Teaser Tuesday #38

I’ve decided to join this ’cause I think it’s pretty fun and easy. Plus I really want to quote smart retorts, full blown bullying, words of wisdom, swoon worthy lines and the like without giving much to readers about the entire book. A quote or two won’t hurt I guess.

So here’s how it works:
1. Grab your current read.
2. Randomly open a page.
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.

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Coral and BoneName: Coral & Bone
Author: Tiffany Daune
Number of Pages: 290 pages in Paperback
Published: Published July 1st 2014 by Jester Ink Press
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal

Goodreads

Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, […]

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Nyze’s Happy Tummy #2

Nyze's Happy TummyWelcome to the newest content of my blog!
This will mostly include Filipino dishes and everything I’ve set my spoon and fork on
so be prepared to get hungry and drool! 😀
TARA KAIN! (Come on. Let’s eat!)

Here’s one of my personal favorites. I cooked it! 😀

Chicken Tinola

Traditionally, this dish is cooked with chicken, wedges of green papaya, and leaves of the siling labuyo chili pepper in broth flavored with ginger, onions and fish sauce. A common variant substitutes pork for chicken, chayote instead of papaya, or moringa leaves known as marungay or malunggay or kamunggay (in Cebuano), instead of pepper leaves. — Wikipedia

Nyze

My Week in a Wrapped #27

SundayPost

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

It has been an exhausting day at the office today. I was the only one who’s in charge and we’ve received a huge amount of work to be done. I’ve had three cups of coffee to keep the stress at bay. Okay, okay. That was just an excuse to stay caffeinated, but it really helped keep me focus. 😉 Anyway, my son’s graduation day turned out well. It was a little emotional because of a teacher’s speech saying her students has become her second family, how she will surely miss them and hoping they would never forget her. Also, there’s this part of the program where students will approach their parents, thanking them for the support from the very start of their learning up until they’ve graduated. Gah! That was a tear-jerker! You know what, my son didn’t want to take photos. Lol! They told me that it was a sign that he’s really growing up. Being awkward having his photos taken in public with good old Mom so we didn’t have photos together that I can share with you guys. Kinda sad right? But I didn’t let that affect me even a little. My little man has been camera-shy even before so that’s okay I guess. That’s pretty much everything for me this week. How’s yours? How’s life treating you? 😀

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Last Week On The Blog

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

Weekly Photo Challenge is hosted by The Daily Post,
where we publish a new post with a photo interpreting the weekly theme..

Stoking Fire..

This week’s theme is:

EPHEMERAL
/əˈfem(ə)rəl/
adjective:
-lasting for a very short time.

Show us what ephemeral means to you. It could be a dry leaf floating on an errant breeze, the sleep-floppy smile of your waking three-year-old, or the cake that turned out just right before the hungry hordes descend on it.

It’s so windy when we decided to have a bonfire so the fire didn’t last long. It was so cold.

“Figure out what lights your fire,
then chase the match.”
Anonymous

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Book Review: Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory

Name: Harrison Squared
Author: Daryl Gregory
Number of Pages: 320 pages in Hardcover
Published: March 24th 2015 by Tor Books
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror

Goodreads

From award winning author Daryl Gregory comes a thrilling and colorful Lovecraftian adventure of a teenage boy searching for his mother, and the macabre creatures he encounters. Harrison Harrison—H2 to his mom—is a lonely teenager who’s been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the “sensitives” who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town perched on rocks above the Atlantic, where strange things go on by night, monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy teachers run the local high school. On Harrison’s first day at school, his mother, a marine biologist, disappears at sea. Harrison must attempt to solve the mystery of her accident, which puts him in conflict with a strange church, a knife­wielding killer, and the Deep Ones, fish­-human hybrids that live in the bay. It will take all his resources—and an unusual host of allies—to defeat the danger and find his mother.

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ThoughtsLovecraftian adventure. This is something new for me and that’s basically why I wanted to read this. Leah from Macmillan-Tor/Forge sent me an email last week asking if I could have a review and if I’ll consider sharing this to my friends. Since I’ve never heard of the book, its a plus that she started the email with it’s blurb so yeah, I’m hooked after that. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve never read any of Daryl Gregory’s books, but after this, I can really say that the guy’s brilliant! I think I need to take a mental note to check the rest of his books ’cause I bet they’re awesome too. 😉

I’m not really into horror books, but this was different. Compared to your usual horror books, this would not give you a fright and I don’t mean that as a bad thing. I don’t really read those hardcore horror ones that would eventually give me nightmares.

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Currently Reading│Book Beginning : Coral & Bone

Currently Reading #50

Name: Coral & Bone
Author: Tiffany Daune
Number of Pages: 290 pages in Paperback
Published: Published July 1st 2014
by Jester Ink Press
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal

Goodreads

Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame. Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can’t help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose —walk away or unleash the magic that could destroy them all.

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Since I have tons of untouched books on NetGalley, I’ve decided to finally clear them all. I would be reading books from NetGalley moving forward. It’s just sad that there were books that I can’t seem to download anymore since they’re already on archived. Sigh. I’ve been so distracted by a lot of books that I’ve also neglected a huge amount of them on NetGalley. So to jump start this goal, I’ve started with this book. I’ve heard so many good stuff so I’m excited. Here’s a five star, three star and one star review respectively. Got them from book lovers on Goodreads. 😀

I loved this book. It is such a different take on Mermaids. It’s a pretty quick flowing story and It never slows down. It becomes a hard to put down and it is the first book in an exciting new series. The characters are really different and the author has a great imagination. Try not get lost in this story I dare you.
Caitlin of Caities Reviews
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Book Blogger Hop: March 27th – April 2nd

This is from Billy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Question of the WeekWhich books have you read in the past month
that still have you thinking back to the storyline and the characters?

My Answer

I would say.. It’s Fairest by Marissa Meyer. The book left me so many questions and of course, emotions. I’m still thinking why Cinder’s Dad was not mentioned anywhere and also excited if there would be a backstory about him on Winter. Wondering what Cinder would feel if she can actually read the book. Will she feel for Levana or it will make her kill her more. Haha! I’m seriously thinking of sending Cinder a copy of Fairest. Perhaps she could get her a psychiatrist. Don’t you think so? Lol! I’m also still in a state of denial that Winter would be the last installment of the series. I’m so not ready to let this go yet. Especially that I recently received the Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky. I haven’t read it though, but I will soon. I love this series so much that I’m sure I’ll be thinking back to it every once in a while or even consider rereading everything when I’ve got to finished reading Winter in November. 😀

Nyze

Waiting on Wednesday #43

was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books
that aren’t released yet, but that we’re eagerly awaiting.

Name: The Girl at Midnight
Author:
Melissa Grey
Number of Pages:
464 pages in Hardcover
Published:
April 28th 2015 by Delacorte Press
Genre:
Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal

Goodreads

For readers of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones and Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.
Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known. Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she’s fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act. Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it. But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.

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Why am I waiting?After reading the blurb of this book and the mere mention of The City of Bones, I swear I’ve hastily clicked on the Want To Read button on Goodreads (Lol!) and of course Shadow and Bone, yeah. I think the book has a different cover when I first saw it. Not that I’m complaining though because this is more beautiful. I was also in awe when I saw Melissa Grey’s hair color. Is her hair dyed before the cover has been revealed? I’m just curious because it matches the color scheme of the book and it’s so freaking lovely. Have you seen it? 😀 Anyway, I’m so excited! Bet this will be a wonderful read. 😉

Anyway, let’s just get to your favorite part. Giveaways! Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find an International giveaway so sorry for all my friends from outside US. 😦

Book Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
Being released April 28, 2015
Giveaway dates:
Feb 01 – Apr 01, 2015
*FOR US & CA ONLY

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Teaser Tuesday #37

I’ve decided to join this ’cause I think it’s pretty fun and easy. Plus I really want to quote smart retorts, full blown bullying, words of wisdom, swoon worthy lines and the like without giving much to readers about the entire book. A quote or two won’t hurt I guess.

So here’s how it works:
1. Grab your current read.
2. Randomly open a page.
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.

Line

Name: Harrison Squared
Author: Daryl Gregory
Number of Pages: 320 pages in Hardcover
Published: March 24th 2015 by Tor Books
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Horror

Goodreads

From award winning author Daryl Gregory comes a thrilling and colorful Lovecraftian adventure of a teenage boy searching for his mother, and the macabre creatures he encounters. Harrison Harrison—H2 […]

Here’s the Teasers 😀

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Nyze’s Happy Tummy #1

Nyze's Happy TummyWelcome to the newest content I’ll be having on my blog! 😀

I haven’t been posting food stuff on my blog for God knows when so I’ve thought of having a new content that will showcase food that I’ve tried and will be trying at least once a week.
This will mostly include Filipino dishes and everything I’ve set my spoon and fork on
so be prepared to get hungry and drool! 😀
TARA KAIN! (Come on. Let’s eat!)

Here’s what I have for dinner last night:

Sisig

Pork Sisig with Green Peppers,
topped with Egg and Mayo on a Sizzling Plate ♥

Nyze