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Let’s Conquer My TBR : One Book at A Time

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Hello everyone! ♥

Welcome to my pile of shame : my TBR. Even as I was typing the title, I already knew it was futile because which bookworm, in the history of ever, has successfully conquered their TBR? None, I assume. Doesn’t matter how fast we read, we’ll never get ahead of our TBR because our TBR is endless and always expanding 🙈

Today I will present you my physical TBR. This is clearly not counting the unread books on my kindle app. Let’s not go there, shall we? 😂😂 I’m gonna need your help to decide which book I need to read soon so if you see a favorite, tell me! ♣ Continue reading

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How to Make A Bookworm HAPPY

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Hello everyone! ♥

I’m supposed to post a discussion every Saturday but several things happened, so I’m a day late 😂 last week I was so, so swamped with work and for once I didn’t have any discussion post drafted. I had to work half day on Saturday so I thought I was gonna whip up a quick post on the afternoon. The thing is, I got sick on Friday night and turned out… my biggest fear came true. I got chicken pox 😂😂😂 I never got it as kid so I always have that fear of eventually getting infected.

Yesterday I felt so bad and was high on fever I physically didn’t have the energy to even open my laptop, let alone wrote a post ahaha but today I felt stronger and better and I’m ready to get back into blogging! Anyway, I’m gonna have to stay home for a week so I’m gonna be around for a while, that is depending on my health, obviously 🙂

Anyway, today I’ll bring you something fun : how to make a bookworm happy! ♥ I hope we could all relate and if there’s a non bookworm reading my post, I hope it’ll help you understand us better 😛 let’s get started! Continue reading

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I Need More NA Fiction in My Life : Help Me Find the Right Books!

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Hello everyone, welcome to another discussion post! ♥

If you’ve been following me for a while, you must have noticed that almost all the books I review here are YA. That’s right, I’m a huge YA reader and proud of it. I don’t care about the fact that ignorant people are calling YA “not a real literature” or how some of my friends keep saying that I should start reading “grown up books” now that I am an adult. YA is a legit category and I love it.

However, I feel like my preference has started to change for these past few months. I started to get tired of immature female protagonists, unnecessary girl fights, and how almost all the characters always have noble intention (i.e. saving the world for the sake of saving the world). And as much as I love reading about the characters living their high school lives, I felt like their problems are no longer relevant to me. At the age of 22, my biggest problem isn’t that cute high school boy or that mean girl from my chemistry class. Continue reading

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The Diversity Corner #1 : February News, Muslim Representation, and March New Releases

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Hello everyone, welcome to the first edition ever of The Diversity Corner! 

You might remember my post about my stance as diverse book blogger and the introduction of my feature. I’m a bit nervous but HERE I AM, with its first edition ♥ Today I’ll be talking about Muslim representation. I chose this topic because this is the one topic that is so close to my heart. I’ve been living and learning it ever since I was a baby, so this is the topic that I’m most comfortable talking about. I promise you, I won’t be preachy! I won’t sell or promote my religion to you. I just want to talk about its representation in book–or rather, the lack there of 😂

But before we get there, let’s start with the first two sections : diversity news & updates and diverse book bloggers spotlight ♥ Continue reading

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My List of Disappointment : Books I Love LESS Than I Hoped I Would

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Hello everyone! ♥

It’s been a while since the last time I did a Top Ten Tuesday but this week topic just basically called to me! It’s Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would. I’ve read 21 books this year but only two of them are 5 stars. This month I haven’t even rated a book 5 stars

Being let down so often inspired me to make a list of books I loved less than I hoped I would. It was a coincidence that this week topic is similar. True story, I swear! 😛 But BEWARE, I’ll be dragging a lot of people’s favorites. It’s okay for you to be upset with my choice, it’s okay if you disagree and want to discuss it, but there’s no need to be angry or fight over favorite books, alright? 😉 Anyway, it’s definitely more than 10. Here you go! Continue reading

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Fun Bookish Twitter Accounts to Spice Up Your Timeline: The #YACliches Edition

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Hello everyone! ♥

This year one of my blogging goals is to put more space between my discussion posts because based on my experience last year, constantly coming up with quality and original discussions is HARD 🙈 so today, I’m bringing you another kind but hopefully still fun post! Fun twitter accounts to follow to spice up your timeline: the #YACliches edition!

Before we get started, I need to ask you this. You do have twitter accounts, don’t you? 😛 If you don’t please sign up soon ♣ Continue reading

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The Struggle of Writing a Coherent Positive Review

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Hello everyone! ♥

Remember my post about the struggle of writing a negative review last month? Apparently, a lot of you commented and said that most of the time writing a negative review is A LOT easier than writing a positive review of a book you really loved! I thought about it and OMG… that is so true! When it comes to books I love, all I want is just yell “THIS BOOK IS AMAZING YOU NEED TO READ IT” …but can we? Yes, we can, it’s our review, but it wouldn’t be helpful 😂

So today we’ll be talking about the struggle of writing a coherent positive review! I’ll also be quoting some of the comments from the previous post 😀 Continue reading

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How to Turn People Into A Bookworm

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Hello everyone! ♥

Welcome to my first discussion post of the year! I planned to post this two days ago but something terrible happened and I just couldn’t bring myself to. I’m also very grateful for everyone’s support yesterday, and I’m sorry I haven’t been able to reply to all of your comments because I get teary eyed every time I try 😂 buuut please understand that I appreciate everything and I’m not ignoring you ♥

Anyway, today I bring back my regular bookish discussion post for you! We’ll be talking about how to turn people into a bookworm 😛 I’m sure all of us bookworms have been in a situation where we are the only people who love to read. While that might be okay for some people, I personally want to have someone close to me who shares my passion with books so we can share books, talk, and fangirl together. Don’t you want the same? Continue reading

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3 Things I Learned from Reading Books about Mental Illness

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DISCLAIMER

I am nervous of writing this post because I never experienced it first hand and afraid that I’ll end up offending someone out there. I try being as sensitive and objective as possible but if any of you find anything I say offensive or condescending in any way, I am so sorry and please let me know where I do wrong 🙂

A few years ago, I would’ve felt uncomfortable reading books about mental illness. I used to feel… uneasy. I couldn’t pin point my exact reasons, but one of them was probably because of the stigma surrounding mental illness. I never experienced it first hand. No, not even second or third hand or anything. I didn’t know anyone with mental illness in real life. Continue reading

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The Secrets of Writing a Negative and Unpopular Review

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Hello everyone! ♥

A couple months ago I wrote a post about the joy and struggle of reviewing books in general. Today I’m back with another review-related post, only this time I’m going to focus on negative reviews.

I don’t know about you, but for me it’s bad enough to have to write a negative review. Let alone having to write a negative review among the sea of positive ones. I want to enjoy the books as much as everybody does and believe it or not, I don’t want to be that one person who bursts the bubble. Unfortunately, we feel what we feel and some things just had to be said 😛 I had a lot of conversations with fellow bookworms regarding negative reviews and most of us are afraid of it because the internet is a scary place where everyone gets offended all the time. Continue reading