book review – the start of me and you


the start of me and you by emery lord

release date – march 31st, 2015

genre – ya contemporary romance

publisher / imprint – bloomsbury

buy book here – amazon | barnes and noble | book depository

source – purchased copy from barnes and noble

summary (from goodreads) –

it’s been a year since it happened—when paige hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. after shutting out the world for two years, paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. first: get her old crush, ryan chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. next: join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. but when ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, max, moves to town and recruits paige for the quiz bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. will paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?

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the book bug tag

hi guys and here is my the book bug tag. first of all, thank you claire from blankslaters, one of my best twitter friends, for tagging me and let’s get to it. if you’re interested in doing this tag, yet i don’t know you, you should totally go for it. but for those i know who want to do so, you can check below if you’re one of the people i tagged. so let’s do this.


here are the rules:

+ copy/paste the rules and the tag logo

+ thank whoever nominated you, and don’t forget to link to their blog

+ come up with a book for each bug category

+ nominate as many or as little bloggers as you’d like

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my june 2016 book haul

because this month is usually the start of summer vacation, i promise myself that i shall not buy any books at my local barnes and noble, since at this time of year is when i save my money. the great news is that i end up receiving 2o+ books this month that are from the mail. the bad news is that i end up buying one of the books that i’ll be hauling at barnes and noble. shame on you, ryan. shame on you. but don’t worry. i’ll be hoping to go on a book-buying ban from now on until i get back from school. so let’s get on to showing you the books i’ve acquired on june.

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arc review – our chemical hearts


our chemical hearts by krystal sutherland

release dare – september 4th, 2016

genre – ya contemporary romance

publisher / imprint – g.p. putnam’s sons books

preorder here – amazon | barnes and noble | book depository

source – received arc from b-fest

summary (from goodreads) –

henry page has never been in love. he fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him – at least not yet. instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. then grace town walks into his first period class on the third tuesday of senior year and he knows everything’s about to change.

grace isn’t who henry pictured as his dream girl; she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys’ clothes, and rarely seems to shower. but when grace and henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. it’s obvious there’s something broken about grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. and yet, this isn’t your average story of boy meets girl.

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yallwest 2016: part one

hi! i’m back from this…unnotified hiatus that happened, like 2 months ago, and during that hiatus, yallwest was around the corner, which is one of the reasons i had to decide to do this, which totally makes me look like i’m such a bad blogger who can’t keep up with posting. but anyway, i’m back and i can tell you how the experience yallwest was for the second time.

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book review – in real life


in real life by jessica love

release date – march 1st, 2016

genre – ya contemporary romance

publisher / imprint – st. martin’s press

buy book here – amazon | barnes and noble | book depository

source – purchased finished copy

summary (from goodreads) –

hannah cho and nick cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. they talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another.

there’s just one problem: hannah and nick have never actually met.

hannah has spent her entire life doing what she’s supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. she impulsively decides to road trip to las vegas, her older sister and bff in tow, to surprise nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

hannah’s surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to vegas and finds out that nick has been keeping some major secrets. hannah knows the real nick can’t be that different from the online nick she knows and loves, but now she only has night in sin city to figure out what her feelings for nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then.

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first off

so i have a new blog. why though? why did you made a new one instead of changing your entire blog on your old one? what made you made the switch? there are just so many questions that you guys might be asking me.

during the last week of march, i have been dealing with the fact that i am not loving my blog for some reason. the whole theme of my old blog-which is about confessions on books-didn’t really suit with me. it doesn’t feel like me. it’s just an excuse to have a title for my book blog to be honest. i didn’t know what else to title my blog. i didn’t really wanted a simple title on the blog, like say, Ryan’s Book Blog or Ryan Reads or anything else that many use that’s just basic. i am not very straightforward on many things. i wanted to make a title that’s unlike any other blog, where at least a few recognize my blog, but at the same time, i wanted my blog to be looked as different from most blogs, though all book blogs are different in their own way.

another thing why i changed my blog is because i wanted to commit myself more on blogging. i don’t blog a lot in my blog and i do get a bit jealous on other bloggers who happen to have the time to blog, especially teen bloggers who are in school as I am. i sometimes want to know how they can do it. how do they balance their blogging with school and their personal stuff they do in their lives. school can be a stress a lot, and i am dealing with that most of the time, that i wanted to relax, leading to throwing out my blogging time. i don’t want to happen to make hiatuses out of nowhere and have a lack of blog posts that is unlike other bloggers. i want my blog to be out there. i want my blog to be just full of blog posts, to show that i am putting my ass off for writing my posts.

when it comes to typing out my blog post and later edit them, i am a perfectionist. i want my blog to be full of non-typos and that I feel that my words in the post sounded like me. it takes so much time trying to perfect that. well that’s just because i look back in my past posts and end up editing them because it makes me look away from what i wrote in like, months ago. this time, i hope i will never go through that catastrophe of reediting my posts after publishing them. i will hope that i won’t ever do that. that when i am about to press “publish” after finishing my post, i would feel good and proud of what i just wrote and after pressing the button, that’ll be all for me. just move on. and then there is the fact i capitalize in every sentence. that’s what i am suppose to do. but the fact it hurts pressing “shift” and to hold the letter is what bothers me. i am that person who uses two fingers instead of all of my fingers. i don’t know how to comprehend that ability to use all my fingers, even my pinky, to type. but just to let you know, i type out my words fast. so don’t expect me to type out my words like some parent who doesn’t know how to use the internet.

so if you’re following my old blog, ryan’s bookish confessions, it’s best to unfollow that blog and go follow my blog here. i don’t want to see that i am doing my hiatus again from the fact that there is not any post showing up. i am really hoping that what i said to achieve came out true because i usually become ambitious and i would later end up being lazy and never fulfill of what I was doing.