• dumpling 1 - Author Interview: A Chat with Dumpling's Wai Chim
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    Author Interview: A Chat with Dumpling’s Wai Chim

    Author Interview with Wai Chim | The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling I am SO excited to be bringing you guys an interview/chat I had with Wai Chim, the author of one of my newest favourite YA contemporaries The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling (See my 5-star review HERE). I related so much to this novel and it was a pleasure to get to pick Wai’s brain a little about it and about her general author life. Here it is! Author Interview: A Chat with Wai Chim   1. Hi! How are you? I’m sure you must have had a hectic schedule with the release of this beautiful pink…

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    The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Book Review

    The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim Book Review Someone give me dumplings because now it’s all I can think about when I think of this amazing book. There, I said it, it was AMAZING. Cue blurb: Goodreads Blurb:   Anna Chiu has her hands pretty full looking after her brother and sister and helping out at her dad’s restaurant, all while her mum stays in bed. Dad’s new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren’t right at home, she’s starting to feel like she could just be a normal teen. But when Mum finally gets out of bed,…

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    K-Dramas | My Favs & What I’m Currently Watching

    K-Dramas | My Favs & What I’m Currently Watching *cat looking off into the sun like the model she is – totally unrelated but so cute* Hello there! I was feeling a little inspired and I’ve been loving K-Dramas lately so here is a random and rare lifestyle post about them 🙂 I’m sure you’ve heard of K-Dramas before and if you haven’t then you are in for a hell of a ride. Before I say anything else though, it’s important to note that K-Dramas are like normal tv shows; not every one of them is for everyone. The main difference is that one, they’re in Korean and two, they…

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    Oasis Book Review

    Oasis by Katya de Becerra Book Review Is it awesome having an author friend that is lovely enough to gift you their ARC? Yes. Is it even better when their book is freaking amazing? Hell yes. I almost didn’t expect how good this would be and it literally got me out of a book slump. Goodreads Blurb:   The oasis saved them. But who will save them from the oasis? Alif had exciting summer plans: working on her father’s archaeological dig site in the desert with four close friends . . . and a very cute research assistant. Then the sandstorm hit. With their camp wiped away, Alif and the…

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    The Science Behind: Impulse Book Buying (We Have ALL Been There)

    The Science Behind: Impulse Book Buying (We Have ALL Been There) I committed this crime last week. Book buying spontaneously after a hard day when I wasn’t feeling the best and I’m sure you’ve committed this awful crime too before. Whether it was in person at the bookshop smiling prettily at you or online when you saw something so beautiful or that had such a great bargain, you couldn’t resist. “Eh, I’ll save money next week.” “I totally deserve this. I did homework today” “The cover looks so pretty.”  “What if my store runs out of stock?!” “This pre-order has so many goodies in it!” “THE DISCOUNT THO.” — trufflebooks…

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    August Wrap-Up & Sequel September TBR

    Hello All ~~ August was a pretty quiet month on the blog cause work, university and the physical embodiment of stress have been slightly ruining my life. Although I read a lot, I was not productive in actually writing my thoughts down or doing anything at all that society even remotely deems necessary for me to succeed. *queue exit stage left here*. Anyway, here’s my wrap-up: What I Read in August   Total Books: 9 (super proud of myself tho daaamn) Total Pages: 2,831   Heartstopper Vol 1 by Alice Oseman ★★★★☆(3.75/5) | MINI REVIEW The Umbrella Academy Vol 1: The Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way ★★★★☆(4/5) | MINI REVIEW…

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    Graphic Novel Bonanza | Mini-Reviews & First Impressions

    In the last month or so, I have been amazed by how many graphic novels I’ve been reading. I usually don’t read too many graphic novels at all but recently, ever since I seriously started going to my local library; I finally borrowed a bunch I’ve been wanting to get to. The primary reason why I don’t usually read many graphic novels or comics is that they’re quite expensive. Although I appreciate that they’re the same price as traditional books because it takes so much time to create the art, I’ve never found a graphic novel with a style I love so much to keep or one that seems worth…

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    And the Ocean Was Our Sky Book Review

    And the Ocean Was Our Sky Book Review When I first heard that this book was weird, I thought; y’know that’s pretty normal for Patrick Ness, they’re usually pretty cool and great even though they’re weird but omg, okay this book was weird XD and I still picked this bad boy up from the library. Goodreads Blurb   With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba’s pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Instead, they find the trail of a myth,…

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    Sadie AudioBook Review

    Sadie by Courtney Summers Book Review So I’ve been trying to write this review for months now, it has taken me SO long to be able to convey just how surprising and great I found this book. Finally, finally, here is my review.   Goodreads Blurb:   Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and…

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    The DNF Game | Should You Or Shouldn’t You? & My Recent DNF Mini-Reviews

    The DNF Game | Should You Or Shouldn’t You? & My Recent DNF Mini-Reviews DNF – the acronym that means Did Not Finish. It’s such a powerful acronym to use in this book community and continues to baffle intellectuals on whether you should actually do it or not… Can you imagine, reading these cool things called books and currently hating it…what can you do? what should I do? What’s your next move? It’s almost become a deadly game. Will it offend someone? The author? – YOU? Will you maybe actually start liking during the last 10 pages and it’ll totally change your mind on the previous 150,000 words you wasted…