain book. Pre-warning that most of the places in this post are in Europe, and these places are very rich in history. I don’t know why, but that continent really fascinates me. Anyways, here are some of the real world settings that usually gets me sold on the book, makes me want to write one, and where I would be travelling to someday.

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London – The UK has a ridiculously amazing culture and history that undoubtedly fascinates me. If a book is set anywhere in the UK, particularly in London, I always make room for it in my ever-growing TBR. I love reading about London, because I end up daydreaming of what it would be like to live there. And these books in particular encouraged me so and helped me with the British invasion in my head.

Case in point: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, Timekeeper by Tara Sim, 1D fanfiction (guilty reads when I was in high school 😂), Sherlock Holmes

Now here are some of the books that are high up on my TBR: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton, The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

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St. Petersburg, Russia – Okay history nerds. I am also a Romanov enthusiast, meaning the story of their dynasty is the trigger that makes me want to go to Russia. But that’s only the first part. Apparently the Grisha universe is inspired by Russian culture, so it is amazing to dive in Leigh Bardugo’s stories while imagining Russia in my head.

Most of the books that I have read are from Leigh Bardugo, which is Shadow and Bone, and Siege and Storm. I am currently reading Six of Crows and it is basically everything I need in life.

Meanwhile, here are some of the books on my TBR: Blood Red, Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, and The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye.

Photo from Get Your Guide

Verona, Italy – Let’s be honest here: The only book that I have read that is set in Verona is Romeo and Juliet. And no, I believe that it is a quintessential love story that defined a perfect tragedy. One day, I would take a picture of myself on Juliet’s balcony. All I’m saying is that Verona is the first place that I would want to go to if I had the chance to visit Italy. Italy, like practically every country on this list is a beautiful country that genuinely treasured its history. I am patiently waiting for more YA books set in Italy. It’s just so inspiring to write about.

There are tons of books inspired by Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and apparently more books set in the beloved city. A somewhat modern retelling that I have on my shelf is Juliet by Anne Fortier. A recent book on my TBR is Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch.

Also pssst, history nerds. I just love to sink in Dan Brown’s books. Not exactly for some things, but for the history! And how he describes all of those places set in Florence, the Vatican, Rome, and Venice. (Okay, I will stop now.)

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Intramuros, Manila, Philippines – I have a feeling that this post is turning into quite a historical post as well, haha. And also yes, I took this photo last year for my Advanced Photography class. Oh my dear sweet niblets, where do I begin with you? Intramuros is my go-to place in Manila. Next to the National Museum of the Philippines, I have always pictured those two places to be the perfect setting for majority of the genres that exist in this world. A YA book set in the Philippines? Yes please! That would be the loveliest thing ever.

Hopefully, I will write one someday? Who knows? I will bet that I will write about the things running around in my head if I have the time. But first, thesis revisions. :3

Photo from The Huffington Post

Broadway (New York) – I believe that this is the center stage of every person who dreams of becoming a musical sensation. Also, for theater enthusiasts like me, this is where the magic unfolds. I mean, who doesn’t dream of seeing a play in Broadway? (cough, Hamilton, cough) And in those dreams, the lights are on that person who yearns to become the star of the most amazing plays. Where have we read that one before? I particularly chose Broadway because 1) History 2) Matter of the theater in the present, and 3) The power it has to be a powerful setting for any story.

There a lot of books about teenagers joining the theater like Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan, Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, and The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. There tons of great books that referenced the theater in their stories, and it just wonderful to see it on the page.

And that’s about it! These are just a few of the places that I want to go to, and the main inspiration of the settings in some of my favorite books. I love these beautiful places very much, and I hope that someday I could go to all of them.

What are some of the places that inspire you? What are some of your favourite settings in books? What place is it inspired from? I need book recommendations, please! Let’s talk about it and let’s daydream together. 🙂


Books That Make Me Happy: A Rainbow Blog Challenge


The Rainbow Blog Challenge is hosted by Terri of Le Book Chronicles, Rachel of Rach With Books, Kristy of The Reader Dragon, Naadhira of Legenbooksdary, Aimee of My Life in Books, and Elle of Elle Biblio. 🙂

Today’s prompt is all about the books that made me happy. I’m two days late phew. Let me tell you: hosting a blog tour is not an easy task. But let’s do this! Now I carefully laid out some of the books that made me smile. Most of them made me smile this year, but of course, you can never not include the books that make you smile all the time. Without further ado, here are some of the books that are guaranteed to make you happy while reading them. Because it did make me happy while I was reading.

The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon – This was the last book that I read and it made me smile and giggle. This book served like a beacon for me, because even though I was facing something tough it managed to make me smile because of the charm it contains. I have to admit that I am a sucker for instalove, and this book completely nails it. Oh what I would give for something like this book. All smiles all around. I still have yet to review this book, but just to give a glimpse of my thoughts: This book is perfect for me.

Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven – I guess this one is in the 50/50 zone because it definitely made me cry as well. But if The Sun Is Also A Star is more on the instalove, this one is not. This one is more progressive, and I could relate in a whole other level. Libby Strout is an amazing human being who should serve as an inspiration to all. The book is my string of hope. I am wanted. I am loved. And that alone makes me one happy girl.

If The Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman – The same thing can be said for If The Dress Fits. I love the author to bits, and reading her works always makes me smile. Automatic happiness points right there. But speaking as a reader, If The Dress Fits also focuses on a heavy girl who finds the love that she deserves. I’m just smiling and giggling while reading the book. Also, I don’t read a lot of NA per se, but the author’s books always serve as a stepping stone for me.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – This book will always be a part of me. This book is the reason why I took up the persona. Cath will always have my title, but I will be happy to take her place if ever she hands me her crown. I’m just happy that this book exists, because it is an amazing piece of literature that teens in college like me can relate to. Living double lives as a blogger and a student who thrives to be excellent but also just to write and write and write to inspire other people. That is what being a fangirl is.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Harry Potter will always serve as the book that struck my interest into becoming a bookworm. I started at a really young age, and the magic has been stuck ever since. It’s a wonderful series and I know that I am not the only one who is happy that such series exists. It made a community, and it made a lot of people come together to celebrate the magic it gave off from its marvelous pages. (I mean, even if my letter did not come, I’m still happy. A joke. Haha)

The Perks of Being A Wallflower – Guys, if you see me making this list again without a disclaimer that I am not going to include these books AND the other list does not contain THIS book, then please contact the proper authorities that are concerned with alien life forms. You must assume that I have either been hacked, killed, wiped off the face of the earth, or transported to another planet because some other alien is probably managing the blog instead of me.

With that being said, in case you’re new, I love this book very much and I just cannot stop expressing my love for it. Basically, Stephen Chbosky is a human being sent by the writing gods and this book is his child. I love everything about it,and I treasured the lessons I learned. High school was a better place when I had this book by my side. My happiness levels just rose up to a hundred, and I’m just talking about my love for this book. Yeah, Charlie is life.

Alright! That’s (kind-of) a wrap for today’s prompt. Look, if I am going to list down all of the books that made me, we would be here all day. (No, not really. But it’s nice to exaggerate once in a while.)

What books made you happy? What book would you recommend to me a “happy read”? Let’s talk about it on the comments below. But as for now,


Love-A-Thon Mini-Challenge #4: An Invitation To Tea


This year’s Love-A-Thon hosted by: Alexa (Alexa Loves Books), Cee (The Novel Hermit), Hazel (Stay Bookish) & Mel (The Daily Prophecy).

To be honest, I am not quite sure how tea parties usually go. But for some reason, I would love to do it someday. I mean, if I were to live in London, I will have to try to drink it sooner or later. Especially if I will host a tea party. Although, as of right now, I would probably want to turn this into a hot-chocolate drinking party.

My oh-so-lovely guests:

She was the first lady that popped into my head, and if I really would have an IRL tea party, she would top the guest list. And that is Jennifer Niven, author of All The Bright Places. I mean, she is just so sweet. Discussing about Supernatural, and how I haven’t even watched it yet would make it an entertaining tea party.

My next guest is an author and his character. I practically cannot get through a tag without mentioning either one or both at the same time. Both are authors and one of them is my book best friend. The people in question are Stephen Chbosky and Charlie Kelmeckis. I would love to ask Charlie on how he is.And of course, what would happen if Stephen Chbosky and Jennifer Niven collaborated on a book? Aghhh so many questions!

The next four guests would be my co-hosts for The Fanboy Book Club. That would be MC at Blame It On The Books, Maan from The Pigeon Reads, Nicka from Read by Nicka and Trisha from The Bookgasm Blog.

And finally, some of my favorite booktubers: Regan at Peruse Project, Sam at Thoughts on Tomes, Catriona at The Little Book Owl, and Sara at Sara Without An H.


How things will go:

First scenario: I’ll probably be very hyper. And I will miss the whole thing. Except that when I rest, I will sit next to Charlie and ask him how I could get involved on stuff. We’re young people who needs to participate more. And I’d love to hear some progress about The Slut and the Falcon. I will give myself an a

Second scenario: I’ll faint at the sight of Stephen Chbosky and Jennifer Niven, together in the same room.

Third scenario: I will get down to business and we will discuss the makings of a perfect male lead.

The venue:

A house on the English countryside or in a garden in Liechtenstein.

What we will eat:

Some scones, chocolate chip cookies, tea, chocolate and coffee.

And hopefully that’s a tea party planned. But I think it did turn into a chocolate party. Anyways, where would you hold your tea parties? 😀


Love-A-Thon Mini Challenge #3: Book Spine Poetry


Pardon me for posting this challenge so late. But I was not able to do it until today. The time finally came. I am now settled in for a mini term break, in which I will be going back to school by… next week. What is summer vacation even?

If you’re like me, basically I procrastinate until the last minute. Although, it is still the 21st in some places right? So I present to you my lovely poem, that is consisted of the most lovely books on my shelves. And by that I mean, contemporaries galore. I did put some fantasy in there, too. For the main reasons that I practically spewed the poetry out of my mouth because it was flooding my brain. Kidding though. Don’t hate on me though, because I cover my books in plastic. Storage reasons purposes :3

The poem is made up from 18 books. Because I’m a poet like that. Now I don’t even know how to word. Haha.


“Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

And put down those Suicide Notes.

For One More Day.

Let The Perks of Being a Wallflower keep you through.

I will tell you, for It’s Kind of a Funny Story

When I heard of Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets.

He gave me Thirteen Reasons Why, yet I only remember five.


Learn to live The Spectacular Now

For there is something new Every Day.

Underneath Everything, there are All The Bright Places.

It is with The Beginning of Everything,

Where you learn The Truth About Forever.

All are Extraordinary Means,

That are Falling Into Place.

While The Rest of Us Just Live Here,

You will be a Legend who will Carry On.”

This is what procrastination does to your brain. Hey, maybe I should make that a book title. Oh well. I love this challenge! ❤


Love-A-Thon 2016: An Introduction


Hello everyone! I am a little late since I just finished my exams. But I’m here! Hahaha. And I’m happy to be able to participate on this year’s Love-A-Thon hosted by: Alexa (Alexa Loves Books), Cee (The Novel Hermit), Hazel (Stay Bookish) & Mel (The Daily Prophecy).

This is actually  my first to hear of it, being a newbie blogger and all. Yet, with all the enthusiasm and the prospects of meeting other bloggers, I decided to join in. This will probably make up most of my semestral break, which is just a week, mind you. Anyways, let’s start with the introduction already! ❤

What’s your name?

My name is Bianca. My last name is on my e-mail address. Let’s move along people.

Where in the world are you blogging from?

I’m blogging from the Philippines.

How did you get into blogging in the first place?

Well, this may sound cheesy but one of love-a-thon’s hosts made me want to start a book blog. It’s Hazel from Stay Bookish. With a thirst for more YA books to read and feeling inspired by Filipino book bloggers, here I am.

How did you come up with your blog name?

The Ultimate Fangirl is a name that I came up with when I realized that I love just absolutely every fandom there is. Even when I don’t really know what it’s about, I eventually like stuff.

What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?

Mostly YA books with male leads.

What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?

I have recently participated on doing Top Ten Tuesdays, Spotlight Saturdays, and book club stuff. I also post random thoughts, book reviews, discussion posts and whole lot more. Told you, I’m the ultimate. Hahaha.

Best blogging experience so far?

Having so many views because of a movie review, when I ironically review mainly books.

Favorite thing about the blogging community?

Everyone is so friendly and charming. I love how everyone is a total nerd about books.

Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2016!

The Glittering Court, Every Exquisite Thing, Gemina, Holding Up The Universe, and The Shadow Queen! ❤

Name the 5 books you want to read this 2016 that you didn’t get to in previous years!

I actually have a whole list about it, but on my top 5 is Cinder, Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Am I Normal Yet, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Ruin and Rising.

What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?

One Night in Paris (also entitled The Secret Paris Cinema Club). I love the book to bits, even if it’s adult fiction. I just love books set in Paris.

Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF?


Which book boy or girl would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend?

Definitely Kenji Kishimoto ♡

Who would you recruit for your apocalypse squad (5 characters max)

Easy. My bby Kenji Kishimoto, Leo Valdez, Hermione Granger, Deadpool, and  Amy Gumm.

Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?

Video editing, graphic designing, sleeping (a joke), making poetry and papercrafts.

Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for? I love to shop for dresses. I love dresses. They’re like the go to outfits I can wear when I have something to go to.

At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing? Rather Be by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne. This song is my jam. And my energy booster. And my “don’t cry, there’s always hope” song.

Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book.

Just give me the script for Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock already, Channing Tatum. I’ll make it myself if I have to.

What would your dream library look like?


Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with? Can I pick two? Because I’m torn between chatting with Becky Albertalli and Jennifer Niven. Both of them are very fluffy, and I would like to learn more about their writing process ♡