Book HeART ♥ #21 - Kenjio Book Sculptures

I was browsing book arts on Tumblr when I saw this great book sculpture by Kenjio. I said I have to feature this here on my book blog to share with you guys how awesome the sculptures are!

The Memory Key | Photo from Kenjio's Etsy
Thinker on Sundial Fold | Photo from Kenjio's Etsy
I'm just supposed to post a photo or two of the sculptures but when I visited Kenjio's Etsy site, can't help but share my favorites. Actually almost all of them are my favorites. I wish I could buy even one sculpture. It would be a great and inspiring decoration. Also the inspiration of the artist in creating these masterpieces are just admirable. All about the concept of new knowledge.

Sleeper on Pyramidal Blossom | Photo from Kenjio's Etsy
White on Whit Double Book Birdie | Photo from Kenjio's Etsy
Based on the descriptions, the artist created clay sculptures and he used old books and vintage encyclopedias that are cut and folded. I really admire his awesome book scultptures! See more of Kenjio's creations on his etsy site.

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

What I'm Reading Now: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I decided to read this next because the movie will be coming out next month. I'm excited for the movie. Emma Watson with her American accent would be there. I'm already on page 20 and I'm loving it. I want to share with you the trailer. Love the soundtrack! :)

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

Quote... Unquote - This Lullaby

“No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater...The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that's the key. It's like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.” 

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Author: Sarah Dessen
Published March 8th 2004 by Speak
345 pages
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about?

I liked it but not as much as The Truth About Forever which is one of my favorites from the author. The book of course has the usual elements of Sarah Dessen's novels -  girl with some issues about her family or friends, then she meets the boy who she will fell in love with, or will help her get over those issues. Same, same. But what I liked about this one is that it's an interesting read and it actually helped me cope with some things.

When I started reading this, I was having some issues with things (school, lovelife, etc.). So when I get to know Remy it's like I want to be like her. Just carefree, mean, has control over her feelings. But then, it's not easy being like her. When you have too much control over your feelings, you tend to ignore other people's feelings and you become selfish and insensitive. Sometimes you have to open up with the possibility that when you care and love someone, you will get hurt. It's better than feeling nothing at all and losing that someone. 

The romance part of this book is lacking. I liked Dexter's challenges, although sometimes I can't figure out his personality. Overall, this was an easy read and just like other Dessen books, you get to learn something about love and life. :)

 ♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

Quote... Unquote - Fifty Shades Trilogy

"Why don’t you like to be touched?"

"Because I’m fifty shades of fucked-up, Anastasia" 

Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy by E. L. James

Author: E. L. James
Published May 26th 2011 by The Writers Coffee Shop Publishing House (First Book)
Series: Fifty Shades of Grey
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating.  The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.

FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.

FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.

First I want to warn you young people (yes, you kids and young adults, below 18) that this book is certainly not for you. So, don't even think about reading this book or plan to buy it because I will assure you, you won't like it. And don't continue reading this review please!

Okay. My inner goddess is kinda pissed here. lol I just want to defend my three hearts there. I was actually about to rate it two but I'll be dishonest because I did like the book in a weird kind of way. I've heard the rave about this book so I instantly pushed it at the top of my to-read pile. Not knowing what this fucker is all about! I didn't even know it was erotica at first. The genre is not new to me. I've read some decent erotic books. I just didn't expect that BDSM will be as cheesy as this trilogy.

The trilogy centers on the beginning and development of fifty shade Christian Grey and inner goddess Anastasia Steele's relationship. The series is full of, like I mentioned BDSM, intense sexual scenes and some other kinds of sexual shit that some may like. Of course it's a love story as well if you like it to be that way.

I have lots of things to say about the books, mostly negative but I don't think that's necessary. I already read lots of insults about the trilogy. I still respect the author for her work. Don't get me wrong. The writing is shitty. It's just that, her enthusiasm of her work is great that she created this whole mess, this whole hype about Fifty. It's a Twilight fanfic but I don't see the similarities besides the hot male lead character with his stupid female lover. I'm a kind of reader who doesn't actually blame the author of her works. I think I'd blame myself more because I chose to read it.

I think many liked the series because they fell in love with Christian Grey. Well, who wouldn't? I did! A guy who's so wealthy that he can buy you anything that you want and provide your needs - material and sexual needs. Yeah, we fell in love with the money and the looks and the body and the..., I can't think of anything Anyway, I think I liked the book because of him. Because he's so generous, handsome, hot, wealthy, sexy, what else?  Fucked up! This is a superficial kind of love.

Now let's talk about Anastasia fucking Steele. Another fucked up and stupid character that doesn't know anything but to bite her lips, spread her legs, and be the drama queen. Her stupid fucking inner goddess is so irritating. Like so overly irritating. If you plan to read the book skip the parts where inner goddess is mentioned.

Told you, I liked the book in a weird kind of way. hehe I don't recommend the book. But if you like to know about what the hype is all about, go ahead and read. But if you're just curious and just want to know why people hate it, don't waste your time on this. If you like rich, hot, sexy, fictional male character, you might want to try it. lol  I can't believe I said that! XD

 ♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

P.S. I couldn't believe I was able to write a review of this. I apologize for the swearing. This is the first time I swore on my review. It's actually necessary for this review I tell you! Now we wait for the movie. : )

Book HeART ♥ # 20 - Biografias by Alicia Martín

I've been seeing this masterpiece called Biografias by Alicia Martín where books seem to pour out of the windows of a building making a giant sculpture. It looks weird at first but I guess it's a fun way to display unused books. Here are some of her works:

Alicia Martín, Biografias | Photos from Flavorwire

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

What I'm Reading Now: Fifty Shades of Grey

You know bookworms, just typing the title made me wanna swoon over Christian Grey. Yes, that's what I'm reading now - Fifty Shades of Grey. I see the hype all over the internet about this book and I have to find out why. So far, I'm leaning more on a three star. But let's see if it will change when I'm done reading.

I was hopeful to find a book trailer or a good fan-made trailer (Oh! There are lots of them!) but I chose to post this video of an interview with the author. Of course we have to give credits and thanks to the one who gave us our sleepless nights because of reading the book and the hotness Christian Grey. The author of Fifty Shades of Grey ~ E. L. James

Here's a link to the video:

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

Quote... Unquote - Pandemonium

"That's the flip side of freedom; When you're completely free, you're also completely on your own."

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (Delirium #2)

Author: Lauren Oliver
Published February 28th 2012 by Harper Teen
375 pages
Series: Delirium
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

I'm pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

I suggest before reading Pandemonium better read the first book Delirium to know the story behind the deliria and how it affected the lives of the protagonists. Pandemonium is the second book of the Delirium Trilogy. I was actually excited to read this because I liked the first book and the cliffhanger there! Read my review here! :)

The book continued where it left off from the first book. This time the story went around the past (then) when Lena was in the Wild and the present (now) when she went back to the city to go undercover. Chapters switches between then and now, so we have a better glimpse of what really happened to Lena especially in the Wild. Well, I was confused at first in the change of events but was able to get it as I continue reading. For me the plot development was a little confusing and really slow. I was bored reading it that I was about to give up but didn't really do it because I want to know what will happen.

The new characters introduced are quite interesting. I think that's what I liked in the book. We'd also read a new Lena here - one who knows now how to fight and how to survive. She also has a new lovelife! Julian is not bad at all but we want Alex back! Hmm, the last part! I didn't see that coming!

Overall, Pandemonium is not as good as the first one. But if you have read the first book and wants to know what happens next, read this! One book to go for this series! :)

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

Book HeART ♥ #19 - Book Ends

This week's book heart will definitely make your bookshelves more adorable with these really cute book ends.

Loving this book end!
I also saw creative book ends on Etsy. These are made by Knob Creek Metal Arts.

There are other great designs to choose from on the Etsy site. I think they also accept custom designs. It would be great for our bookshelves! I also saw this really cool book end.

The Arrow Magnetic Bookends is one of my favorite. Looks like it shot right through the books right? Really cool! Hopefully these book ends will make you buy more books.

Keep Reading!
♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

What I'm Reading Now: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Pandemonium is the second book of the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver. I reviewed Delirium here if you wanna know what to expect of the novel. I liked Delirium so I'm excited to read Pandemonium to know what happens to Lena. Here's a video of Lauren Oliver talking about Pandemonium.

 ♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

Quote... Unquote - Goddess Interrupted

“It is supposed to be the truth." He stared at me and my breath caught in my throat. "If I were a better man, I would be able to show you the love and affection you deserve. As I am not, I can only offer you what I'm capable of giving. But I assure you, just because I do not show it, doesn't mean I do not feel it.”

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter (Goddess Test #2)

Author: Aimee Carter
Published March 27th 2012 by Harlequin Teen
296 pages
Series: Goddess Test
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥



Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry's first wife, Persephone.

The book is a good sequel for the Goddess Test series. I liked how the story went and developed. I wasn't able to review the first book which is The Goddess Test. But if you want a really good story based on the major Greek gods and goddesses, this series is a good start. Read The Goddess Test first!

In Goddess Interrupted, Kate as Henry's wife returned to the Underworld after six months in the mortal world as part of their deal. But after her return, she didn't expect that immortality has its price - Calliope's escape, Henry's cold shoulder, meeting Persephone, and a Being that could destroy the world including the immortals.

I'd say the book really lived up to my expectation. There are more adventures and some back story about the confusing relationships of the other gods and goddesses. Calliope's never-ending wrath and jealousy is as always, so annoying. There's lot of Kate's rant about Henry's treatment to her but that's bearable for some reasons. Maybe some can relate to it. Overall, Goddess Interrupted is a good read and I really enjoyed it.

For those who read the first book and liked it, Goddess Interrupted is a must-read! I want the third book now!

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

Book HeART ♥ #18 - Coordinated Bookmarks

Since I'm back and I want to post as much as I can (wow!), I'd never forget to post book arts that we'll surely love! ;) Well, for my version of book heART, it includes anything creative about books and other related things. So now I want to share these interesting bookmarks I found!


Found these amazing bookmarks on Behance. I don't know if they are for sale but if they are, they'd be an interesting buy. I think the bookmarks are coordinated with the books. I also posted other interesting bookmarks here. Just click!

  ♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

What I'm Reading Now: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

This is the second book of The Goddess Test series which I enjoyed reading. Now I'm halfway through the book and so far I like how the story goes. Here's a trailer of Goddess Interrupted.

 ♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Author: Koushun Takami
Published November 17th 2009 by VIZ Media, LLC (first published February 26th 2003)
576 pages
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

In an alternative future Japan, junior high students are forced to fight to the death!

Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan -- where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller.

I first heard about Battle Royale when I recommended The Hunger Games to a friend. They said The Hunger Games is a rip-off of Battle Royale. I totally disagree with that! I think the only similarity is that teenagers kill each other and the one who will survive will become the winner. That's it! Okay, I don't mean to compare the two but these days when you talk about The Hunger Games, Battle Royale will be mentioned.

I didn't expect that I will like Battle Royale very much. Although there are lots of gore and violence (so warning! This book is not for the faint-hearted), the novel still able to dwell deeper on the story of the major characters and their effects on the novel as a whole. I salute the author for bravely telling us of a story like this. The book is not all about killing but more on how people naturally react when in danger or there are threats, and how one can trust other people to survive. Also, it tells how a certain kind of government, such as the Republic of Greater East Asia in the book, can affect people's lives and how they make decisions in their lives.

Battle Royale is such a thrilling read! I recommend this book to those who want to read a darker and bolder book about teens killing each other, a cruel government, and how to survive the inevitable.


I don't want to compare the two books like the others because just like what Mr. Takami said, "every novel has something to offer," and that if  "readers find value in either book, that's all an author can ask for." And I love both books! :)

 ♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

Still Reading!

I feel so sad when I had to abandon this book blog (yes literally!) because my internet connection got disconnected because of billing issues. I paid my bill but it was already past cut off. But still, they shouldn't have disconnected it. They didn't even give me any notice! Okay enough of the rant. My internet connection is back and I'm pretty excited to post stuff here especially reviews. Although I've been away from this blog for a few months, I still continue reading. I just couldn't post reviews anymore.

Well, this year I already read 29 out of the 75 books I'm targeting. 

Right 29 books, except for the last one from Meg Cabot which I finished at the end of 2011. I'm really excited to post book reviews but I wouldn't be able to post  reviews of the 29 books! I'll just choose those I think will be worth to review! So watch out for my reviews of Battle Royale and The Immortal Rules. :)

 ♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

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