Some Kind of Miracle – A Novel by Iris Rainer Dart (Book Review)

This is probably the very first book I’ve finished reading from beginning to end. I admit I was not an avid reader of thick books, including novels, before this actually happened. So it’s safe to say that this book helped unlock the book lover in me. If my memory is clear, this was the book I purchased at a Book Sale Shop in General Santos, PH circa 2006. I was not into the romantic genre so this book’s cover (I first believe were sisters) caught my attention.

I read the blurb at the back and got interested as it was about two girl cousins who consider themselves as best friends and both share a mutual love for music. Being a music lover that I am, I got more curious of their story.

For my review, I’m gonna give it 5 stars. I was too engrossed in the story. It was about family, friendship, love and second chances. It was captivating and I felt an involvement in the characters’ lives. Add up to it learning how to make the right choice in a dilemma: self-interest or others’ interest. Moreover, it was too engaging because I always wanted to know how it will end. If you are looking for a novel that is not too “cheesy” and can be realistic, this a great book to read. Be emotionally ready as it will stir your feelings.


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Goodreads (Review)

I recently got back active online and part of it was retrieving all my social media accounts. One social media site I was so excited to retrieve was Goodreads.


I had my Goodreads account back in 2012 but I did not update it that much. Until recently, I decided to clean up all the shelves I had (because some of the books I recorded there were either half-done reading or a quarter done at all). If you happen to drop by my Goodreads book shelves, you will see how only a few are left. Those are the only few books I legitimately finished reading. I know, I know, I need (and want) to read more.

Here’s what I love about Goodreads:

Goodreads is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.

I simply took the above statements from their page. 🙂 Being a book lover, Goodreads helps me to keep track of my reading – (I am currently reading Paper Towns by John Green and I am stuck at 27% (haha!) as well as discover new books that are in line of my interests. I can also rate the books I’ve read from 1 star to 5 stars and I can write my reviews (with an option to hide or show the entire review especially if it has spoilers!). Moreover, I can interact with other readers and even the authors of books.

It also gave an avenue for underrated writers and authors who are yet to share their creative stories and novels to the world. It is an inspiration for me as I dream that someday, I will be one of the featured authors of future best-selling books. *fingers crossed*

If you love reading books and don’t have a Goodreads account yet, try it out now by clicking here! I’m sure you’re gonna love it.

Carpe diem,