2016: February (Bookhaul)

Hey guys… it’s been #lazyFebruary for me. My currently-reading-book isn’t finished so it’s still on my CR status. But don’t worry ill be finishing it soon to proceed on my next-to-read book. But this February, I made a new step for my book-loving-hobby. At last, I was able to create a Bookstragram account! Here’s my screenshot!

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follow me at @sheenhyuugaslibrary to see more 🙂

I’ve been doing bookstagram before, but I’ve been using my personal account. And so thanks #teaminstagram for launching easy-switch-feature!

Hmmmm… I lend my latest purchase book to my mom coz she got a lot of time for reading now so my February Book Haul photo is lil weird. I’ll be posting another pic as soon as I get back the book. But for now, here’s the collage pic!

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That book-to-movie is stayin with mom for a little time, then after she read ill tell her to watch the movie. 🙂

Thanks for reading. Leave a comment maybe? 🙂

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THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH (Book Review)

Book Title: The Battle of the Labyrinth (Book#4) | Series Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians | Author: Rick Riordan| EDITION: Disney Hyperion, Paperback | Status: Owned | Reading Time: April 18 – May 13, 2015

Its just a dismay i was lazy reading this beautiful book… But i still made it with amazement. And just I thought, Percy’s world on fourth book is amazing as ever. The quest is exciting and worth living-by-reading. The adventure is really great… and I can’t say exact words describing it.

#1: THE QUEST. The quest itself is reassuring that the whole book will be a blast. And I was right!

#2: THAT RANCH. That horrible ranch… and Percy’s cleaning task is a mess. But he made it in a witty way. He’s Poseidon’s son afterall… great!

#3: ENEMIES AND ALLIED. Those we were expecting to be the enemy, all of sudden were allied. And those who were supposed to be allied were enemies. Well, always happens.

#4: DAEDALUS. You are the center of attraction man… and what you’ve done in this book is amazing yet a lil disappointing. But you’re great. You are the maker of the Labyrinth after all…

#5: CALYPSO. Percy’s biggest ‘what-if’. Well he’s been through a lot. And maybe he cant be an immortal after all… (trying not to spoil)

#6: PERCY’S DEATH. Yeah… they actually burn a shroud for Percy. :p

#7: ANTAEUS. That Cyclops. I know Tyson will beat him to death if they meet. Thanks Percy is a witty man.

#8: BETRAYAL. Im just sad with Nico. He’d been trusting wrong person… do I need to say ghost?

#9: THE WAR. The war between Luke’s / Kronos army against the Camp Half-Blood is action packed, though killings cant be avoided. It’s a great scene though.

And that’s it…. It’s a very late review coz I’ve already finished The Last Olympian as of now and currently reading Red Queen… That’s why im more focused on writing review for the last book of the series. 4.5/5 stars for this great second-to-the-last-book-of-the-series! 🙂

THE TITAN’S CURSE (BOOK REVIEW)

Book Title: The Titan’s Curse (Book#3) | Series Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians | Author: Rick Riordan| EDITION: Disney Hyperion, Paperback | Status: Owned | Reading Time: April 04 – April 18, 2015

It’s a rated 5/5 stars! A former student and a friend named Rhine Pau, told me this is his favorite of the series. And I am thinking, as of now, that this too is my favorite! 🙂

Okay, so this book is really action-packed and mysterious and intriguing. Each chapter is really a chapter worth reading. Though I spent longer than usual reading this, I will make a way that next time I’ll reading this again, I will do it in shorter period of time. Yeah, I’ll definitely re-read this because I want to experience all over again the intensity and awesomeness of each pages.

Here are the most loved by me:

#1: First chapter. First chapter itself made this a page-turner. Action will hit you on the first pages, thus made you hold the book until forgetting the time…

#2: Bianca and Nico di Angelo. New half-bloods whose God/Goddess parents is unknown, its on the last chapter, the revelations seems bad. But it will be fine I guess.

#3: Artemis. Artemis quest is a sad story. But it’s a good thing Percy and the team was able to make everything fine. I was expecting to meet other God/Goddesses, but I wasn’t hoping it would be her, but thanks anyway, I was able to know her better.

#4: The Hunters. Its Artemis team, so in which way, you’d learn the oath of becoming one of the Hunters/

#5: Zoe Nightshade. Her story is amazing, just disregard her family. Her love-story is somewhat sad. It’s just good she became friends with Percy. She got her own constellation, The Huntress, will I be seeing that in reality? Hahahaha. I really liked her though the making of her constellation is a sad part of the book.

#6: Thalia. She was considered as a threat for Percy on The Sea of Monsters. And she was. It’s a good thing she remained good-hearted. And she won’t turn 16 for forever. So the prophecy is still with Percy.

#7: Grover and Bessie. They understand each other and that amazes me. Grab the book and browse for their adventure together, and smile all throughout.

#8: Atlas. That agony. He deserved it after all. And passing that burden to three characters, Annabeth, Artemis and Percy, that’s foul. It’s just good Artemis and Percy’s plan worked it went back to him.

#9: Luke. Why can’t he just die? Come on, he’d been hurting Annabeth ever since, and now Thalia. What else he’ll do to make things worse?

#10. Frederick Chase. Annabeth’s dad did a good job, really. I just hope they’ll make the same thing on movie. Yeah, I just hope they won’t remove that scene on the movie. 🙂

#11: Mr. D.’s Love-story. Yeah, a married God. A lil bit of his story is revealed.

#12: Riptide Story. Riptide origin was revealed and its connection to Hercules. One sad love-story is revealed again. But Percy made things fine, again…

#13: Rachel Elizabeth Dare. Young girl, who are you, really? Thanks then, you were able to saved Percy. And since im on the fourth book now, I’ll be watching you, closely. 🙂

#14: The Quest. The quest is amazing, where Percy isn’t counted technically, but what do we expect from him? He always do what he thinks is right, and so it was one of his adventure again. But he stayed longer with new characters than with Annabeth. So it was all-way different from previous quests.

So, you better grab the book and read it now. Coz I know you won’t stop reading pages to pages and can’t wait to read the next book, and the whole series. Really, if I can rate this higher than 5, I will. Clap clap clap Mr. Riordan. Very very amazing middle book of the series! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Liebster Award

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Its my first nomination. Thanks Kath! I feel good with this! 🙂 ❤

Here are the rules

  • Link back to the person that nominated you.
  • Answer the questions given by the nominator.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers (with less than 200 followers).
  • Come up with 11 questions for them to answer.
  • Notify your nominees.

My 11 Questions

  1. If you are a teacher, which book would you recommend to your students to read?

I am a teacher, college instructor actually. And so i my students are already grown-ups, so i would recommend “A Song of Fire and Ice” by RR Martin. 🙂

  1. What is your favorite picture book?

None. But when I was 8 years old I guess, I love biblical stories. J

  1. Any favorite theater play?

I am not a fan, sorry 🙂

  1. What do you look for when choosing a book?

I always look for its cover page…  So much inlove with dark covers and gothic. 🙂

  1. If you will give your best friend a book, what would it be?

He’s not a reader. So i would prefer to give him any Illustration book or manga series. I should try this. My best friend is my hubby 🙂 ❤

  1. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?

I have browsed the Fifty Shades of Grey, and i found it intimidating, so i havent read the whole series, yet.

  1. Any books you’ve been avoiding?

Do i have? Maybe a book-based movie that is very frustrating like A Walk to Remember and The Notebook. But i’ve been wanting to read those type of book, so maybe got nothing.. 🙂

  1. The longest time you’ve gone without reading?

A year. 2014. I havent read any because i was frustrated with Mockingjay by Collins. 😀

  1. Any policy in comes of book lending?

Should be returned without folding and in a short period of time…. lol.

  1. Do you have any book bad habits?

Yeah, sometimes I read longer than my usual sked. And I am stocked for a month on a single book because of other matters.

  1. What’s your favorite food/snack when you’re reading?

Any chocolate will do. 🙂

I am nominating…

  1. Emma
  2. Booknerderie
  3. Courtney
  4. Pavi
  5. Laura
  6. Yvo
  7. Emily
  8. Shelah
  9. Nyze
  10. Sara
  11. Taylor

My 11 Questions:

  1. When did you fell in love in reading?
  2. Who influenced you in reading?
  3. What’s the first novel you read?
  4. Any book you read and rated it almost zero? That you wished you didnt read..
  5. Where do you love to read?
  6. Asian crush?
  7. Do you love anime? What’s your favorite?
  8. Have you composed a short poem? What’s the theme?
  9. What do you love to collect aside from books?
  10. Ebook or book? Why? 🙂
  11. What’s your ultimate-dream-book-series-to-have?

There we go guys. Its my first time so please bear with me 🙂

The Sea of Monsters (Book Review)

Book Title: The Sea of Monsters (Book#2) | Series Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians | Author: Rick Riordan| EDITION: Disney Hyperion, Paperback | Status: Owned | Reading Time: March 30 – April 4, 2015

Sorry, I’ve been home for the past four days, so it’s a late post. 🙂 Well, after frustrating days on Roth’s world, I’ve finally recovered because of Mr. CampHalfBlood. I can’t stop myself comparing the movies on the books I’ve read, and yeah book is much better, again this time. Let me discuss what I wanted to share about this book.

#1: THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS. Well, I enjoyed the first two chapters much. And so I even forgot it was adapted to movie last year. It’s so much different from the movie. And so you’d better read. Don’t be contented on the movie, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy much on this. Continue reading