Bookish Unboxing | The Book Hookup (September, 2019): Young Adult Box (presented by The Strand Bookstore)

BRAND-NEW BOOK BOX ALERT!!!!!

As someone who’s overly obsessed with bookish subscription boxes as me, I’m constantly in search of interesting, unique book boxes out in the wild. Guess what I’ve discovered this time? It’s THE BOOK HOOKUP, a special subscription service presented by the one and only Strand Bookstore, my most favorite bookshop in the world! So I was browsing through The Oprah Magazine, and accidentally found an article about 20 Best Book Subscription Boxes in the entertainment section.

Surprisingly, most of the book boxes mentioned in the list sound exceptionally amazing to me, and I’ve tried a few of them this year, too. Anyways, when I saw that Strand Bookstore has their very own book boxes, I knew I had to snag one no matter what! In case you’re wondering, The Book Hookup is a quarterly box curated by the Strand staff, featuring 9 specific genres–Art & Photography, Feminist Literature, Fiction, Little Readers, Mystery & Suspence, Political Nonfiction, Sci-fi & Fantasy, Timeless Fiction, and Young Adult–all of which you can choose from. The variety of genres really intrigues me but as usual, I pick YA out of habit since I think YA books suit me better than any other categories.

You’ll get 2 books each quarter, a signed-first-edition hardcover of a new release, along with a paperback of either a new release, or an ARC (advance reviewer copy). Aside from the books, you can also expect some Strand merchandise like mugs, tote bags, bookmarks, pins, or postcards, as well as a product from one of their many New York-based partners.

To better show you what their boxes look like, here’s my unboxing for their Young Adult, third quarter box this year!

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Bookish Unboxing | OwlCrate 2019 August Box: Storms and Seas (+international book box giveaway announcement)

Happy Sunday, bookish peeps!

How’s your weekend so far? As usual, I have lots of sleep and I’ve been idling for a while so I’m feeling fantastic at the moment. lol What about you? Do you read some great books?

My life has been getting crazier and crazier the past few weeks and it’s mainly because of my job. There’s been more and more new comers in our office so I’m no longer the novice, which is pretty sad considering that I’ve switched to three different departments throughout the year and I’m constantly learning something new. Anyways, due to the harsh reality, I’m forced to adapt to the competitive environment ASAP and bring my A-game in this professional field.

That being said, my reading schedule has been postponing quite a lot and so does my blogging schedule. Thus, I’d like to share my August OwlCrate unboxing with you today even though it’s almost the end of October. Gladly, I didn’t get their September one so one less post to make! 😛

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Blog Tour: Beyond the Pale by Jennifer Millikin

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Happy weekend, everyone!!

How’s your October so far? Can’t believe it’s edging toward the end of the month already! It feels like the beginning of Autumn but it’s almost halfway through, how come!? LOL, anyway, I’ve got a beautifully written story to share with you today so let’s get started!

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Blog Tour: Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre (excerpts, teasers, and giveaway)

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Hello, hello, hello!!!

It’s mid-week again and happy Wednesday! 😀

Since it was our Mid-Autumn Festival, a.k.a. Moon Festival, last Friday, we got a short holiday back then and I managed to do nothing except sleeping, eating, reading, repeat. LOL Better yet, I’ll be taking this Friday off (that’s 2 days from now!) and spend some quality time with my family while celebrating my grandma’s birthday at a lovely resort in the Eastern part of the island. ❤ *Eeeeps*

Hence, I’m feeling kinda high all week long despite the fact that I’ve been working nonstop for weeks lately. 😛 Anyways, it’s 1:30 in the morning and here I am, sharing an upcoming graphic novel featuring the most classic female character/author, Charlotte Brontë and her life before Jane Eyre…at least that’s what the title implies.

All right, folks! Fasten your seatbelts and let the ride begin!

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Blog Tour: City of Beasts by Corrie Wang

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Hello, everyone!! Happy mid-week again! 🙂

Today I present to you with a super intriguing-looking book called City of Beasts, a YA Dystopian novel written by Corrie Wang. Recently, Rockstar Book Tours has been generous enough to offer me chances to spread the word with excerpts, teasers, and tour-wide giveaways. Unlike my previous preference, I realize that sharing new releases without reviewing them is also a great way to let you know what I’m excited about. 🙂

Without further ado, you’ll find more book info, buy links, excerpts, giveaway and PREORDER CAMPAIGN in the following post! Let’s go!

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Blog Tour: Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker (excerpts & giveaway)

WHO PUT THIS SONG ONHello, everyone!!!

Happy mid-week! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. 🙂 In the following weeks, I’ll present to you with some excerpts/spotlights of my highly anticipated reads this year since the awesome Rockstar Book Tour has them all. ❤

To kick-start this month, a.k.a. the beginning of the beautiful Autumn, Delacorte Press publishes a very exciting Young Adult Contemporary novel, Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker and this post is all about this super promising story!

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Blog Tour: Mind Games by Shana Silver

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Hi, everyone! Today I’m bringing you another awesome blog tour from the one and only Xpresso Tours and I can’t be more excited. Sit back, relax, and join me in this tour!

You’ll find the book info for Mind Games by Shana Silver, which is out now, tour-wide giveaway, and my short review in the following content. So, what are you waiting for?

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Read-to-Review: The Stranger I Knew by Jennifer Leigh

46140249. sy475 Angela Nash is on track to being the youngest cheer captain at Falsetto High. That is until she is kidnapped by someone who can’t possibly be a stranger. Yet, she doesn’t know who he is. Her fate on the cheer team is on the line as Angie tries to escape the stranger she knew.

 

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Bookish Unboxing | OwlCrate 2019 July box: Tournaments & Trials

Hello, lovely people!

How’s your day so far? In case anyone’s curious, I started writing this unboxing post on Aug. 11th, right after having our typhoon holiday but then I sort of forgot to schedule so here I am again, picking up where the post’s left one week later. Anyway, last week was as busy as I expected and guess what? It’s Sunday night and just thinking about having to go to work tomorrow exhausts me, haha.

Busy working schedule aside, I’ve done a wee bit too much bookish shopping on impulse in the past few days and I…regret nothing. LOL I’ll make sure to share with you my latest treasure hunt. 🙂 For today’s unboxing, it’s my second OwlCrate box, a monthly subscription box featuring the hottest YA book (always signed by the author and with an exclusive cover) and some goodies going along with the theme, and as usual, I enjoy unboxing it and getting surprised by the items inside. 😀

Without further ado, let the OwlCrate unboxing party begin!

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Blog Tour: We Are The Ghosts by Vicky Skinner (Review + Giveaway)

 

1WeAreTheGhostsTourBannerHello, bookish peeps! Happy Monday!!

I’m starting the week with a brand-new blog tour hosted by once again, the brilliant Xpresso Tour, owned by the one and only Giselle. ❤ Today I’m putting a delightful read written by a newly discovered author under spotlight, a.k.a. We Are The Ghosts by Vicky Skinner. It’s a wonderfully plotted out young adult contemporary fiction and I surely will read Vicky’s other works because this book is an insta-like for me. 🙂

Without further ado, please let me present to you with this fresh-from-the-oven release!

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