June 2015 Book Haul

This month, I did quite a lot of damage. I’ve been doing really well so far this summer in cutting back on my buying and from my usual 15-20 books a month, I went down to about 6-8 books in the Summer. However, this month I went a bit insane again and got 16 books. Here they all are in their towering glory:

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As you can see my haul is clearly split into 2 piles and that’s because on your left (with the exception of Retail Hell), I got all these books brand new for full price and the pile on your right are all the books I got on bargain from Booksale (a thrift bookstore that sells second hand books here in the Philippines) Read on for the complete haul: Continue reading


Review: Love and Other Foreign Words

IMG_6249Title: Love and Other Foreign Words

Author: Erin McCahan

Pages: 336 pages

Publisher: Dial Books

Published: May 1st 2014

Format: Hardcover


Love and Other Foreign Words follows our main character named Josie. Josie is a fifteen year old girl who has been blessed with an incredibly high IQ and a family who puts up with her antics. We start out the story with Kate, Josie’s older sister who is speaking highly about her new boyfriend who she is planning to introduce to the family soon. Josie has always been critical of the men in her sisters’ life and she wants nothing but the best so after meeting the insufferable Geoff and learning about his and Kate’s looming marriage, she stops at nothing to make sure the ceremony doesn’t push through

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