My Big Bad Wolf Books PH Experience

Last February 21, as soon as my exams were over, I headed to World Trade Center in Manila to go to the Big Bad Wolf Books Sale! Yes, despite having almost 3 days of sleepless nights, I went to it because during that day because it was the only time I was free.

Disclaimer: I don’t have a lot of pictures, because I was too busy book shopping lol

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ARC Request Updates: Part 1

Hello guys! I’m sure if you’re following me in my Bookstagram and Tumblr accounts, you’ll know that I’m a part of The Book Robin Hoods, which is a new author-and-reader forum/club where authors can ask any of the handpicked members to review their books, authors can ask other authors to proofread their works, and reviewers can exchange a lot of ideas. I’m really happy to be part of this club, as this is one of the first major review clubs I’m currently in.


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How I “Try” to Read Books While In Med School

This is my last week of Christmas break before I start another grueling semester of school. Happily, I was able to finish 10 books from the moment I began my break (which was on 22nd of December) until today. It’s actually a huge improvement because I had to rush on my reading challenge last year because I was like 4-5 books behind schedule. I barely reached my 90 books goal of that year. For 2018, I’ve lowered that number down to 50 books, as I know I wouldn’t be able to reach a really high number anymore.Β I actually remember my friends (who are in the upper batches) tell me that I should stop reading books a month prior my first day of classes because I will be reading a hell of stuff once classes start. And oh boy they were right.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Book Boyfriends

I’m officially declaring Tuesdays as Top Ten Tuesdays! I’ll be featuring my top ten bookish stuff every Tuesday for you guys to be able to know more about yours truly. So without further ado, let’s get started!

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Back to Book Blogging

I’m back!Β 

It’s been already a month since I last posted book reviews and other bookish stuff. I’ve just been really distracted with a lot of stuff going on in real life making me have no time to sit down and write even a decent review. You may call it writer’s block or laziness, it’s the same thing for me.

So now I’m back here! You can already see that I had revamped my entire blog! Does it look better than the first theme I had? It still had the pink hues to it, because I really love the pink tones and it just screams me.

Now a quick run-down on what has happened to me since my last post.

  • I finally graduated college! I’m officially part of Class 2017 of De La Salle University – Manila with a degree on Biology! My graduation ceremony was last Saturday (June 17) and it is always going to be one of my most remarkable memories in my life. I’m now officially a house bum!
  • I got accepted in a medical school! I got my acceptance letter from De La Salle Health Sciences Institute’s College of Medicine last May, and my dreams of being a doctor is slowly coming true! I can’t wait to start on August 22! It’s really nice to go to my univ’s medical school, because I will still be carrying the Lasallian traditions to it, and also because my friends will be there too!
  • I opened my own online business in Instagram! I am the owner of @angeleillustrate, which is an online shop that sells unique bookish magnetic bookmarks! I have a lot of designs based from different book characters. My most popular designs are my Harry Potter designs and my Feyre and Rhysand designs. You guys can check out the other designs available. And also, I’m now open for international orders!

This is one of my 4 Feyre and Rhysand bookmark designs called “Chapter 55”. If you’ve read ACOMAF, you will know what this design means πŸ˜‰


  • Lastly, I’ve been hoarding a lot of books lately. I don’t know why, but I just do. I have bought more books in the past 2 months than what I’ve read from them. I don’t know if I’m still getting over the book hangovers I got from ACOWAR and Lord of Shadows, but my reading progress has been slow lately. I just hope that it picks up soon.

So that’s the few reasons that kept me busy the past month! I hope to post more in the next days!

Until my next post,


5 Treatments to a Book Hangover

I’m so sorry if I haven’t been able to write any new posts since May started, and it’s all because I’m currently suffering from a book hangover of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Wings and Ruin, and I’ve done nothing but reread it again and again until I come up gasping and crying all over again! But hopefully, I will be able to get out of this hangover soon to be able to write new reviews and blog posts!

But let’s define a book hangover first.

Epic Reads defined book hangovers as “the inability to start a new book because you are still living in the last book’s world”. That actually sums everything up when a person goes through a book hangover. The longest book hangover that I experienced was last year when I finished reading A Court of Mist and Fury, and that took me THREE MONTHS to get over, but after those three months, I was still thinking about it while reading a new book. So yes, Sarah J. Maas gives a really bad case of book hangovers for me (but I still love her books).


There are different ways on how to get over a book hangover. But unlike curing an actual hangover that has a good solution in the form of an aspirin and a bottle of water, book hangovers are treated like how a doctor treats his patient – you observe and analyze, and then calculate the treatment they will be using based on their body. Basically, it’s different for every person.

So I’m here now to present my top 5 treatments in curing a book hangover!


1.Have a buddy to talk about the book to

Talking is some sort of release, and if you talk to someone about that particular book, chances are you’ll be able to tell them everything – even the most minute detail. It’s actually more effective when both of you have read the same book already, so that your friend is able to understand you and all your yapping. This often works to me, especially since I’m on Tumblr a lot and I have a lot of people that I can talk to about the book. You wouldn’t believe the really lengthy discussions we had while dissecting the book and just fangirling about it. So yes, a bookworm friend is a really good cure.

2. Reread a book or series that you already love

I actually use this treatment also in curing reading slumps. You don’t just reread any book, but pick up that one you absolutely adore with all your heart, and probably have read for the nth time. It’s more effective because you know you’re heart will be able to get into the story all over again, and you’ll get to jump into that book world easily. Currently, I’m rereading Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, since it’s one of my most favorite series and the story line and humor is so different from ACOWAR.

3. Or try reading a book from a totally different genre

This is an even more effective way of curing book hangovers, and I personally favor this form of treatment. If you’ve read something in a fantasy genre, try reading something from the paranormal or contemporary sections, and then vice-versa. When I get into book hangovers, the first thing I do is try to read something with a totally different genre because everything will be so different, especially the story line. If you’re deep into a world filled with Fae and magic like I am, go for a book with really cheesy characters and a very cheesy plot. I’m also rereading a book with a different genre, and that is Some Kind of Perfect by Krista and Becca Ritchie, since this is a New Adult contemporary book.

4. Binge-watch a movie or TV series

This is the treatment I’m currently doing right now. Binge-watching TV show or a movie distracts you from reading, and it’s a fool-proof way of getting out a book hangover because you’ll have a point where you will start to realize that you’ve been watching too many shows or movies and your eyes start to hurt, and then you suddenly feel guilty for not reading. To how long you’ll expect that realization, I’m not so sure, but you’ll eventually reach it!

Currently, I’m binge-watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I’m almost finished with season 1, and already on my way to season 2. And I regret nothing about this show! Shameless plug: if you haven’t watched B99 yet, you really need to start now.



5. Go find yourself some other hobby

If none of the first four works for you, try deviating yourself from reading anything for the meantime. I strongly believe in the words that “you can’t force yourself into doing something you don’t want to do”. Go draw, knit, play with your pet, or bake some cookies. Just do something you love apart from reading. Because if you force yourself to read something new even if you’re not into it yet, chances are high that you’ll end up not liking it. Just go distract yourself with another hobby, and when you finally feel like reading again, go pick up that book.


I hope all of these tips can help you in curing your book hangovers! If you have any other treatments that I haven’t mentioned, feel free to let me know on the comments section!



“It was books that made me feel

I was not completely alone.”

Will Herondale, Clockwork Prince

I’ve finally done it! I’m now starting my own book blog! And this is my pilot post that’s ready to fly off!

For the past years, I’ve always been dreaming of wanting to start my own book blog. I’ve been inspired with the book bloggers I follow on Tumblr and the book vloggers in Youtube that I adore. But I could never have the encourage to commit to such task, especially when I’m still in school with a heavy workload. I actually tried to do a review blog once before using Tumblr where I reviewed New Adult books. I think that blog only lasted for a month or two before I just didn’t have the time and energy to do so anymore. And that’s actually really disappointing, because I’m doing two things I love the most – reading and writing. So I’m hoping and praying that I stick to this, and that it would help me keep my mind busy, especially now that I’m going to experience a 5-month break after this week.

First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Angele. It’s pronounced as Angelie, but there’s no “i” in my name. I have such a unique name that people can’t pronounce it properly, and Starbucks can never get my name right on my cup unless they ask me to spell it for them. I’m 20 turning 21 years old in May, and I live in the Philippines. I’m about to finish my undergraduate degree in Biology, and I’m going to wear my graduation toga in June. As for that 5-month break I mentioned earlier, I’m applying to medical schools here, and now in the process of waiting for some acceptance letters so I could go back to school in August or September. To what I’ll be doing in that long period of idleness, I still do not know. I’m an introvert, I only have a very close set of friends who I heavily rely on, and as much as I prefer to stay at home, I also like going out from time to time – just so that I could have my mind and body moving apart from lying in bed the whole day. I have 6 dogs (yes, 6 dogs) who are all rascals but I love them dearly. I’m not a fan of frogs and snails gross me out.

As for being on social media, I’m a huge huge fan of Tumblr! Tumblr is life! If you need to contact me, you better send me a question there first, since I don’t usually go on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook is just for school stuff. I love Tumblr a lot because it’s the place where I can’t see any drama and bad stuff going on with the world. Tumblr is my baby. Tumblr is the place where I can be me and rant all I want. Tumblr is also the place where I post all my graphics and works. Tumblr appreciates me and everyone else like me.

Now this post is getting a bit too long, so I’m still deciding on doing a weekly About Me post or just make an About Me section. I’ll let you all know soon!

I can’t wait to meet all of you!