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My Bookish Christmas Wishlist

Last night I hang out with some of my friends for our usual get together when someone asked me about what I would like to receive this Christmas? And as always I said anything is fine. They insist for something more specific but I don’t have any in mind at that time. Now I’m trying to list  the top ten books I love to received this holiday hoping it will help those who were asking for my wishlist.


The last one  is not yet release until early next year but it is available for pre-order already from Fully Booked.

What about you? What are some of the things you’re hoping to get this holiday season? Have you got any books on your wishlist or like me, your list is full of books too? Or maybe you secretly wishing for a Kindle Fire?

Advance Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Wish List: The Tiny Book Of Tiny Stories

I first heard about The Tiny Book Of Tiny Stories from Joseph Gordon-Levitt tweets way back when the book is still plan to be released.  I am really intrigue about this book so I start following news about the publication, reading samples and watching videos about it. When hitRECord.org finally announced the printing of the book I am excited to get one. Though unfortunately for me, the book is only available  at that time from hitRECord online store. I waited for awhile hoping that the book will be released via international book sellers that offer shipping here in the Philippines such as Amazon and Barnes and Nobles. After months of waiting I lost track and hope. With so many books to track I really forgot about this book. It’s not even available from goodreads at that time so I can’t even add it in my To-Buy or To-Be-Read list. But today I found out that the book is officially released two days ago in the US and it is available from international book stores like Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Trying to push my luck, I also tried to inquire from local book stores for the availability of this book but so far they don’t have any idea about this one. But I don’t care much about that, I’m still feeling lucky today because the book is also available from Book Depository. Which means I can surely get a copy soon. But for now I’m pushing this one to my wishlist, hoping I can get one this coming holiday. Afterall, it’s not advisable to order this season because of the crazy delivery system around the world this holiday.

Original Design of The Tiny Book Of Tiny Stories when it first came out from hitRECord.org

Book Description:

From hitRECord, the immensely popular open collaborative production company, and its founder, Golden Globe-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, comes The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1.

“The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of tiny stories.”

To create The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known within the hitRECord community as RegularJOE—directed thousands of collaborators to tell tiny stories through words and art. With the help of the entire creative collective, Gordon-Levitt culled, edited and curated over 8,500 contributions into this finely tuned collection of original art from 67 contributors. Reminiscent of the 6-Word Memoir series, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1 brings together art and voices from around the world to unite and tell stories that defy size.

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Wish List: Shatter Me

Shatter Me is one of the books that I’m eager to get a copy and read. With all the glowing reviews and  recommendations from friends I know I need to read this book as soon as possible. This will be released on  November 15, 2011 in US. Though I’m not expecting to get a copy locally the same day, I’m still hoping to get a copy here so I don’t have to wait longer if I order this one online from book depository. But definitely I’ll get a copy of this no matter what.

Book Description:

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. 

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now. 

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. 

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting asThe Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices,Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

Book Trailer:

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Wish List: Blood Bound

I discover Rachel Vincent’s works during the YA Crush Tournament when Rachel of Fiktshun seriously campaign for Tod with all his match. If you join the tourney last month you know what I’m saying. That tourney push me to hunt for a copy of the whole series. I failed to get physical copy of any books locally so I end up getting the Kindle eBooks from amazon instead. I doubt that I can wait for book depository’s delivery as I want to read the whole series right away then. And I’m glad I did get my copies right away because the whole series deliver so well, which also makes me want to own a physical copy of the whole series. But that can wait because for now I am aiming to get Rachel’s latest work, Blood Bound. After enjoying the Soul Screamers series so much, I am excited to explore her other works.

Book Description:

By blood, by word, by magic…

Most can’t touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend’s daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can’t rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner…every touch…every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it’s over…

Book trailer:


Read the first chapter from the author’s website, rachelvincent.com

What people say about this book:

  • “A high-octane plot with characters you can really care about. Vincent is a welcome addition to the genre.” -#1 New York Times bestseller Kelley Armstrong on Stray
  • “Compelling and edgy, dark and evocative, Stray is a must read! I loved it from beginning to end.” -New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter
  • “Vincent continues to impress with the freshness of her approach and voice. Action and intrigue abound, and Faythe is still a delight.” -RT Book Reviews on Prey

Where to Buy:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound

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Wish List: Fairyland #1

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland #1)

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente is one of the book that I really want to have. I’ve been looking for a copy of this book from local bookstores since it’s released last May but unfortunately I can’t find any copy.

Book description from Goodreads:

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland.

September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday. With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.

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Wish Finally Granted

Remember my Christmas Wishlist last December? I got twelve items on that list and half of it was granted. The last item on the list is Amazon Kindle or Ipad which I didn’t get. Of course I didn’t expect to really receive it as a gift and I know I need to buy it for myself. So after months of contemplating and weighing I finally decided to get my own Amazon Kindle 3 Wi-Fi edition.

I haven’t buy any e-books yet but I just got one from Sammie Spencer. She sent me a kindle edition of Anathema (Cloud Prophet Trilogy) through amazon. Isn’t it lovely? The first book in my reader is a gift from an author.  I also downloaded few samples and free books from amazon. I’m still exploring my new toy, so far I’m loving it so much.  Next thing for me is to buy a cover for my Kindle and of course a lot of books to read 😛

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