Hello, Goodbye: May 2014 Recap

june 2014

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Hello, June

Save-the-date releases

YA Books


Book-to-movie Adaptation

fault-our-stars-movie-poster_thumb_600x889Excuse me- *SCREAAAAAAMS*!!!!  I can’t believe it’s finally here. Counting down to the minute because I’m so so so excited for the TFIOS movie! I loveeeeeed the book and the trailer made me tear-up! ANSEL ELGORT/AUGUSTUS WATERS I’M READY FOR YOUUU

Movie details from SureSeats.com:

Genre: Drama/Comedy
Rating: PG
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff
Running Time: 128 min.
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them – and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.
Tentative Date: June 5, 2014

For PH bookworms and nerdfighters, buy/reserve movie seats here!

Upcoming events

Jenny Han in the Philippines (#JennyHaninPH)

I adore Jenny Han and really cannot wait to meet her! I first read her Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy the summer before my senior year in high school and I just grew attached to it after finishing! I’ve not yet read Jenny’s Burn for Burn series (co-authored with Siobhan Vivian), and I still need copies of the first two books. I have read Jenny’s latext, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and really enjoyed it! (My review should go up this month, so watch out for that one.)

Back to the signin, National Book Store will be bringing Jenny Han for a book signing tour in Manila and Cebu on June 21-22! Here are some of the details from NBS:

#NBSevents Join New York Times bestselling writer Jenny Han, author of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” trilogy, for book signing events on June 21 at 2 pm in National Book Store, Glorietta 1 and on June 22 at 2 pm in National Book Store, SM Cebu.

For more details, visit the Jenny Han Book Signing Tour event page & FAQ page!



With our combined love for books and pretty photos, Georgie of What She Reads, Rosie of Rosie Reads and I, came up with a bookish photo challenge for June! We’re doing it on Instagram, with the hashtag #30daysofbookstagrams! I’m super excited to be doing it and even more excited that people are joining in. If you’re up for a challenge yourself, definitely do this along with us! <3

Want to check out #30daysofbookstagrams? Search the hashtag or follow our instagrams:

Georgie’s Instagram // Rosie’s Instagram // Hazel’s Instagram

On the blog

I’M CELEBRATING MY BLOGOVERSARY THIS MONTH PEOPLE!!!!! *excited shimmy* Yes, my blog is a June baby! I’m still not sure what I’m doing then but I already have several ideas. Just watch out for my celebration on the 12th. ;) Aside from my blogoversary, there won’t be anything major on the blog this month. I just hope to post more reviews, discussions and also Novel Portraits this June since I wasn’t able to do them last month.

Goodbye, May

Things that happened

  1. I launched my first blog event, Ah-MAY-zing Reads 2014!
  2. Hosted a twitter party for the the first time too and it was so much fun!
  3. I started a design shop, and it has kept me very busy but also very fulfilled.
  4. Summer school. (Thank god it’s over now!)
  5. I read very little, compared to previous summers. *insert sad face*
  6. Going to BEA became my new life goal.
  7. I went to the beach for a summer getaway. <3

Books read

may 2014 reads

Total books read for May 201413 books
Reading Challenge progress update: 64/150

Blog Posts

Ah-MAY-zing Reads Posts

Story Soundtracks: Of Breakable Things // Life By Committee // A Girl Called Fearless // Now And Forever // Take Me On // Breakfast Served Anytime
Slambook Interviews: Kristin Rae // Kristi Helvig // Huntley Fitzpatrick // Michelle Krys // Jennifer Echols // Jillian Cantor // Anne Blankman
Lists & Other Special Posts: Only Everything Characters + Dream Cast // Pieces Of Lainey // Romantic Cliches That Need a Permanent Vacation // 10 Reasons Not To Date Your BFF’s Co-Star // Summer On The Shortbus Deleted Scene // Writing Say What You Will


Reviews: Plus One // Pulled Under // All Lined Up // Since You’ve Been Gone // Infinite Sky
Book Hauls: #19 (The One With The ARCs) // #20 (Hello, Summer Reads)
Cover Reveal: Press Play by Eric Devine
List of Awesome: 22 Things To Do To Make The Blogging Community A Happier Place

On replay

I can’t stop listening to Lana Del Rey’s West Coast!!! EAR-FUCKING-GASM. <3 I’ve also been addicted to Parachute’s You and Me. It’s kinda a throwback listen since I already loved it way back, but Morgan Matson’s Since You’ve Been Gone, through Frank’s playlist, has got me even more in love with the song!

Lovely words

“Because sometimes in life, you just have to stand there and do nothing. Overwhelmed by all the versions of ourselves that exist in our minds—who we want to be, who we should be, who we’re not, and who we are—it’s a jungle that can ensnare your feet and confuse your eyes. But sometimes if you stand still, all those things will snap back into place like a rubber band. And if you can get past the sting, you can keep moving, not quite whole, but held together for the moment.” – All Lined Up, Cora Carmack

How was May for you? What are you looking forward to this June?

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11 Responses

  1. I cannot wait to see TFIOS too! I hope it won’t be a disappointment. I’ve been reading quite a few book this summer too which is no bueno because I read a lot last year compared to the amount of books I’ve read so far this year. This needs to change! I’ve only read 20 books so far D: Also, advance happy blogoversary! I’m so excited for you. :) My blog is a July baby hehe.

  2. I am SOOO excited for TFIOS too!! I was going to go to the midnight premiere on Thursday but I have an exam on the 6th when it actually comes out so I decided not to go and now it seems like all the theatres have sold out tickets to see it! Which is really sad but I think I might go some time next week instead.


    Also, yay for West Coast! I have been in love with that song lately too!

  3. I’ve seen TFIOS (I did a mini review a few weeks ago) and absolutely loved it. I have no doubt that you will, too! You’re so lucky to get to meet Jenny Han. I love her books so much, they’re every special to me, and I her recent release was adorable. Say hi for me.

    Just wanted to Congratulate you on your first ever event! It was fun and you should be proud. I’m hosting my first Twitter party this month and I can’t wait. Any advice?

    Happy reading!

  4. Going to BEA? :D I might go to BEA 2015 for my 18th birthday. Hihi my parents promised me, but then I have to do every schedule, all the planning and crap. GAAH! It’s going to be stressful but at least I get to go to BEA. Let me know if you’re attending next year! ;) Lovely post, Hazel.

  5. HAZEL!!! Your month of May was so awesome!! I’m definitely looking forward to reading #scandal, and OMG THE TFIOS MOVIE EEEEP. The box office is going to blow up.. ;) And girl, going to BEA is my life goal too. ALL THE PICTURES. OH LALA my blog is also a June baby! I’m excited to see what you have planned. :) Happy June, Hazel!

  6. I am ridiculously excited for the TFioS movie! I’m also looking forward to a summer of reading, although here in the UK there isn’t much sun at the moment.

  7. I have to wait until June 20th to watch The Fault in Our Stars! The UK is so behind I think I’m just going to curl up in a ball and re read the book unil it comes out. Congrats on your blogoversary!

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