[Review] Sapphire Blue - Kerstin Gier

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Title of Book: Sapphire Blue
Series: Precious Stone #2
Author: Kerstin Gier
Publisher: Henry Holt
Publication Year: 2012
Language: English
Translator: Anthea Bell
Format: Hardback
Pages: 362




Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.
At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he’s very warm indeed; the next he’s freezing cold. Gwen’s not sure what’s going on there, but she’s pretty much destined to find out.


This is a review of the second book in a series. Beware of spoilers ahead.

Top Five Books I Want to Re-read

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Hello fellow readers! This post is part of Top Five Wednesday, which is a weekly feature created by Lainey from Gingerreadslainey but now is hosted by Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes. More information about T5W is provided at its Goodreads group page. This week's topic is five books that you want to re-read. Before getting into the list, I want first to disclose that I won't include Harry Potter in this list because ... well, duh. So here are the books (besides Harry Potter) that I want to re-read.

[Review] Ruby Red - Kerstin Gier

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Title of Book: Ruby Red
Series: Precious Stone #1
Author: Kerstin Gier
Publisher: Henry Holt
Publication Year: 2011
Language: English
Translator: Anthea Bell
Format: Hardback
Pages: 324




Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.


Top 10 Japanese Movies Recommendation

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature originally created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic for Top Ten Tuesday is Movie Freebie. I'm excited for this weeks' topic because I love watching movies. Just a few days ago, I re-watched Japanese drama called Hana-Kimi. The original one, not the remake, It's so funny and cute. So I'm inspired to write about Japanese movies I've watched and recommend them. Although Japan is quite famous for its horror movie, I'm not going to include those movies in this list. Simply because I'm a wimp (ha ha) and I don't really watch horror movies; and no, no anime movies. That's a list for another day. Instead, I put some mystery, drama, and romantic movies in this list. This list is not necessarily in a specific order.

[Review] #girlboss - Sophia Amoruso

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Title of Book: #girlboss
Author: Sophia Amoruso
Publisher: Portfolio
Publication Year: 2014
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256




The founder of Nasty Gal offers a sassy and irreverent manifesto for ambitious young women
At seventeen, Sophia Amoruso decided to forgo continuing education to pursue a life of hitchhiking, dumpster diving, and petty thievery. Now, at twenty-nine, she is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, a $100+ million e-tailer that draws A-list publicity and rabid fans for its leading-edge fashion and provocative online persona. Her story is extraordinary—and only part of the appeal of #GIRLBOSS.
This aspirational book doesn’t patronize young women the way many business experts do. Amoruso shows readers how to channel their passion and hard work, while keeping their insecurities from getting in the way. She offers straight talk about making your voice heard and doing meaningful work.
She’s proof that you can be a huge success without giving up your spirit of adventure or distinctive style. As she writes, "I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let’s do this.”


Top 10 Books I've Added to My TBR List Lately

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature originally created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic for Top Ten Tuesday is books that you've added to your TBR list lately. If you've read my October wrap-up post, you'll know that back in October there's a big imported books fair in the city where I live. As you can guess, I bought a lot of books. I swear I've never bought that many books in one shopping trip before (technically two trips because I went back on day three or four, but it happened in the same week). I acquired 17 books from the book fair and 3 books from my BookDepository order arrived last month. So I had a total of 20 new books and 10 books that I'm more excited to read are:

[Review] In Real Life - Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

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Title: In Real Life
Writer: Cory Doctorow
Illustrator: Jen Wang
Publisher: First Second
Publication year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 175




Anda Bridge was introduced to Coarsegold online at school. Interested, she then joined the game and started playing. In the game, Anda partnered with another player called Sarge. They hunt gold farmers as their mission. Gold farmers are players who collect items for gold and sell it to other players for real money. Gold farming is actually considered as cheating in the game, which is why Anda agreed to do the mission. One day, Anda encountered one of the gold farmers and they talked. That’s when Anda realized there’s much more going on behind gold farming.

October 2016 Wrap-Up & Favorites

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It’s October, which means Halloween! Unfortunately I didn’t read any horror or creepy books. I didn’t watch horror movies. This one is simply because I’m too afraid to watch horror movies. But I watched some episodes of The Twilight Zone! The original one, of course. So that counts, doesn’t it? Anyway, on October I read 3 books and one graphic novel. Here’s what I read in October.