May 29, 2019

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


"the summer was not meant for boys like me. boys like me belonged to the rain."


This is the first Young Adult book I have read in a long time since I entered college. Frankly, I enjoyed Sáenz's novel, but it was slightly underwhelming. The book's plot and ending were cliche and predictable, but I still find great importance in it in that Sáenz truly explores what it means to grow up in a small town and discover yourself.

Jan 21, 2019

Pursuing Art & Literature in a Third World Country


Living in the Philippines, a Third World country in Southeast Asia, entails either two things: (1) pursuing a science-based career; or (2) entering the field of business.

Jan 16, 2019

Now a University Student, but Still in Love with Books


"True love has a habit of coming back."

If you have known me since I started my blog in 2014, literature has been my true love since the day I learned how to read. It was in every page, in each meticulously crafted plot, and in the detailed paragraphs did I find a home in a good book. And knowing this has made me come back after a seemingly long break, now a university student who is still in love with reading nonetheless.

Jun 7, 2018

A New Chapter: In the Past Five Months


I believe it's been five months, and writing up this post nearly felt quite difficult to do because of the amount of requirements and paperwork that I had. While I am writing this, I am currently on summer break with the much-loved free time at hand and a number of books right beside me. Here is how I've been these past few months.