Thursday, December 31, 2015

Photo Journal: Out and About + Unexpected XMAS Hiatus (December)

I love taking photos. Ever since I was a kid, photos have been treasured memories that I gazed on in old photo albums we had stacked in the basement. It'd be the reason why I'd even go into such a dingy place in our house but it felt like a magical place to be in since the photos told me stories of the old and even those of my own when I was younger.

Of course with the digital age, it's completely different to how it has been. Photos, rather than stuck in photo albums, are uploaded to sites such as Facebook and Instagram, to keep memories digitally preserved. Though the method is different, getting to look at photos old and new still stirs up really good feelings.

A photo posted by Jayvee De Castro 🦄🌸 (@jayvwrites27) on

In translation: "Because UST lost, I WILL EAT!!!!" I was frustrated when my favorite UAAP basketball team lost in the championships. I just needed to stuff myself.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tunes Pod: Troye Sivan, Halsey and Justin Bieber


Music has been a huge part of my upbringing and has both lifted and crashed my spirits, but nonetheless has always been there when I need it. Before, I used to do Tunes Pod posts but have found that I should focus on my book blogging skills (which doesn't really exist lol)

But yes, I'm bringing it back. These past 2 months, music has really saved me and these three amazing artists are what helped me get through day by day.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Writing Woes

Hi there Misfit booknerds! How have you been liking my active blogging? I like it too actually...though I believe I'll actually end up being the total bum that I am after a few weeks. Again, I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

So, I was on Twitter (as usual) and I started thinking about not having any blogger friends from Singapore. I immediately got a response and was suggested Topaz Winters, a writer on her blog "Six Impossible Things." Since stalking is my thing, I went on to read her vast amount of poetry and other entries and somehow felt a sudden pang in my chest.

Writing has been an essential part of who I am, and not actually writing feels like my leg has been pulled out of me and I have been left blind for life. It's excruciating, most especially if you want to put words on paper but it's as if your body doesn't want to allow you. 

Monday, December 7, 2015


Hello there lovely Misfit book nerds! Since I only just got back to blogging, you might've missed my birthday! It was last November 27. And guess what my age is??? *stalls coz reality sank in* LOL! I'm already 22! That's right! 22! I'm still procrastinating and still not sure what life has in store for me but I'm quite hopeful, especially with what's been going on with me lately.

Anyway, forget about that! I've been in touch with some of my good author friends and I would like to share this very good news with you!

Here are just some of the authors who participated for this. I LOVE YOU ALL!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions:
  • This contest is open for both US and INTL residents. Residency will be determined when I choose a winner, since your location will be displayed once I check out the entries.
  • The giveaway will run until January 16. 2016
  • You must be 13 years or older, or have parents’ permission to enter.
  • All your entries will be disqualified if you pickup entries for something you haven’t done. (I had to do this for so many of my last giveaways, please don’t make me do this again.)
  • If you only use ONE account to do all these tasks and enter under different names, they will still only constitute as ONE entry.
  • If the winner does not respond to my e-mail within 48 hours, I will have to choose another winner.
  • I am not responsible for any items lost in the mail, this is with the exception of the electronic copies of the books. Jennifer will be mailing the swag packs.


Sunday, December 6, 2015


Hi there Misfit booknerds! As you all know, I suck at keeping up with tags. I think the last one I did was a couple of months ago, and since then, I had a few others that have been tagged to me but I'm just an ass for not remembering what they were. Of course, this also happened during the time that I wasn't blogging. And then my good friend, Salve of Cuckoo For Books (who I must now call Lady Salve because it's mandatory. Hi, my lady *winks*) kind of decided that I should do a R.I.P It or Ship It Book Tag. And with a bit of hesitation, I kinda said yes. 

So, how does it work? Here are the rules:

1. You make a list of book characters, male and female, and then print them out, cut 'em, fold them so that the text is hidden then place them in a bowl, a cup, mug, jar or the floor and you mix them together. Here's a photo of me with proof:

Let's all forgive my attempt at winking and looking adorable. HAHA!

2. Afterwards, you grab two pieces, of course at random, then open both up and see who the characters are and you either R.I.P it or Ship it, depending on their personalities, or their physical appearance, emotional state, or you just plainly think they'll work because heck. HAHA! But it's quite important to point out why you think they are better thrown in the pits of Tartarus or if they are a swoon-worthy couple, even when they are completely from different worlds. ALSO, this tag isn't gender sensitive, so we can have some boys love. *winks*

Okay? Got that? Great. Also, there might be some fan cast photos, which I might like for the characters and stuff, please don't kill me. In any case, I'll just use the book covers.

First pair: Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments & Jacob Portman from Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything, Everything                                
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publication: September 1st 2015, Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages              
Source: Pinoy Book Tours (Thank you Dianne of Oops I Read A Book Again         

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Misfit Review:

When I first heard of this book, from a friend, I went, "Huh, I think that would be quite the incredible book." And it is folks. It is.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

DNF: '89 Walls by Katie Pierson

Title: '89 Walls                                
Author: Katie Pierson
Publication: June 5th 2015, Wise Ink 
Format: e-ARC, 264 pages               
Source: Netgalley (Thanks to the publisher!)

College is not in the cards for Seth. He spends his minimum wage on groceries and fakes happiness to distract his mom from the MS they both know will kill her. It’s agony to carry around a frayed love note for a girl who’s both out of his league and beneath his dignity.

Quinn’s finishing high school on top. But that cynical, liberal guy in her social studies class makes her doubt her old assumptions. Challenging the rules now, though, would a) squander her last summer at home, b) antagonize her conservative dad, and c) make her a hypocrite.

Seth and Quinn’s passionate new romance takes them both by surprise. They keep it a secret: it’s too early to make plans and too late not to care. But it’s 1989. As politics suddenly get personal, they find themselves fighting bare-fisted for their beliefs—and each other—in the clear light of day.

Misfit Review:


I really wanted to finish this book, with all of my heart, but it just got too complicated and I dunno, threw me off almost immediately.  I think what made me like it, first and foremost was the talk on American politics, but it was also the reason why I didn't continue it. I'm quite curious about how politics was, especially how it worked in other countries. And in this sense, it was also set in 1989, a time I wasn't even born into, and Taylor Swift was probably still trying to get out of her Mom.

Misfit Talks: I'm Back...?

*gets suit of armor from armory* *prepares self for all the attacks from people who have waited a long time for me to blog again...if you actually exist*

LOL! Hi there! What's up??? How have you been? How are your mothers? Are they doing alright? Have you been eating well? Did you have an amazing birthday/thanksgiving/anything that happened coz what else it's not yet Christmas?

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