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Looking

October 30, 2014

Over a month ago, I started a book blog called Sultry, Steamy Reading. For all intents and purposes, I really did want the blog to grow in readership. I wanted to be a part of an online community whose members liked the same kinds of books I read.

 

For those who don’t know me too well, I love to read. I could stay up the whole night reading. I could finish one entire book in a night’s worth of reading. However, I consider reading my escape and stress reliever after all those hours of working hard and being in front of a computer. Therefore, I read mostly romance novels. I mean, I like all kinds of books, but the romance genre has given me what I  look for when I’m lying in bed and still awake way past my bedtime. It has given me a kind of satisfaction that I haven’t found in other genres.

 

That’s what I wanted for SSR. I wanted to find a group of book bloggers who read similar books as I do. I would say that I am halfway successful in getting the blog out. The twitter account I created for it has been getting messages and favorites from published authors. Its followers consist of authors, book tour companies, and other book bloggers. The blog stat is good. There’s still a long way to go, but it’s pretty good for me right now.

 

Which brings us to this moment. I realized that I may need another book blogger to share the blog with. There are just so many books to read out there and I won’t be able to keep up. At this rate, I’d be so behind that the books I put up won’t be new books anymore. I wish I had friends who were also into the romance genre as I am and also into blogging as I am. I also wish I’d meet a new friend online, and that we’d click, and we can set up SSR together.

 

Oh well, if you happen to come by this blog and read this and know of someone, please do refer them to me. I’d really like to expand my horizons, and I’m looking forward to meeting fellow book geeks.

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Advertising

October 4, 2014

I’ve always wanted to own a book blog. I wanted to read books an blog about my reviews.

 

Well, I finally started one. It still barely has any readership, but I am patient. I will work on adding more content and promoting it, so it will eventually gain attention.

 

When I first started Chocolate High, my goal was just to have somewhere I can write my thoughts in. I did not plan for it to be successful at all. Well, it’s not really a huge success, but there are still people who come here regularly and I still have followers and gain new followers every now and then. When I was still part of a poetry community, Chocolate High was always featured an visited. Everything that happened on this blog is way beyond what I have initially imagined or aimed for it.

 

For me new book blog, I just hope that I get a few people to visit the blog and be loyal readers. I have goals and plans for it, and I hope I get to achieve even half of what I got for Chocolate High.

 

So, my beloved reader, I hope you find the time to drop by my book blog, Sultry Steamy Reading. It’s at http://sultrysteamyreading.url.ph. Follow the URL I wrote or click on this link as well. I hope to see you there.

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Sunny Days

September 22, 2014

I’ve had a full day today, a really good day spent with the greatest friends any person can have.

People have often said that to have one friend for life is already a blessing. Well, consider me super blessed because I don’t just have one really great friend, I have several.

I spent lunch until the late afternoon hours with my ACE team friends. They are the bestest (if there ever was a word) people in the world. Everytime I hang out with them, I always have the best time. And yes, everytime we come together, all we ever do is talk.

Still, there’s something that could be said about people you connect with in an unexplainable level. I won’t say we are of the same wavelength because, hello, we’re definitely not.

I could never belong to the same wavelength as Marie, whose knowledge and experience as a professional trainer is beyond words. I love how I learn so many things from all her stories. And even those things I already know about, I still appreciate it coming from her because it means that I, at least, know something that someone like her also knows. She is so fun to be around. Even her subtle jabs don’t feel like jabs at all.

And then there’s Tessa, whose fierce sweetness is simply adorable. This girl who’s very brilliant in mathematics and follows the logical side of things is possibly the best kind of support system anyone can have. I’m not sure how many personal things she’s witnessed from every one of us, but yeah, she’s always a witness, always present, always stable.

There’ also Coleen, that sporty chick who can probably outrun all of our partners. Well traveled and well-read, she can also sing the high notes effortlessly. When I was new to the ACE team, I remember people saying that she was strict, intimidating and difficult to please. Boy, am I glad I got to her good side. She’s this loyal little princess who knows a little of evey freaking thing there is.

And our resident nice guy, Jayjay, who we all hope will find the love of his life and live happily ever after. All nice guys always get that, after all. This nice guy was blind to all our monkey business when he was our boss. Thank God for that. But he has since made up for his naivete regarding our secrets and dark sides.

Let’s not forget Janice, the one person we all make fun of because, well, she likes to make fun of herself too. But we all love her that way. Easily the prettiest out of all of us. And yes, my man, Jeffrey, is completely besotted with her. Lol.

Lastly, there are the partners. Come to think of it, since we all met, I think I’m the only one who hasn’t changed partners at all. It’s amazing to realize we’ve already known each other for quite some time now, considering we’ve seen partners come and go, new partners replacing the old ones in our tight little circle.

These are the only people I’d trust to talk about me behind my back. I trust them because I know that even if they talk about me, they’re not doing it maliciously or with the intent of making me look bad to other people. It’s just that as friends, we all know our strengths and weaknesses, and we all accept each other in spite of all those.

The day I joined the ACE team was a really lucky day for me because it led me to this path of having them as friends. Even to this day, when we all have different work lives, we still manage to come together every now and then. I’m absolutely blessed to have these people in my life.

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50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “Sex And The City”

September 18, 2014

50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “Sex And The City” http://bzfd.it/1pjuWEA

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Song of the Day: Ordinary People by John Legend

September 2, 2014
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Sun-Kissed!!!

August 30, 2014
You Are Bright Orange

Your brightness is open, alluring, and generous. You are always ready to spread some happiness around.
You love to connect with people, especially when you are in a good mood. You like to uplift and inspire.

You bubble with enthusiasm, but you know that there is a place and time for your energy. More than anything, you put people at ease.
You are warm and welcoming. You are confident enough to tell a good story but also assured enough to just sit back and listen.

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This is Why “10 Things I Hate About You” is One of My All-Time Favorites

August 30, 2014
You Are The Taming of the Shrew

You are fiery and feisty. You speak your mind, and you are proud of your dazzling wit.
You can be a bit of a skeptic at times. It takes you a while to warm up to new ideas and new people.

You are a challenge, and you like a challenge in return. Your soul mate is also your playmate.
While you are quite sharp tongued, your bark is worse than your bite. Deep down, you are quite sweet and agreeable.

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