When Netflix and Anime Took Over My Life

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I never really subscribed to the whole Netflix and chill phenomenon because a) I didn’t have Netflix and b) who has the time to chill??? That was my thinking…until my family got Netflix and there was no turning back for me. I need that Netflix and chill fix. 

In the few months that I’ve been MIA, I was bingeing on a lot of TV shows on Netflix, which were mostly anime (haha!). And it sort of snowballed from there because how does one not fall deep into the abyss that is Netflix??? Though just recently I haven’t been watching anything since I got into reading manga…which is another story.

So here’s the time when Netflix and anime took over my life. Continue reading

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A Collective Book Review

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Hello there! It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything on this blog, but today I’m back with a quick and easy collective review of all the books I’ve read so far this year – which is not a lot, by the way.

All in all, I read a total of seven books plus I completed a series. Now that is hard to come by these days what with tons of new series being published here and there. I also got around to reading a super popular book from way back when. Continue reading

Even the Darkest Stars — A Review

I’ve noticed a recurring trend in YA these days which is — entice the reader with a cleverly, vague title and breathtaking cover art. I’m currently taking up an entrepreneurship class in school and this week we were talking about product marketing. What sells/what doesn’t for the consumer. And for this consumer of books, Even the Darkest Stars is an example of marketing done right.  Continue reading

A Game of Unpopular Opinions

Hello! It has been a while since I’ve graced the book blogging community with a new post, but classes are suspended here in my place and I actually have free time to write.

So, to mark my short appearance here, I decided to do a tag — a fun and rousing game of Unpopular Opinions. Nobody tagged me for this one but after seeing Solomon over at The Bookish King do this tag, I thought why not? Click here to see his answers!

In the game of Unpopular Opinions, no character, no author is spared from the judgment of Miguel… Continue reading

Re: May ’17

Re: is a new feature here in The Quirky Reader wherein every month (or every other month) I make a neat summary of what went down in terms of blogging and living IRL. 

Hello reader. I’m starting to see a trend in my reading with each passing month. Like I’d have a good reading month and actually read a ton of books. And then I get these dry reading months where I expect to read X amount of books, but…fall short.

So, how did I fare for the month of May? Continue reading

Eliza and Her Monsters – A Review

The Internet is one of my favourite places to be in the whole wide world. I know that sounds so introvert-ish of me and it makes me look like I have no life beyond my laptop screen. But in retrospect, being online has given me a lot of opportunities, such as blogging and getting to talk about books, and I met a few cool friends along the way too. It’s a vast world – the Internet is – and it can get scary. So what’s the Internet got to do with this book? Well… Continue reading