1989 Album (Music Week #1)

Here goes the first review on the fantastic album from 2 years ago! All ratings are out of 10 and below are some bits of polaroid pictures from the album.

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Artist: Taylor Swift

Album: 1989

Genre: Pop

Type: Deluxe

Release Date: October 27, 2014

Record Label: Big Machine

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Music Week+Reviews

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Hey everyone,

Exciting news! This year I started a music blog, and I wrote around 10 music reviews with a collection of random drafts. I’ve decided to re-post the music reviews on this blog. The truth is I love to read while listening to music (that’s why I have playlists). Music can enhance emotions, something I’ve further learned this past month. The blog is about what I enjoy, but at the end of the day, I do want you guys to like reading it too. I want you guys to take something out of it, so I do think music reviews will be a nice addition. Starting today on a random Wednesday, I will be posting music reviews everyday for approximately a week. Hopefully, there will be an amalgamation of songs and albums of all genres that you guys can enjoy. Without further to do, open your eyes to a world of music!

Phyllis 🙂 (Side note: I took this photo myself!)

Around the World in Eighty Days+Tea

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My tbr list is getting quite ridiculous at this point. This time, instead of a review (since I haven’t finished reading this novel-guilty of all charges), I will be telling a little story. For old times sake, as a child we always have a classic story that we know by heart. For me, the novel was Around the World in Eighty Days. I heard the abbreviated version from my mom in a local library. If memory serves me correctly, she read a translated version to me too, in Mandarin. Even in another language, the action was incredibly captivating.

7 or 8 year old me, on the edge of my seat (or a tiny stool) keen to listen to the next crazy situation. My lovely mom willing to sit on a tiny stool too to read to me :). Is the train going to fall off the bridge? Will Phileas be captured by the police? They did not back it back time! My dramatic sighs that were too loud for the library could be heard clearly. Or with the time difference, they did make it back in time? Anyhow, only pleasant memories are entailed with the adventures around the world.  Continue reading

Music Playlist+Summer Reading List

Hello everybody,

Recently I have fallen in love with an artist. John Mayer is a true gift. He has amazing talent and his lyrics are to a great extent something that I respect. So I’ve created a playlist to go along with all of these summer reads. They’re peaceful to accompany your nice reading time alone :). Yep, that’s pretty much it for catching up. On to the annual summer reading list, except this time with books I’m planning to read myself. If you’re still reading this, I applaud you.

Playlist: https://play.spotify.com/user/musicperson221/playlist/70f3ym7VKOd7aBwQKSd1Nz Continue reading

The Last Leaves Falling

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Title: The Last Leaves Falling

Author: Sarah Benwell

Release Date: May 5th 2015

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages: 368

Summary: And these are they. My final moments. They say a warrior must always be mindful of death, but I never imagined that it would find me like this . . .

Japanese teenager, Sora, is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Lonely and isolated, Sora turns to the ancient wisdom of the samurai for guidance and comfort. But he also finds hope in the present; through the internet he finds friends that see him, not just his illness. This is a story of friendship and acceptance, and testing strength in an uncertain future.

As always, all images are not mine, and credit goes to all the artists on Tumblr or the sources the images were taken from. Also, everybody go and download the mobile app for Teaming with Books now on Android!

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Exciting News: An App

Hi guys,

I’ve been working on a project lately with I’m In-which was amazing- and they were able to help me create an app for Teaming With Books. Now you guys can download it on android to keep up with the blog anywhere you go. Yes, it is free. Hope you guys enjoy the app as much as I do! The link is below or search teamingwithbooks in the google play store. Good luck!

Phyllis 🙂

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_teamingbooks.layout

P.S It’s not available for iOS yet, but I’m crossing my fingers for it to happen in the future.

 

Lady Midnight

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Title: Lady Midnight

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: March 8th, 2016

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Number of Pages: 668

Summary: In a kingdom by the sea…

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.
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