January 9, 2017

Review : Commander in Chief (White House #2) by Katy Evans

Commander in Chief (White House #2)
by Katy Evans

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Blurb from Goodreads:

The sizzling second installment of the White House series, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn't done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning...

January 2, 2017

2017 - The Year of of Persevering

Hi guys! You may have noticed my 11 month hiatus from blogging. Well as it turned out university life is just so hard.

It was a matter of choosing what I had to prioritize first, which was academics, organization duties and most importantly sleep. 

Don't want to sound braggy, but in our school its a common scenario to receive failing grades. It has been a greater challenge as the years pass by to try and pass the subjects that I've been taking. Some, that I don't even really want to study intensively. Despite it all, I am a year away from graduating and I honestly can't wait for what 2017 has to offer.

In terms of blogging, I haven't been able to go out and read a lot of books lately. I've been sticking to cliche romances and new adult titles to cope with the stress of school. So yeah, I haven't been really reading in a diverse manner.

Another factor of why I haven't been able to blog is because of my duties of the student council of School of Multimedia and Visual Arts. I recently decided to run as Marketing Head for the council, with the hopes of being able to give service to my fellow students, and our annual SMVA Night and the revived SMVA Week was held this year. It took months of planning to get the events on going. And it took a lot of my time to balance academics, organization duties as well as the family events and things to handle with friends.

Few of my artworks for 2016 and a picture from my art idols from the Philippines, Mimi Camile and Pat Abella

The SMVA Student Council, Design Deconstruct and my Dorm family

Local indie music scene in PH

2016 has been a really wild ride for me, and I don't regret anything that happened. But I am saddened by the fact that I had to sacrifice my blog in order to achieve my success for 2016. This is why I decided to fully work on having this blog up and going.

If you've seen my rant on twitter, I had the realization that this blog has contributed to my affirmation of life choices. It made me realize that I wanted to work on the design business. It has given me the edge I needed due to the fact that I've read numerous books and those books has given me great perspectives and ideas needed in my studies. I'm not going to give up easily on the one thing that made me realize what my goals are in life.

So yes, you'll be seeing more of me in the next weeks. Tho yes, I still won't be as frequent as I was three years ago, but the blog posts will certainly come more frequently and I'll try hard to avoid dipping into hiatuses.

I'll be reviewing more songs and artists this year

I've decided that music is a great part of my life, and I want to share it with you guys. I've fallen in love with these local indie music and I know that you guys will be able to find some of these people as amazing and just plain magnificent.

Movie  & Series Review .... Maybe Theories as well?

Being a multimedia student, I've been exposed to different kinds of films these days, and I just know that a good film is meant to be shared. I'm also opening the idea of having theory posts about the series I'm watching, which is something that I'm still working on.

Edgy Topic Tuesdays/Fridays

I'm still deciding on the day, but I'm hoping to  put up this frequent posts starting this year. Which is a series of topics that I think the youth need to talk about. Something to keep us aware.

So far, these are the ideas I'm building. Hopefully it will be a success and we'll work on having the university not swallow me whole, lol.

I can't wait to share my new posts and ideas with you guys! To a more happy and productive new year!

So how about you? What happened to last 2016? Any exciting plans for 2017?

February 9, 2016

January Roundup : A month of artsy adventures!

So this month is a good month for me. Aside from doing another blog revamp that I adore, a lot of opportunities opened up for me and new experiences as well.

So yeah, you guys might've noticed that I also wasn't so active for the month of January which I will explain later on. Hihi

January 12, 2016

Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Find them at:
Goodreads | The Book Depository

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.

January 8, 2016

Jules de Aventura

Welcome to Jules Bookshelf a.k.a Jules de Aventura

I just noticed that I did a lot of blog revamps for Jules Bookshelf. I had 3 blog designs before this one, and I pretty confident that I love this one better. Studying in an art school made me more aware of little things that I can do to make my blog “look” like my personality. And that’s mainly why I’ve decided to change the look, again for Jules Bookshelf. I had changed a lot from who I usually am a year ago. Other than celebrating my 18th birthday, I also became more aware of how ,my reading books, has molded my way of interacting with friends. And as the year passed, I realized how I don’t just love reading books, but I’ve grown to appreciate indie music , art and games. So, yes my interests just became wider. And this is where the biggest revamp comes into place.

I’ve decided to not only revamp the blog, but to also REBRAND it. And Jules Bookshelf is now, Jules de Aventura. I can’t just talk about books, I want to be able to share some bands I’ve been listening to, games I’ve started to play and art I’ve been addicted to. So I decided to not limit my blog to just “book blogging” category. You’ll be seeing some personal posts popping up more often than before. Here are some posts I’ve been thinking about

  • Chill Blues Sundays (Posts of Music I recommend)
  • Game Review
  • Art Galore
  • Le Adventures (Places I’ve been to)
  • Love Stor y of the Month
  • Author Appreciation Monthly
  • And some other posts I’m still thinking of,

I'm still adding up some things in the blog (like the follow button for GFC, bloglovin and RSS) so you'll see some things pop up in the blog.
    I can’t thank you guys enough for staying with me despite my long 2 and a half hiatus. I was a bit scared that I can’t even get back to my blogging vibe, but thankfully you guys have been incredibly supportive and I thank you guys for that. Till the next post guys! :D

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