Monday, June 13, 2016

Mark Your Calendars: #ZhangAndPortesInPH + Updates on Signing Tips

What is National Book Store doing to my contemporary loving heart!??? This coming July, they are bringing New York Times Bestselling authors' Amy Zhang (Falling Into Place, This Is Where The World Ends) and Andrea Portes. (Anatomy of A Misfit, The Fall of Butterflies)

If you've been a huge fan of the blog or have at least tried to bear with me through the years of blogging, you might've encountered my review of Amy Zhang's heartbreaking novel, Falling Into Place. The book sent my soul someplace for a while...then I read All The Bright Places a month after and then both of them double murdered my existence in this planet.

So here are the details of the upcoming book signing:

Monday, June 6, 2016

Misfit Adventures: #JenniferNivenInPH Event Recap

Hello there misfit booknerds! Gosh! It's been a while and seriously, I feel both happy and awful about my time off the blog but I'm glad that I somehow found the schedule that would fit me this year. Also, I did not expect work to get in the way of me really getting into reading and going through my bookish resolutions this 2016. I think that's scrapped out for now. *cries in shame*

Anyway, if you guys remember, I blogged about my anticipation of seeing Jennifer Niven, author of All The Bright Places (my favorite contemporary novel for a while now) for her book signing here in the Philippines.

Jen and I are actually very good friends and have been in contact with each other for over a year and I have been supporting (more like stalking lol) her for a long time, and the plan was that we meet each other, say, for lunch or dinner when she gets here. But because of my job and her busy schedule when she got here, with interviews here and there, we couldn't really find the time. I've set my heart into meeting her in the public signing. I said to myself, 30 seconds with her is enough for me and would make my entire year. Just the shortest amount of time meant the world to me, I didn't care at all if it wasn't as how I dreamed it was going to be.

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Blog Crashers: Raffy of Eccentric Everything

The Blog Crashers is a blog event featuring book bloggers who crash into my blog for a day. They talk about themselves, their blog, books and more!

HELLO, EARTH. Today I shall be invading Writer for Misfits! Mwahahahahaha! LOL. Thank you for giving me the chance, dear Jayvee. I’m seriously honored. But yeah. Expect morbid responses and guttural sounds being made as I answer prepared questions! YES. THIS IS HOW I DO THINGS. The Raffy way! Let’s try to trend #RaffyInvadesJayvee , eh? Kidding. And with this, I present to you, my totally-ordinary-answers-to-jayvee’s-questions post! *Phineas and Ferb’s electric guitar cue* YAS! 
1.  Hi! Thank you for taking your time for the blog! Now, please introduce yourself.
  • Hi! I’m Raffy Perez! I’m a 15 year-old 10th Grader from the Philippines. Yes, I’m currently enrolled at a Science HS, but reading’s one of my escapes from all of those stressful stuff. I’m also a campus journalist, poet, debater, speaker, and try-hard/die-hard wanderer.

2. Where are you blogging from?
  • I’m currently based in Quezon City, Philippines.
3. What’s your blog’s name and what inspired your blog’s name?
  • My blog’s name is Eccentric Everything, and the reason behind my choice is that I’m a pretty spontaneous person who’s strange and odd, and I love talking about anything under the sun. Hence, Eccentric Everything.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Style Misfit: Bookish Inspired Summer Looks

Hi there! It's been sooooo long, I know but I truly missed making this feature. I'm not sure though if I can make this a weekly feature anymore but rather, I'll try to post at least 1 or 2 of these a month. Sound good? Anyway, if you're from another country and reading this, I would like to let you know that in the Philippines, though it's nearing the rainy season, it's still hella hot and by hot I mean, "HELP US IT'S HELL OUT HERE WE'RE DYING" hot. But you get used to it. 

Summers in the Philippines are crazy hot, not all the time but when it's hot, it's HOT! And while some people (like myself) prefer to stay indoors, get that AC on high coz the heat is scorching, others like to run around with friends, get a tan or hit the beach and swim to beat the heat. So this particular Style Misfit will cover summer looks for both indoor and outdoor coz, why not?  Also, wouldn't this be perfect for the summer season at the other side of the world? YAY! Again, I'll be taking some inspiration from some 2016 book covers so let's do this!

Title: I Woke Up Dead At The Mall
Author: Judy Sheehan
Publication: March 22nd 2016, Delacorte Press

I love the combination of blue and orange and I thought I can play with it with this look. It's perfect for this weather, if you're going out with friends, let's say a shopping trip. It's summery but also street chic. If you decide to experiment with this look, you can also add a kimono cardigan if you feel like covering yourself up a little bit but without it being too hot.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Blog Crashers: Trisha of Trisha Jenn Reads (6 Novels with Kick-Ass Women)

The Blog Crashers is a blog event featuring book bloggers who crash into my blog for a day. They talk about themselves, their blog, books and more!

Oh hello there! I’m Trisha from trishajennreads. When Jayvee put the call out on Twitter about crashing her blog, I jumped at the chance. You see, I’ve been blogging for a long time but am just now starting to connect with the book blogging community. I love meeting new friends. And what better way to meet new friends than by spending time with friends of friends?! So, here I am. It’s lovely to meet you.

I blog mostly about reading and writing and every once in a while hit on other topics too. Jayvee gave me the option to write about anything I wanted. I started scrolling through my ever growing list of blog post ideas and we found one that we both liked the idea of 6 Historical Novels with Kick-Ass Women.

1.  A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion trilogy) by Francine Rivers

Hadassah is a Messianic Jewish girl who is taken captive to Rome after Jerusalem falls. She survives the brutal journey and becomes a slave in a Roman household. Hadassah’s strength of character and determination to show love to those around her makes her a force of hope and goodness. She continues to practice her faith despite threat of execution. She continues to live her faith despite living in a world where she could die for it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Blog Crashers: JM of Book Freak Revelations

The Blog Crashers is a blog event featuring book bloggers who crash into my blog for a day. They talk about themselves, their blog, books and more! 

I’m never good at formally introducing myself, but that won’t stop me from making this post a great one. In real life, I am actually a lot more spontaneous than I might sound through my answers. And I’m certainly a lot more interesting. Haha! So, anyway, hi everyone!

1.  Hi! Thank you for taking your time for the blog! Now, please introduce yourself.

  •  Hi, all! My name is JM Cabral. A full-time Hotel and Restaurant Management student by day, a passionate book blogger by night.

2. Where are you blogging from?

  • I live and blog from the lively city of Marikina, Philippines.
3. What’s your blog’s name and what inspired your blog’s name?
  • My blog’s name is Book Freak Revelations. Before I decided to create a book blog, I joined a bookish group on Facebook named “Pinoy Book Freaks United”. It’s where I met most of my wonderful bookish friends, and we first met during Marie Lu’s book signing event last 2014. After a few more events, I finally decided on making a book blog, incorporating the name of the group I joined as well as my goal for the blog: to reveal my bookish thoughts which may or may not be similar to that of other readers.

4. How long have you been blogging and what do you enjoy most about it?
  • I’ve been blogging for more than 8 years now, and what I enjoy most about it is the freedom I have over my own thoughts, ideas, and opinions. I’ve always been the kind of person who loved sharing his thoughts about anything under the sun, and obviously, blogging is the best way to see it through.

A Hangout With Simon and Blue (Part 1)

So hi there! Yeah! As you can see, something went up about a month ago...or two (coz stuff) I asked Becky Albertalli, a friend and author of the amazingly adorable Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, if I can go and chat with Simon since she knows him and of course she said yes and gave me Simon's email to contact. After a few days since I emailed him:

*flips the fck out* And so, here's my hangout with Simon...

Monday, May 23, 2016

Mark Your Calendars: #JenniferNivenInPH + Tips For Your First Signing

I feel like I've been waiting a whole year to say this but SWEET BABY JESUS, FINALLY! JENNIFER NIVEN IS COMING TO THE PHILIPPINES!!! That's right! One of my favorite authors is coming to both Cebu and Manila to do a signing tour for All The Bright Places! Isn't that neat? NEAT!?? MORE LIKE IM DYING! *faints*

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