First Line Fridays #1

I first discovered this prompt from FMN Book Reviews and More and I thought “Why not try this?!”


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

“Once there was a little girl who played her music for a little boy in the wood. She was small and dark, he was tall and fair, and the two of them made a fancy pair as they danced together.”


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Review: Infraction by Rachel Van Dyken

Title: Infraction (Players Game #2)

Author: Rachel Van Dyken

Rating: ★★★★


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Review: Hunting Prince Dracula & Cover Reveal of Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

I’ll be doing a double post featuring Kerri Maniscalco’s books: my review of Hunting Prince Dracula and the cover reveal of Escaping from Houdini! If you haven’t read the first book, I highly suggest you read it first before reading this post, as this will be a spoiler-free review and thoughts.


Title: Hunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper #2)

Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Rating: ★★★★★


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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. 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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Book Merch: The Candlelit Shelf

Hey bookworms! I’m featuring a new local bookish shop again! I’ve been meaning to do a review of this shop for some time now, but I just got busy with school and I’m now able to sit down and do a quick review!

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Ten Best Books I’ve Read in 2017

I challenged myself to read 90 books when 2017 came. I thought I was able to complete it early, but when I started my first semester of med school, I struggled to even read a single novel because I was so piled up with schoolwork and I didn’t have much time to do leisurely reading as I would have preferred to spend my free time to review my lessons. But luckily, I also go my very own Kindle Fire, so I had it everywhere with me and I’ve been able to read when I have some dull time. It helped me so much!

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