Monday, February 9, 2015

K-Song of the Week - Crazy by 4MINUTE

Hello my beautiful people!!

As I told you on the last post I'm going to start talking about a lot more than just books over here on the blog. Although I might just have to make a whole new blog to talk all about my new addictions: Makeup and K-pop respectively...

But don't worry I'll still be reading and reviewing books ;)

Now on to the main topic of this entry :D

Thanks to koreaboo (a kpop-kworld site I visit almost daily) I found out about 4MINUTE's new video and WOAH! What a video!!

--->>> 4MINUTE is back and better than ever! The girls show off an amazing updated look unlike anything fans have seen in the group’s previous promotions with their 6th mini-album and title track, “Crazy.”
Released on February 9th at noon KST, 4MINUTE goes crazy in their new hip-hop dance track, a bass and trap sound mixed in to create a powerful song. The music video is completely monotone in black and white, but only goes further to highlight the members’ powerful presence and charisma. Dancing to a hip and intense choreography, 4MINUTE was aided by choreographers Parris Goebel & Kiel Tutin, who is known to have worked with American pop star Jennifer Lopez. <<<--- (Source:koreaboo)



As you can see this is their 6th mini album but this is the first time I'm listening to one of their songs. And I have to admit I'm liking this new look and music style of theirs. I looked into some of their old songs and they kind of sounded too much a girly group for me but thank God for this song!! I'm loving it!!

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IF you're interested in me posting reaction videos to all the kpop madness say so on the comments below.

You'll find that korean pop is somewhat addictive not just because of the great beat of the songs but also because it isn't ONLY pop that they release. Right now (besides my ultimate favorite boy band of all time EXO) I've been somewhat obsessed with korean hip-hop? I don't actually know if they call it hip hop but that's the vibe it gives to me.

Anyway. If you've never heard or seen a kpop reaction video I completely recommend you go check out these 2 youtube channels:

*JREKML
*2MinJinkJongKey

They never fail to make me want to add a new singer or band or group to my never ending list of favorite kpop artists :D And I just kind of KNOW all about the feels you know? We bookish people live, breathe, eat, digest feels 24/7.

Until next time...

Has any of you ever been fan of kpop? Have you ever heard of it? Love it? Hate it?

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Year, New BookPics

(Sorry I didn't check the grammar much on this post-I was just too excited to finally feel inspired and happy enough to post again on the blog.)

Sorry sorry I haven't posted in forever. I've sucked as a blogger. Life hasn't been good nor bad. But I just wasn't feeling it T_T
Anyway. Here it goes...



Does "too late" exist?

This morning I was going through emails, instagram, facebook, pictures... And I found out I want to learn something... something I never thought I'd want to learn.
And I've started looking for places to learn it...
I'm scared though, always always scared. As I've always been whenever I try something new, especially after failing time and time again.
Am I too old to change my dreams? My goals?

Seriously, I know I just have to pray and be stronger than before. Be who I am without apology. Stop trying to please everyone and start pleasing me and be true to myself.
I'm not who I am just because, God let me be. Why can't anyone else?

Few people have stuck with me throughout my life and even fewer know me anymore.

My love for books and authors haven't changed.

But somehow last year, I lost track, lost sight of my goals, my dreams but the most sad of them all. I lost myself.

You have to understand how hard it's been for me to figure out what I want. And the only thing I've been able to come up with is with what I DON'T want.

I'm too insecure, too shy, too quiet, too nervous, too reserved... I overthink things too much.
I'm filled full with absolute fear.

And yet, I've done a lot of stuff that have helped me, bit by bit, get rid of that fear.

Traveling has been one of the best things that have happened to me.
It happened a lot last year and I'm all ready and set for this year to start that way.

I want to be useful. And at 24 without a real job of my own and no studies whatsoever there's no way in the world I am able to feel useful.
I've only ever worked at my dad's company, I don't know what being an employee is like and am completely terrified of go apply for a job even if it is a job I know I'll love and am good at.

All in all, one of my new year resolutions is to stop letting fear prevent me from being happy.
Start looking at the coca-cola (good-happy) side of things instead of the bad and negative things.

So without further ado...

Make up !!!!

O_O
Yeah, I want to study and learn how to do make up. Not entirely sure how that works over here the only thing that I know is that if I manage to start it I will do my bestest to finish it.

I want to stop this trend of mine that I have of starting tons of stuff and not finishing or continuing them...

Who knows... Maybe I'll even get the chance to take photography classes in between. I don't know. I just want to feel alive again.
And if writing it all down here on the blog for anyone/everyone to see makes me feel happy then I'll do it.

Things are going to be changing a bit here on the blog.

1. I've been reading more New Adult than any other genre lately and I plan on remedy that. I'm not quite ready to give up on my Young Adult reads just yet.
2. I'm going to try to post weekly (at the very least) reviews or anything book related.
3. I'm now really into nail art so don't get freaked out if you see a nail art post or picture here and there.
4. I'm writing fan fiction AND a story/book. So maybe I'll post parts of it here and there to get some feedback :D
5. I've discovered the world of K-Pop and it's got a hold on me babe! Really. You might find a k-pop related post as well sometimes.
6. Make up. Wow. I've never been a make up kind of girl BUT for the last 5-6 months I've taken a liking to it. I just love all the art, study, concentration and fun that goes into doing someone's make up so I'm planning on learning XD
7. I've started to buy more eBooks than printed books, HELP ME!!!!! I NEED my printed books BUT when I see the amazon kindle daily deals or some sales here and there I cannot just NOT one-click them T_T


Basically what I'm trying to say is that I want to expand a bit more what the blog is about. Last year I didn't even read 50 books.
I want to change that but I also want to listen to more music or buy some new nail polishes while going on a book-buying trip ;D

Will you stick with me?

EVEN STILL!! Books are my babies! Don't think even for a second that I'm giving up on them at all!
And to prove you just that.

Here's what I've been reading these last couple of weeks.


Woohoo!!
Lorelei James is a favorite classic of mine. I love love love her writing and specially love her Rough Riders series.
I started reading her books back in 2011 and haven't stopped since. The last week of December I decided to reread the first 10 all over again to refresh my mind and be able to enjoy even more all the other ones that follow them.

So if you're in the mood to read some really sweet, steamy and rough around the edges kind of cowboy story, please PLEASE do yourself a favor and read the Rough Riders series by Lorelei James :D You won't regret it ;)

Until next time my lovely people.
-kisses-

Friday, June 20, 2014

Official Blogging Break

Hi people!!! :D

Just a little something...
I'm taking a 1 week hiatus people :D
(I hope it's just ONE week hahahaha)

I'll be back next Friday!!! :D
See y'all then!!!!!

Keep reading!!!


Monday, June 2, 2014

-BookPics Recommends- Contemporary #1


I'll be trying to post these kinds of posts at least once a week. 
Every week I'll try to spice things up a bit by recommending you different kinds of genres from different books and obviously different authors.
The day I post it will be all about an specific genre and then an specific book or series from just one author so that I can have more authors to recommend later on when I go back to that genre :D

Beware though, it's hard for me to read recently published books so my recommendations might not be the most up to date ones but they will certainly be from all the books I've read :D

I haven't read THAT many but still I've got a few that I fell head-over-heels in love with and cannot get enough of them, never.

So here it goes.

To start...

Contemporary!

What better way to do this than by recommending you the first YA contemporary book I ever read!


If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it's the only one that matters.

If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.

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Get the book!

This was the very first contemporary read I ever picked up and since I rarely ever read book descriptions I seriously didn't know what I was getting myself into.

Of course, the joke was on me. This book was so many things to me and one of those things was... Help.
I was going through a really rough time back when I read it a few years ago and the book not only saved me from an awful path but changed, moved, and made me into, if not a complete different person, at least it made me stop, look around me and think.
And think I did! 
I realized how thankful I had to be for everything that I had/have.
That not everyone gets a second chance and those of us who got/get not just one but a hundred other chances still can make it.
It's never too late.
Never take love for granted.
Life's too short.
You are strong enough to do what you set your mind and heart to.
Love is the most powerful of weapons.
Family is fights, selflessness, home, laughs, tears and more all in one package.
You're not alone.
If you stay, you make history.

Here's a very very Rookie Review of the book from back then, I hadn't even started blogging when I read it so the review is kind of short and all around the place but still :P

Give it a try.
The author's writing is amazing, flows really well with the story and the characters are so relatable, so believable and heartbreakingly awesome.
I cried and smiled and cried and laughed.
It was the perfect summer read for me.
Hope it gets to your heart and stays there as it did in mine.

Also, this is a duet so there are 2 books.
The sequel of this one is called Where She Went and even though I loved that one too, If I Stay was the one that changed my life, I was only grateful to have that kind of closure to the story when we got to read the sequel :D


Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Get the book!


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Give it(them) a try,
Happy reading!

PS:
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE MOVIE ADAPTATION OF If I Stay!!!!!
AHHH!!



-A Little Letter For Me-



Dear Me,
Don't forget to do things that make you happy every single day of your life.
Try and try and try.
Don't give up on doing these happy things just because you're shy.
Remember there's a world out there and not everyone will be mean to you. 
Just try. But be happy.
Always. Because it is the only selfish thing you get to do for the rest of your life!
Who benefits from you being happy?
Exactly! YOU!
Be brave :)
Sincerely,
Me