Born of Legend | Review

Let me tell you up front that this book was good, and I liked it, but it was looooooong. It took me a week to finish despite listening every day for about 6-7hours. Actually, I would have given it 5 stars if not for some things like Length and Storyline repetitiveness.

Sherrilyn Kenyon
March 20 2017
March 27 2017
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The League, Book 9

Anyone who has had a chance to talk to me knows that I love audiobooks. For this particular series, Fred Berman does the narration, and he is just awesome! Oh, he also plays TIMON on The Lion King on Broadway. I only noticed that because when we watched the play for our anniversary, I saw his name on the playbill it kind of 'sounded' familiar. When I read that his artist description included audiobooks, I hurriedly checked my current read, and ohmygosh, YES! That's HIM! Squeeee!!!

NYC Teen Author Festival 2017

Books of Wonder Mega Signing

March 26, 2017

Hello Bookworms!! For those of you who are NYC based, were you able to go to this awesome signing? There were 70(!!!) authors there!! (Keep still, my beating heart!) I was so bummed at having to miss out on Danielle Paige's launch at Books of Wonder the week before (scheduling conflicts, ugh!) that I made sure that our weekend was free to be able to enjoy this experience fully. 

My hubby -- who is ever so wonderful despite not appreciating the finer points of a YA novel -- woke me up extra early today and said, "No more excuses, we are going to that signing!" Yayyy!! 

This is my first time meeting Authors face to face and getting books signed so I was EXCITED! Armed with my books (I only brought 4 coz I totally, totally forgot I had another one by Andrea Cremer), a coffee to ward off the chill, we headed off to Books of Wonder, which, if you have been following my Instagram account you'd know is one of my most favorite places to be in this city. 

When we got there, the place was starting to get packed, but it was very well organized. There was a schedule of appearances with about 10-12 authors doing meet and greets every 30 minutes. 
that's a LOT of authors!!! 

So, to be able to get through to the signing area, you had to have a coupon which came with a purchase of any merchandise from the store worth about $10 or up (i think). This was such a great excuse to finally get that autographed hardback of Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab that my bookshelf absolutely needed. 

You know how living in New York means that sometimes you get to cross paths with famous people and just be -meh- about it? Like, how in our building we usually share an elevator with a newscaster from ABC and a sports guy whose name I honestly forgot. Well, today was NOT one of those days. It was a totally "SQUUEEE!" experience, so much so that I was reminded by my ever doting husband to tame the inner Velociraptor within. Yes, my excited "squeees!" were that high pitched. Which makes sense, since there was this adorable labrador service dog hanging around and he totally made a beeline for me <3 

Nicola Yoon is the COOLEST, you guys! She's down to earth, funny and had awesome taste in boots! She didn't mind at all when I was babbling like an idiot. Ugh. Next time I'm preparing a mental checklist of things to say to awesome authors.  

By the time I got to meet Maggie Hall, I had calmed down somewhat and had a game plan, I was going to congratulate her on her awesome books, and ask her about the 3rd installment. Maggie was AMAZING! We actually spent more time at her table chatting about my move and how much of an adjustment that was. She and neighbor Pete Hoffmeister were curious about the Philippines (Manila, specifically) having heard great things about the beaches, the food, and the people. 


All in all it was such a wonderful experience and I would like to extend my thanks to the people at Books of Wonder for organizing this for us readers. Aside from meeting the people who have ignited our imaginations and created beloved characters, it was also a great opportunity to meet fellow bibliophiles and bloggers like myself. Who knows, maybe next time, I'd actually get over my initial shyness and say "Hi!" to a couple of you!

In the meantime, Live.. Love.. Laugh.. and Read!!



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Hi, my name is Angelica.

I am an extroverted introvert who happens to be an avid devourer books, drinker of instant coffee, lover of bookish merch and adorable fluffy puppies. In my spare time, I am a deliriously happy newlywed, who keeps home and hearth for the love of my life. 

Growing up, my nose was always buried in a book. I have always been a voracious reader and when I am not reading, I dream of decorating the walls of my future home with beautifully arranged books and of someday having an Instagram feed of exquisitely curated bookish content. In the meantime, I will have to do a lot of reading, a lot of writing, and a lot of dreaming.

This habit, this "thing" within me has taken over my life since I was young. I was one of those kids who read - A LOT. Though it did kind of happen backward since I started reading my mom's old Danielle Steele and Sidney Sheldon books in Middle School then going on to romance novels in high school (hello Garwood, McNaught, Deveraux, and Lindsey!). Now as an adult, I thoroughly enjoy curling up with a Young Adult book though I do read the occasional cozy mystery and chic lit novel.

You could say my taste is as varied as a box of my husband's favorite chocolate bonbons. :o)

The world of words consumes me. It is a realm I go to escape. The term "Armchair Traveler" was coined for people like me (well, armchair, sofa, bed, airport floor.. Honestly, I read anywhere!) I love books that engulf me, novels that whisk me away to far off lands, to cities both new and familiar, galaxies near and far. 

It is a freedom I enjoy, a love I cultivate and a gift I gladly share with all my friends while continuing to collect a universe of experiences stuffed between the pages of a book.

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