ten of my most anticipated romance releases of july – december 2021 (spoiler alert: i could not contain my excitment)

when i was in a reading slump, i kind of fell out of the loop concerning new romance releases as i wasn’t really interested in getting any reading done. but now, as i’m slowly getting back into the reading game, i recently have come across many upcoming books that i grew really excited about! that’s …

march + april + may 2021 wrap up (more mangas than ever!)

to be quite honest, 2021 hasn’t been a good reading year so far... i am eight books behind on my goodreads reading challenge (of 50 books), and i have yet to discover a new fave... to sum it up, 2021 has been disappointing, to say the least. i have also fallen into one of the …

BLOG TOUR: Counting Down with You, by Tashie Bhuiyan (Review)

I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book from the publisher and Caffeine Book Tours as part of my participation in their tour. Title: Counting Down With You Author: Tashie Bhuiyan Cover: Samya Arif (artist), Gigi Lau (art direction) Publisher: HarperCollins Publication date: 04 May 2021 Age group: Young Adult Genres: Contemporary Synopsis: A …

a chill chat about my plans for the summer (what i plan to read, watch and do)

*brushes dust off the blog* well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? i have been...busy, to say the least. life has unexpectedly taken all my motivation and will to blog away, and college would not let me go. like,,,literally. i feel like all i’ve been doing for the last month was study, study and then …

a hopefully helpful guide to requesting ARCs and review copies (where to start and how to do it)

today, i decided to write a post about requesting ARCs on netgalley and edelweiss instead of actually catching up all the ARCs i have to read or studying for my finals. is it productive? maybe? i don’t know? i don’t care? as a bookish content creator, ARCs are part of what i do. of course, …

november 2020 wrap up (short stories, an informal hate letter to college and december goals)

every month goes by so fast that by the time i finish writing my monthly wrap-up, we’re already far into the following month. i try to be on time every month, but who am i kidding. let’s just forget i am five days late and get on with this post. even during a lockdown, november …

a quick notion tour (how i keep track of my different activities, studies & habits) + some tips!

about two months ago, i was drowning because of college; i couldn’t keep up because i have 11 subjects per semester (i’ll let that sink in) and no time for any other activity whatsoever. the only free time i had was during the evenings or weekends, and i used those to sleep and/or talk to …

BLOG TOUR: Crowning Soul, by sahira javaid (interview with the author)

i am so incredibly excited today to have Sahira Javaid, the author of Crowning Soul, a YA fantasy inspired by multiple cultures, for an interview about her book! the novel itself is one i am very excited to read, and i hope this interview ignites your interest for it! hi! i'm so happy to have …

BLOG TOUR: Court of Lions, by somaiya daud (review + a little piece on why this series means so much to me)

Court of Lions (Mirage #2), by somaiya daud Published by Flatiron Books (August 6th, 2020) Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound Two identical girls, one a princess, the other a rebel. Who will rule the empire? After being swept up into the brutal Vathek …