A broken laptop charger, netflix binge watching and slowly reading my TBR pile

What is happening to me lately?

For starters, my dental career is slowly taking over my life. Which is both good and bad, good because I am practicing what I dream of becoming and bad because I have less time for my hobbies.

Laptop charger anomaly

So this problem started a few months ago, one of my dogs decided to chew on my laptop charger while I was sleeping soundly at night. Up until now I cannot find a durable charger that can last me at least a good solid year. 😦

This issue is lightly affecting me because I use my laptop in almost every hobby I do. I use it for writing, for binge watching my netflix series and for conveniently purchasing ebooks on amazon.

I am now in need of a great solution to this problem.

Netflix and melting

It’s the start of summer here in the Philippines, just when I thought i’d have a great time alone in my room watching netflix or reading a book my airconditioner unit decided to stop. My father called the technician and my aircon just needed some cleaning. 😀 yay! But it took almost 2 weeks to finish because they need to do something which also concerns my aircon unit. So, to make it all simple I was sweating like a pig for almost 2weeks while relaxing in my room. Luckily, I was too distracted by the series I was watching to care about the heat.

I just finished Santa Clarita Diet season 1 and season 2 of Lemony Snicket’s Unfortunate Events. In the reality tv section, I binge watched Ru Paul’s drag race season 8. I’ve also had a throwback day where I watch Sleepless in Seattle.

Netflix and melting indeed!

My TBR pile

My TBR pile is literally a pile right now. I have set my Reading Challenge on Goodreads at 14 books this year and I am feeling pessimistic about finishing 14 books this year.

I have gobbled up 5 books as of now. (Get is gobbled and digest? Haha)

I am currently reading Turtles All The Way Down by John Green.

I am actually looking for a book club I can read with. I am not successful in this little life quest I have. I want to make new friends and open up new connections. If any of you have suggestions, it would be greatly helpful. 🙂

Basically, that is what is happening to me lately. Boring right? Very normal. Haha.

 

‘Til next boring post!

❤️L

 

 

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First book review: One Lovely Summer Day (L Reviews #7)

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Title of the book: One Lovely Summer Day

Author: Amae Dechavez

Category: Young Adult Fiction, Novelette, ebook

What is it about?

Ethan, a handsome boy-next-door, meets Maylie a girl he can never compare to the local girls at his small and beautiful town of Pila, Laguna. They became friends easily and this lead to Ethan finally realizing that Maylie is the girl he is in love with. He tries his best to confess his love for her before his time runs out.

A good light read for a lazy reading day 

This book is a novelette. It’s not a “short” story but it is not a long 20 chapters book.

It is my first attempt to read a Filipino/Tagalog book for leisure and not for a school book report and to tell you all the truth I had fun reading this book.

It is not the type of story that had a lot of situations, events and problems happening around the characters. Which is the reason why I couldn’t put my tablet down while I was reading it. The setting of this story made me want to go there and experience what it is like to live or stay in such quiet and rural Filipino town.

It reminded me of the time where nearest mall was 2 hours away and that everybody knows everyone around the town. It took me back to where the only way to meet people is thru roaming around and greeting everyone that passes by. There was no high speed internet, smart phones and applications where the love of your life is just a swipe to the right away.

The two main characters, Ethan and Maylie, are relatable even to the teenagers now. Just like how the author wrote him, Ethan, is a very likable young man. He is and ,I think, was the ideal man a normal girl would love to hang around and have a relationship with. Dechavez did a great job with creating Maylie as she (the book character) is someone you can empathize with. Together these two characters are a match made in heaven.

What I didn’t like.

I had moments where I got lost in the story. Maybe it is because of my own lack of understanding in my own written native language or maybe it is because the book was well written and some words left me wondering what it meant.

All in all

This book/ story/ novelette is a masterpiece. For someone who is not a fan of Filipino or Tagalog books I am happy I had the chance to discover this author and her books. It took me down memory lane where, in my opinion, love and being in love is such a magical feeling to be experienced. It is worth the time and the effort to read as much as the effort it took for the author to create such lovable story.

If you want to read this book it is available on digital format at buqo app.

This is the first book in the series entitled “One day”.

I am currently reading the second  book and I cannot wait to share what I think of the next story in the series. 😀

I would like to thank Ms. Amae Dechavez for the opportunity she has given me to read and review her work/s.

♥L