Diverse Beauties — Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann & American Panda by Gloria Chao {Mini Book Reviews}

Mini Book Reviews Let's Talk About Love and American Panda

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Hi everybody! Today I’m combining two reviews into one post because both books were amazing, fun and diverse YA contemporaries, written by two amazing diverse debut authors. And well.. I wanted to gush about them both at the same time… So here we go!

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The Spring 2018 Book Releases I’m Looking Forward To The Most (So I Can Buy Them & Then Procrastinate On Reading Them Forever Probably) {Top Ten Tuesday}

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SPRING IS FINALLY HEEEEEEERE! Well, it’s currently still freezing cold here, but I mean, theoretically spring is here. So yay for that, because winter always manages to turn me into big old Mrs. Grumpy McGrump.

Anyway, you know what’s also here? So many amazing spring releases! Here are the spring 2018 releases I am most looking forward to reading as soon as they come out (and will probably procrastinate forever and maybe read next year somewhere…):

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Holy Plot Twist Batman! — Books That Surprised Me {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Reading a lot has many benefits. You learn a lot, you travel the world without leaving your couch, you make lots of fictional friends and you get to fall in love with so many different worlds. I would say there are no downsides to reading a lot… except maybe that after a while, you’ll become better and better at predicting the way the plot will go. The journey is still fun, but it’s not always fun when you can already predict most of the plot 20% into the book.

Luckily, this is not always the case. Some books still manage to surprise me. Some things I did not see coming AT ALL. And I love it when this happens. Of course what surprises me, may not surprise you, or vice versa. But here are some of the books that surprised me in some way.

Note: this post does not contain any actual spoilers, meaning I will not say what exactly surprised me (like: character X died, or X and Y got together, or THIS THING happened). However, if you consider the fact of a book having a plot twist to be a spoiler or to lessen your enjoyment of the book in any way, then I advise you to not continue reading this post.

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6 Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day (feat. Body Positivity, Badass Women in History & Fighting Against Romanticised Abuse)

International Women's Day

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Hi everybody! Today is March 8, which means it’s International Women’s Day, a yearly celebration that focuses on celebrating women and their economic, political and social achievements throughout history.

(In case you were wondering or thinking about saying the words “But when is International Men’s Day?”, it’s November 19th. Now can we get back to this post?)

Let’s focus on ways to celebrate International Women’s Day, and a few ways I think are great to celebrate this day. How about some intersectional feminism, celebrating women, body positivity and fighting against romanticised abuse?

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You Have Bewitched Me, Body And Soul — Favorite Romantic Book Quotes {Top Ten Tuesday}

180306 Favorite Romantic Book Quotes

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Today’s all about book quotes! Now, I LOVE quotes, as evidenced by my previous posts on my favorite book quotes and favorite first sentences. And you also probably know I’m a huge romantic and love love. So for this post I decided to focus on some of my favorite romantic book quotes. All of these made me swoon, made me ship and one even made me laugh while still making me swoon and ship!

So without further ado, I present to you ten of my favorite romantic book quotes:

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February 2018: The Month Of Cruel Fae, Ace Heroines & Oscar Nominees {Monthly Wrap Up}

February 2018

Hi everybody, and welcome to my February wrap up!

Is it just me, or did February just fly by? I mean, January dragged on FOREVER and then there was February which was over before I knew it. Not that I’m complaining, because I have had it with winter so the sooner we get to be April-May, the happier I’ll be 🙂

Either way, I did read some pretty good books this month, discovered some new addictive music and saw some absolutely gorgeous movies, so I guess that despite the cold, February was pretty great. Here’s what I’ve been up to this month!

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Why Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas Renewed My Love For This Series {Book Review}

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. MaasTitle: Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: September 5th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked this


Warning: Review contains spoilers for previous installments AND Tower of Dawn.

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Books I Could Re-Read Forever (& Ever & Ever…) {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today is all about those books we could re-read forever. I don’t re-read a lot (though it’s my goal to do this more), but when I do re-read, I usually go for one of these two categories:

  1. The feel-good contemporary romances. The books that make me smile. The books that make me swoon. The books that make me feel good and always manage to cheer me up, no matter what.
  2. The epic fantasy worlds I adore. For when I really want to escape reality and just live in another world for a while. For when I want to help fight dragons, rebel against evil overlords, go on dangerous heists or save the world, all from the safety and comfort of my couch.

Taking both categories into account, these are the books you’ll most likely find me re-reading:

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5 Reasons Why Roomies by Christina Lauren Is The Successful New Adult Book You Need To Read {Book Review}

Roomies by Christina LaurenTitle: Roomies
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: December 5th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary – Romance

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked it


Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

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Oops, I Don’t Care Anymore — Books I’m No Longer Interested In Reading {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about the books I’m just no longer interested in reading. This was a tough one for me because I don’t like to say never. Who knows, I might change my mind and still want to read these later… But for now, I’m scratching them off my TBR.

Note: this is just a personal opinion. If any of these are your favorites, I’m sorry. You can always (kindly) let me know if you think I should keep them on my TBR though 🙂

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