Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Moving Forward

Dear all,

If you would notice, I barely post reviews or any thing on my blog these days. I have been very pre-occupied with my whereabouts for the past few months and I have started to be out of my reading and review schedule. With a lot of things in my mind, to focus on, and to prioritize outside blogging, catching up on my TBR added some baggage which I--as I realized--can't handle anymore.

I love reading and even blogging. It has been part of me for three years and if you would read/recall my 3rd blogoversary post, I wished for more and stronger years with you. But a lot has changed and recently I had come to a decision to move forward. I admit that I can no longer handle book blogging and real life. The Escapist comes back to reality, for good. And as I write this, I know that I've made a good decision. I know you must be thinking, reading (and blogging) isn't that hard or heavy to handle. No, it isn't. But it came to a point that I have so many things to do and to prioritize that I don't have time to do other things.

Part of the decision I made was to sell my books. Yep, I'm selling most of them. I'm giving them up to make room for [new] books I truly need. I know it sounds crazy but trust me, I'm in the right mind. XD Don't worry, I'll still be a bookworm. It's just that I have other kind of books to read. :)

I listed the books for sale below. Please be reminded that most books are read (so far no spine breaks, because I hate them too) and some have yellowing pages/sides. However, you shouldn't worry with the condition--they are all in good shape. I covered most (if not all) of them with plastic cover, there are no folded and written pages (update 9/14/15: I realized I wrote my name on some of my *especially earlier* books. I would notify you if the book you chose was one of them), or post-it (or any) bookmarks. There are some books signed; some with the author's signature only, some with my name and/or dedication. Books with ugly covers and/or pages are marked with "used". Signed, hardbacks, and paperbacks are noted.

I won't be selling ARCs obviously. But I'm thinking of a way to distribute them. Trade, maybe? Let me know if you have any ideas/offer. I'm listing them also below.

- Philippine residents only. I'm sorry, but international shipping is costly. Except maybe if you're that willing to spend at least P800 (18 USD) per book (according to our local P.O).
- Strictly no reservations. This is a first come, first serve basis. Once you decided to email me, it means that you're 100% sure you're getting the book(s). No delay.
- Pay before I send. Verify your payment by taking a photo of your receipt and send it to me via Twitter DM, Facebook PM, or email. Then I will send the book(s) on the same day or the next, depending what time I received your verification photo. It is best that you inform me the day before you send the payment so I could prepare the book(s) ordered. I will also send you a photo of the receipt of the sent item(s). Don't worry, this is legit. I hate scammers too.
- I can also do meet-ups (most preferred except if you live far): Araneta Center Cubao, Robinson's/Sta. Lucia East, SM Marikina, SM Masinag, Marikina bayan, Katipunan, or wherever NEAR the surrounding area.
- Please let me know once you receive the book(s).
- I am not responsible for any lost or damaged packages. Sent book(s) are verified through the receipt I'm sending you.
- Prices may vary. Shipping fee NOT included on the book price.
- Here are the methods of payment:
      - bank deposit (BPI)
      - LBC Pera Padala
      - upon meet-up
*Book deal for book bloggers: Buy minimum of 3 books and get 1 ARC of your choice for free!
*I might add new titles soon.

Interested buyers email me at michelleshoutsrandom.blog AT gmail DOT com

LOL Excuse my face. XD This photo was taken two years ago, I think.
I haven't taken a photo of my bookshelf right now so I have to post this temporarily. XD

Books for Sale:
ACID by Emma Pass
Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft by Jody Gehrman
Black City by Elizabeth Richards (Black City #1) ^*
Counterfeit Love by Julie Fison 
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassin #2) ^
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1)
Deception by C.J Redwine (Defiance #2)
Defiance by C.J Redwine (Defiance #1)
Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #1)
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella ^
Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan (Fractured Light #1) ^**
Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan (Fractured Light #2) ^
Frostfire by Amanda Hocking (The Kanin Chronicles #1)
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (His Fair Assassin #1)
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (Hemlock #1)
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer
I Heart Beat by Edyth Bulbring
I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios ^
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #3)**
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi (Under The Never Sky #3)*
Just One Day by Gayle Forman (Just One Day #1) ^
Just One Year by Gayle Forman (Just One Day #2)
Lailah by Nikki Kelly (Skylar saga #1) ^
Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil
Lifespan of Starlight by Thalia Kalipsakis 
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss #2)**
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
Mind Games by Kiersten White (Mind Games #1) ^
Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman
My Now or Never Dairy by Liz Rettig (Diaries of Kelly Ann #2) (used)
My Second Life by Lauren Bjorkman
My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins ^
Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher (Never Never #1)
Not Exactly A Love Story by Audrey Couloumbis ^
On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux #2)
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #2)
Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot ^
Partials by Dan Wells (Partials #1)
Passion by Lauren Kate (Fallen #3)
Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover (Slammed #2)
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (Study #1)
Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry (Pushing The Limits #1) ^
Reboot by Amy Tintera (Reboot #1)
Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Red Rising #1)
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum (Revolution 19 #1) ^
Sam's Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson (used)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #1)**
Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt ^
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (The Lotus War #1) ^
Stray by Monica Hesse (Stray #1)
Sway by Kat Spears ^
Taken by Erin Bowman (Taken #1) ^
The 13th Sign by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb ^
The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams (Incarnation #1)
The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan
The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
The Falconer by Elizabeth May (The Falconer #1) ^
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ^
The Forsaken by Lissa M. Stasse
The Glimpse by Claire Merle (The Glimpse #1)
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd (The Madman's Daughter #1)
The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting by Holly Borne
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (used)
The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver ^
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight bt Jennifer Smith
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe (Fallen World #1) ^
The Year of the Great Seventh by Teresa Orts
Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock (Hemlock #2) ^
Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (Under The Never Sky #2)
Towering by Alex Flinn
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (The Firewalker #1)
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Under The Never Sky #1)*
Unhinged by A.G Howard (Splintered #2)
Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #1.5, 2.5)**
Unraveling by Liz Norris (Unraveling #1) ^
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

ARCs (Note: NOT for sale! Just adding this list in case someone wants to trade or something) :
A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip by Kevin Brockmeier (A Memoir of Seventh Grade)
After the Snow by S.D Crockett
At Your Service by Jen Malone
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell
Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
Geek Girl by Holly Smale (Geek Girl #2)
Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd (The Madman's Daughter #2)
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
In A Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis (Not A Drop To Drink #2)
Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry (Thunder Road #1)
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #2)
Pawn by Aimee Carter (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1)
Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards (Black City #2)*
Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer
Random by Tom Leveen
Requiem by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #3)
Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin
Splintered by A.G Howard (Splintered #1)
Talon by Julie Kagawa (Talon #1)
The Bees by Laline Paull
The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan (The Dolls #1)
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #2)**
Vendetta by Catherine Doyle (Blood For Blood #1)
Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel
Wings by Elizabeth Richards (Black City #3)*

**Signed with my name/dedication included
Strikethrough - sold

UPDATE (9/17/15): Titles I'm interested in case you are willing to trade.
365 Days of Wonder by R.J Palacio
Another Day David Levithan
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
Champion by Marie Lu
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Every Day by David Levithan
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Limitless by Nick Vujicic
P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Prodigy by Marie Lu
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
The Heir by Kiera Cass
The One by Kiera Cass
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Wonder by R.J Palacio
(If you have books to trade not included in this list, you can still approach me about it and we'll see.)

Or any from these authors:
John Maxwell
Joyce Meyer
Nick Vujicic
Zig Ziglar

You can check out my Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram for updates.


Thank you all for the wonderful three years.
I'll see you around. ;)