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Happy Bilated New Year!

It’s Saturday morning and the first thing that popped into my head for things I need to do is write a new post. More like my first post for the year 2018. It’s late to say Happy New Year to you all but as the saying goes, better late then never. Speaking of which it’s about time I update you on what’s happening in my life right now. Continue reading “Happy Bilated New Year!”

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Merry Christmas!

Hello dear readers,

I hope each and every one of you from around the world, are enjoying your Christmases with friends, family, and all your loved ones this year. Have a safe and happy holiday season and I will see you all again in the New Year! Happy reading!

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Why I’m on Hiatus (which I later start to ramble a bit)

How long am I on hiatus you ask?

I’m not sure

Why am I on hiatus?

Because…well there’s a story behind it which I will explain later

Are you going back to blogging?

Of course!

When are you coming back?

Still not sure.

Now here’s the story… Continue reading “Why I’m on Hiatus (which I later start to ramble a bit)”

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Four Year Blogerversery!

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Happy blogerversery to Hoot Reads Books!

This month has been pretty busy for me, and not just for my blog but I’ve been job hunting and attending interviews, so I’ve been under a lot of pressure lately. It’s because I’ve been so consumed with my job search that today, I admit that I almost forgot about my blog’s anniversary. But it’s a good thing I remembered to check what date it was or else I might have missed it completely! Continue reading “Four Year Blogerversery!”

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Top Books of 2015



There is only 3 more days before 2016 and as everyone is planning to celebrate the coming new year with parties and booze, I am reflecting my year in 2015. I admit that 2015 wasn’t a great year for me. I failed to obtain a permanent job and was unemployed all summer so I’m hoping 2016 will bring in new possibilities for me as I continue my job search, but the year also gave me the opportunity to spend time with my blog and reading many great (and not so great) books. I feel proud with the selection of titles I read this year that I narrowed down my selection of top books of 2015. Here’s to another great year in reading and finding a job too so I can continue buying more great books! Continue reading “Top Books of 2015”

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Happy Blogiversary!

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Guess what? On this day hoot reads books was born and has turned 3 years old today! This is so exciting! I can’t believe it has been three years since my blog was born, and to celebrate I re designed my blog with a brand new theme and (somewhat) new banner! I also re opened my Facebook page so I will be going back to working on that again. Recently I have been using Twitter and Instagram to promote my blog and posts, but now I am working on expanding that further by returning to Facebook and Pinterest. If you like my blog, I encourage you to follow me on my social media channels!

I also want to take this time to say a big THANK YOU to all my readers and followers who have supported and liked my blog! I will continue to come up with new postings ideas and topics to make it more engaging, but if you have any ideas please share them and I might consider it.

Thank you fellow readers for showing some love for hoot reads books! A toast to another year of reading and blogging!

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Introducing the Feels Readathon! Brought to you by @bribookishconfessions


Are you still having trouble completing a series? Do you have a pile of incomplete book series that you haven’t read yet? Summer is about to end so for those of you who are going back to school might want to use the free time you have now to finish those series right?

Well Brianna of Bookish Confessions has come up with an awesome idea of creating the feels readathon! For those who are new to a readathon (like myself) it is an event were you set goals for yourself to read as many books as you can in that time period. For example, you might say to yourself: “I’m going to finish reading 10 books in 1 week.” As a book blogger, I’ve come across different kinds of readathons but never have I participated in one that meets my needs. Until I met Brianna on Instagram and heard about her light-bulb idea that I wanted to share with you all!

So here’s the challenge. And yes there are rules or else this wouldn’t be much of a challenge to begin with! But the rules are simple. The feels readathon begins on August 10-17 and you can finish as many series as you can in that week. Brianna has come up with some challenges to make it fun like finish more than 3 series in a week, and try to make a word out of your TBR (to be read) pile using the first letter of a book title. She might also come up with other games like find a book that has a weapon in the story or something so more of that coming soon!. So get your series TBR out and join other booknerds in this exciting readathon as we enjoy the last month of summer! And don’t forget to spread the word.

I will definitely be participating in the feels readathon and before it starts, I’ll write a post on the series that I’ll be reading for that week. Cheers!

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Which We Celebrate hoot reads Anniversary (and I’m on YouTube)

Hello good readers!

If you’re reading this blog after the weekend, you must’ve noticed the brand new layout. As this month marks the 1 year anniversary of my bookish blog, I wanted to celebrate with something new. This has been on my to-do list for awhile since I’m been looking for ways to have social media links on my home page. And since I couldn’t do that on my previous layout I had to change. As usual I’m on Twitter and Facebook, but you can also find me on Pinterest and surprisingly, YouTube! But sadly, the layout doesn’t include a Goodreads link and since I’m not an HTML expert, I have no idea how to add that onto my blog. But you can still follow me on Goodreads just by clicking on the ‘Currently Reading’ box at the sidebar.

Where I describe how I became a booktuber…

For the past few months I’ve been following booktubers,  who talk nothing else but books on YouTube. After watching and subscribing to channels including Giselle of Book Nerd Canada and The YA Bookworm, I have come to conclusion that what booktubers are doing looks really fun! Then I decided to become a newbie booktuber and just last week, I uploaded my first booktube video with another one after. As this is the first time I’ve ever been on YouTube, I’m really nervous (not sure why, but that’s just how I feel but the butterflies have flown and now I’m really excited about this!). Below are the videos that I made where I reveal new books that I bought for May (and I’m well aware of my head cutting off and the poor quality as I’m a new at iMovie and my webcam. My apologizes for that).

UPDATE: I quit being a booktuber after learning that I need to invest on some other recoding equipment and time in filming and editing my videos, which I did not have the energy to do. Thus ending my days as a booktuber which was short lived. Sorry guys but after some serious thought, I learned that being a booktuber just isn’t me.

So come and celebrate with me my blog’s 1 year anniversary as I wouldn’t have continued with this project if it weren’t for all your support! Thank you all so much for being such great readers and I look forward to another year to come!