3/14/2015

My (Overdue) February Book Haul


Hey guys! I haven't posted anything in a couple of weeks and I'm sorry. I can't really explain right now why, but hopefully in the future I would be able to. Once thing's for sure though: everything's fine. ;-)

Today though I'm going to share the books I got last month. I quit doing book haul posts a while back but I figured now's a nice time to start since I frequently buy books given how stressed I usually am. My stress level is directly proportional to how many books I buy at a time. The more stressed I am, the more books I buy, BASICALLY. I don't always go to the bookstore now but when I do, I can't leave with just one book. This counts as retail therapy, yeah? Aside from that, I realized I share my books on Instagram and Twitter anyway so there's no use keeping it a secret here.

Without further ado... my February haul!

The Powerbooks Book Lovers Sale pity haul. I was quite envious of people who were able to snag LOTS of young adult books from the big sale. I was only able to go to one branch — the one near my office — and it was a small one so it was pretty much slim pickings. I found these though and bought each one for only 50 pesos (less than a dollar!). I had to buy something. If I didn't I'd only feel super sad for not getting anything during the sale period. Also, I feel like I'm going to complete my Blue Bloods collection from book sales alone. Most of the books I have from that series are from bargain bins! I'm gonna take it as a challenge to buy the rest of the books not in full price. LOL


2/22/2015

What's in My Bag? (Old Receipts... and Books!)


Hello, lovely book nerds. I present to you: THE CONTENTS OF MY BAG! Huzzah!!!

(I say that like I carry around magic but it's really just a bunch of girly stuff and crumpled up receipts. LOL totally not kidding with the title b-t-dubs.)

The picture I used for my banner is indeed mine. It's not all that I bring daily but that's the bulk of it and the only things you'd want to see. So here's a rundown of what I carry to work (and anywhere else for that matter) everyday:

1. Kikay kit. 

Quick Filipino lesson for the benefit of everyone who doesn't speak the language:


So a kikay kit is basically a tiny pouch where I store all of my girly things i.e. some makeup, some hair scrunchies etc. (I also store my toothbrush, toothpaste and contacts solution there but let's file that under "girly things" too) I can't leave the house without this. I don't put a lot of makeup on my face though but it's sort of comforting to know I have something with me if I'd ever need it. Don't want to be caught unprepared! And trust me, if you live in a tropical country where it's almost always humid, you're gonna need something to make your face not look so greasy. Ack!

2/21/2015

Spoiler Alert: Gwen Stacy is So Dead



It’s love month and here on Nerd Book I wanted to make you guys a little something-something that would fit the theme. *totally unsuspicious wink* I’m totally trustworthy, just ask the Bookeater. *another totally unsuspicious wink* Okay my winky eye is getting tired, so I’d say it’s about time to jump into the thick of this article, so let’s go!

This article is going to be about the two most recent Spiderman films, and just so you can’t say I didn’t warn you, 
SPOILER ALERT.

You can be a DC fan or a marvel fan but you gotta love you some Spidey right? I mean back in 2000(ish) Tobey Maguire awkwardly brought Peter Parker to life on the big screen. It’s not hard to relate to a nerdy guy that’s always picked on by most of his schoolmates. Kind of hard to argue with this point, it’s like he was created so that high school loners across the world would have a hero to relate to. To my knowledge, and personal experience, he was the first hero any normal person could relate with (unless you were a popular kid in high school), you could actually go up to Peter Parker and go “oh hey bro, I kinda feel you.” Imagine saying something like that to ultra-bourgeois psychopath Bruce Wayne, or alien from another mother Clark Kent. Right? Right. Now after 3 movies, the last one including an awkward emo strut from Tobey Maguire, we immediately got word that they’re rebooting Spiderman. Whoaaaaaa. That was big for me, it kinda just shakes me so hard whenever someone reboots a franchise, off the top of my head I can't help but think there was an executive that just went “oh hey that was nice, but I think we can top that.” And reboot they did.

Enter the Spiderman of the new generation, Andrew Garfield. Okay I’m not gonna go in depth with this guy because he’s not the main point of this article. What? A Spiderman article that’s not focused on Spiderman? Why Melo?? I WILL TELL YOU READER. But you’ll have to wait to hear the answer. Hahah

2/19/2015

Blogger Woes: OMG How Do You Spell That? And More



Each time I create a blog post, I start with one tab in my browser. By the time I finish, I have multiple tabs open. This is why I take waaaay (way) too long working on a single entry. I constantly need to check something online. There's the usual buy links and book covers but the more time-consuming ones are what I'm going to share with you today. If you happen to do any of these, then WUHOO! I AM NOT ALONE IN THE WORLD!

1. Spell-check pro

I can't be the only one who abuses Google, right? I can articulate myself just fine in the English language but sometimes I find myself needing some help from everyone's dear ol' friend Google. (There's always the print dictionary but come on...) I mostly check out spellings because I am not always on my A-game. Grammar? Sure, I can handle it. But spelling? Uh... *kroo kroo* And sometimes I come across words that are very unfamiliar to me. Take for example, bildungsroman. I was transcribing my audio copy of the blogger forum with Marie Lu I attended last year. She said bildungsroman but to a non-writer such as myself, I thought I heard buildings roman. I was like, hey, wait a minute! That can't be right? I had to look it up and so I did. HEHE.

And GOOGLE IS SMART, YOU GUYS (duh):