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will you call me a slut if I tell you I sleep with a different book everynight?

{Life Lately in Squares}

YES!! FINALS IS OVER AND HELLO 1 WEEK SEMBREAK HUHU!!

finally i have time to blog all the rants running through my mind. i really really want to blog. i don’t know how to start so I’ll just type all the thoughts i remember

  • I took a lot of selfies in our classroom during vacant, and I like this one, I edited this at vscocam with filterloop and yes, it’s my ig display pic. 
  • finals is the most scariest part in every semester. lots and lots of school work to past. review here, review there. grabe to the highest level ang cramming. first of all, our field study 5 and 6. fortunately I answered all the question ahead of time and you wont believe me, it took me one day to finished those 2 work books haha. and THESIS!!!!!!! that little thing!!! ang sakit sa ulo mag edit and then the methodology the most difficult part kasi you have to compute hahaha. i hate it. anyway, I got the highest score in our structure of english, yes!! achievement since that subject is really pain in the ass. but I got a highest score.yipeee!! 
  • yesterday we shoot our phantomime project in our speech and stage arts. i thought it was okay, but when I was editing it in my aptop, my laptop suddenly not responding, i was feeling hopeless yesterday huhu. I don’t even know what to do. thank God because harven is our savior and I passed it on time. enough of school talking. I passed all the projects, assignments and task on time. thank you Jesus, finals is over!!!
  • last last week, we celebrated National Teachers day! when I got home, oxcel gave this red balloon to me, how sweet of her!! anyway this is my first time to received an appreciation on teachers day, though I’m still not a license teacher. 
  • Last oct. 6, it was my ate’s 29th birthday. she celebrated it by batch. so the first batch is oxcel, kuya james and me. we went to Qaldi, a local cafe shop near in our place. we have a lot to chose from but since the other choices is a little far away, we decided to go in Qaldi. I ordered their Classic pasta with garlic bread and it was so delicious. next time I would suggest to try the pink panther cafe and the Fig tree cafe. 
  • so the last batch in ate’s birthday is her family (of course us) she treated us again and this time it’s a krispye kreme!! yes, hello sore throat. 
  • i bought a lots of books this year and I will blog it when this year ends. I’m still currently reading the amy and roger’s, sorry for being lazy to read, I just want to prioritize all the school works and this time, i have a lot of time to read!! yes!! 
  • The blood of olympus finally came. it’s the last installment of the heroes of olympus. i can’t believe it’s done!! huhu. I’m not ready to leave them!!! anyway, I was so disappointed knowing that percy and annabeth didn’t have a point of view, but on the other hand I understand uncle rick, because he just want to gave the highlight on the roman camp because greek is already highlighted on the first books. 
  • and yes!! i can’t wait for marie lu’s book signing event.
  • HAPPY SEMBREAK!! 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“You Should Date A Girl Who Reads,” by Rosemarie Urquico

bythestarrysky:

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or if she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

booksandsugarquills:

I reached 3000 followers! I really can’t believe all you wonderful people follow me! So to celebrate I thought it was about time for my first giveaway.

The books I’ve chosen are some of my favourites from this year so far so I hope you like them too! There will be two winners and the first winner will get a choice of any two books listed above, and the second winner will get a choice of one book listed above. 

Please make sure you read the rules below, thank you.

Rules:

  1. Since this giveaway is for my followers, You must be following me.
  2. Reblogs and likes count as entries. Feel free to reblog as much as you like but be careful not to spam your followers. Also no giveaway blogs allowed.
  3. This giveaway ends October 25th
  4. This giveaway is international as I will be buying and sending the books on book depository. But please make sure your country is listed on the book depository website as one it delivers to.
  5. As stated above if you win you will have a choice of any of the books pictured above, but if the book is in a series you can choose another in the same series, for example Heir of Fire is pictured above but if you haven’t read Throne of Glass yet you can choose that one. Also if there is an author above you enjoy but you have already read the book pictured above you can choose another book by that author, for example if you have read Attachments by Rainbow Rowell and now want Fangirl that is fine too!
  6. If you do win I will send you a message so please make sure your ask box is open! You will have 48 hours to respond or else I’ll be picking a new winner. You must also be willing to give me your full address or I wont be able to send the books.

I think that’s all for rules, you can always send me an ask if you think i’ve forgotten anything or you have any questions. Thank you all again for following me! I love you all! :)

God has perfect timing; Never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Ate’s 29th Birthday

My sister is not a fan of celebrating her birthday, but I insist. I asked her if she can treat her friends by batch. So the first batch is us. Haha. I suggested that we can go to Qaldi, because I’ve been aiming to go there and its really lapit lang in our subdivision. I would suggest the fig tree sana but eto muna. The place is really cozy and the ambiance is so nice. There are only 6 customer including us. The food is really delicious, it’s worth every penny. I ordered their classic pasta with garlic bread, I’m really a big fan of pasta and garlic bread. Oxcel’s Carbonara with garlic bread and kuya james chicken’s back rib with garlic rice and for my ate who’s on a diet is the java frappe. I will definitely go back there!! This place is a place you cam have a relaxation in your mind, their taste of music is really suited in my taste haha.

And btw, Happy Birthday to my ate who provided all the expenses for my books. Blessed to have you! Hahaha. God bless 🎉🎁🎊🎂👼🍰🍝

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Being in the Potter cast is like signing a contract that ensures you will get blessed by the puberty fairy.

abandonedmarionette:

imsoconfused16:

owlchicken:

merrymepippin:

theblackship:

romioneshipper:

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hogwartskidsproblems:

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The last one really fucked me over

Come on tho oliver wood was a babe from the moment he stepped onscreen

Yep, Oliver Wood always was the hottest of Hogwarts.

I’d be allover his wood. If you know what I mean.

WHY DO PEOPLE SKIP ON THE ONE WITH THE BIGGEST TRANSFORMATION OF THEM ALL:

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DUDLEY DURSLEY, Y’ALL!

LIKE I NEED THIS IN MY BLOG!! 

girl-meetbooks:

yes!! as I’ve promised to you guys. here is my first ever giveaway!

these books are my favorites. all books are brand new and in trade paperback. 

so here are the rules to to be followed:

  • You must be following ME because it’s exclusive for my followers only. (1 point) I’ll check it!! 
  • reblog this post as many as you can. likes don’t count. (1 reblog equals to 1 entry)
  • Follow my other accounts for another points

twitter : abbyLEstrange_ (1 point)

Instagram : abbygoreads_ (1 point)

  • to count your points TA me your Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter so I can check it. 
  • this giveaway is for Philippine residence only. I can’t afford international ships. (Sorry)
  • the giveaway will end on October 26, 2014, 10:00 PM. I’m busy with school kasi so.. bear with it. 
  • there will be two winners and each of them can pick the book of their choice from the books above.
  • winners will be choosen via random generator

if you’re a winner, you must be

  • open your TA, so I can message you. 
  • if you fail to respond within 2 days, I will choose another winner, again
  • you must be willing to give your shipping address
  • if the winners don’t follow the rules, it will be disqualified

ENJOY, TUMBLR FRIENDS.

DON’T FORGET TO MESSAGE ME YOUR ENTRIES, SO I CAN SEE!

okay, so I will be hosting another book giveaway at my instagram account after this, so I’m deciding that I will choose 1 winner in this giveaway. pardon me for that guys.. 

my giveaway will end this month, goodluck. 

Canada this December? I CAN’T REALLY WAIT TO EXPERIENCE MY FIRST EVER WHITE CHRISTMAS. HOPEFULLY MATULOY!!!!!!!!!

Canada this December? I CAN’T REALLY WAIT TO EXPERIENCE MY FIRST EVER WHITE CHRISTMAS. HOPEFULLY MATULOY!!!!!!!!!

collar:

how can people even be cute, tell me your secrets

trinaflores:

i dont understand how people can leave you and not feel any tinge of pain nor regret. how disposable love nowadays is, i cant quite figure out. 

booksandsugarquills:

I reached 3000 followers! I really can’t believe all you wonderful people follow me! So to celebrate I thought it was about time for my first giveaway.

The books I’ve chosen are some of my favourites from this year so far so I hope you like them too! There will be two winners and the first winner will get a choice of any two books listed above, and the second winner will get a choice of one book listed above. 

Please make sure you read the rules below, thank you.

Rules:

  1. Since this giveaway is for my followers, You must be following me.
  2. Reblogs and likes count as entries. Feel free to reblog as much as you like but be careful not to spam your followers. Also no giveaway blogs allowed.
  3. This giveaway ends October 25th
  4. This giveaway is international as I will be buying and sending the books on book depository. But please make sure your country is listed on the book depository website as one it delivers to.
  5. As stated above if you win you will have a choice of any of the books pictured above, but if the book is in a series you can choose another in the same series, for example Heir of Fire is pictured above but if you haven’t read Throne of Glass yet you can choose that one. Also if there is an author above you enjoy but you have already read the book pictured above you can choose another book by that author, for example if you have read Attachments by Rainbow Rowell and now want Fangirl that is fine too!
  6. If you do win I will send you a message so please make sure your ask box is open! You will have 48 hours to respond or else I’ll be picking a new winner. You must also be willing to give me your full address or I wont be able to send the books.

I think that’s all for rules, you can always send me an ask if you think i’ve forgotten anything or you have any questions. Thank you all again for following me! I love you all! :)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Life Lately;

1. Finals and yes! Second semester is fast approaching and we will be in the field next sem, which means PRACTICE TEACHING, i hope i can do it. I’m a bit scared because we might know what will going to happen during your practice teaching. I’m always praying to God na guide me in every way in life, Give me knowledge and wisdom and always take care of me. Sometimes this nervousness fades away and when In the moment I’m thinking again about our ojt, it freaks the hell out of me. I hope i can do it!! I’m excited because after this, I will be a degree holder and all the pagod and pagsuot sa butas ng karayom is really worth it. Soon I become a license teacher.

2. So not in the picture! Marie Lu will be having a book signing event hosted by national book store this november 23. Unfortunately it’s sunday, but it’s marie lu. Besides this is my most awaited book signing event of the year! She’s pretty and cool that i need to have an obligatory photo with her lol. So after our sunday service, I will be going to the event with my ate and kathryn. Hays. I’m so excited!!

3. These books are my haul’s for this month, except the this is a love story because i bought it last month. The two books (the trouble about flirting and how zoe made her dreams come tru) is pre loved that I got that two for only 320. How cheap is that? Hhahaha. Thanks for those shop who sell their books in a cheap price. I cant wait to read them, because i heard a lot of good reviews about these books specially the this is a love story.

4. Yesterday, I went to alabang to accompany harven at national book store to bought some materials he will be using for his report and he pick up his ordered books at jrs. But unfortunately, the book wasnt there yet. So we called the sucat branch to transfer the item here in alabang centro. I was so mad, it’s so tagal and I’m so inip na. So for paying his utang (me, for being mad) he treated me macaroons in red ribbon. Hehehehehe! Craving satisfied, thanks to my classmate who,really know how to make me smile.

5. Today is National Teachers Day. So we didnt have plan how to celebrate it and how to surprise our professors. we bought 3 cakes and a dark chocolates for them. Since were so busy doing our street theatre and glad they appreciate our little token of appreciation. And we got 97 in our street theatre.

I’m so happy this day.
Again happy teachers day to all the super heroes teachers out there.
Despite of being busy, i can still manage to read books and smile. 😊

staybookish:

chronicintrovert:

HELLO I AM GIVING AWAY ONE SIGNED COPY OF THE UNCORRECTED US PROOF OF MY DEBUT NOVEL SOLITAIREINTERNATIONAL. REBLOG THIS POST AND FOLLOW ME TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE. THERE IS ALSO A UK COVER GIVEAWAY

WINNER ANNOUNCED SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER 9PM GMT.

look you can see me in the reflection of my book how fucking cool is that

Want!!

Wannnnt!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

bullied:

isn’t it weird that you can have friends but also have no friends at the same time

Monday, September 29, 2014

PLEASE READ: those who join in my give away, I change 1 rules of it. Instead of two winner, I will only pick only 1 WINNER.

 
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