Sunday, September 21, 2014

MOVED OUT

Hello everyone!

I have moved to IamJrose.com

I would love it if you follow me. Thank you!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Oh wow I haven't posted a thing for so long. First, thank you to my followers who are still with me here. Second, in my last giveaway, I sent an email to both Delaney and Vindi Putri to the respective email addresses they submitted, however, I only received a reply from Delaney and despite my giveaway rules stating that the winner must reply to my email within three days, I waited a week before disqualifying Vindi. 

In the middle of it all, I found work and got really busy. I had to go to the office on weekends just to work which was taking so much out of me. The last book I was reading was Going Bovine by Libba Bray which was entertaining at first but I got stuck in the middle and somehow lost interest. I felt that the story was dragging so much near the end but it could also be because of how I was feeling in real life. 

That said, I will again be raffling prizes this January including the book that was not won from my previous giveaway and will hopefully start to get back on my reading track. 

I will be in Paris next week and will try to sneak in some reading time during my long flight. I will of course write all about it here. I will also be doing the Da Vinci Code Louvre self-tour and posting some pictures! 

p.s. Can you believe that I haven't even read Anna and the French Kiss yet? 

Posting more soon! 

Bookworm Mia.

Monday, March 4, 2013

GIveaway Winners!

Hello lovelies!

It's announcement time..


Congratulations

Vindy Putri and Delaney!

I will email you both within the week for your orders. 

Thank you to everyone who joined my giveaway!




Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TEN by Gretchen McNeil (3/5 stars).

Title: TEN
Author: Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Date Published: September 18, 2012
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Hardcover: 294 pages
Rating: 3/5 stars


And their doom comes swiftly.

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?"


I didn't know that TEN is a retelling of a classic mystery book by Agatha Christie And then there were none when I picked it up for reading and review. The summary is just like a scene from one of my favorite anime, Case Closed (Detective Conan) and that made me grab it!

Ten high school teenagers in an island and someone is killing them one by one. To find out who it is, they need to figure out how they're all connected and soon, because the killer could be one of them. 


Juicy mystery.


As I said, I haven't read And then there were none which is why my review is about what I think of the book on its own and not as a retelling. 


To start off, Meg, the main protagonist of the story, didn't win me over. Her best friend Minnie is psychotic and abusive of their relationship which has potential as a great background story. However, Minnie's character is someone you just dislike or not have an opinion on instead of being someone that no matter how much you want to dislike, you just can't. (Like the antagonist in the Korean series Innocent Man!) Because of this difference in how I feel about Minnie, I can't understand Meg's misplaced loyalty to the point that the only role she knows how to play now is that of an enabler. The romance between Meg and TJ didn't make me feel anything as well. I understand that McNeil wouldn't want us to write TJ off the suspect list by writing about his grand gestures of love to Meg but I was waiting for at least one swoon worthy scene between the two of them that would make me think TJ asked Meg to the dance because he really liked her and he could be the killer who brought Meg to the island because of Meg's rejection. Then, if he turns out to be innocent in the end, I'll regret even doubting him for a second! (I'm surprised I actually remember any of this considering I read this book a while ago!) I did, however, enjoy the scene where the killer revealed himself, explained his motive and how he killed his victims. I'm giving this one three stars instead of two stars because I did feel the suspense especially the part where Meg and TJ looked inside the house in the island connecting theirs where there was a party the night before the storm hit them. What they found out in that house was such a chilling revelation it deserves another star. 



Saturday, January 19, 2013

Book of your choice GIVEAWAY time! (2 Books will be given away)

Hello my lovely readers!

I know I twitted that this post was going up a few days ago but work got in the way and I'm truly sorry. But I will be giving away two books (paperback of your choice up to 20 USD) which can be won by the same person OR a book each for two persons to make up for it! Plus! You all have to wait for my book of the month review because I will be giving away a copy of that book too aside from my usual giveaways.

Same rules as my other giveaways applies!


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

150 + Reading challenge for 2013


I don't know if I managed to finish reading 100 books for my self challenge last year because I failed to keep track of what I was reading! I need to go over my 2012 challenge list and try to update it the best I could. This year, I'll be pushing myself more with the 150+ challenge hosted by My Overstuffed Bookshelf. Definitely very ambitious. I'll be updating this post (new year's resolution, always, always update as soon as I finish a book) with books I've read for this year. I'll put a link for this post in my sidebar (just click on the challenge icon to get here). So let the fun begin!

1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
2. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
3. Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4) by Charlaine Harris
4. Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse #5) by Charlaine Harris
5. Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #6) by Charlaine Harris


Happy new year everyone!



I have a lot of work to do to update this blog but before I start on that I want to say thanks so much for your patience! (Image is from imgfave.com it was too cute not to put here!)


Sunday, October 21, 2012

In My Mailbox #12 It's all about Beauty Edition!

Well hello beautiful people! It's time once again for my (supposedly) weekly feature, In My Mailbox, hosted by the lovely The Story Siren where I will be posting books I've bought/been gifted/received for review the past week. I will really try my best to put up two reviews this week! *kisses* So last week, my brother needed a book and asked me to go with him to the bookstore, and I got these two Beauty books which I'm reading right now and LOVING! Please comment below if you want me to make a review on these, these aren't the usual books I review but I would of course love to if anyone is interested. They're Lauren Conrad's Beauty and Seventeen's Ultimate Guide to Beauty.




Have a beautiful week ahead everyone!