My First Book Haul

I never thought that I would do a book haul.

It’s largely because I rarely read physical books, and hauls are something I associate with tangible objects (although I know people do book hauls with their ebooks 🙂). However, I visited a giant book sale yesterday and managed to find ✨three✨ books that interested me.

Let me also add that since there were sooo manyyy boooks, I definitely judged them all by their covers, and I judged them HARD.

Since I haven’t post in over a month (school is much more hectic this semester than I expected) and have no spare mental energy to write one of my backed-up reviews (school is also requiring more of my dwindling brain power this semester than I expected), I thought a haul post would suffice. In no particular order, here’s what I picked up: 
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The Sunshine Blogger Award

This is a first.

I’ve had my fair share of tags, but none have ever been the award type. I’ve seen this particular award around quite a bit—The Sunshine Blogger Award seems almost like a rite of passage into the bookish community. So, thank you, Book Orbit, for nominating me! She’s relatively new to the blogging scene so do drop by her blog and say “hi” 😊.  Continue reading “The Sunshine Blogger Award”

Summer Romance Mini Book Reviews

Summer is coming.

With the season of unrelenting heat and inevitable death by radiation sun, beaches, and travel fast approaching, I find it odd that I’m no longer reaching for fluffy contemporary romances. After all, they usually make the perfect read for those indulgent summer days spent lounging around the house. They also tend to be easier to comprehend and therefore mindlessly read while I’m dying of dehydration fun.

While I’ve found solace enjoyment in other genres for now, I know that some of you may be hopelessly searching for a distraction from your pain FUN. Luckily for you, I’m due for a few reviews of books that I’d constitute as summer romances—and some are definitely more mindless than the others.  Continue reading “Summer Romance Mini Book Reviews”

Book Review: Warcross by Marie Lu

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Title: Warcross

Author: Marie Lu

Published: September 12, 2017

Pages: 353

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

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I am so mad right now. I’ve ruined myself.

For some reason, I went into Warcross thinking that it’s a standalone, BUT IT’S NOT‼️ And now it has ended in a cliffhanger and I can’t binge-read the series because the second book doesn’t come out until September 😤.

🍃 Deep breaths, Belle.

Honestly, I brought this upon myself because I kept thinking to myself that the book seemed so predictable and would need a good plot twist to spice it up. Little did I know that I DID WANT THIS PLOT TWIST.

Breathe in, breathe out. 🍃

Anyways, let’s see what I thought about the book until the last twenty pagesContinue reading “Book Review: Warcross by Marie Lu”

My 24 Hour Read-a-thon

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For the first time this year, I’ve fallen behind on my Goodreads Reading Challenge—and not just by one book, but by two whole books *faints*.

All drama aside though, I need to get back to where I was two months ago when I was three books ahead of my goal. I don’t like playing catch up, especially because I’m already such a slow reader. It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone by //live// blogging my attempt to make some type of progress in my life reading goal. I’m aiming to finally finish The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey and knock out some other book I’ll choose later (spoiler alert: it’s Warcross by Marie Lu) in 24 hours.

(//it technically won’t be live by the time I publish this post, but who’s paying attention?)

THE TBR

  1. The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey – This book is a prequel to The Girl With All the Gifts. It follows a team of scientists and soldiers who travel across a post-apocalyptic Britain in the search for any breakthroughs that can save the crumbling human civilization from the hungry (aka zombie) pandemic. 
  2. Warcross by Marie Lu –This book is about teenage hacker, Emika Chen, who is hired by famed video game creator and businessman, Hideo Tanaka, to track down a criminal who poses a threat to his world-renowned virtual reality game, Warcross.

And with that, Let’s begin!  Continue reading “My 24 Hour Read-a-thon”

My Bookish Quirks

Everyone has their quirks.

I personally have a number silly habits when it comes to reading and blog-hopping that I thought would be fun to share:  Continue reading “My Bookish Quirks”

My March 2018

March was quite the eventful month for me.

Now, I’m not using that as an excuse as to why I’ve been absent for over a month because I’ve definitely had plenty of spare time to create posts. I actually tried, on multiple occasions, to write book reviews (because at least I’ve still been reading!), but I just wasn’t feeling it.

It’s been over a year since my last monthly recap, so I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone by (1) bringing back the monthly recaps to (2) end my hiatus. So, March:  Continue reading “My March 2018”