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Journal || The reason why I consider books as a luxury

Hello, lovelies! I will share a topic that some of you might relate to; books are a luxury. For me, books are so expensive. I always take care of it, never drew a line, or fold its page as a sign of bookmark. It’s like a baby to me. I value a book because, for me, it is expensive.

how much do electronic school signs cost ---ballpark figure?

I have a few reasons.

  1. I don’t come from a family that buys stuff besides what is necessary. And for that, books are considered wants.
  2. Books are so expensive here in the Philippines. A book’s minimum price is at Php 300. That sh*t is expensive. Most of the book I would love to read is at Php 400+. I know there are second-hand books, eBooks (some), blah blah blah. STILL EXPENSIVE! 
  3. Another thing, the place where I live have limited book stores and no public libraries to request a book! 

Those are the main reasons why I consider a book a luxury and why I small number of reads within a year. Last year, my goal was two books a year. But this year my goal is ten. Thanks to hoarding and gifts from my family and friends. 

Buying books isn’t normal in our family. I started reading when I was in 7th grade. It was introduced to me and I got addicted to it. When I said addicted, meaning I didn’t eat lunch for a week just to buy a book because I simply could not afford them. Good thing that I have friends that lend me books and helped me save money in a good way. I’m very thankful to them. 

I love reading. I do. It delivers you to a different world. It also has the capability to change one’s life and it puts you into a new perspective. It’s an enlightenment. A gift to society. 

So what do you think lovelies? Do you agree or disagree? Have any thoughts? Let’s have a discussion! Leave a comment!

Book Tags, Writings

The “I Should Have Read That” Book Tag

Hello there friends!!!!! It’s me Ann!!! Been a while and I decided to tag myself in this book tag since Kat Impossible said I could do it freely!!


  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
  • Link to the creator’s blog ( in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part (I’ll just leave this up to whoever wants to do it)

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

This book was recommended by my friend Yvana since we were in high school. It was the first book that we had a conversation on. She urged me to read it. I want to read it, truly, but I could never find the book in any bookstores at that time until I, unfortunately, forgot about it until now.

If I could not find it in any bookstores might as well purchase the ebook version.

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up

In all of John Green’s book, this is only the TBR I could not read, yet. My friends who had read this book had recommended me this and told me to read it but Alas! I really could not. I don’t know why.

A book in a series you’ve started,  but haven’t gotten around to finishing yet

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Micheal Scott. The reason why I couldn’t finish this series is that I COULDN’T FIND THE PHYSICAL COPY IN ANY BOOKS STORES!!!! I really want to complete this series by buying the actual physical copy.


A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read

I only heard this beautiful classic a year ago when Anya-Taylor Joy played as Emma in a 2020 film adaptation of Emma directed by Autumn de Wilde. This film is straight out of a painting. This film is truly a masterpiece. Every scene is such a vision. The movie made me want to read this book as well all Jane Austen’s books. Looking forward to reading it all.

This is my favorite scene!!!

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

Everyone. I mean every one of my friends had read this series. (ALSO THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS SERIES! Oh my…) I must admit I wasn’t into greek mythology thingy back then BUT thanks to Tumblr I am now and my few of my friends keeping me recommend this book. I’m planning to buy PJO series. Hope to buy it sooner.

Also congratulations to fans of this series. There’s a confirmation that this will be a full series under Disney! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet

Oh, I truly love this movie. It’s so heartwarming and incredibly inspiring. Choose to be kind.

I also love this film. A perfect film about coming of age. This movie is so scenic. Such a vision.

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

I am not on instagram much lately. Not even a bookstagrammer. But lately there are two books that I always see.


I tag everyone everyone who would ever see this tag and I will leave it up to you if you would do it or not. (Let’s face it. I don’t know most of the people here.)

What do guys think? Do you relate? Let’s have a discussion!!! Leave a comment!!!

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Here’s why I don’t have much posts in my blogs.

I’m one of the people who had a hard time expressing feelings and thoughts, so I most-likely keep it to myself. But then, it came to me that I must express myself in ways where I could put out my thought and not keep it to myself it must be out there in the world, communicate. I had this blog for like 3 years and yet I couldn’t find time and words to post. I rarely had time to post something that came up to my mind. I’m struggling. I am. I even couldn’t write in my diary!

I hope that I would frequently write and post here. It could be about book review or writing like a journal or just a simple thought. I would like also to engage in any discussions with you. I really love this community that’s why I am trying hard to be here, with you all. I’m looking forward to the future of this blog.


Summer daze

Regina Belmonte

I think I just saw someone who looks like you, you text me on a Sunday morning in Berlin. Are you here somewhere?

Not yet, I reply. That’s not me. Still getting dressed. But I’m coming.

Eleven in the morning is a little too early for Berghain when you aren’t trying to catch a particular DJ set, even for me, but what I don’t tell you, and what I’m trying not to admit to myself, is that I was not yet dressed when I said I was getting dressed — I rushed the process to see you, the handsome new friend I have an embarrassingly huge crush on. Luckily, the club is easy to dress for.

Berghain is at that strange transition time on Sunday morning, when I arrive. The tourists of Saturday night have either hooked up or struck out, and are now slowly filtering out of the club…

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Book Review

Holding Up The Universe

Rating: 2 out of 5.

I actually have concerns in this book. For example:

“I am the Pauline Potter of Martin Van Buren Highschool. I am going to sex the rest of this weight right off me.”

And I’m like, Ma’am what the hell??? I understand that you’ve been locked in your room for many years but damn the thirst.

Also, MVB really has bad students. All of Jack’s friends are assholes and so is he. Having prosopagnosia is not an excuse to be an asshole. Yes, you must fit in and keep your swag on but seriously are you that low to do the fat girl rodeo? You knew that it’s wrong and it is actually harassment and bullying.

I thought that this book is about how two people find each other and gonna be friends. They help each other and as well understand their situation in life despite the dissimilarity of their problem. But no, it’s not. Libby and Jack are lovers despite the ‘fat girl rodeo’. Honestly, this is a degrading and hurtful game that Jack decided to play on. Anyway, Libby and Jack don’t have chemistry. To be honest, Libby and Mick from Copenhagen got a lot more chemistry. (If you know what I mean. *wink wink.)

This book has its good moments and messages like body positivity, mental illness and stop bullying.

I really wished that it focused more on body positivity and prosopagnosia more than two highschoolers falling in love with one being overweight and one having a mental disorder. These are just that supporting factors for the characters and for the whole story to become a whole.