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10 Book Tropes I Need to See More Often

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A month ago, I wrote a post about 10 book tropes that need to go away and I received a lot of agreements as well as disagreements. So I thought today I’ll write the opposite, which is 10 book tropes I NEED to see more often 😛 most of these tropes probably have been out there often enough, but I LOVE them and I need them even more ♥

According to wikipedia, a literary trope is the use of figurative language – via word, phrase, or even an image – for artistic effect such as using a figure of speech. The word trope has also come to be used for describing commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs, or clichés in creative works.

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Review: Six of Crows // Meet Your Favorite Criminals of Ever! <3

SPARKLING LETTERS BOOK BLOG- REVIEW SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO (2)

Ratings : 5 Stars

“No mourners, no funeral.”

If you’ve been reading my posts, you may have noticed that I thought Six of Crows was over hyped and I had no interest reading it… well a couple days after I wrote that post, I went to a bookstore and Six of Crows was on sale! It was a lot cheaper than the usual price and with a cover that pretty, I just had to buy it. JOKE’S ON ME. It was SO GOOD and I can totally see what the fuss is all about. The hype is JUSTIFIED! ♦♦♦

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20 Bookish Habits I’ve Been Having Since the Old Days

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Hello there! It’s been a while since I did a post about my bookish confessions and I believe now is the time for another confession ♥ today I’m gonna share with you ALL my bookish habits! These are the habits I’ve been having ever since I could remember. Basically, for forever, hence the title ‘old days’.

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6 Reasons Why I’m Reading Your Book Blog

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I’m NOT a blogging expert and I certainly ain’t qualified to give anybody advices about blogging BUT, I can say I’m an expert at reading. I mean, obviously books are my life and since I blog, I also read other people’s blogs on daily basis. Last week, I stumbled upon one of Helene’s post about why she’s reading other people’s blogs. She list down a few things that she liked to read in a blog, particularly a lifestyle blog. As always, the post is both enlightening and inspiring. So I decided to write a similar post with a little twist on it. I’m gonna list all the things I like from a book blog, since it seemed to be my niche 😛

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Review: A Darker Shade of Magic // Brutality, Plot Twists, and Flawless World Building

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RATINGS : 5 Stars

I had no idea WHY I delayed 10 gazillion months to finally read this book. After (again) hearing so many good reviews about it, the latest being Fadwa’s review, I was utterly convinced that I had to read this book. IT WAS BRILLIANT. A Darker Shade of Magic is easily one of the most awesome and epic thing I’ve ever read. I am completely and thoroughly in love with this book. It’s EVERYTHING and I couldn’t wait to write a review full of praises!

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Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas // Expectations VS Reality

SPARKLING LETTERS BOOK BLOG- REVIEW QUEEN OF SHADOWS BY SARAH J MAAS

RATINGS : 4 Stars

Throne of Glass is quite a controversial series for me. I kept changing my mind between liking and disliking and feeling indifferent. Queen of Shadows has been deemed as the best book in the series by many reviewers and if you can’t tell, I’m easily swayed by good reviews. Especially from the reviewers I look up to. So naturally, I started this book with some SERIOUSLY HIGH EXPECTATIONS. That’s why I’m gonna change my review format from the usual so we can see if the reality lived up to my expectations ♦

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Top 10 Tuesday: Ten Books Set Outside the US

Well hi there, avid readers from all over the world! This week I’m gonna take you through my ‘around the world’ reading experience, because today’s theme is Ten Books Set Outside the US ♦

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

After some times scrolling through my goodreads shelves, I found out that apparently I only read books set in US, Europe, and Asia 😦 Ditching the US, that only left us with Europe and Asia. Let’s break it down.

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