“We read to know that we are not alone.” — C.S. Lewis

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Hiya! I’m Hazel, bookish, weird and an introvert most of the time. I’m a 19 year old blogger from Manila.

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I share a review for Abbey Sy's The ABCs of Hand Lettering, a comprehensive guidebook for beginners in hand lettering where you can learn the basics – from the rundown of art materials, font styles, and the process of turning letters into visual art. Get to see the work of some of your favorite local letterers, calligraphers and type artists. I also recap Abbey's book launch at National Bookstore last month.

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A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall Published August 26th 2014 by Swoon Reads Paperback copy bought from National Bookstore Have you ever just watched two people who are not a couple but absolutely should be and just wanted to smoosh their face together and make them kiss? That’s what A Little Something Different is about. Essentially a story of a very shy boy and a pretty awkward girl, Gabe and Lea, A Little Something Different is told in the […]

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Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry Book #1 of the Thunder Road series Published May 26th 2015 by Harlequin Teen Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review Purchase on The Book Depository ・ Amazon Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she’s curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn’t mean she wants […]

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Title: Finding Cinderella Author: Colleen Hoover Publication: October 14th 2013 by Atria Books Format: ebook, 105 pages Source: Kobo Store (Free) Genre: YA Contemporary Goodreads / Kobo / Amazon / B&N Synopsis:  This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone. A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it […]

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