Saturday, April 19, 2014

If I Stay Trailer

Hi there Misfits and fellow booknerds, as we all know, Gayle Forman's New York Times Bestselling novel, If I Stay has been adapted into a movie. 

And check out the first trailer for the film:

Friday, April 18, 2014

ALL #TFIOSMovie, Well For Now That Is

This isn't much of a sneak peek anymore, isn't it? The purpose of this has been diminished to the purpose of just posting it, but I can't help it. I'm a fangirl!  Now I know basically all of you has seen everything of The Fault In Our Stars as it is set yo hit theaters this June but I would still love to bring you as much feels possible.


The Trailer:
You probably ain't human if you didn't cry at least one tear for the trailer. What I love about is is how true to the book the producers and the writers, Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber, had made it. Though we may end up with a few differences from the book of course, I still believe that from the trailer, the movie will be as promising as the book.

Miss Peregrine Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (2011)

In celebration of the event this April 26, I'll do a review on both of Ransom Riggs' books! YAAAAY! But First off, is his debut novel.

Title: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publication: Quirk Books, 2011
Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Source: Own Copy bought from NBS

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

Misfit's Review:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stacking The Shelves #1: THE VERY FIRST TIME!

Stacking The Shelves is a feature hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where bloggers share what books (both physical and digital) they received, won, bought, and borrowed.

This is my first, ever Stacking The Shelves episode! I really wanna thank Tynga's Reviews for thinking of this wonderful feature!

To be honest, my shelf is not a pretty sight to see. It's just an old study table used as a mock bookshelf. I ain't rich folks, I wish I was. But I have some wonderful collections of books that I wanna show you!! YAAAAY!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Follow Me On Bloglovin

So, I have been blogging for a while, and decided to try Bloglovin. It'd be nice if you guys follow me! YAY!

Please? Pretty please?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

When Bored I, Buzzfeed

I think that I have been bored for a while and completely forgot that I actually have a When Bored I, segment thing on my blog and it is actually one of my favorites and I'm so glad that I am bored enough to post one of the things I do when I'm bored.

Getting the dish out on latest news and topics with some sort of twist has been something I've completely fell in love with with going on Buzzfeed! And when there is nothing to do, and you've zapped out the life on other things, going on Buzzfeed has definitely shown it's way of bringing me joys that make my day complete!

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by David Levithan (2006)

You never know that short encounters would lead to a much bigger prospect if you don't take a leap of faith. 

Title: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Author: David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Publication: 2006 (Orig. Pub), Random House Inc., 2007
Source: Own Copy, Trade Paperback (Got it from Diana for Christmas! Thank you Diana!)
Format: Paperback, 183 pages


It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band’s show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City—and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.

Misfit's Review:

I absolutely loved this book! Hands down to David Levithan and Rachel Cohn for a wonderful collaboration of another HE SAID/ SHE SAID type of novel. I like it when characters have their own perspectives in a book or a point of view for those who understand that better. It gives us a better sense of the characters' selves,  the background of their lives, why they turned out like that. 

What's wonderful about the way they wrote each point of view, is that their back stories are glimpsed, but is enough to give the readers a sense of kinship. And it is just a 183 page novel! I think for something so short, it delivered well. 

Now let's talk characters. Nick is the awkward, lanky guy, who plays bass and is trying to avoid his ex-girlfriend because he's ultra- sensitive and wants to move on but has a hard time doing it. He's adorable! I dunno. At first, you'd find it annoying that he's actually so obsessed with the thought of his ex but then you'd understand afterwards and you'd cheer him on anyway when it came to Norah.

Then, there's Norah. The cute, slap in your face, insensitive chick, who just wants to be loved like most people, but is afraid that the relationship she might enter again, may lead to her once failed relationship. I really love Norah and her wild imagination and how she really wants to have a good relationship with Nick. 

One thing that concerned me about the book is the language. Though the writing style is something I commend, censorship for kids who may have had the time to grab this from a bookshelf, may be necessary. I don't really mind the use of curse words that may have dominated an entire page, lets say, page 95??? 

But in all goodness of writing and story wise, NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST, is the one of the most, fun, well-rounded books I've read. Decent? I'm old enough to take it...

Warning: Children of the universe, you may wanna consider finding another YA to read, unless you're 15 or 18, you're good.


Thanks again for reading this review!!! Have fun commenting! (hopefully) 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Playlist, TOP 3 (DIVERGENT OST)

This post includes my current favorites for the month of April, but it could also change in the course of time. This may also include old songs that I feel like listening to during the month...

Anyway, this music pod is special because I will be featuring 3 songs I completely adored in the new Divergent Original Soundtrack!!! Let's get started!

And I do apologize for not being able to post one during March.. again, douchebag right here.

My Love Letter Realized

One fine day, almost a year ago, I posted a love letter here in my blog. I was proud, of it that I shared it to the person I dedicated it to! I tweeted him about it, once, never got a reply but I'm fine with that. But last April 3, 2014, I had my love letter realized. Well, not exactly you know, but I got to meet the person whom I dedicated it to, Abed Nadir of NBC's Community. Yes, Danny Pudi himself.

So let me make a backtrack of how exactly I got the chance to meet him face to face!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger (1951)

I feel like an utter douchebag for not being able to update my blog for 3 weeks because school started becoming a total pain in the ass and requirements were piling up like money balls!

I do not approve! I have the right to make a comeback on Blogger by posting another book review... YAAAAAY!!!

And this book is one of the all time favorites in bookshelves everywhere (probably not in schools)

Title : The Catcher In The Rye
Author: J. D. Salinger
Publication:  Little, Brown Company (1952), Penguin Group USA (1991)
Format: Mass Paperback, 214 pages
Source: Borrowed from friend in school :)

Misfit's Synopsis:

Holden Caulfield is just so tired of all the people in the schools he's been in and getting himself recently kicked out of Pencey was a statement of it. He just hates how phony everyone was, from the teachers, to the principal, he just hated them all. Soon, he goes into an adventure after secretely leaving the prep school, and he finds himself doused by alienation from the world he's revolving in and on the streets of New York.


Misfit's Review:

Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi + Giveaway (PH)

Since April is upon us booknerds in the Philippines, I just have to remind you all that Tahereh Mafi is coming to the Philippines! Of course, she's joined by her wonderful husband and author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Hollow City, Ransom Riggs, as well as Veronica Rossi, author of the Under The Never Sky Trilogy.

And with that, I give you another book review of Tahereh's works. I swear this is gonna be long.

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