Down the TBR hole #5

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It’s been…uh…three or four months? Since I last did this post and let me tell you…since then, my TBR has gotten OUT OF CONTROL. I’ve added at least 30 books to it, if not more? And at this rate, I’ll need to do this every week to get it under control again. Rip me. I think I might start doing more books in each post? I’m at 8 right now but I’ll up it to 10 and see if I’ll do even more next time haha. There are just way too many books on my TBR I’m not even interested in, or that are doubles, and I just need to get rid of them but also…talk about them. Continue reading

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Down the TBR Hole #4

Down the TBR Hole

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It’s time again for another TBR purge! I, for some reason, have a lot of fun doing these, and find them super therapeutic. I like to pretend they help me get my TBR under control, but let’s be real, I add books MUCH faster than I get rid of them so uhhh. Not really. I console myself by thinking that it could be a lot lot lot worse. Right? RIGHT? Right.

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Zodiac Signs Book Recommendations

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As I was thinking lately about some kind of fun post to do on the blog, my very not brilliant brain came to up with this very not creative idea WHICH IS, drum roll please, book recommendations based on the twelve zodiac signs. Now, as I’ve gotten a bit more into astrology the past few months, I know that there’s a bit more depth to all of this and the signs, their traits and their influence are more complex than just your sun sign (the one based on your day of birth, that basically everyone knows) but for the sake of keeping this post light and simple I’m going to base these recommendations on the signs’ most known attributes. Continue reading

5 Star Predictions: My Cover Crushes

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If you’ve seen my March wrap-up, you know that last month I went through a bit of a crisis because of how I had only rated one (1) book five stars so far in the year. By the end of the month, that had went up to three (with one being a correct previous prediction)  but even then that’s still SO LOW for me compared to previous years and I have no idea what’s up with that because I *know* the books I’ve been reading aren’t less amazing than the one I’ve read the previous years, most of them hover in the 4/4.5 general area and yet I have become much more reserved with my 5 stars.

So it’s safe to say, out of the books I’ve predicted and read this year were WAY off. That being said, I’m still gonna do this feature because 1/ It’s super fun and 2/ I might crack the code to this mystery and go back to rating books five stars all the time. NOW to the post at hand. For this edition, I chose books that have covers that give me all the heart eyes that I think I have a very high chance of rating 5 stars. Continue reading

Word Wonders’ TBR Expansion: Books with East and South East Asian Main Characters

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I’m back again with a book list post that takes a WHOLE DAY (literally) to make but hey! No regrets, even though I hate making these, I love making them. Forgive me if this doesn’t make sense, it’s well past two am as I’m typing this and I might or might not be delirious with fatigue, but shhhh. ANYWAY. As I was working on my #YARC2019 TBR last month, I realized that although I have lists that include South and West Asian books, I still hadn’t done one with books that have East or South East Asian main characters, but FRET NOT, I’m here to remedy that today. And so far, this is the list I’ve compiled that has the most books with 70+ items.

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Down the TBR Hole #3

Down the TBR Hole

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I’m back again with my bimonthly Down the TBR Hole. Apparently I add way more books than I read AND delete, because my TBR is bigger than the last time I did this post AND WHY IS THIS A NEVER ENDING CYCLE? But I will keep cleaning it up one post at a time until I’m satisfied with the books that are on it.

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5 Star Predictions: Books on my #YARC2019 TBR

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Earlier this month, I wrote a post signing up to the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge which served as both TBR and tracking post. So I thought that it would be a good idea for this month’s 5 star predictions post to pick 8 books out of my #YARC2019 TBR that I think are strong candidates to get a full five stars from me. From the books I picked on my last post, I only read two, and neither was a five stars read *sighs*. I gave Internment 4 stars and Daisy Jones and the Six 3 stars.

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My best friend picks my TBR

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You know what my favourite thing about this community is? All the people I got to meet and friendships I got to make. I’ve met some of my bestest friends through my blog, and Laura @ Green Tea and Paperbacks comes on top. She’s the most genuine, caring and loyal friend anyone could ask for and just all around a ray of sunshine so it’s safe to say that I am blessed. And what do bibliophile best friends do? They spend half the time they talk yelling at each other to read the other’s favourite book. This isn’t a joke. Laura and I spend a ridiculous amount of time harassing each other about this. Continue reading

Down the TBR Hole #2

Down the TBR Hole

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I’m back with a new edition of Down the TBR Hole. Apparently I add way more book than I read AND delete, and I somewhat pride myself in always cleaning up my TBR…but apparently not enough, since it’s longer now than it was at the start of 2018. Someone help me. PLEASE.

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Wrapping Up 2018 – Favourite reads of the year

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The fact that I’m writing this post before December 31st is giving me SO. MUCH ANXIETY. I can’t help but think “What if I read a book I adore in the next week and I don’t put it on that list???” but then when I think about it more reasonably I remember that I purposefully left the books on my TBR that I know won’t be topping the books on this list for the end of the month to avoid this problem, and like, I only have like, two more books to read. But everyone knows you can’t talk sense into anxiety, it’s fun. ANYWAY, believe it or not, this post isn’t about me freaking out over anxiety, that’s for another time, this post is one of my favourites to write each year and it’s one where I get to rave about all the best books I read throughout it. Continue reading