Saturday, October 4, 2014

What's Cool? MIBF 2014 + others

What's Cool? is an anytime meme where I feature all the
Cool things happened, I got, blog news, and just anything Cool!

Heya! Let me show you some NEW exciting events for Pinoy bookworms, my photos from MIBF 2014, and a blog announcement.
  • Manila International Book Fair 2014

Yep, I finally attended MIBF! :D

MIBF ran through September 17th to 21st. The only available (I made it available) time I had was on the second day (18th). And I thank God because if I came there on the first day as I originally wanted, I won't be seeing this really Cool booth! Photo below.

This is a "Book Museum" booth. Inside contains Philippine's literature history, I think. I only saw some photos from my standing point. Still, I love this part!

That's the National Bookstore's booth..which was SO huge. You'd think you were visiting another branch of theirs. XD

I just have to have a photo with Fullybooked booth art! I love it, along with their ticket. I even used it as a bookmark. ;)

Me and my friend, Janine.

It was soo fun and real eye-bulging. I've never seen THAT many books before. I almost dragged a sleeping bag and lived there. I'd definitely come back next year with a saved allowance for massive book shopping (it's free to dream, hey). I only bought one book (Legend) because I don't want to spend too much. Plus, I'm broke and saving for the future book signing tours. :P

Speaking of which...

  • More book signings!
Let us take a minute to tackle hug National Bookstore. Ready.. Set... ATTACK! *tackle hugs*
Thank YOU for these authors you're bringing us next!

New York Time Bestselling Authors Claudia Gray and Medeleine Roux will light up Manila and Cebu this month with a book signing event.

Claudia Gray is the author of Evernight series, Spellcaster series, and the recently published cover-lusting first book of Firebird series, A Thousand Pieces of You. Madeleine Roux wrote horror novels such as Asylum and Zombie series.

Marie Lu, NY Times Bestselling author of Legend trilogy and The Young Elites (new series), will be invading Philippines next on November 22nd and 23rd. I CANNOT WAIT TO MEET HER!

Poet Lang Leav is coming back! So if you didn't had a chance to go to her previous signing, meet her on December 5th (Cebu), December 6th, or 7th (Manila). Prepare your copies of Lullabies, and Love and Misadventures!

And the latest author to add on your list..James Frey!

Welcome the new year with NY Times Bestselling author of End Game: The Calling, A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard, Bright Shiny Morning, The Warmest December, and several more.

Check this out for NBS events on Facebook. Meet you on these events!

  • Books
Here are some of my Cool haul!

For review:

Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (review)
Sway by Kat Spears (review)
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White (review)
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
In A Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis

Lailah by Nikki Kelly
The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil
Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan + bookmarks and a sweet note!

Four by Veronica Roth


The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer
Legend by Marie Lu

Thank you so much to Ruth and Macmillan International, Megan and HarperCollins International, Mimi and Hardie Grant Egmont, Jean at BookNerd, and Amy Finnegan! ♡ 

  • Blog announcement
I would like to let you all know that I will be having another blogging hiatus. I hate to do this but I need to prepare for something big in the next two months. I won't be reading books or blogging about them except for selected books that I really need to review. So you could expect two or three reviews on the blog before my comeback.

I will be back on December or last week of November (it depends) just in time for Celebrating Debutantes 2014. As (some of) you know, CD features different YA/MG/NA debut authors of the current year. There will be interviews, 14 facts about the authors, and giveaways! Check this out for the list of debut authors participated on the two previous years.

Thank you so much for your support! I'm excited to be back soon!


Share me your Cool stories/haul!


  1. Nice haul! Great pics too! I;m reading Sway right now and loving it! Best of luck during your hiatus and see you back here soon. In case you're interested, here's our haul: BiblioJunkies Happy reading! ~ Bel

  2. Wow, amazing haul this week. I can't wait to read Forbidden and Illusions of Fate, those both look incredible. I hope you enjoy them all :) Here's my STS.


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