I’M BACK? AGAIN? I guess so.

Who am I? What am I doing here posting an update? Do you still even know me? I’m sure you don’t anymore because I have been soooo out for so so long. I’m sorry?


Anyway, let me reintroduce myself because why not – I’m Kat, a twenty-something lawyer by day and reader at all the hours in between from the Philippines, and you can always find me ~reading after ten~ (o’clock? Yes, my blog name definitely pertains to a reading time reference) 🙂 Why are you only seeing me now, you may ask? No I’m not a guest blogger here. I’m actually your resident blogger  but life has gotten so much in the way this year that’s why I have been MIA for almost 7 months. I have been reading a lot of contemporaries and small town romances during the early part of this year — I haven’t been reviewing them though and it just feels so freeing, if you know what I mean? Reading without reviewing has definitely lifted so much pressure off my shoulders, hence you won’t see any 2020 reviews here so far.

But lately, I feel like I have been missing doing tags, posting reviews, and just writing in general. So here I am! I hope you would welcome me back just like nothing happened.


Don’t be a stranger! Post in comment section below what your BEST READ for 2020 so far is! I would love to catch up with each one of you!


LIFE UPDATE: I am playing catch up and I am tired!

It’s been a while, friends, and oh how I missed blogging! This post is just a quick update for y’all (and probably a quick motivation for me to read as well) because this month was nothing short of crazy! To say that it’s been hectic and intense is just a big understatement.

Some life update:

So as you know (or not), I have been living away from home since I started college. At first I thought I was just gonna be away for four years but then I pursued law school so that’s another four years of being away. I go home weekly, though, so I won’t get overly dramatic about it. 🙂 After law school, I worked in the city *still* so that added another 3 years of being “independent”.


But fast forward to today, I have recently been appointed as court attorney in my home province so, YES, I am happy to update y’all that I just moved back home after almost 12 years of being away!!  12 years sounds so many haha but I’m not THAT old, I promise.


Hence ~considering all the chaos~ my lack of reading for this month.


At the beginning of October, I planned to join #romancetakeover at Instagram. But as per usual, I wasn’t able to finish the challenge, let alone one book. Gah. I don’t know the meaning of my life anymore?

Now that November is fast approaching, I can only hope I’d have a much more productive reading month.

I would love to hear from you guys! I missed talking to all of you and please please please, I am desperate for recommendations!








Hi all! First of all, I just wanna scream to the world how much I’ve missed blogging and reviewing books and talking to each one of you! I’m back, guys, and I can’t wait to do a lot of new things in this blog!

Just a little life update: If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you’d know that I’ve been in and out of the blogging world because of law school. It has been a long journey, which ended with me taking the Bar Examinations through out the whole month of November. What, the whole month?! Yes! The exams were given on all four Sundays of the month. Anyway, enough of the boring stuff. On to the more exciting ones!


To mark a new start, I decided to re-publish this blog from The Booklander to Kat Reads PH 🙂 I wanted a new blog name that has a more personal touch to it, but at the same time one that would capture what I love doing. I honestly tried a lot more complex word combinations (Ha!) but none just felt right. Anyway, I guess the simpler the better, right? If you’re an international reader, PH stands for the Philippines – the country where I’m from! 


After I decided to change the blog name, I also thought it would be more proper to separate my personal Twitter account from my bookish account. So I made a new one, @katreadsPH, where I can just ramble about anything and everything book related without bugging my non-reader Twitter followers (I mean, it’s probably their loss not wanting to hear bookish stuff, right? Heh.) Follow me there so we can chat! 🙂

Lastly, I can’t to wait to share with you guys the fact that I’m starting with Maggie Stifvater’s The Raven Cycle series! I’m currently reading The Raven Boys, as recommended by my good friends over at the Rainbow Bookclub and I’m just so excited to go back to the world of YA! It’s been 6 long months since I last read a fantasy and a YA novel! Now I wanna catch on life because gaaah, I missed this genre a lot!


Anyway, that’s my little update, guys! I just wanna tell you that I’M BACK!!!  and I can’t wait to be back to regular blogging again! See you around!