The Random Bibliophile

by Renee Alexis

Renee Alexis
26, filipina, an introvert who loves young adult fantasy, brush pens, Taylor Swift, and Mobile Legends. Coffee runs in my bloodstream.

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My October 2020 Journal Spread

I know, I know... It's almost the end of October, and it might be too late to post this up, but so what? I still want to share my journal spreads for this month because I really enjoyed doing them. This month has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride. With all the happenings in our town and in…

Renee's Sunday Currently Vol. 08

Hi guys! Happy Sunday! Wow, two posts in a row! I am on fire! Hahaha! Just Kidding! I'm a little reluctant to post blogs two days in a row but what the heck, I only get to do my personal stuff on weekends anyway so why should I hold myself back. And I've been meaning to make another Sunday …

What I'm Reading These Days

Hi guys! How's everything? It's the weekend again and I just realized that we are already halfway through October. Two and half more months and we'll be welcoming a new year. Most, if not all, of us, have spent the majority of the year inside our homes. We all did our own thing to cope …

My Mind Knows No Chill

I've been doing a lot of thinking nowadays. It's what occupies my time most of the day, that even when I'm working or I'm on my phone, my brain is in constant work - thinking about a lot of things, and sometimes, all at once. My mind knows no chill and it gets overwhelming.I think a…

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis from Goodreads:Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new al…

My September 2020 Journal Spread

It's the middle of September already but here I am sharing my September 2020 Journal Spreads. It's not too late for this, right? It's been an eventful weekend. We did a room makeover by repainting the walls and rearranging our stuff. I also got a new desk so that I can have a permanent …

What I Did in My 14-Day Quarantine

Hey there! How's it going? I just wanted to write a little life update because I finally, FINALLY, have completed the mandatory quarantine and I am home right now as I am typing this post. So...what did I do in the last 14 days that I was in isolation? A number of things, actually...let's s…

Books to Read Part 04

After devouring seven books last June, I was in a complete reading slump in July and August. Now that September is here, I need to haul ass and continue reading so I can complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge. Here are some books that I want to read before the year ends.Aru Shah and the End of Tim…

Renee's Sunday Currently Vol. 07

Hi folks, happy Sunday! It's the last one for this month and September is just peeking around the corner.  How was your August? I'm on to the 7th day of my mandatory 14-day quarantine. Halfway through now and then I'd get to go home! While I was sipping my coffee on this beautiful sunny…

Anecdotes 10 | Dandansuy, Magellan, and Si Pilemon

The electricity died and the neighborhood was silenced as the darkness invaded. Everyone in the house hurriedly searched for candles to bring about light. When everything was visible again, we went outside to have fresh air. You grabbed the guitar as you always did when there's a blackout, stru…

We Back!

Hey there! It's me, and I'm currently under 14-days mandatory quarantine at our municipality. As I've said, I'll be writing a separate blog post about our journey home and so here we are.It's been stressful but we've managed to push through with OWWA's help. So... where …

The Happy List Vol. 08

I just realized that it has been nearly 2 years since I've made a happy list post. And so, at 2 in the morning, I decided to write this. Today's my second day in the Philippines and my body clock is still as messed up as ever. I was watching the final episode of Glow Up when my journal caug…

Incoherent Thoughts at 1:52 AM

Closing a chapter and saying hello to a new one has always been a difficult thing for me. I have always loved the simplicity of having a routine life with bits of excitement in between the mundane. I disliked changes, especially the abrupt ones, because it scares me. The idea of heading into the un…

No Regrets

Some weeks ago, I was talking to a very good friend I met in college. I uploaded a photo of a game I was currently crazy about on my Instagram story and she sent a reply. I told her about how I used to play it back when I was still in high school. Then, later on, our conversation transitioned into …

July 2020 Favorites

July has been such a good month compared to the previous ones since the pandemic started. And so, because it was a great one, I decided to write a favorites blog post for a change. I haven't written one of these since March of last year and I really wanted to continue the blog series I've …

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