#30daybookchallenge Day 3 – Your favorite series

(For some reason I wasn’t able to continue the 30-Day Book Challenge, so here I am resuming the meme)

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My favorite series is definitely the Harry Potter book series. Unlike most fans who had been hardcore fanatics since the book one, I actually disliked Harry Potter when I was a kid. Before, I had this thing of not joining the bandwagon of mainstream stuff; and Harry Potter was really popular. I even haven’t truly watched the films although it had been shown in free TV through the years because the cinematography was too dark for my taste.

However, I finally gave in to reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone three years ago; and boy, how I liked it! I liked it so much that I went on to read the whole series within just a month. I actually regretted not reading it earlier, and not having Harry Potter as part of my childhood. Now I understand why the fans are so into the whole HP franchise.

I’ve actually read a couple of book series; most of them were in YA genre. I really liked some of them as a whole. However, there are some instances when a particular book in the series didn’t appeal that much to me, or a certain book kinda ruined my perspective on the series. The Harry Potter series was different. It was able to sustain my interest and capture my fascination throughout the seven books.

J. K. Rowling was actually able to create a new universe through the books, and introduced characters who are immortalized in our hearts even though the HP book series (and HP films) have ended. She was a genius! The plots were so amazing. Reading through the books really triggered a lot of emotions from me. There was never a dull moment when I was reading them.

I actually read all the seven books as ebooks, so I’d really love to have the physical copies someday.

Disclaimer: The photo in this post is not mine. I just Google-d it.

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Starters by Lissa Price

Starters (Starters and Enders, #1)Starters by Lissa Price
Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
ISBN13: 9780307978103 | Published 2012 by Delacorte Press Read from February 7 to 11, 2013
owned, given to me
My rating: ★★★★★

I have seen Starters in the front shelves of National Bookstore early last year, freshly published. Immediately, I fell in love with the cover art. It was so entrancing! I wanted to buy it, but it was worth more than 500 pesos, and I don’t usually buy books in that price bracket. So when our company Christmas Party drew near, I wrote Starters in my wishlist. And imagine my delight when the one who got my name—dressed as Bane of Batman in our masquerade-themed Christmas party—handed me a book. A book! And it was Starters by Lissa Price, along with its lovely cover art—the whitish picture of a girl with intriguing expression, her other eye colored blue in contrast with the immaculate whiteness.

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2014 Reading Bingo Challenge

Earlier this year I was really excited to start doing this. Then, because I became more and more busy with school, I began to forgot that I “signed up” for this challenge. With the creation of my book blog, I hope I could continue doing this and accomplish the bingo challenges.

By the way, I think I’ve already ticked off some of the updates here. I’ll post updates soon! 🙂

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So at the beginning of the year (I think that was during the first week of 2014), I saw this shared post about a bingo reading challenge. It is from Randomhouse, and the idea is this (according to the website) is: “You can approach the Reading Bingo card however you like: beginners, start by getting one line; if you’re more advanced, try the whole outside box on the card; experts, fill in the whole card!”

To add spice to the challenge, I would also be doing their YA Bingo Reading Challenge. Yay! Not very much into YA because I pretty much have eclectic reading taste, but I do love reading some young adult books.

I’m actually planning of doing a bingo blackout (meaning all boxes would be filled) for this, but I’m still not sure. I’m aiming to read 45 books for my Goodreads reading challenge this year…

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