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Happy Book Birthday, MIDNIGHT SUN by Stephenie Meyer!

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HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY, MIDNIGHT SUN by Stephenie Meyer! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’—

It’s a dream come true for us, for all TwiHards, Twilighters, book nerds who have always wished, hoped and prayed for Midnight Sun to be published! We made it this far! We won and Midnight Sun is finally here!

It feels so surreal, right?

I about screamed when I got a notification from Kindle that it’s live and already sitting in my library. To see it loading up on the app got me shaking and gave me goosebumps. Because who would have thought that after all these years, Midnight Sun is truly going to see the light of day? Stephenie Meyer, a 2020 game-changer, turned all of her readers’ wildest dreams (which is reading Midnight Sun) into reality when she surprisingly decided to publish it.

2020 is real wild. But surely this one’s a good and welcomed kind of wild.ย 

Am I ready to read Edward Cullen’s thoughts? Are you ready?ย Did you also pre-order Midnight Sun? If you did, then I’m sending you a *virtual hug*!!!

Where I purchased MIDNIGHT SUN? Here: AMAZON!

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My Thoughts and Feels |Gameboys Ep10: Pass or Play 2

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116437240_3142547549128158_7127048793691303077_oI hope you didn’t stop watching the episode upon seeing “Directed by: Ivan Andrew Payawal” or else you’re missing some of the biggest moments in Gameboys The Series ever! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Soooooo. Gameboys originally have 10 episodes, right? Thinking about that gave me goosebumps even more because things have really come in full circle in just that number of episodes. Gav asking Cai “Pass or Play?” in Episode 1 to Cai now the one asking Gav the same line, “Pass or Play?” in Episode 10 showed how far their characters and their relationship have come. My babies have come so, so, so far.

I’m still amazed how #Gameboys manages to pack so many things in just a twenty-minute episode. Like legit, there so many things happening in each and every ep. From funny scenes and punchlines to serious and tearjerker scenes. Of course, we all have those elements in Ep10.

๐Ÿ’— We see fun moments between the trio, Cai-Pearl-Gav. All their moments together are such a treat. I love how they’ve become so comfortable each other and seek each other’s help in terms of entertainment.

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Wattpad Ramblings | Mulberry Rays by risingclouds

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116382961_3141596325889947_2306347169941741119_oCongratulations for finishing another wonderful story, risingclouds! In my book Mulberry Rays is her softest story, so far. It’s probably because I’m such a huge sucker for babies in stories and we have Kelly Bungisngis on this one. Admit it, everything tends to be softer when babies are involved. I, myself, easily cry or clutch at my heart whenever they appear in scenes. I also cannot help it but to crave for more. Babies are one of my weaknesses.

Pity those who questioned or gave up on Lucky from the start of the story. But I had faith in him. I’m glad I did because it was truly a delight to go through his character. To see the changes in him, to see him persevering, to see him stepping up to the plate. Lucky did so well. I tell you, he really grew up as the story progressed. He changed for the better.

From beginning to end, I remained amazed with Ilan. Her maturity, discipline and most importantly her love for Kelly. Her love for Kelly that fuels her entire being is a beautiful sight to see/read. I admire her spirit and on the ways of how she loves. So I’m glad that we were able to see her do something for herself, as well. Like opening up and welcoming Lucky in her and Kelly’s life.

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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN by _peachcat

GENRE: Romance/Comedy

SYNOPSIS
I love working in Delicafรฉ. The sweet aroma of coffee and the scent of old books that fill the air always warm my heart. It is my safe haven, my home. It was also where I first met him, a beautiful stranger I only loved watching, until one day, he claimed I was his girlfriend.

“Uhm, sorry, but I’m the fvck not.”

Welcome to Delicafรฉ, where it all began.

Read WHERE IT ALL BEGAN by peachcat_ HERE.ย 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I started writing songs, poems, and stories when I was 13. I loved reading romance novels until one day, I thought I could write one. I can’t say that I’m really the best out there, lalo na’t wala pa naman akong napapatunayan. I just really like writing. It’s my passion, my stress-reliever. Isa pa, I’m a bit of a hopeless romantic kaya ‘yung imagination ko, gusto ko lang talaga i-share. I mostly write light romance novels kasi medyo wala ako no’n sa in real life na aspect, joke. Pero ayon, I think I’m more of a feel-good writer. I just really like writing.”

ABOUT WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Readers should give my story a try because it’s my purpose to send kilig feels to my readers. So if they’re like me who likes romance stories, I think my story would be worth a try. It’s my aim to make people’s hearts flutter through my writing just like how my favorite writers make me feel. I also like keeping my characters real to be more relatable. My work may not always be the best, but I always write with my heart.”

You can check and follow peachcat_’s Wattpad profile through this LINK.

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Wattpad Ramblings | Hearthushed Series

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Ynativity x Hearthushed Series provided such great content and stories right here. I love that these stories showed characters with different types of personalities, their struggles as an individual and as someone who’s part of a relationship. All characters went through common situations like uncertainties, insecurities, miscommunications and more. I saw bits of myself in all of them. I felt for them. I’m sure you’ll identify with them too.

On a lighter note, I highly enjoyed the humor injected in all of the stories. Imagine our male leads, Van x Maxim x Finn, with different personalities and in one group chat, well surely a riot. I cannot with their asarans and bardagulans. ๐Ÿคฃ

Actually, I just finished reading the last installment, The Moment I Fell, awhile ago and I had a crying spree. Finn’s story is probably my favorite out of the three. I’ve been teased with his story from the start. You can see how it’s been build up from the get-go. With that, I became so curious what happened to him and the infamous, Mirae. Why did they broke up? Why is he waiting for her until now? What will happen to them when they meet face-to-face and see eye-to-eye? Finally, I learned all the answers to my questions and I cry for them. Their pain, frustration, desperation and all other emotions in between were very tangible that I felt them to my core. The last few chapters easily clenched at my heart, tugged at my heartstrings and made me shed tears. It’s that good. ๐Ÿฅบ

Hearthushed Series, a gem. Have you read this already? Let’s chat!! ๐Ÿ’–

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My Thoughts and Feels | Where Your Eyes Linger

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OH MY GOSH! Why is this an eight-episode series only? Why does each episode run for a maximum of 10 minutes (opening and ending credits included) only? I WANT MORE. ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’–

Despite that, Where Your Eyes Linger’s (WYEL) execution is truly at par with the usual Korean dramas that we watch. From cinematography, script, OST the chemistry and delivery of the actors, it’s a chef’s kiss for me.

I’m sure it was a challenge for them to compress everything vital to the story in such a restricted air time. But as the story may have been swiftly pushed around (with the help of the side characters), WYEL was still able to play around with the “master-bodyguard” trope with Han Tae Joo and Kang Gook’s characters, the subtle touch of coming out and both of them dealing with their inner turmoils, realizations and basically coming to terms with certain things. It’s a big step and great effort to be able tell those to the viewers. So kudos to WYEL’s team!

What more if it was a full series? What more if everything was fleshed out? Like we learned more about their life prior to WYEL’s time frame and dug deeper into their polarizing backgrounds. I’m sure it would’ve been promising. I mean, WYEL’s a hit and left some great impact to BL series viewers. But I bet it would’ve been a HUGE (HUGE) hit if it was given the usual air time. Viewers will get TOO attached with these characters even more. Watching eight episodes of it and I’m this attached to them already. What more if its an hour long episode?

Han Gi Chan and Jang Eui Soo’s acting and chemistry, a true gem.

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In Photos | A Closer Look to my Bookshelf

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It has been a year now since my dream bookshelf turned into a reality. It’s real. I own one now. Even though I wake up to the sight of it daily, I still can’t believe that I really own a bookshelf where my books and favorite things are in full display. I guess because it has always been a dream and the idea of it is such a surreal concept for me. So whenever I stare at it, I’m in daze but at the same time comforted by its presence in my room. It’s a reminder that my hard days at work really paid off. An achievement that I crossed out.

Note: I actually won’t be showing all parts of my bookshelf because the upper and lower most part of it are currently in chaos and I still haven’t filled it up. I was planning to buy and replace my copies of The Mortal Instruments Series, The Infernal Devices Trilogy and The Twilight Saga but then COVID-19 happened. I don’t want to personally order goods from US and UK right now, that’s why. I plan to wait things out just for the situation to be better. Also, I can feel a rearrangement of things soon because of the BL goodies from Thailand that I would be receiving in the next months. I’m kind of scared because it consists of boxed sets, photo books and more. I’m doomed.

But for now, let’s proceed and have closer look to my bookshelf as of 27 July 2020.

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K.A. Tucker, Renee Carlino, Colleen Hoover, J.A. Redmerski, Erin Watt, Kasie West and Christine Brae – this is their part of my book shelf. Notice how I haven’t completed their books. The reason for that is I had that phase when I was so into my Kindle and I gobbled up their books through that platform. No worries, I have plans of completing their books in the future. Especially, Colleen Hoover’s.

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Jonaxx Story Ramblings | Against The Heart

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AGAINST THE HEART by Jonaxx is such an intricate story of love wherein we witness each characters baring themselves. Flaws and all. It explored the grey areas, the in between, wherein love and hate can both exist. In which loving someone still prevails more than any other emotion.

Love. Hate. Pain. And others. All may be present at the same time, even with the same intensity, and are pulling you in opposite directions but because of ~that person~ you’ll learn to sort through it. Still hold on to love and gain your well-deserved happiness.

Aside from love, the act of forgiveness is at the forefront of this story. How it requires a certain amount of strength and bravery to face it all. The challenge to comparmentalize. That despite the pain that they made you feel, the good things they’ve done still matters.

Forgiving someone does take time.

We hurt and hate them for their decisions but at the end of the day we still love them, because we just do.

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My Thoughts and Feels | #ENofLove: Love Mechanics

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maxresdefaultI’m calling it already, this is my favorite story from En of Love. No matter how frustrating Vee’s character is and the turn of events are, Love Mechanics left a delicious burn in my heart.

To be honest, I was at the edge of my seat the whole time I was watching it. I feel so conflicted. Yin (Vee) and War (Mark) has this natural chemistry between them and that messes up with my head and feels big time. I badly want to ship their characters but the situations they’re in were all tangled up. It’s twisted. It’s messy. Not saying that I didn’t squeal whenever they have moments because I did. Guilty.

Mark is a babie. War’s portrayal of him was great. Like you can see the softness in him, when his emotions were at war and his struggles. I vowed to protect him.

While with Vee, I struggled so much. Why is Yin such an eye-candy??? Seriously, I’m ready to swoon whenever I see his face. But then I remember the character that he’s playing is annoying. I hate his reasons. It’s fcked up.

Me: ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜ญ

It’s Yin’s first drama, right? He did great here. He did some serious acting in this and ghorl, there were tears involved. It broke my heart to see Vee in pain but he deserved it. With the way he badly handled things, surely it’ll come and bite him back in the arse.

EXCOE59VAAAs9QXAgain, I wish this was a full series with 13 or so episodes. I would have loved to see their story and characters be fleshed out. Be explored. Because there’s just a lot more things that they can do with VeeMark. ๐Ÿฅบ

Can VeeMark be like WinTeam (Until We Meet Again) who gets a spin-off series all to themselves? I’m so down with that. Or if not, can they give YinWar another project together? Don’t let their great chemistry be put to waste, you know. Please.

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Wattpad Ramblings | Risingclouds’ Epistolaries

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LAVENDER HAZE

Of Lab Coats, Coffee Dates, Movie Nights and Sound Trips…

With only “an epistolary” written on its description, Lavender Haze by risingclouds primarily lured me in with its pretty cover. I love pastel and soft colors, that’s why it easily caught my eye. Yet still I don’t have any basic idea with the story. Will it be a good read? Nada, no idea. I decided to just go with it blind.

Well well well. Lavender Haze turned out to be one of the softest and fluffiest story that I’ve recently read. I read the whole thing in one sitting, probably in just over an hour. That’s how interesting the tweets, Instagram stories and the strings of text messages between Andromeda Lavender Averin and Major Uriah Constante are.

I turned into a mush because of them. No grand gestures but the littlest things that they shared brought kilig feels. Like their similar fascination for Oh Wonder, how both of them relate to their songs and speak as if its their language. Their movie nights while being at the comfort of their own homes. Their coffee and reading dates. Their Instagram stories, posts and comments. All of those, while still being responsible and functioning human beings who works daily in a lab. Cute fact: Uriah is actually the head scientist for the research that Lavender’s part of. In lab coats, yeah.

I won’t talk about the story’s “conflict” so that you have more things to look forward to. But I’d like to talk about what I love the most about Lavender and Uriah. It’s their maturity. There’s this one conversation in the story that really made me pause and clutch at my heart because of how the both of them sounded so mature and wise. I love that they talked it out with themselves right at the beginning of their friendship and cleared the air between them. With Uriah leading the conversation and directly hinting of being open to it, Lavender agreeing and deciding to just see where things might go. I love that for them.

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