February: Book Haul and Wrap Up

Hello! Month of February is over, bookish people! But, be happy because today is Leap day! Don’t forget to be thankful for the additional 24 hours.

Here’s what I got this February.


I bought that gorgeous Eat.Sleep.Read. bookmark and 4 books from local bookstore. 3 of those are in bargain section. Who will say NO to bargain books? 😀

  1. The One and Only You by Emily Giffin
  2. The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
  3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  4. Hire of Fire by Sarah J Maas

That pretty tutu is love! I received a lovely little pinky ballerina canvas art as my prize in QatArt giveaway. Not a bookish related but I’m so happy and thankful. It’s my first time to won in a giveaway.


And… another giveaway prize! I’m 1 of the 3 winners who were chosen randomly hosted by Ate Kath. I got a signed Black Crow White Lie by Ms Candi Sary. I will definitely add this to my March tbr.

I ordered also a paperback edition of A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab in The Book Depository. Still waiting in vain.

Next, is my February wrap up. I managed to read 3 books.

  1. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – 4.5 stars
  2. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – 4 stars
  3. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour – 4.5 stars


That’s it. Ciao! 🙂

Happy reading!


WWW Wednesday: February 24, 2016

It’s Wednesday again, fellows!

A weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Worlds. Everyone can join. Just simply answer the three questions and share the link of your post in the comment section of Sam’s blog.

The Three Ws are:

∴ What are you currently reading?

∴ What did you recently finish reading?

∴ What do you think you’ll read next?



Current read: Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

This is a cover-buy book. Isn’t it so beautiful and lovely and pretty??! After reading few pages, I learned that this is a LGBT book. What?? Darn! Hmp! Nothing personal but this kind of books aren’t my top priority reads for now. tsk! Please don’t hate me for my reaction. I’m just being honest. Haha! The cover is so sexy and I love it that’s why I decided to read it. I’m halfway through right now and Nina LaCour put some love potion in the middle of this book because I’m falling in love with the story..! Yes! I love it. We’ll see if I will love it ’till the end.




Recently finish: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

OK. I gave 4 stars. The story is well-written. I didn’t give perfect 5 because I’m not comfortable with the relationship of Lochan and Maya. I don’t love it but I don’t hate it as well.




Next reads: Winter by Marissa Meyer, Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas, A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin

It’s time to dive into fantasy world again.


Happy reading! 




Love-a-thon Challenge: Spine Poetry


Hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel HermitHazel of Stay Bookish, & Mel of The Daily ProphecyLove-A-Thon is an event—a lovefest—that is dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community.

Hello everybody! I woke up so early this morning to cope with the other #LoveAThon mini challenge.

I haven’t done this before. I’m so excited to share my self composed poems.

Hope you will like it.

This is a love story.

A little something different –

It’s a kind of a funny story.

Like a flowing river,

Everything leads to You.

 Every day

Since you’ve been gone – 

The distance between us &

All the bright places,



Shatter me.

P.S. I still love you.

The one and only – 

A thousand pieces of You.

Happy reading!



Love-a-thon Challenge: Bingo!



Let’s do this challenge and spread the love! #LoveAThon Bingo

-Make a post to sign-up for this challenge.
-Showcase the bingo card and keep track of your progress.
-Add your link to the Linky to enter the giveaway.
-Cross AT LEAST 3 squares off to have a shot at the giveaway. (And yes, we will check) It is up to you how many you aim for in the end.

And… here’s the Bingo card. Okay, I know I’m late to post this. I will just update this every once in a while and hopefully, I can cross most of the squares.




Visit 5 New Blogs

The blogs I visited and followed a while ago. I will not go through them one-by-one because they are all awesome and I love their blogs.

a. Alice @The Geeky Burrow

b. Nina @Snaps by Nina

c. Kayla @Sunday Morning Coffee

d. Stephanie @My Bookish Itinerary

e. Calrisa @Confessions of Carlisa

Find 3 New Instagram Accounts (and follow)

The new Instagram accounts I found and followed.

a. Cee @zyxcee

b. Stephanie @stephalaughagus

c. Erin @xerinxlynnx

Watch 3 Videos from New Youtubers (and follow)

Dedicate a blog post to talk about some of your favorite blogs, Youtube and Instagram   accounts

Leave a comment on some of your favorite blogs


Join 1 of the Loveathon Twitter Chats


Participate in One Other Challenge


Tweet 3 of your Favorite Authors

Color Hunt: Find a Blog with a Purple, Blue and Pink Design

Purple: Kai @Fiction State of Mind

Blue: Tiff @Mostly YA Lit

Pink: Tonyalee @Lilyblommbooks


Update: I didn’t make it. Still, I’m happy with the outcome.

Hopefully, I will participate again next year.


Happy reading!




Love-a-thon: Questionnaire


Hi everyone! I know I’m late for this wonderful event hosted by pretty and amazing ladies – Alexa, Cee, Hazel and Mel. I never knew that there’s an event like this  until yesterday, Ate Kath sent the link and decided to participate. Why not? It’s my first time!

1.What’s your name?

Hi! My name is Joyce.

2. Where in the world are you blogging from?

I’m blogging from beautiful place – Doha, Qatar.

3.How did you get into blogging in the first place?

I had a couple of blog last year but weren’t successful because I don’t know how to run it. Until Ate Kath, encouraged me to make one again and VIOLA!

4.How did you come up with your blog name?

The word “hoarder” came across in my mind when I was in the middle of organizing books in my shelf and realized that most of my books – 80% of it, are still to-be read. The word explains the real ME. Haha!

5.What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?

I love to read fantasy and contemporary, but I’m still a new in reviewing, I find contemporary easy to review.

6.What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?

So far, I like to participate in weekly memes.

7.Best blogging experience so far?

I have enough confidence to post something in my blog and I meet lots of lovely bloggers.

8.Favorite thing about the blogging community?

I make friends all over the world like we just met in person.

9.Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2016!

  1. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
  2. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
  3. The Winds of Winter by George RR Martin (hopefully this year)
  4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling
  5. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

10.Name the 5 books you want to read this 2016 that you didn’t get to in previous years!

  1. A Dark Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
  2. A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin
  3. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  4. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  5. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

11.Which book boy or girl would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend?

Jon Snow will be my forever boyfriend.(with flying hearts all around)

12.Who would you recruit for your apocalypse squad (5 characters max)

Katniss Everdeen and Celaena Sardothien, both possess strong personality in their own ways and the smart Hermonie Granger will complete the squad.

13.Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?

Cross stitching, crocheting and baking!!!

14.Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?

Shoes and bags.

15.What would your dream library look like?

Library with window seat and has soft pillows is my greatest dream.

(Photo credit to the owner)



Happy reading!



WWW Wednesday: 17 February 2016

It’s Wednesday again, fellows!

Today, I decided to join in weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Worlds. Everyone can join. Just simply answer the three questions and share the link of your post in the comment section of Sam’s blog.

The Three Ws are:

∴ What are you currently reading?

∴ What did you recently finish reading?

∴ What do you think you’ll read next?




Currently reading:  Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. 5 chapters more. Honestly, I’m bit annoyed because of their relationship but there’s something in the story that keeps me on reading. I still don’t know what is it. Maybe there’s a twist or urgh…! Hope to finish this tomorrow.






Recently finished: I’ve finished PJO days ago. Satisfied as expected. I think I don’t need to say more about this precious book. Book for all ages! Recommended to those who haven’t read this.




Reading next:

My next read! The. Hardest. Part. In. Decision. Making. With more than a hundred in TBR, still I can’t decide which one will be my next read. Maybe you can help me.




Happy reading!



Friday Finds: February 12, 2016

“Friday Finds” is a weekly meme hosted by adailyrhythm, which showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in bookstore, or in the library – wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

Hi there! It’s Friday again. I’m happy to share with you my newly discovered books. I decided to feature two books today. I just saw these gems while surfing the Web. I didn’t read the synopsis so I don’t have an idea about these novels. They’re just cute and pretty and I love their covers. Haha!


Title: Love In Lowercase

Author: Francesc Miralles / Julie Wark (translation)

ISBN: 9780143128212

When Samuel, a lonely linguistics lecturer, wakes up on New Year’s Day, he is convinced that the year ahead will bring nothing more than passive verbs and un-italicized moments—until an unexpected visitor slips into his Barcelona apartment and refuses to leave. The appearance of Mishima, a stray, brindle-furred cat, leads Samuel from the comforts of his favorite books, foreign films, and classical music to places he’s never been (next door) and to people he might never have met (his neighbor Titus, with whom he’s never exchanged a word). Even better, Mishima leads him back to the mysterious Gabriela, whom he thought he’d lost long before.

In the spirit of The Solitude of Prime Numbers and The Guest Cat, Love in Lowercase is a charming and uplifting novel about how one man, thanks to a persistent cat-turned-catalyst, awakens to the importance of the little things in life—and discovers that sometimes love is hiding in the smallest characters.



Title: The Things We Keep

Author: Sally Hepworth

ISBN: 9781447280729

Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease at only thirty-eight years old, knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. She also knows there’s just one other resident her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life at Rosalind House. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke.

When Eve Bennett is suddenly thrust into the role of single mother she finds herself putting her culinary training to use at Rosalind house. When she meets Anna and Luke she is moved by the bond the pair has forged. But when a tragic incident leads Anna’s and Luke’s families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them.

So, that’s it! See you next Friday.

Happy reading!


Let’s Do This!: 2016 Bingo Challenge



Hello! I read the post of Ohbookish a while ago about 2016 Bookish Bingo Challenge and I decided to participate. Without any second thoughts, I check the page of the creator on how to participate.

2016 Bingo Challenge is created/hosted by Madie of TheGirlyGeek. You can check her page for more information about the challenge.

To be honest, I have a large quantity of books sitting in my shelf for a while that are waiting for me to pick them up and read. I’m hopeful that challenges like this will help me cut-down my TBR so that I can buy new books again! Haha!

I am so excited. Good luck to those who will participate.


If you know any good challenges, please let me know. I am willing to join.

Happy reading!



Waiting on Wednesday: February 10, 2016

A weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine.

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Unexpected Everything

Title: The Unexpected Everything

Author: Morgan Matson

ISBN: 9781481404549 (Hardback)

Expected Publication: 3 May 2016 by Simon & Schuster

Pages: 496

Andie had it all planned out.

When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.

Important internship? Check.

Amazing friends? Check.

Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks)

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.

Because here’s the thing – if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected.

And where’s the fun in that?

I’m sure that most of my friends are waiting for this. Look at that cover!

Happy reading!


Friday Finds: March 18, 2016

“Friday Finds” is a weekly meme hosted by adailyrhythm, which showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in bookstore, or in the library – wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

Hello Friday!

While browsing on TBD, I found these precious in bargain shop section. I’m a big fan of ROOM (I just watched the movie. I haven’t read the book. Haha! But I promise to read it soon).



Title: Frog Music

Author: Emma Donoghue

ISBN: 9781447249764 

Pages: 435 


Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead.

The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny’s murderer to justice–if he doesn’t track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women, and damaged children. It’s the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts.



Title: Astray

Author: Emma Donoghue

ISBN: 9781447209508

Pages: 288

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue’s stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.

With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.

So, that’s it! xoxo


Happy reading!