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itstimeana

itstimeana

Joined May 2016

Also known as Tinamats. I read and write romance and I like peanut butter. 📍 🇵🇭 #romanceclass
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Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos, David Teague
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Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols
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Under the Sugar Sun by Jennifer Hallock
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Somebody To Love | Kristan Higgins
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“Talking aloud, the writer‘s affliction.” - Parker Harrington Welles
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Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins has become a comfort read for me in the past years. I‘m not exactly sure why or how, but I found myself rereading it every now and then since I first read it. I think I‘m at my fourth reread now and even if I know what‘s going to happen, I still like reading how Parker Welles fell in love with James Francis Xavier Cahill 💗

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The Catholic nerd in me is very, very happy. 🤓

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Chasing Mr. Prefect | Katt Briones
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#ChasingMrPrefect was such a heartfelt and readable book. It gave me the college memories, even if I didn‘t graduate from the university Dresden was based on, nor took the same course as Cholo and Vinnie. Proves that some college org experiences are universal! Vinnie is rough and tough, but also a softy and I liked being in her head. And I love the side characters, especially Cholo‘s family. ♥️ #romanceclass #romantsy

Angieville Love this cover 2y
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Sounds Like Summer | Six de los Reyes
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Six writes with the kind of honesty that commands your attention and makes you truly care about the characters - and in turn,the people who they would represent in your life. I won't claim to understand mental illness, but reading this taught me a bit about how I can properly show up and reach out and make a whole lot of difference. I know that I won't hold the answers, but I can help become one of their anchors to keep them from floating away. ⚓️

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East in Paradise | Tif Marcelo
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First book for 2018: East in Paradise by Tif Marcelo 💛 Fake relationship on reality TV, hate to love, stubborn MC and equally stubborn LI, family times, gorgeous setting. Can‘t wait to read West Coast Love. 🧡 This is my favorite quote from the book. #JourneytotheHeart #romantsy

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Fall Like Rain | Ana Tejano
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2017 was the year of new editions so I re-released my first book with a cover featuring our gorgeous #romanceclass live readers. In case you didn‘t notice, this is the reverse version of the original illustrated cover. 💙

The ebook is free on Amazon until 1/12 btw! If one of your reading goals in 2018 is to read more books by Filipino authors, you can start with this. 😁 Click here: bit.ly/flrnovel

#romantsy #freebie #kindledeals

Chachic Yay, freebie! 2y
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Feed | Mira Grant
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Rereading an old favorite because Halloween and I binged-watched Designated Survivor and I'm in the mood for some US politics. But with zombies. 👻

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Now That You Mention It | Kristan Higgins
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Maybe my most favorite quote in a Kristan Higgins book. Love love love her newest one. ❤️ #romantsy

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Saving Lucas Biggs | Marisa de los Santos, David Teague
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Trying to decide if I want to go out today or not. Maybe not. So picked this up instead. Lazy Saturday, hello!

Chachic Cute mug! 2y
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The Grace Crasher | Mara Faro
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I remember searching for Catholic romance fiction and somehow found this through one of the blogs. I'm about 1/3 through and it's cute so far! Very curious with how this will turn out, though - I hope this ends good!

#romantsy #romance #catholic

islandstorygirl Oooh, this looks interesting, @itstimeana! I'll add to my TBR! 2y
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The Catching Kind | Bria Quinlan, Caitie Quinn
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Late lunch + some reading before I go back to writing. I can't remember how I found Bria Quinlan's Brew Ha Ha series but I'm working through them now and liking these girls very much! The Catching Kind has a YA author + baseball player and it's enemies-to-lovers + fake relationships. So fun! ⚾️ #romantsy #romance #bookandlunch #brewhaha

Chachic Funny ng series name, Brew Ha Ha 2y
itstimeana @chachic I thought nung una it was paranormal because of that! It's the name of the coffee shop that's present in all the stories :) 2y
Chachic @itstimeana Para ngang paranormal kung based lang sa name! Cute name for a cafe. 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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So this is a thing! We're releasing the next issue of the #romanceclass newsletter soon - have you subscribed yet? Get all #romanceclass news, discounts, events and feelings all in one email 💌 Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/romanceclasslist

#romanceclass is a community of authors who attended classes organized by Mina V. Esguerra, readers of the books by those authors and readers of English-language romance books by Filipino authors 💕

itstimeana More information here: romanceclassbooks.com 💕 2y
Chachic I subscribed! But I didn't get the first one huhubells 2y
Chachic Also tagging this under #romantsy 🙌 2y
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Keep the Faith | Ana Tejano
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This week has been super stressful at work but here's a bright spot: a reader made magnetic bookmarks of my characters from Keep the Faith 💚💚💚 They're so adorable!

Keep the Faith is still $0.99 on Amazon for its first birthday + #BuwanNgMgaAkdangPinoy 🇵🇭 Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/Keep-Faith-Ana-Tejano-ebook/dp/B01J3NHI0O 🍟

#romanceclass #romantsy #filipinoauthors

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Perfect Couple | Jennifer Echols
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Earlier at Fully Booked: "I want to buy something on impulse. Something that's contemporary, enemies to lovers, in first person POV, and no illness or big issues. Just plain romance. And I will read it immediately without checking reviews."

Went out with this. This is how I cope with writer's block ?

Chachic I've read this but don't remember much about it.😂 That pasta looks good. 2y
inkcrush I loved Jennifer Echols earlier books. I need to read some of her latest titles. Hope it cures your writers block! 2y
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Keep the Faith | Ana Tejano
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I just found out that it's National French Fries Day today, July 13! French Fries played a role in this book, so I should celebrate! Get to know Nico, the 🍟 lover in Keep the Faith, free until 07/15 👉🏼 https://instafreebie.com/free/gDm5e 💚 #romanceclass #romantsy

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Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Saw this in the bookstore near the office and squealed internally (haha). I was only supposed to get Post-Its for that bookstore trip but went out with this. Finally a new Sarah Dessen book! 💜 Can't wait to read this. 😊

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I love the friends-to-lovers trope, and now that I'm writing an enemies-to-lovers book, I miss this trope even more! I love it so much that I knew I had to make use of some of the short stories playing in my head with this collection. 😊 You Could Be the One has 3 stories about friends going for a relationship upgrade: we have online dating, love in transit, and a fake relationship. 🙃
#romanceclass #romantsy #ycbto

itstimeana Thanks @Chachic for getting this book added in the Litsy database! 😊 2y
Chachic No prob! This one has such a cute cover.💖 2y
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Cover (Story) Girl | Chris Mariano
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Went to Boracay a month ago and made sure to bring Chris Mariano's Cover (Story) Girl, which was set in the island. 🌊 🌴 Of course I had to get a box of calamansi muffins - no Boracay trip is complete without a visit at Real Coffee Shop! 💛 #romanceclass #romantsy

Chachic I need to try these calamansi muffins! 2y
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Keep the Faith | Ana Tejano
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Hello, Litsy! It's been a while since I posted. 😊 Look at this pretty thing I got from some readers at the last #romanceclass event, #AprilFeelsDay2017 💖 #romantsy

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Pets' leashes get tangled at the park with Shinta from Songs to Make You Stay 🐶 How will you meet-cute your #romanceclass book boyfriend? 💞So fun! Made by Tara Frejas, all these books and more at romanceclassbooks.com ❤ #romantsy

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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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Got approved for this today on Netgalley! I haven't really heard much about this except from a few friends, and I only requested this because it qualifies for one box in our book club's BINGO. It's been a long time since I read some YA fantasy so I'm really looking forward to this. 🌌

Chachic Oh interesting that this one is still on NetGalley! I've been wondering about it. 3y
clutteredbooks @Chachic are you off to request it? I got turned down for Julie James btw 😔😔😔 3y
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Level Up | Cathy Yardley
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Be still, my fangirl heart. ❤ (Need to catch up on Attack on Titan manga!)

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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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I have to agree with Rainbow Rowell here - Nimona *is* full of humor and heart. Had so much fun reading this one, and the ending left me a bit sad but also smiling. What a great companion for this lazy Saturday. 💚

Chachic One of my favorite reads in 2015! 3y
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Reading this book feels like talking to a very encouraging friend. ❤

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Received my third Anne Lamott book yesterday so maybe it's a sign to pick one of them up and read it. I love the title of the newest one, by the way. 💛 Thanks for this, @Fantaghiro23 😊

Fantaghiro23 It's my pleasure! You should read Bird by Bird. It is wonderful, I swear. 3y
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If The Dress Fits | Carla de Guzman
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Saw these new romance books by Filipino authors in National Bookstore Mall of Asia today! Been looking for them for days and they're prettier in person 💞 Had to buy in batches because my wallet resisted. None of them are in Litsy yet, so tagging it under If the Dress Fits by Carla de Guzman, where Ava from Midnights in Bali had a cameo. #SparkNA #BuqoYA #romanceclass #romantsy

Chachic They look so pretty! I'm going to wait for the ebook editions though. 3y
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Under the Sugar Sun | Jennifer Hallock
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When your book's love interest shares a name with a horse that carries the book's LI. According to the author, she named the horse after Nicolaus Copernicus ☀️ 🌎 #romantsy

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Last day to get #MakeMyWishComeTrue for $1.99 using promo code NOCHEBUENA! 🎄 My story, Five Minutes Till Midnight featuring Faith and Nico from #KeeptheFaith, is in this collection. Get it/gift it before it goes back to regular price: http://gum.co/romancechristmas/nochebuena 🎁 #romanceclass #romantsy #Christmas

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I haven't been doing much reading this vacation but I have been shopping. 🙊 Hee. Finally got this on discount! I really enjoyed Emery Lord's Open Road Summer, so I'm looking forward to this one. Now when do I read this? 🤔

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Finally time to start reading this! 🎄❄️🎁

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It's Christmas Eve on our side of the world, and here's a little gift for you! #MakeMyWishComeTrue is $1.99 on Gumroad when you use promo code NOCHEBUENA 🎄Code is valid until 12/31/16. Give yourself (or your friends - you can gift ebooks from Gumroad!) this Christmas - http://gum.co/romancechristmas 🎁 #romanceclass #romantsy #holiday

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My story in #MakeMyWishComeTrue is set during Christmas Eve, where MC Faith, a disaster management worker, is on monitoring duty because a tropical storm (Nock-ten) is about to hit the country. Interestingly, there's a tropical storm making its way to the Philippines right now and will bring rains over the Christmas weekend. One of those many times that art is imitating life/life imitating art? 🙊

itstimeana In addition: my best friend is a dev worker, and he might be on montoring duty over the weekend because of the storm, and he was my source for this story. #romanceclass #romantsy 3y
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Got home and found this cute little thing, sent by a friend who was selling her copy. I know what'll be part of my reading list during Christmas break. 🎁 #romantsy

Chachic Yes, ganda ng set-up of the book pic! Haha 3y
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I should be writing but I'm working out my MC and LI's flaws. Fun, but also very hard! Stumbled upon this book (and the others in the series) a few months ago and it's so detailed and helpful. I just have to keep from being overwhelmed. 😅 #amwriting #nonfiction #awriterslife

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Tessa Dare books in the bookstore near my office! Just a few more working days left for 2016 until I can binge read the Castles Ever After series. #romantsy

Iindseyo They're all so good!! 3y
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All I Ever Wanted | Kristan Higgins
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All I Ever Wanted
(Was) Somebody to Love
(While) Waiting On You
Fools Rush In
The Best Man
(was) Too Good to be True
Until there was you.
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#BookSpinePoetry (sort of!) I really, really like Kristan Higgins ❤️ #romance #romantsy

mirenbflores Levi 💞 3y
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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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The History of Love:
Once upon a player,
Falling together
"Belong to me?"
"Just for the record,
(We're) better off friends."
Breaking up is hard to do.

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Lots of angst in this one! #BookSpinePoetry

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What we talk about when we talk about love:
The boyfriend list,
The moon and more,
Sorrow's knot(s),
Songs of our breakup,
How to be alone.
What's in your heart?
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#BookSpinePoetry #romanceclass #romantsy

Linsy 💖 3y
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Home: A Novel | Marilynne Robinson
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We had a book spine poetry activity a year ago and I found the photos again! Here's one I made:

The Passage Home
Precious One (is)
Not in the Stars
Grace (is)
More Than This.

#BookSpinePoetry

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It's a Match | Ana Tejano
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"...or how he liked his coffee with two sugars..." #romanceclass #romantsy #coffee

Chachic Let me guess... Symmetry? 3y
itstimeana @Chachic yes! Haha. Some leftover photos from that SG trip. ☺️ 3y
Chachic Haha I remember the spoon and the cookie. 3y
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Fall Like Rain | Ana Tejano
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So around this time last year, the #romanceclass podcast started! The podcast are excerpts from #romanceclass books read by theater actors Gio Gahol and Rachel Coates. The first episode was from chapter 5 my first book, Fall Like Rain. Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P17IC29OXtU 💙 You can listen to the other episodes in the Youtube channel, too! 🎧

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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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I have a one week break coming up before the year ends, so I'm trying to build a reading list for this break. Not sure if I'll read this one that's been in my Kindle for the LONGEST time. But I've heard good stuff about this! What do you suggest, Litsy friends? ☺️ (TWG macarons from my boss, and he told me "This has very short shelf life so eat it now." Haha)

Chachic Aww that's so sweet of your boss! I love TWG's macarons, my faves are the earl grey chocolate and the moroccan mint. 3y
itstimeana @chachic my boss calls himself a tea addict. Hehe. I feel like I should have this with tea rin! 3y
Chachic Ahh TWG is a must for tea addicts. He/she should have also tried Gryphon in SG, they're available in some of the grocery stores. 3y
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So it took me a while to finish this because life, work, and Christmas things happened. But I finished reading it today, and I totally get why everyone likes it. I get it now. 😍 #romantsy

Chachic Yay, glad you enjoyed reading it! I wasn't a big fan of the first half because it seemed like they REALLY hated each other instead of the usual tension between love-hate romances. But it definitely picked up. 3y
Chachic Also, that salad looks yum. #bookanddinner FTW! 3y
itstimeana @chachic yes! I remember telling you I was a little unimpressed but it picked up soon after and swoon. So fun! :) 3y
Chachic I felt the same way din when I was reading it, parang there was something off in the first half. 3y
raelaschoenherr I loved this one so much! 3y
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We launched the print version of Make My Wish Come True yesterday! So happy and proud about this Christmas project. This bag are contains all the books I'm going to ship for the next few days. 🎁 Thank you for all your support! Make My Wish Come True is also available on ebook on Gumroad for a limited time: http://gum.co/romancechristmas 🎄 #romanceclass #romantsy #Christmas #holidays

Chachic 💖 3y
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Dare to Love | C.P. Santi
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Dare to Love was fun, sweet, sexy, and very educational in so many ways. Really enjoyed this, especially about restoration architecture. Good pacing, fun characters (love the clergy family!), and a really sweet love story about, well, daring to love. ❤️ #romanceclass #romantsy

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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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Filed under gifts to myself for Christmas. 🎁 Got this based on @Chachic 's recommendation. Used my last Fully Booked GC for this. I also forgot my Fully Booked card but the lady at the cashier knew me anyway so she looked for my name and gave me the 10% discount. (Yes the shoes were a present to myself, too. 👟)

Chachic I hope you enjoy reading it! Loved this one and have passed on my copy. Haha maybe I should have kept it for myself. 3y
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Wired Differently | Chris Mariano
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From the last story, The Last Story of the Maniwantiwan 🚀 #romanceclass

Chachic 💖 3y
minavesguerra Diba, that story diba 3y
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Spotted a Lord Stow's Bakery after late lunch so I bought an egg tart just for this photo. 😁 It's also the author's birthday today, so this is timely. 🎉🎈 #romanceclass #romantsy

Chachic LOL belated diba? It was on the 23rd. 3y
itstimeana @chachic haha ay! kasi kahapon lang din sya nagreply sa mga tweet so kahapon ang ako bumati haha 3y
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Melina Marchetta's new novel is available in Manila! It is also out of my budget so I had to put it back on the shelf. 😂 Maybe wait for paperback? Or someone to give it to me for Christmas? 🎄

MarriedtoMrT Right next to my favorite, Jellicoe Road! 3y
Chachic How much is it over there? The Kindle version is still expensive. 3y
itstimeana @MarriedtoMrT I looked for a copy in the bookstore so I could take a photo of them together. And I LOVE Jellicoe Road too ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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itstimeana @Chachic It's 1100+! Mas mura pa yung Daytripper and Nimona 😂 3y
Chachic Wow, mahal! I thought Daytripper was just okay but I loved Nimona. 3y
itstimeana @Chachic Nimona was just 520 in Fully Booked! Pwede na yung price? Pinag-iisipan ko pa kung babalikan ko 😂 3y
Chachic Girl, ang mura na nun. I got it for like 30sgd so around 900? 3y
BookThingo It's in hardback??? 3y
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