The Little Engine Tag


Hello everyone! ♥

Welcome to that time of the month when I do a tag 😛 today’s tag is The Little Engine Tag, brought to me by Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books. Marie tagged me a couple months ago and I immediately wanted to do it… but then I forgot about it and yesterday as I was scrolling through my tags I came across it again. Today I’m in the mood for some personal questions, so here you go! ♦ Continue reading


My Stance as A Diverse Book Blogger & Introducing New Feature : The Diversity Corner


Hello everyone! Welcome to another discussion post ♥

Today we’ll be talking about something a little more serious than usual. As you probably have known, I once wrote a post declaring my support for diversity. It’s true, I thoroughly support it. BUT, you might also notice that I almost never tweet about diversity or voice my further opinions in that matter. Why is that? The truth is, I have a lot of reasons, and today we’ll be talking about it along with my future plan.

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For Some of Us, Libraries Might NOT Exist


Hello everyone! ♥

Last week I got busy and didn’t have the time to blog or reply to comments so I’m so sorry for being kind of missing 😛 but now I’m back with another discussion post. You probably realized that I’m usually super organized with my post but today, I’m not sure where I’m going with it so I’m just gonna wing it 😛

A couple weeks ago, I stumbled across some similar conversations about library. Continue reading


Losing My Cat in a Hit and Run // What a Way to Start the Year :(

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Hello everyone.

Tonight I was planning to post my first bookish discussion of the year but something bad happened a couple hours ago. My cat just got hit by a car and died and I’m in a very, very sad mood right now 😦

I didn’t know how old my cat was. We didn’t have her since she was little. She was actually a stray cat that used to wander around our neighborhood. One day my little brother started to feed her and just like that, she became a part of our family. We never keep her in cage but she just knew to come back to our place every now and then. You might remember that on my November recap I posted a picture of my cat giving birth to five kittens? Well, now the mother is gone. Continue reading


My 2017 Resolutions + I’m Introducing My Novel!


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New year is always the perfect time to make a resolution, right? Well… I almost never do, which is weird because I’m an insanely organized person who keeps a journal & to-do-list for everything I do in my life 🙈 However, since Fadwa tagged me for This Time Next Year tag, I thought I’ll make a general list of things I want to achieve this year. Here you go! ♣ Continue reading


22 Non Bookish Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me & A Birthday Giveaway!

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Hello everyone! ♥

As you probably have guessed from the title, today is my 22nd birthday! The December 24th 😀 I was born on a Saturday and as coincidence have it, today is also a Saturday

Since I already talk about books all the time, today is gonna be ALL ABOUT ME. I will present you 22 non bookish things about me and if you keep reading until the end of the post (or if you scroll past it) there will be a giveaway ♥

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The Struggle of an International Bookworm

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From reading the title alone, you probably thought or expected this post to be some kind of response to the drama on book twitter last week. But NOPE, this is not what it is. I’m not going to talk about ‘serious’ stuffs like privileges, theft, or piracy. This is just a rant of MY struggles as an Indonesian bookworm/book blogger. In fact, I’ve had this post planned for weeks 😛 In case you haven’t noticed, it’s not that easy being an avid reader not living in US or other major countries.  Continue reading


Top 10 Tuesday: My Bookish Confessions

I love talking about myself! I mean… who doesn’t? We bloggers are all somewhat narcissists like that 😛 Lucky for us, this week theme allows us to do so ♥



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!

This week theme is Ten Facts About Me. The facts could be book related or general or really anything we want to talk about. So today I choose the theme My Bookish Confessions ♣ Everyone has at least one (or many) bookish secrets, so I’ll let you know mine and in return, I expect to know some of yours 😛

I judge people based on books they read

I’m kind of ashamed but I can’t help it… One’s taste in books reallyyy define whether we could be book friends or not </3 Continue reading


Mental Health Issues in Young Adult Fiction

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At some points in your reading experience, you might have stumbled upon at least one or two books about mental health issues. My first experience with it was when I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. It was okay but I honestly had NO IDEA what it was about. It was too unconventional and being the little young reader that I was, I couldn’t relate or even understand the essence of the story. You could say that it wasn’t something I wanted to read twice.

So after that, I stayed out of books about mental health issues.

It wasn’t until recently that I finally pushed myself to read more about it. As you may have known, I’m a psychology student. I study about mental health and it would make me a lousy psychology student to not be able to read books about it. So after some research on Goodreads, I picked up several books and I surprisingly LOVED them! ♥

What is it?

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