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Birthday Wish List 2012

It's two more days before my birthday, excluding today, where I get to have an excuse for making a wish list. I hardly ever get any of the titles I wrote in my past book wish lists because my family seem to think I have too many books already, which is preposterous. (ooh big word, I got that from reading ya know :D) Majority of my friends  usually give me other stuff besides books. But I still make a list and post it just for fun. (and because I am broke and am hoping that a generous and kind soul just might send a book my way :D)
Birthday Wish List 2012

1. Local Graphic Novels - because I am guilty of not reading Pinoy Lit more than I should and ever since I read and liked Trese 1-2, I thought that graphic novels seem to be the best place to start increasing the number of local lit on my "read list" .
Trese 3 & 4 by Kajo Baldisomo and Budjette Tan Mythology Class by Arnold Arre After Eden by Arnold Arre Kwentillion edited by Budjette Tan and Paolo ChikiamcoOr any other…

The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking

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Summary from Goodreads:

SWITCHED
When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.

TORN
When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story.
She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined—and they’ll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to master her magical powers—and marry an equally powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who’s strictly off limits…and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares …

A Trip Down Memory Lane Part III: Sweet Valley Twins and Archie Comics

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I found a couple of Sweet Valley Twins books buried in the back of our bookshelves and they bring back memories of my lost youth. :) I wasn't really as much of a fan as my sisters were but I did read them since they were always around in our house. I am sure a lot of book worms grew up with Sweet Valley and remember the descriptions of the Jessica's and Elizabeth's eyes and hair and how much they were similar and yet different. I bet you all read Sweet Valley Kids and High as well, and probably watched the television show too. 
Archie Comics are also a huge part of my childhood as well. Betty and Veronica Double Digests are my favorite. I remember sneak-reading one under my desk in class. Little did I know that the teacher was already standing right in front of me, with her hands on her hips. But I was saved from further embarrassment when the bell rang for recess. :)
How about you? I'd love to know what books make you feel nostalgic? :D


A Trip Down Memory Lane Part I
A T…

Rabbitin turns 1!

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Things have been hectic lately that I realized just now that my blog has turned 1 last June 12, 2012! So technically this is a 1 year and 4-day anniversary already.
I remember how I kept on saying to myself to create a book blog but I have always had the fear of not doing the reviews right, of nobody wanting to visit it. But I am very glad I finally got the courage to do it and I can't believe that it's been a year! Sure, my reviews are not really the critical, thorough, and extensive kind but I always have a blast doing them. But what made my 1 year of blogging awesome are the fellow book geeks I got to know and interact with, and finally finding my "own kind". Of course there are the comments which, although my blog receives them sparingly, never fail to make my day.
I don't think I can do anything special in honor of this special occassion, like host a giveaway since I don't have that many readers. So, besides putting up this post and making changes with the…

The Mortal Instruments 1-3 by Cassandra Clare

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Summary from Goodreads:
In City of Bones, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world. And she's introduced with a vengeance, when Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster sent by the evil and powerful Shadowhunter, Valentine. How could a mere human survive such an attack. 
In the second novel, City of Ashes, Clary just wants her life to go back to normal--but that turns out to be impossible. For one thing, her mother is still in the hospital, in a mysterious coma. For another, she and her newfound brother Jace have fallen under a cloud of suspicion now that the Shadowhunter world knows that Valentine is still alive--and that Jace and Clary are his son and daughter. Then Clary's best friend Simon is turned into a vampire and kidnapped by Valentine, who intends to sacrifice him as part of a bloody ritual that will make the Mortal …

The Ask and The Answer by Patrick Ness

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Summary from Goodreads:
Part two of the literary sci-fi thriller follows a boy and a girl who are caught in a warring town where thoughts can be heard — and secrets are never safe.
Reaching the end of their flight in THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. They found instead their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, waiting to welcome them to New Prentisstown. There they are forced into separate lives: Todd to prison, and Viola to a house of healing where her wounds are treated. Soon Viola is swept into the ruthless activities of the Answer, while Todd faces impossible choices when forced to join the mayor’s oppressive new regime. In alternating narratives the two struggle to reconcile their own dubious actions with their deepest beliefs. Torn by confusion and compromise, suspicion and betrayal, can their trust in each other possibly survive?
WARNING: THIS REVIEW MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS
I have read The Knife of Never Letting Go, the first book in this…