Books To Read If You Love Pen Pal Romances {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s topic was a freebie and I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about a trope I love dearly, and yet doesn’t seem to be very popular in common media: the pen pal romance. I LOVE pen pal romances. Maybe it’s because I myself am an awkward potato in real life and am much more comfortable expressing myself in writing. I just love the idea of opening up to someone in writing and falling in love with the other person’s writing and words, without even knowing what they look like. Whenever I come across this concept in a book, I am reduced to a swoony, smiling pile of happiness on the floor. Seriously.

Also, please note that when I say pen pal romance I include the whole range of pen pal media: written letters, email, chat or texts. Either one does the trick for me!

So without further ado, I present to you my nine favorite pen pal romances:

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Back To School — Favorite High School & College Romances {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all around the theme ‘Back To School’. And since I am currently still in love with the Netflix adaptation of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, I figured I would list some of the other books I love featuring romances set in high school or college. So if you need a romance as cute as Lara Jean and Peter K.’s, and love the nostalgia of a school setting, why don’t you give one of the following a try?

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Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum {Quote It Wednesday}

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

Today’s quote is from a lovely book called Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum.  It’s a YA contemporary that has a delicious pen pal romance that drew my attention first of all, but it also delves into some deeper issues that our main character faces. The quote above relates to some of those issues and it really resonated with me too.

This quote made me think about what constitutes a perfect day for me and what some of my past perfect days had in common. And honestly, I think I have small, realizable dreams because it doesn’t take all that much for a day to be perfect for me: just good company and feeling appreciated, loved and comfortable. Bonus points if there is a great story in book or TV format included.

And honestly, the nostalgic part of me (and that’s a very huge part of me as I am super nostalgic) was provably attracted to this quote because in a way, memories are only made more beautiful because they can’t be recreated but were these little unique moments that you’ll never be able to relive.

All in all, this quote just made me think and I love that about quotes!

Are you a nostalgic person? Do you believe in perfect days and if yes, what’s a perfect day for you?

Ten Feel-Good YA Contemporaries To Read In One Sitting {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s all about books to read in one sitting.

Now, when I think about one-sitting reads, I think about feel-good YA contemporaries.

Because as much as I love fantasy, I usually try to pace myself a bit more while reading it and make it last. Contemporaries, on the other hand, depend on the subject matter. Heavy, dark contemporaries dealing with tough subjects take more time to read. Because they’re tough and I need time to arm my heart.

But fluffy, adorable, feel-good contemporaries? I INHALE READ THEM. So yes, the books most likely to be read in one sitting by me are the feel-good contemporaries. These are perfect reads for a self-care day. Get a blanket, snacks, drinks and anything else important within arms’ reach, settle in, and GO!

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February 2017: The Month Of Kitsunes, Greek Myths, Shinigamis and… Spider-Man Music? {Monthly Wrap Up}

February 2017

Hi and welcome to my February wrap up!

February has been filled with many new obsessions. I don’t think I’ve ever read more in my life, I fell in love with a new fantasy book series on Japanese mythology, I got back into some Greek mythology fantasy books, I fell deeper into the black hole that is anime and I discovered some new (to me) music.

But… it also caused a bit of a blogging slump and for that I’d like to apologize to my blogger friends. I’ve been so sucked into my new obsessions that I’ve been slacking on blogging. I haven’t felt like writing a lot of posts so I stuck with just the basic: Top Ten Tuesday posts and reviews. I’ve also been so behind on commenting. So… I’m really sorry! Here’s hoping March will be better on that front.

Anyway, here’s my wrap up of all those obsessions:

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Let’s Waffle About Books — Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum {Book Review}

Tell Me Three Things by Julie BuxbaumTitle: Tell Me Three Things
Author: Julie Buxbaum
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date:  April 5th, 2016
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

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

What it’s about:

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel filled with characters who will come to feel like friends.

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