Friday, March 22, 2013


Welcome to My Book Musings! Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. It’s purpose is to gain and meet new friends and followers. I love seeing the weekly questions because I enjoy mulling over my books, or other reading-related matters.

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Q: What is your guilty pleasure as far as reading? Is it a genre, or is it a certain type of book?


My, my! I can really relate to this question. My guilty pleasure right now would be historical romance. I've been addicted to it for over a year and I can't stop reading books from that genre! It's one of the reasons why it's taking me so long to finish War and Peace -- because I keep choosing my Julia Quinn/Sarah MacLean/Anne Gracie/Alexandra Hawkins books over the classic novel.

Another guilty pleasure is reading until the wee hours of the morning! It's so pleasurable for me to read but I know I shouldn't read until dawn because I need to sleep, especially when I have work the next day. But I know you bookworms can relate, we just can't help it!

What's your guilty pleasure?

P.S. In relation to last week's Feature & Follow question, I went to Tagaytay for a birthday bash, and took some pictures for you international readers. It's a photo of Taal, the world's smallest volcano. It's still active. This was our view while having lunch. I hope you enjoy these photos (and understand why I don't read when I go there!).

Our view during lunch

A close up shot of Taal Volcano.

Happy weekend!


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37 comments:

  1. I really need to read more historical romance! Great answer! Old follower via GFC. Happy Friday!
    My FF

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    1. Take care, they're pretty addicting! Happy weekend :)

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  2. Ok, now I'm totally jealous! Those pics are amazing!

    I also stay up waaaaay past my bedtime to read if the book is really good. In fact, that's actually part of how I decide on a book rating. If it makes me lose precious sleep it's rated higher. :)

    Thanks for stopping by Cherie Reads! I'm your newest follower.

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    1. Come to the Philippines! Haha we get a lot of flak on international news but it's not all bad, and we do have amazing views. :)

      I agree, we just can't help staying up late right? But I've had the experience of staying up late just to finish a book I didn't exactly like.

      Thanks for following back! :)

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  3. I love historical romance too Goldie! Especially Scottish Highlanders. I'm partial to Julie Garwood and recently Maya Banks. Love the pics!!!
    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  4. Hopping through. I'm so jealous of your trip. Beautiful. I love Julia Quinn!
    My Hop

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  5. I own War and Peace, but I still haven't read it. I saw an Italian mini series on it about 3 months ago.

    Old GFC Follower
    Thanks for stopping by at http://pinkyjustlisten.blogspot.com/

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  6. Totally love historical romance, it's always so cute! Feels like they know how to treat a woman right.
    By the way, that volcano looks amazing!
    Thank you for stopping by my FF.

    http://spicedlatte.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks!

      Oh, my point exactly on why I'm so gaga over historical romances! Although I don't like that they look at women as too fragile, it's always fun for me to read about a seemingly weak woman turn into a feisty one, and ends up being the "boss" in the relationship. ;)

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  7. I have yet to read a historical romance. I'm afraid I'd be just as hooked as you. I've been on a YA and NA contemporary romance benders for a while. New follower via email, but then I saw google+ so I hit you up on that too. Here's my FF. (I checked out your blog, awesome review for Rise of Nine!)

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    1. Thank you for the sweet compliment! Followed you back :) Can't wait to read your posts!

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  8. Love It!
    New GFC follower, check out my FF at www.daniellecromero.blogspot.com
    -Danielle @ Coffee and Characters

    Also don't forget to enter my current Giveaway!

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  9. I love historical romances as well! There is just something so titillating about innocent (or not so innocent) young ladies, and a rogue lord! I need to check out your shelves so I can add some more books on my own ;)

    I'm an old follower, thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier :) Happy Friday!

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    1. a little PS - I wanted to add you to my Goodreads friends, and something is not working with your link... I found you anyway though, but I thought you'd like to know :D

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    2. You're so sweet! Thanks for letting me know. I corrected it now and verified.

      I am going to check out your books too. I've been on a historical romance binge for over a year, it's crazy!

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  10. I am also guilty of reading into the late hours of the night! (morning!) I get so involved in books that I just can't force myself to stop!! I love your pictures!! I'm super jealous!

    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  11. I have never read istorical romance but I don't enjoy romance so much. I can relate with reading all night though. :)
    I love books with action and killings. I'm guilty!:)
    Old follower. Here is my FF http://goo.gl/P6ToX
    P.S your pics are amazing.

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  12. New GFC follower. I've never read any historical romance either, but I'm not a big romance fan. Sorry. :( But, I do stay up way too late reading. : )
    Here is my FF www.shirleyisnotmyname.blogspot.com

    Stop by and enter my giveaway, there are some romance and YA up for grabs!

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    1. It's okay, romance isn't for everyone :) Thanks for following!

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  13. Enjoyed your pictures, good answer.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature.html

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  14. I used to read historical romance voraciously. I still love it, but don't read it quite as much anymore. But JQ is amazing!!!! I really like Julie Garwood's historical romances. Have you read any of hers? The heroes are always so awesome. Not jerky, but still dominant. And totally swoony :)

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  15. I'm not a big fan of romance, although i used to read Harlequin and Silhouette books back in my secondary school days. I love that picture. A nice view it is. :) Thanks for stopping by my FF.

    Kaykay @ The Creative Forum

    Happy Reading! :)

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  16. I know....isn't historical romance great?? I have just loved it since I was 15, and its still my favorite genre....there is also lots of different sub genres within that genre, so many books to choose from that I just love. Thanks for visiting me. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  17. Spent many a day as a zombie due to reading way past my bedtime! I went through a spurt where all I wanted to read was HR about the Tudor family. I was obsessed! :)

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  20. I love pretty much anything YA/NA romance, but historical romance is great too :)
    I started a blog recently, it would be nice if you could tell me if it's any good :) :

    Maria's Bookshelf

    PS: You have new subscriber ;)

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  21. The pictures are lovely. And I can totally relate to the staying up late for a great book.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following back via GFC.

    Johanna @ Challenging Reads

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I enjoy historical fiction, too.

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