This Book Is Pretty Significant To Me

Be prepared for a sort of lengthy, semi-personal review of my favourite book this year. You have been warned.  Continue reading

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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

More Q’s and A’s with Miguel

ExpositionWith one week of school left, I can already feel myself breathe a little better. I can feel my fingers as they move in their own accord. I can feel the sleepless nights coming. In short, I’m excited to be blogging again WITHOUT any hindrances.

(aside: so I wrote/drafted this post way way waaaaaaaay back in 2015, and didn’t bother putting it up so lol please enjoy 2015 miguel)

Hey, what’s up? So as I’m writing this post, I thought how random this is. It’s almost 10PM and I’m about to prepare for school and stuff. But I decided to do another Q&A to keep things entertaining here at The Quirky Reader. Plus, I’m catching up on some tags that are way overdue. Continue reading

Flame in the Mist – A Review

flame-in-the-mistAs I’m writing this review, I’m thinking to myself, how it must be a tall order for an author to write a story of different race and culture other than their own. You must really abandon your “own voice” to breathe life and authenticity into your character’s voice. And with Flame in the Mist, I think Miss Ahdieh created something really special. A brilliant and authentic tale of lies, love, and good ‘ole fantasy. Continue reading

Seeking Mansfield – A Revivew

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There’s always that rare and beautiful moment present when diving headfirst in a story. I’m that sort of reader who usually checks out Goodreads first for reviews and the summary of a book before actually reading it. But sometimes spontaneity can be good, and the unknown is a welcome change of pace. That’s what I felt when I picked up this book on a whim – an unexpected surprise. Continue reading