2016

Hello, 2017!

Happy second day of 2017! So, like everyone else, 2016 has been an eventful year for me, too. I wrote a general recap of it in my personal blog, and most of the things I put there were book things and #romanceclass things because there were just so many of them that I want to remember. But if you’re too lazy to click over there for the recap, here’s a quick list: AprilFeelsDay Book # 1.5 – It’s a Match Book # 2 – Keep the Faith FeelsRushIn #romanceclass lectures Manila International Book Fair FeelsFest, this live reading of Keep… Read More »Hello, 2017!

Books by Filipino Authors Read in 2016

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In 2010, when I was still a book blogger, I decided to actively read Filipino-authored books. Back then, it was a bit of a challenge to get up to 20 titles, but I did it, and continued to do it the next years. Six years later, I found it was easier to do it because most of the books I have access to and the ones I actually want to read were written by fellow authors. I know that it’s not always the case for other people, because we are still discovering people who are just discovering us and our books as… Read More »Books by Filipino Authors Read in 2016

Review: Settle the Score/Hustle Play by Tara Frejas

SETTLE THE SCORE/HUSTLE PLAY by Tara Frejas Published on October 15, 2016 Goodreads | Amazon Settle the Score College senior Garnet Figueroa lives and breathes basketball. A reliable asset to her varsity team, she is equipped with the skills and smarts to get the De La Sierra Lady Hunters closer to this year’s championship title. But Garnet soon finds out that her good friend (and long-time crush), cheerdancer Charles Crisostomo, is being cheated on by his girl, and she lets her emotions get the best of her. Will she be able to come up with a game plan to save herself… Read More »Review: Settle the Score/Hustle Play by Tara Frejas

Make My Wish Come True: A #romanceclass Christmas Anthology

It was around ReaderCon last year when I started toying with the idea of having a Christmas anthology. A Christmas romance anthology, because I’m a romance writer and all that. But it was a little too late last year when we talked about it so we shelved it and I thought I really want to do it then, so when the time was right, I volunteered to organize the entire thing. So now…since it seems like 2016 is the year where #romanceclass is nonstop, here’s one more Thing for everyone: Make My Wish Come True: A #romanceclass Christmas Anthology.  Get ready for… Read More »Make My Wish Come True: A #romanceclass Christmas Anthology

Review: If the Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman

If the Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman Published on October 15, 2016 Amazon | Goodreads Martha Aguas kind of has it all–she’s an accountant who loves numbers, an accident-prone puppy that loves her, and the perfect wardrobe. Yes, she wears a dress size 24, her bras don’t fit and she’s never had a boyfriend, but so what? It becomes a big deal when her perfect cousin Regina announces her engagement to Enzo, the only boy she’s ever loved (he doesn’t know, so don’t tell him!) Suddenly Aguases from all corners of the globe are coming for the event, and the… Read More »Review: If the Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman