“People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”

— Veronica Roth, Insurgent
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“You Should Date A Girl Who Reads,” by Rosemarie Urquico

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or if she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

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Now reading & my newly bought cheap-book

Featuring my currently used phone (yes my phone gave up on me again) and my ever loving laptop. Sorry for super closed-up photos, my room’s scene is always chaotic so…

Now reading & my newly bought cheap-book

Featuring my currently used phone (yes my phone gave up on me again) and my ever loving laptop. Sorry for super closed-up photos, my room’s scene is always chaotic so…

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Divergent by Veronica Roth My Rating: ★★★★Read from October 06 to 07, 2014
(Read synopsis here!)
Review:
{No Spoilers}I heard a lot of great things about this book, from booktubers, bloggers, bookstagrammers and friends, and I am glad that I finally have a copy to read what’s the commotion about this book. Pity me for reading and having it late. The first thing I heard about this is that it is a lot like the Hunger Games, and I love the hunger games so it’s nice to read something that I will surely like. I also have this special feelings for dystopian books so again it is a plus for Divergent to be read by me.
Honestly, I watched the movie first before reading the book—please do not judge me—I was bored and yeah you know what happens next. Because of that I read the book knowing what would happen in each scene, but as always there were things that aren’t there and were changed.
The book was great—giving it 4 out of 5 stars—and was immediately in my ‘favorites’ shelf in goodreads. I love the story, how the plot is perfectly done. I love how the characters are so interesting and I felt like I actually know them and interact with them. I also love that if I didn’t watch the movie I wouldn’t be able to guess the ending right.
There are a lot of questions in my head right now which makes me feel the need to read the next books as soon as possible and hopefully it would answer all of them, and if not I am hoping for a spin-off book answering it! 

With Spoilers Review under the cut!

Love the factions! Although it seems hard to decided where you want to go and destined to go I think it is a great way to promote peace, but it didn’t but yeah.
The way it is written is superb because it doesn’t have a lot of Tris’s or Beatrice’s thoughts, I hate that because a girl’s mind is so hard to understand and I do not want any girly thoughts in this kind of book.
INITIATIONS ARE BOTH EXCITING AND FRIGHTENING! Enough said.
The love story of Tris not only for Four but also to her friends are so cute, it made me love her more! She was a great friend and also a nice girlfriend to Four, all because she is afraid of the S word, hahahaha!
I actually thought that Caleb would be an enemy but thankfully he isn’t. I love Caleb because he didn’t rush on deciding which faction he would choose and that is a great thing because it shows how he is dedicated to both his family and his dreams.
I cried when Al died. He is such a great friend throughout the book and he doesn’t even mind to be kicked-out of Dauntless in return of not hurting anyone.
I cried when Tris’s Mom Died. Motherly Love.
I cried when Tris’s Dad Died. Seriously, I cried a lot really.
Four’s character is great. His character shows how you can be in charge of your own life, on how you can believe in something that people hated and on how you do not need to run away your fears but use it as a motivation. And for a 18 year old guys he looks so mature and I adore how he handles situations.
Will, Christina and other friends of Tris’s all have interesting personalities that set them out of the less-important-characters.
See how I get so attached to the characters? That made me held on to it and read on and on and on.
As always, a certain group would try to make a new society in a dystopian book, and here I never thought it would be the smarties! I actually thought Dauntless would start it, obviously.
This is getting long sorry, to be honest I hate action books because I want more talk but this book is so good! I didn’t get bored in the action packed scenes I read it all!
Lastly, the overall setting is great. the trains, ruins, places where the faction lives and so are the clothes that each faction wears, I love how the colors and styles alone defines a faction.
  I hope you guys liked the review and I am sorry if I am not good at this but I am trying to improve myself, there a lot of room for it. If you want more follow me! Hihihi! You are also free to TA me and talk about this book and be friends.
If there is something I said here that is wrong don’t hesitate to bash me, no, just kidding! TA me nicely!

Divergent by Veronica Roth
My Rating: ★★
Read from October 06 to 07, 2014

(Read synopsis here!)

Review:

{No Spoilers}
I heard a lot of great things about this book, from booktubers, bloggers, bookstagrammers and friends, and I am glad that I finally have a copy to read what’s the commotion about this book. Pity me for reading and having it late. The first thing I heard about this is that it is a lot like the Hunger Games, and I love the hunger games so it’s nice to read something that I will surely like. I also have this special feelings for dystopian books so again it is a plus for Divergent to be read by me.

Honestly, I watched the movie first before reading the book—please do not judge me—I was bored and yeah you know what happens next. Because of that I read the book knowing what would happen in each scene, but as always there were things that aren’t there and were changed.

The book was great—giving it 4 out of 5 stars—and was immediately in my ‘favorites’ shelf in goodreads. I love the story, how the plot is perfectly done. I love how the characters are so interesting and I felt like I actually know them and interact with them. I also love that if I didn’t watch the movie I wouldn’t be able to guess the ending right.

There are a lot of questions in my head right now which makes me feel the need to read the next books as soon as possible and hopefully it would answer all of them, and if not I am hoping for a spin-off book answering it! 

With Spoilers Review under the cut!

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“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” 

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” 

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You guys probably know how much I love books. From twitter, to facebook, to instagram and here I am consumed by books. I fangirl over books I need to let out all the feels in endless characters and no judging from anyone I am close to, if you know what I mean. So guess where I am going to vent the fangirl feels, the reviews and all. Here. On Tumblr.

So this blog will be a personal slash book blog. I am not posting a lot these days in my personal life so book reviews are a great way to be active. I just hope my reviews will be better than I did before. So yeah, I guess this is an update slash announcement of some sort.

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