Sunday, January 29, 2012

In My Mailbox [23]

In My Mailbox [23]
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...Okay so I'm a little bothered by my IMM post number. It's 23, add the fact that last friday I just turned 23 (January 27)... Rubbing it in much? Grr!  

Anyway, before I get into the books I got, let me share how I had an absolutely blissful but busy week. Here's what happened:

JAN 23 (MONDAY) - Chinese New Year: I thought the holiday was my chance for some rest and relaxation but I somehow ended up running errands since my cousin's wedding was on Wednesday. Luckily I was able to stop by a bookstore and bought a book. Yay!

JAN 24 (TUESDAY) -  Work day: Work, work, work...

JAN 25 (WEDNESDAY) - My Cousin's Wedding: Hair & Make-Up in the morning, Wedding at 3PM, then reception until 8PM. My family and I got home around 9 afterwards.

...Here's what I wore during her wedding:

JAN 26 (THURSDAY) - Work day: Work, work, work...

JAN 27 (FRIDAY) - My Birthday: Ah yes... my special day has come. By any chance can I keep my age the same every year? LOL. 

AM: Coffee treat at Starbucks

NN: One of my officemates gave me a cake for my birthday which I absolutely hate her for ruining my diet and loving her for giving me one of the best tasting chocolate cakes I ever had! 

Chocolate Cake from my officemate, Ria
PM: My boyfriend picked me up from work and off we went to celebrate! Woohoo! 

I told him that my only wish for my birthday was to visit the Fully Booked store at Bonifacio Global City and true enough, he took me there and I had a BLAST!!! so many books! and a Starbucks and Whitehat shop inside. Yummy!

So here's what I splurged on:

Unison Spark by Andy Marino
Void by Rhiannon Lassiter
The Diamond Secret: A Retelling of "Anastasia" by Suzanne Weyn
The World Above: A Retelling of "Jack and the Beanstalk" by Cameron Dokey
 Violet Eyes: A Retelling of "The Princess and the Pea" by Debbie Viguie

The Best of Chico and Delamar's The Morning Rush Top 10 by Chico Garcia & Delamar Arias
- this is a book based on the radio show I listen to every morning, Mondays to Fridays

Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst (JAN 23 Purchase)
Then off to dinner at T.G.I.Friday's!

Dinner at T.G.I.F, Bonifacio Global City

...and last but not the least, aside from the shopping spree of books above, he got me this cute book holder:

...testing how it works:


JAN 28 (SATURDAY): Well, since my dad didn't get the chance to buy me a birthday present, he gave me cash to buy myself what I want as a gift. So I went shopping for new clothes. 

So that's all for me! Sorry for such a long post. I felt I needed to make up for the fewer posts I've had the past few weeks.

Now I'd like to know... What did you guys get this week? ^_^


  1. awesome week
    njoy all
    awesome dress

  2. Ooh, that cake looks yum :) It sounds like you had a busy, but fun week.

    1. Yup. It was a really busy one but I enjoyed it nonetheless. ^_^

  3. I love pictures! And your dress you're so cute! Great haul too I really want to read Void but WOW it's a hefty one!!

    Xpresso Reads

    1. Thanks, Giselle! ^_^

      I know right?! I was a little intimidated by how thick it was but I badly wanted to read this so I went right ahead and bought it. Let's see how long it'll take me to read it. Haha!

  4. You look so pretty - I love your dress! Those books looks so great too - I am just about to start a different book by Suzanne Weyn (Distant Waves) so it'll be interesting to see how your book by her turns out to be!

    Have a lovely weekend.
    Here's my IMM. :)


    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I haven't read Distant Waves but so far I'm liking the books written by Suzanne Weyn that I've read, hope that one's good too.

      Have a great weekend! ^_^

  5. i really enjoyed enchanted ivy and i hope you do too. i <3 sarah beth durst. enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by our blog. :)


  6. You're so pretty! And I love your dress. :D

    I haven't heard of any of those books before, but they look pretty good. :) The book holder is also really really cool. Have a great week!

  7. Oh my goodness, you look AMAZING! That dress is LOVELY!

    Eeee! And books! And seriously, that book holder is COOL!

    Happy birthday! xx

  8. Happy bleated birthday! I love that dress! Awesome book haul this week. Enchanted Ivy was good. Void looks pretty interesting... I think I need a book holder like that too.. lol.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Livin' Life Through Books

  9. Great set! Happy birthday too. What a gorgeous photo!
    My IMM


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