Wednesday want to read(again): so-beautiful-it-hurts-books

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Books can either make you happy, sad, loved but heartbreaking books seem to mark most in our lives.

I got this idea from reading Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (review here), Maddy had a favorite book that she rereads everytime and she was asked why she keeps reading it when it just make her cry, and she said something like, someday it won’t.

All I could think about was, “How could you do that to yourself??” *dramatically*. I really don’t think I could. Just seeing them in my shelf gets me all teary!

The list I have here are the books I read once, stun me days after reading, tears-me-up —-every-time-it-cross-my-mind-sadness. It had that effect on me that I vowed to not read it again because my poor heart can’t bear it.

It all changed thanks to Maddy. I want to reread the books and I want to mark the day I won’t shed a tear! (If that’s even possible)

Here we go:

**Ranking based on how many buckets of tears and rolls of tissue I wasted.

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Back when I was just looking for a fun light NA read, I stumbled upon Colleen Hoover and this is when I discovered and learned how much of a genius story teller she is. If you haven’t read a Colleen Hoover book, you’ll think she’s just any dirty or romcom NA author but sorry she’s the queen of plot twists. and epilogues.

I don’t remember crying buckets of tears but I remembered being so wrecked for days and obsession with Colleen Hoover started.

Why would I reread:  I want to see for myself if it’s going to  reclaim it’s place as my #1 Colleen Hoover book and bump off It Ends With Us.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green 

Movie wise I cried heaps but book, I don’t remember I was hysterical or something. It was too hyped on tumblr and I just started my John Green collection but I read Looking for Alaska that I loved a lot.

Compared to Looking for Alaska, I think I just skimmed, scanned through this book since it was all hype and I wanted to be the first one to read it (he he back then).

Why would I reread: I want to feel Hazel and Gus all over again, now that their forever face is Ansel’s and Shailey’s to me, and maybe it will pierce my heart and soul like the movie did.

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

This. Book. Is. The Most. Brilliant.Book.Ever.Written. It doesn’t have to have love story or full on OTP or dying or disease it’s just pure amazingness. I cried at times but I mostly get teary because it’s just beautiful. One of the best books I read in my entire life.

Why would I reread: I probably don’t want to reread because I want to preserve all the admiration for this book but maybe someday.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

*Thinks and gets sad all over* I did not cry much because I was angry! I was like whyyy Whyyyy Whyyyyy! I was furious on the ending because IT WAS NOT AN ENDING !! the last page should have more but no! It’s acknowledgement page already!

Those were my feels (up until now) of the book. I wasn’t too absorbed but towards the end I was hooked. I couldn’t put it down, and I think I literally threw it when I reached the last page.

Why would I reread: To remember their moments that lead me cursing and crying.

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This book is cry fest and romance fest all over. So it mushed a lot with my feels and system. Cried a ton. I learned so much about life and everything.

Why would I reread: I probably would reread … once I’m ready. or before the movie is shown!

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

I shed like a pool of tears at the end part where it really gutted me. holy fudge it’s written in a letter form and throughout Gemma addressed it to Ty–that made it so heartbreaking.

P.S I don’t ship them. You shouldn’t too.

Why would I reread: To hurt myself all over again. haha jk.  I wouldn’t too soon because it caused my book slump for a year!

Innocents (Dusty #1) & Delinquents (Dusty #2) by Mary and Sarah Elizabeth

The tears and feels for this one when I read it in fanfiction was too much. Too much. Reading it in published novel — doubled it. Even more when I thought that the sequel is an actual sequel because omfg that ending!!!! but it wasn’t,  just a continuation and it still ended the same beautiful heart wrenching way.

It’s one of those books where you should bat your eyes due to romanticizing and gloryfing unhealthy relationships. Dusty is a drug addict here. But I can’t help but to be drawn to Bliss and Dusty’s love story plus the amazing way it’s written? it’s hard not to love it–not to love them.

Why would I reread: To hurt myself again. And cry a looot.

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Made it to the top because second to The Little Prince, this is my favorite book of all time. Everything is fun at the beginning, and I cursed myself for being so curious and wondering what makes this book.. dark. Like I got the impression from the cover and the blurb the story being cut to before and after. I still am cursing myself for googling too much and stumbled upon a spoiler!!! (Although I think it was implied in the summary section of the book) Anyway so reading it doubled up the way it teared my heart when I got to the end.

I remember crying too much, crying for days — my brother freaked out and asked my mom why in the world I was crying haha.

Why would I reread: Looking for Alaska is so beautiful. If I ever will start this list, this will be the first book I will pick up, I fell in love with Alaska, I really did find her amusing and I want to see if my view on this book will change : the plot, the real story, the characters, the real message,  just like Paper Towns.

Are you a book crier?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Musings: I’m Drunk, I love you

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I’M DRUNK I LOVE YOU

GENRE: Offbeat Romantic Comedy

LOGLINE: Days before graduation, two college best friends go on one last road trip where they settle how they really feel for each other. But to put it upfront, this is not a love story.

DIRECTOR: JP Habac

CAST: Paulo Avelino, Maja Salvador

WRITTEN BY: JP Habac, Giancarlo Abrahan

PRODUCER: Armi Rae Cacanindin, Daphne O. Chiu

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Fernando M. Ortigas, E. A. Rocha

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ting Nebrida

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Boy Yñiguez

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Marxie Maolen Fadul

EDITOR: Carlo Francisco Manatad

MUSIC BY: Jerrold Tarog

SOUND DESIGNER: Mikko Quizon

– http://tba.ph/imdrunkiloveyou/

Good day!

I rarely give movie insights I might not do it regularly since I’m not really a fan of watching movies. I only wait a handful of releases per year mainly: Marvel movies (hardcore movie fan here) and book to movie adaptions.

I’m Drunk, I love you is a Filipino film so I’m going to give my opinion in tagalog-english. Doing this because I really think films like this should be watched by everyone.

The movie is amazing. The entirety is too cliche too stereotypical but that’s life. Real talk at its finest.

Catch the trailer here :

Story time:

*tagalog mode on* lol

Seeing I’m Drunk, I love you(IDILY) all over facebook nagka interest na ko to watch the film. First impression, since indie siya alam kong hindi ito yung usual mainstream love story and of course the wonderful score. Pero katulad ng mga past indie films na binalak namin ng friends ko na panoorin hindi natutuloy dahil sa sched.

So anyway, ayun nga popular siya sa feed ko but konti lang yung cinemas kung san to mapapanood earning the hashtag #saveIDILY. Saktong nakakita ako ng screening sa Fullybooked U-View so I grabbed my friends with me last Friday night kaso sold out na tickets. (You can still catch it tonight at Fullybooked U-View, The Fort Branch. Limited seats so hurry!)

So we went to Market! Market! since yun yung nearest and meron pa thankfully. Ang only screening times: 6:20 and 9:20. We picked 9:20 pm. We were kinda early so we had plenty of time and sakto na makakapasok sa cinema.

At first yes magugulat kayo na may short film and hindi kayo nagkamali, you’re watching IDILY. Short film: Angelito na preview for the next Heneral Luna film GOYO 2018.

It makes the wait super exciting! Kasi in the end I was like, “so sinong kalaban?” lol

Ok movie time (medyo spoiler!)

Super excited kami ng friends ko and I really think na it’s a “millenial”movie na for #squad/barkada kasi relate ka af sa mga characters and mga hugot nila!Nakakatuwa yung mga reaksyon pag natatamaan yung mga tao so kudos to the team kasi saktong sakto. 

I’m actually getting tired of the same girl and boy bestfriend story, one being secretly in love with the other, confesses and the other realizes that he/she is in love all long. Romanticizing being best friends with the opposite sex –saying a boy and a girl can’t be just friends.

But just like what I said since indie to it’s not going to be that way (and according na din sa mga reviews). Halfway I noticed that it was kind of predictable, so I was left wondering why they said that, “But to put it upfront, this is not a love story.”

I feel like the movie was made to match the expectations ng mga tao–kung ano yung sa tingin nilang mangyayari but that was until the “confession”. I feel like after that it left people wondering wait what?

I’ve seen all kinds of love in this movie. There was bestfriend, unrequited, family and, for first the time,poly love.

It was refreshing for me to see a poly love story kasi sobrang rare and siguro hindi pa tanggap/intindi ng mga tao. I liked how it was executed. I don’t think they wanted to make it comical–they made it light, parang normal lang.

It made people laugh and probably didn’t take it as seriously as I did. Siguro if I haven’t met a poly person in real life I would find it cring-y and funny and think na nilagay yun for the sole purpose of entertainment.

But since “enlightened” na ako (lol),  it wasn’t offensive for me and it actually made me really happy. Love is love.

All in all sobrang enjoy yung movie. Yung banters nila natural na parang ayun normal na barkada talaga. Napaka ganda ng movie na to kaya sana lang mas napanood kasi it will slap you in the face ng reality na walang forever –charot! It will leave with you for daaays so probably may forever nga.

Napaisip lang ako na yung mga mga rare gems na to hindi masyado tinatangkilik. Inner hispster self ko likes it kasi atleast hindi siya napanood ng mga taong hindi nakaka appreciate ng art. (wow no). But then again hindi napapansin ang gantong mga klaseng pelikula na sobrang artistic yung pagkakagawa. Kulang na kulang talaga ng suporta ang mga indie filipino films. Kaya from now on, sisikapin ko talagang mas manood ng pinoy films.

Hinay hinay lang sa mga hugot ah! Gaya nga ng slogan: Drink Moderately. Love Fully.

Wednesday Want-To-Read : Royally Matched

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Title : Royally Matched (Royally #2)
Author : Emma Chase
Expected publication: February 21st 2017 by Emma Chase, LLC
Edition : ebook, 276 pages

It’s technically Thursday but ASDFGHJKL it’s going to be released next week and on a tuesday! So yeah this has been seating on my drafts for a week and Royally Screwed was indeed released and available on KOBO! Yep this is where I buy books from since I have the app on my phone.

I am really looking forward for February because of one thing. 2nd book from Royally Series by Emma Chase.

I reaaaally loved the book 1: Royally Screwed! How much? Check out my review here. Royally Matched is not a sequel per se, but now it’s about the other main character, my fave: Prince Henry.

Reading the almost preview at the end of Royally Screwed hyped me up! Here it is :

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:

Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.

A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.

While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.

The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

<from GoodReads>

I wouldn’t be buying this soon oooor I might depends on my self control but,

asdfghjkl can’t wait!

 

Book Review : Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

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“Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you.”

Title: Everything, Everything

Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Publish Date:September 1st 2015

Format: Hardcover, 306 pages

Rating: 5/5

This was supposed to be yesterday in time for valentine’s day. But I posted two already (one special Vday post and another for Monday because I failed to hehe).

So now instead of Wanting to read Wednesday I’ll post my musings on Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon that I’m so crazy about!

Perfect because her trailer will be released on this day!!!

Blurb from GoodReads:

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

My thoughts?
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Top Ten Couples of all time

Good day! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whether you have a date or not (ehem like me), let’s just be all happy today as everything comes in two and you get to enjoy them. Better if you’re single since you can have both *evil laughs*

Since it’s all about love today I’m going to share my favorite literary couples of all time.

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Movie Musings : Fifty Shades Darker

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Disclaimer : Might contain spoilers. Mature topic so 18+.

My title will either pique your interest or judge me in so many shades (lol what), I get it, I understand haha.

But I’m a fan, I just watched it and now I have soooo many feels!

First things first, I’m 19 (turning 20 actually) . So I was finally legal to watch it in cinemas. Unlike in Fifty Shades of Grey it was a month early for my 18th birthday.

So my bestie and I got all prepared for the movie.We were too excited we watched it on the release day! We reserved tickets the night before.

My thoughts?

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Book Review : A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s

Published Date:May 3rd 2016

Format: Kindle Edition, 626 pages

Rating: 5/5

Good day! Good day indeed for me since I’ll be babbling about ACOMAF for a few hundreds and thousands of words (hopefully not!)!

I’m obsessed.

New Fandom.

That’s all you can know from here. So go ahead please read this series because asdfghjkl it’s perfection.

 

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights

 

My thoughts? Do you really want to stay and read about all my fangirlness?

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