• 174158291 597465317895113 6875292669550061864 n - The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent Book Review
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    The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent Book Review

    I don’t know about you but when I’m feeling kind of slumpy – nothing is better to get me out than a good contemporary and this new adult rom-com was exactly what I was looking for! Huge thanks to Penguin Australia through The Nerd Daily for providing me with an advanced reading copy in exchange for a review. This review was first published on The Nerd Daily here and now I have the pleasure of sharing it with you all on the blog 🙂 Content warning: alcoholism, toxic parenting. (this is not discussed in the review but an FYI). Goodreads Blurb: Have you ever imagined running away from your life?…

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    Blogger Appreciation: The Power Of A Review

    This time, I thought I’d do a different kind of blogger appreciation post. Instead of appreciating 5-6 specific bloggers, I thought I’d talk about how powerful every blogger is. To this day, it baffles me seeing the number of bloggers out there and the influence they have on everyday readers. It might not seem like you’re doing a whole lot sometimes but your opinion does matter and a simple book review is all that can change someone’s choice to buy, recommend or unhaul a book at any time. As someone that works in marketing, I frequently have to think about this thing called the ‘customer journey’. It’s literally the journey…

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    Finally Fall Book Tag // Hello Autumn!

    So, basically 6 months ago or so, the amazing Jenna from Bookmark Your Thoughts tagged me in this Finally Fall Book Tag ~ unfortunately, being on the other side of the hemisphere, it was actually Spring for me but now – April has begun and IT’S FINALLY AUTUMN! I’ve waited this long to do this tag and I am committed! The original tag was from a booktube video and has since been taken down so I cannot credit someone for this. Let’s do this! In fall, the air is crisp and clear // Name a book with a vivid setting. I don’t know about you but City of Brass was…

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    Spinning Silver by Naomi Novak Review

    Spinning Silver has been on my shelves for so long! I think I bought it, way back in 2017, and it just sat there…looking pretty in its UK cover entirety until recently when I saw that the audiobook was available to borrow on Borrowbox. As a result, I read majority of this on audio and then read my actual physical copy for the last 50 or so pages, and I was pleasantly surprised. Goodreads Blurb: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty –…

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    March Wrap Up & April TBR

    March went by so fast! March is also the month where I kind of took a mini-hiatus – particularly on Instagram. I started a new job and I didn’t really read a whole lot but I’m still proud of how many books I managed to read considering I was moving house and acclimating a new cat in our family. It’s been a really busy month haha let’s get into what I read! What I Read In March I only DNFed one book this month, an unsolicited adult fiction book that just wasn’t my thing, unfortunately. Otherwise, I think I had a really great month. I really enjoyed most of what…

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    My Favourite Books By Asian Authors

    As an Asian identifying woman, the recent Asian hate events have hit pretty close to home. While I’ll say that I’m privileged or perhaps lucky that I haven’t had to face much discrimination, micro-aggressions are something you simply have to learn to live with (especially in a country like Australia where racism is generally subtle and indirect. So today, like many other people online, I’ll be advocating for Asian representation by telling you guys some of my favourite books by Asian authors! I’ve tried to get one in every genre that I typically read and there are plenty more books by Asian authors that I hope to read in the…

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    Life Update: Starting A BookTube Channel, Moving House & More

    Sometimes, don’t you feel like time is going so fast that things are a literal blur? It’s been like that for me for the past few weeks – well, all of March really. It seems like I haven’t been very active on this blog to me even though I did have a post go out last week. And since I read that book (ACOSF), I’ve read one book and I’ve been trying to finish my current read for what seems like way too long – so to alleviate this sense of absence and the possibility of a book slump, I thought I’d do a bit of a life updates because…

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    Reading Blog: A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas (Spoilers Optional!)

    I’ll tell you that I honestly did not expect to be reading this new release. AT ALL. Yes, I am a huge SJM fan, I love her books but I had just no interest in this series because I deeply hate Nesta as a character. I had no intentions of picking up this book or reading this series at all…but then everybody on Instagram started raving about and even my editor at The Nerd Daily said how one reviewer rated it a 9/10 even though she also hates Nesta…so I gave in. I bought myself the darn ebook and I picked it up straight after finishing the last book in…

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    The Bookish Prediction Tag

    It is such a nice day in the first week of Autumn in Melbourne, and today I thought I’d bring you a book tag! I don’t do these very often, although I really should. I wasn’t tagged to do this one in particular but I did read Chana & Malka’s answers to the tag on their blog, Paper Procrastinators, and thought, let’s do this one. Why not? Originally created by Book Princess Reviews, this tag is all about making predictions and I really hope my answers turn out to be true! Let’s get into it 🙂 What is your next read? Before I dive back into another big fantasy book…

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    February Wrap-Up & March TBR

    I can’t believe we’re already 2 months into 2021! February was another slightly slow month for me but I’m getting back up on my feet when it comes to reading and I couldn’t be more excited for what March has in store for me. March is going to be super busy too! Let’s get into what I read ~ What I Read In February I did it! Although I only read 3 books again this month, I reached my goal of finishing the All Souls trilogy – which are thick books! So I’m really proud of myself for that, especially since I’m still in a bit of a slump. I…