This blog post is just a stream of photos that I took for documentation purposes of how my bookshelf looked and book collection grew over time. Something that I could look back to and be grateful about.Continue reading “In Photos: Bookshelf x Books”
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If Cassandra Clare plans to add and add and add more books to The Shadowhunter Chronicles, she certainly won’t be getting a complain out of me. I would gobble those books up any day for I could live and bask in the glorious Shadowhunter world forever.
What I love about Cassie the most is the fact that she keeps on stepping up and improving her writing. I thought The Infernal Devices was her being at her peak already, probably at that time, but The Dark Artifices (TDA) is on a whole new other level. It’s mature. It’s intense. It’s darker and dabbles on important issues and topics. Issues that are not just applicable for the Shadowhunters but also for our society. Clare used her voice as writer and made her stand known through TDA.
I have so many thoughts about The Dark Artifices but I’ll just do quick bullets.
The Clave. The Council. The Inquisitor. The Consul. Government.
In TDA, we dug through the inner workings of the Shadowhunter government and I’m not even surprised to find how dirty and poisonous it is at the center. It’s not far from what we have in our country these past few years, actually. Reading all about the political aspect of this series is scary yet empowering. Scary because there are issues with their government that run parallel with our own government. Like the deceitful tactics and manipulations. But empowering because it fuels me even more to stand up for what is right.
My eyes are open and I won’t let things pass.
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“The Clave was nearly taken over by extremists who would have driven us into isolation and self-destruction. And everyone who stood back and allowed this to happen – through inattention, through apathy and overconfidence – Well. We are all guilty. And therefore we will all vote, as a reminder that every voice counts, and when you choose not to use your voice, you are letting yourself be silenced.” – Jia Penhallow.
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.
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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