Hey everyone! After almost two years of blogging here, I’d like to announce that I’m moving to the book blog below: The Backwards Bookshelf Please follow that blog instead! Running this blog has been a tiring but ultimately fulfilling journey. I’m looking forward to learning more about blogging and growing as a book blogger. Hope … More I’m Moving!!!
I first came across the #romanceclass hashtag on Twitter. At first – and I admit this to my eternal shame – I didn’t think much of it because I didn’t have a high opinion of indie authors. Then, two things coincided which got me to read #romanceclass books: 1) Shealea of That Bookshelf Bitch talked … More #romanceclass introduction!
Like every bookworm in the country, I was stoked af to hear that Big Bad Wolf, the insanely low-priced, 24-hour book fair, was coming to the Philippines! I’d first encountered Big Bad Wolf when a friend of mine went to Kuala Lumpur in 2016 for a convention and managed to score some cheap art books. … More The Big Bad Wolf is in the Philippines!
This blog post is long overdue, let me just say, because I started watching the American Gods TV series last year, and I first read the book back in 2009. I’ve reviewed a Neil Gaiman book before (read my review of Anansi Boys here) but I have to say, American Gods is my absolute favorite. … More Currently Watching + Kate’s Books: American Gods
I’m a huge fan of horror movies. Anyone who knows me even remotely is aware of my love for the genre. In fact, I’ve written a couple of blog posts about my favorite horror movies and TV shows (read them here and here), and this is certainly not the first horror/suspense/thriller novel I’ve reviewed (check … More Kate’s Books: Final Girls
I am Hamiltrash and proud. A year ago I fell in love with the musical and its message of diversity, freedom, and self-determination, and I have never looked back. So when I learned that Melissa de la Cruz was releasing a novel about the love story between Alex and Eliza, I was excited. After all, … More Kate’s Books: Alex & Eliza
I can’t believe it took me this long to get my hands on this book! The Philippines’ first crime novel was published back in 2002 by the University of the Philippines Press, and then reprinted four times, selling over six thousand copies. In 2015, author F.H. Batacan (whom I mention in my list of Filipino … More Kate’s Books: Smaller and Smaller Circles
I mentioned in an earlier post that I would no longer be doing the Goodreads Challenge, so I will no longer be keeping track of my Monthly Reads (you can click that link there if you’d like to check out my Monthly Reads from 2016). However, I will still be doing the Kate’s Books series, … More Kate’s Books: The Casual Vacancy
Last year, I tried doing the Goodreads Challenge and man oh man, did I regret doing so. I certainly don’t regret all the books I read – in fact, it was probably the most I’d read in a year – but I had a horrible time of it. I definitely won’t be doing the Goodreads … More Why I won’t be doing Goodreads Challenge 2017
So it’s been a while since I’ve posted an individual review (see my last one here). It’s not that I haven’t read any particularly worthwhile books lately – it’s just that I have an insane backlog of book reviews to get on. September and October were really bad months for my tbr (see a full list … More Kate’s Books: All the Bright Places