Thursday, December 8, 2011

Win a Kindle Touch or a Nook Simple Touch or a US$100 Gift Certificate!

RG Bullet is having this awesome contest on the blog and you can stand a chance to win a prize!

Competition is limited to the continental USA only.

The competition ends March 1st, 2012 (11:58 a.m. EST).

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Im a Winner! World War Z by Max Brooks

Just got my hard copy of World War Z by Max Brooks. I won it from vvb32's book giveaway. I cant wait to read it :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Celebrating Halloween Week with A Giveaway Blast!

Hey book lovers, I Heart Reading is currently having a celebration for a week in honor of the Halloween which is coming soon :3 And what better way to celebrate it by doing a giveaway ;)

I Heart Reading presents HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK

Everyday from October 20 to 31, a winner will be drawn to win book/s! And for the grand prize, there will be 10 books up for grabs! 

I have already entered to be eligible for the draw, so what are you waiting for? Head over to I Heart Reading and fill up the form :) This giveaway is open internationally.

Upcoming Book Reviews {Paper Back}

Apologies for posting reviews so late, I am just caught up with a lot of other things to do. But rest assured I'll be posting them real soon. Anyways here are the books in paperback copies that I currently have scheduled for reviews soon. Feel free to check them out.

NOTE: The books I have are not sponsored or given to me, nor are they bought by me. I got them through book giveaways that I won.

Books <3

Currently Reading

Already Read Books

P.S. If you are an author or a company and would like me to review your books, just send me an email and I'll be glad to do it for you :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Book Review: Crazy Jack by Donna Jo Napoli

At first I didn't realized that this story was a retelling of the popular Jack and the Beanstalk. Although I have seen a few similarities already, I was only sure of it when it came to the part where Jack planted bean seeds and it grew overnight.

More or less, the story has got the same plot as Jack and the Beanstalk, but with a twist. I like Jack's character in the story. Even though people called him crazy and all those foul names, he didn't care. Flora, who was his love interest in the story has also forsaken him already, but he did not lose hope. His faith and belief has captured me, I want to be like him too. 

Towards the end of the story, I almost cried because of Jack's selfless love for Flora. He did not mind when Flora keeps saying bad things to him, when she left him and choose another man instead of him. I am somewhat like Jack in a way, willing to give anything and everything to the person I love if it would make him happy, even though his happiness would not include me in it.

For Flora's character, I don't know why she kept hiding his true feelings for Jack. I think she's just afraid of what others will say about her if she continues to be with Jack. Though I'm sure of her feelings for Jack, but why be like that? She has hurt Jack but he still does not mind for as long as Flora is happy.

Overall, I love the story. It does not only focus on the adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk, but there are many more stories and faces that this book has shown. For one, poverty and not giving up on your dreams is something that I really admired about the lead character. I think this book teaches us lessons in life that can be applied to our reality today.