Considering September is my ‘favorite’ month (simply because my birthday falls on this month :P), I thought I’d go ahead and extend my monthly ‘books-I’ve-read’ blog entries to.. uhm, I don’t know… perhaps a birthday rambling as well? Hahaha. We’ll just see where this goes.
Anyway, as I’ve mentioned September is my birth month, so obviously that means I turned yet another year older (and hopefully wiser?). So that makes me.. 17 now.. oh wait, no. I meant 18. Uh, sorry, 19. Ugh, fine. I’m twenty-two now. I know, I know, that’s too.. adult. I don’t feel very adult-ish though, and on so my days I still act and think like I’m still 14. And while other people my ‘age’ are off to their own adventures, going places and living independently, here I am, still within the four corners of my home town, stuck for 22 years and still very parent-dependent.
Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not really complaining.. Good things come to those who wait, yes? :> And besides, 22 isn’t old. I’m just exaggerating because.. because.. I like exaggerating? Drama queen, remember? HAHAHAHA
I had a fun birthday. A blast, if I must say. I get to celebrate the entire weekend — that’s 4 nights in a row! :) I won’t get into details since it might take us forever ~ you know how I’m extremely “bloquacious” (blog-loquacious hahaha #HannahDictionary) And maybe no one’s even reading this so it’s kinda pointless and besides, if you’re a friend, I’ve probably told you all about it. Or if you’re following me on twitter or on instragram or on facebook.. you probably know it as well. Or if you’re a stalker……. well you have to know it! Otherwise you’re not good at your chosen career. Ha.
Well, I wasn’t the only person who turned older this month. There’s my wonderful mother who’s now officially a Golden Girl (I know, she doesn’t look like she’s 50! Or I’m saying it just because she’s my mom? Hahaha). We prepared a mini-suprise party for her! Should’ve been a ‘grand’ one if not for her figuring out earlier and asking us to halt whatever it is we’ve planned. I still enjoyed it though. I get to DIY some party necessities and I really enjoy doing those kinda things. :D (Actually, If I weren’t bound to be the greatest pink dentist ever, I might go into events.. that kinda thing. Wala lang. Hahahaha)
Also, His Royal Highness, sometimes known as “M”, better known as my boyfriend….. turned twenty-freakin-three! Oh goodness gracious. We really are getting old! And this is our 8th birthday together. See how fast time flies?! Ah well.
Okay, since I think I’ve already ran out of things to say (finally!), let’s go to my books-I’ve-read list for September! Wasn’t surprised to see that I only manage to read 5 books this month seeing as how I’m “busy” with birthdays. (Reasons, reasons hehe)
1. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares ~ David Levithan and Rachel Cohn (4/5)
I got a copy of this book at National Bookstore. It was on sale for only 99 pesos! Oh sweet cheap thrills ♥
I’ve read another book written by these two authors, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist but that was back in 2009, and honestly, the only thing I remember about it was that I didn’t like it. Haha! (According to my goodreads (or Shelfari) I rated it a 2 out of 5 stars :P)
But I did enjoy this book. I find the story ‘cute’ and I really like Lily’s character. Probably because of Rachel Cohn’s writing — I like her style :)
David Levithan, on the other hand, might be a little too profound for my liking. Not to drag myself down but I think I’m more inclined to the superficial sort. Do you get me? I don’t know how I’d explain myself actually. HAHAHA. I’ll just hope you got me.
This is a really cute book and I might add up “Do a notebook-exchange with a mysterious person” in my bucket list :P
2. Obsession ~ Jennifer Armentrout (3/5)
I like Jennifer Armentrout soo sooo much when she writes as J. Lynn so I thought I’d give this a try. And uh… I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned this, but I’ll say it again just in case you weren’t aware.. I’m not a fan of supernatural / dystopian… those type of reads. And this one, it involves aliens. Although they are hot aliens, they’re still aliens. It took me sooo long to finish reading this!
3. Finders Keepers (Lost and Found #3) ~ Nicole Williams (5/5)
Oh you did it again, Nicole Williams!! I’m soo in love with goodboy Jesse Walker from the first two books and now you made me feel the same way about hot badboy Garth Black! Now I’m so confused who I want better! This is so frustrating! Hahahaha
But I am really happy for Garth. Really happy for how life has turned out for him.. and Josie! Oh happy endings! ♥
And spoiler alert (or not): Jesse and Rowen’s wedding is in this book! :D Eeeeeeppppp! *happy dancing*
4. Simple Perfection (Perfection #2) ~ Abbi Glines (5/5)
You know I do love Abbi Glines, right? I mean, c’mon! She’s amazing! And I honestly wonder if she even has a life other than writing and writing and writing for girls like me.. because wow, she doesn’t seem to run out of books to release! (I’m just saying! Nobody’s complaining, Abbi! Hahaha)
Anyway, onto the book… Well you know I’ve always had this soft spot for Woods back in the Too Far series, and I was glad he had his own books.The first book was such a cliffhanger I could not wait to get my hands on this one! And thankfully, it did not disappoint. At least about Della’s story.. and Woods, too, I guess.
There was this part towards the ending that really made my heart ache, but I won’t be thinking about that now. Maybe within the next books Abbi Glines would release, but no, not now. I’d rather focus on Woods and Della’s happy ending ♥
5.Frigid ~ J. Lynn (5/5 ♥ ♥ ♥)
Best book I’ve read for this list!! I wasn’t even done with the first chapter and I knew I’d love it, and truth be told, I loved it! Loved it loved it and loved it more! It was cute, very light, their problem wasn’t anything too deep or complicated, and just cute!
It’s a story about two best friends (I know cliche, but just shut up would ya haha) who’ve been secretly in love with each other for so long but they won’t admit it / haven’t realized the other felt the same way… until they got stuck in a cabin up the mountains (please don’t get technical on me, I know I’m not being specific hahaha) thanks to a storm. (So storms has its advantages too! Could be a matchmaker! Hehehe)
I highly recommend you read it, because I really enjoyed it and I bet you would, too! ♥
(And btw! See, I told you I like Jennifer Armentrout when she writes as J.Lynn!! :P Hihihi)
That’s it, I guess. I hope the next time I’d be writing here won’t be for yet another end-of-the-month post. *fingerscrossed*
Oh, and btw, most books I read are ebooks… so if you’re interested in reading any of those I’ve read and listed here and you can’t find a copy, hit the ask button and I’d love to share my copy! ;) See ya! XX, Hannah