#AllDayYA 2017: My Experience

Last May 27th, 2017 I had the privilege of going to #AllDayYA organized by the Sydney Writers Festival at Riverside Theatres Parramatta. It was a wonderful bookish event that was solely focused on the power of Young Adult literature in Australia and I loved it! Ever since I arrived here in Australia, I have been…

Another Word For Happy by Agay Llanera | Book Review + Discussion

Title: Another Word for Happy Author/s: Agay Llanera Publication: Kindle Edition, 140 pages published October 8th 2016 Source: From the Author Get Your Copy Here: Amazon (Kindle) Plot in a Nutshell (from Goodreads): What does it take to come out of the closet? Since he was thirteen, Caleb has always known he’s gay. Now a…

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Book Review + Discussion

Title: The Hate U Give Author/s: Angie Thomas Publication: Kindle Edition, 464 pages Published February 28, 2017 by Balzer + Bray Source: Personal Purchase Get Your Copy Here: Book Depository | Amazon Kindle Thoughts in General: Right off the bat, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was immediately added to my TBR due to the…

It’s Been A While…

Have you ever had that sinking feeling of guilt over not giving attention to one of your children? Well, I don’t have any kids yet but if this blog was a living breathing human being offspring of mine then I think it might have been dead without me realizing it (sorry for the morbid analogy,…

All That Glitters by Ines Bautista-Yao | Book Review + Discussion

Title: All That Glitters Author/s: Ines Bautista-Yao Publication: Kindle Book, March 31st 2016 (original publication thru Sparks Books, 2016) Format: Paperback Source: e-book from the author Get Your Copy Here: Amazon Plot in a Nutshell: When they have nothing better to do, college students Billie Santiago and Carlos Angeles enjoy imagining what their lives will be like five years into the…

Maybe This Time by C.P. Santi | Book Review

Title: Maybe This Time Author/s: C.P. Santi Publication: Self-published June 3rd 2016 Format: Paperback Source: Personal Purchase Amazon Plot in a Nutshell: An accidental reunion . . . a sneaky plot . . . things finally falling into place. Maybe This Time contains three heart-warming stories of love and second chances. Because when fate gives you…