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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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Title: Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls Author: Tellulah Darling Publication: October 17, 2012 by Te Da Media Format: eARC Source: Oops! I Read Again Blog Tours Genre: YA Contemporary Goodreads / Amazon / Kobo Synopsis: Why the hell can’t chicks be more like guys? That question plagues high school senior Sam Cruz. Sam is perfectly happy being a player. He just wishes girls wouldn’t change the game from sex to relationships. It makes him look like an asshole. But when Sam’s best friend, Ally Klinger, […]

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Title: Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks #4) Author: Miranda Kenneally Publication: December 3rd 2013 by Source Books Fire Format: eARC, 304 pages Source: Netgalley Genre: YA Contemporary Goodreads / The Book Depository / Amazon Synopsis:  They’re from two different worlds. He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff […]

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Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang Published September 9th 2014 by Greenwillow Books Received a copy in exchange for an honest review Falling Into Place has got to be one of the most outstanding YA debut novels I’ve read this year. Three reasons why you really ought to read this book: The writing is stunning, the characters are realistically complex and the story is earnest, courageous and also important. “Gravity is our playmate, momentum is our friend. We are blurs […]

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