monthly recap

Monthly Recap : March ’20

i think we all can collectively agree that March is the longest and the worst month in 2020 so far. at the beginning of march, we heard about the new virus, and although it was scary, we all probably thought that we’re safe since it’s far away. but suddenly, by mid March, my university has fully gone online so we all could do social distancing since the number has gone up very fast. it’s been 20 days now that i haven’t walked out of my house, but it’s okay with hope that it’ll all pass quickly. on a happier and less depressing note, well, suddenly i got a lot of free time, but in exchange of attending class, my lecturers gave a lot of assignments. so yeah, it’s basically the same as before, except now i got to do it in bed and wearing pajamas. other than that, i didn’t really do anything since all my plans are basically thrown out of the window. here’s just hoping that april (my birthday month!) will be better for all of us.

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discussion · top ten tuesday

10 Signs You’re A Book Lover!

you’re a book lover when..

1. you have a special place to store your (many) books

be it a bookshelf or a box, you tend to keep your books in one place so it’s easy to find. also, if you have a bookshelf, you’ll arrange your books to your liking so you could stare at it all day (okay, not all day, but i definitely like to stare at my bookshelf sometimes).

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3 stars · arc · book review

ARC Review : Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington

Title : Meet Me at Midnight
Author : Jessica Pennington
Genre : YA contemporary
Release Date : April 7th, 2020
Publisher : Tor Teen

⭐⭐⭐

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They have a love-hate relationship with summer.

Sidney and Asher should have clicked. Two star swimmers forced to spend their summers on a lake together sounds like the perfect match. But every summer it’s the same—in between cookouts and boat rides and family-imposed bonfires, Sidney and Asher spend the dog days of summer finding the ultimate ways to prank each other. And now, the summer after their senior year, they’re determined to make it the most epic summer yet.

But their plans are thrown in sudden jeopardy when their feud causes their families to be kicked out of their beloved lake houses. Once in their new accommodations, Sidney expects summer to continue as usual. But then she gets a note—Meet me at midnight. And Asher has a proposition for her: join forces for one last summer of epic pranks, against a shared enemy—the woman who kicked them out.

Their truce should make things simpler, but six summers of tormenting one another isn’t so easy to ignore. Kind of like the undeniable attraction growing between them.

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top ten tuesday

Books I’m Going to Read This Spring!

hosted by jana @ that artsy reader girl

hey everyone!! it’s been quite a while since i wrote a top ten tuesday post, so i hope you’re doing well, eventhough there’s pandemic going on around us. because of said pandemic, my uni has officially going online for a month, which means i’m going to do social distancing as much as possible by tackling my TBRs and catching up on tv series. speaking of TBRs, here are some books i’m gonna read during spring :

1. chain of gold (the last hours #1) by cassandra clare
i just got this book yesterday and it’s even more gorgeous?! anyway, seeing it’s my most anticipated read of 2020, i’m 99.9% sure i’m going to read this one during spring.

2. the worst best man by mia sosa
i actually was reading this book when there’s an announcement from my uni that we’re going online, so i had to stop to take care of some things. definitely will continue it though, since how can i say no to hate-to-love? 😉

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monthly recap

Monthly Recap : February ’20

okay, serious question, but how did january last 1000 years and february last 0.56 day? is it because i did nothing in january, and i did like, 100 things simultaneously in february? i started my sixth (!!!) semester of college in the beginning of february, and a week into that assignments start coming in non-stop. on top of that, i became one of the coordinator in my finance club, so i also have organization duties beside college’s ones. at this point, to be honest i’m really tired, but since it’s my last full semester in college, i’m just trying to enjoy it.

aside from doing assignments, i didn’t do lots of things. i celebrated valentine’s day with my high school friends (as always), and it was fun. we only get to meet each other a few times a year, and valentine’s is one of those days. i have a 3-days-holiday to a nearby town with my friends, and it’s basically a culinary trip. i also finished chilling adventures of sabrina part 3 and it was AMAZING! it might be my favorite season yet. now i’m starting a new series called locke & key, and so far it’s intriguing.

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top ten tuesday

Love is in the Book // favorite tropes & book recs!

hi everyone! welcome to the valentine’s edition of top ten tuesday, where i’ll be talking all about my favorite tropes! pretty sure that my favorite tropes are also everyone’s favorite, so if you don’t have plan to celebrate valentine, you can always grab these books and celebrate with yourself. without further ado, here they are :

1. enemies-to-lovers/hate-to-love

who doesn’t love this trope? i’m 99% sure everyone and their grandmas love this trope. all those frustration and pent-up feelings that leads to attraction are very satisfying to read. enemies-to-lovers might have varying degree (from actual enemies to ‘enemies’ because of simple misunderstanding), but generally, i love them all as long as they’re not glorifying abusive behaviors. anyway, here’s some books with enemies-to-lovers trope that i love :

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4 stars · blog tour · book review · giveaway

Blog Tour : All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace (+Giveaway!)

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Title : All the Stars and Teeth
Author : Adalyn Grace
Genre : YA fantasy
Series : All the Stars and Teeth #1
Release Date : February 4th, 2020
Publisher : Imprint

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, Adalyn Grace’s All the Stars and Teeth is a thrilling fantasy for fans of Stephanie Garber’s Caraval and Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series.
She will reign.

As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.

But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder—and more peril—than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.

I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.

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top ten tuesday

Will These Books Get 5 Stars From Me?

hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

 

hello everyone! for today’s top ten tuesday topic is books i predict will get 5 stars. i thought it’s such a fun topic, and i’ve been thinking to do another post with the result whether my prediction come true or not (of course, i have to read all these books first). anyway, after scouring my goodreads TBR for a long time, here are some books that probably will get 5 stars from me :

1. chain of gold (the last hours #1) by cassandra clare
seeing that i love both the infernal devices and the dark artifices (never read TMI though), and seeing that TLH will feature one of my all-time favorite OTP (will and tessa), there’s a high chance i’ll give this book 5 stars. though, the 5 stars will be (mostly) because of the characters since i’m very attached to them ❤

2. serpent & dove (serpent & dove #1) by shelby mahurin
a mashed up between fake relationship and enemies to lovers trope? i’M LIVIN’ FOR IT. i know this book is already published but i haven’t buy it yet (but i will buy it soon! i need physical copy for this).

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monthly recap

Monthly Recap : January ’20

firstly, let me say happy new year and congrats on surviving the first month of 2020!! for new year, i celebrated it by having dinner with my family, and for lunar new year, i also had dinner with my family but spend the day visiting my relatives’s houses. i only meet my relatives a few times a year, so it’s nice. we also celebrated my brother’s birthday by having lunch, so yes, january is basically a month of celebration.

january is usually my most productive month, but come to think of it, i don’t think i did lots of things this month despite being off from college. i actually planned to try baking before realizing that the oven didn’t work anymore. i tried making mood journal on a particularly depressing day, but abandoned it a few days later since i realize humans could feel lots of emotions in one day and i don’t know what i feel the most 🤡. it seems like all i did is watch tv series and movies almost everyday, and of course, reading. it might sounds boring (and for some day, it is. sometimes i just wanna go out but i don’t know where to go), but i’m just trying to enjoy it since if all goes well, this could be my last or second-to-last holidays (before i have to work and won’t have month-long holiday anymore).

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challenge and readathon

#Pondathon Sign Up and TBR List!

hi everyone! welcome to the sign up and TBR post of the Pondathon, created by CW @ The Quiet Pond. When CW tweet that she’s going to host a read-a-thon based on the Pond, i’ve been lowkey lurking around to find out when it happen. i don’t think i’ve participated in read-a-thon before since the timing is never right, but since Pondathon has various teams with different challenges (and one of them is easy enough for me), i figured i’ll give it a try. also, i’m not going to pass up an opportunity to make my own character for Pondathon 😉

♣ what is #Pondathon?

the Pondathon is a co-operative and story-driven readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. the aim of the Pondathon is to read books and collect points to protect the friends over at The Quiet Pond from the encroaching malevolent forces that threaten our friends in the forest. the readathon takes place from January 24th 2020 to March 7th 2020.

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