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    Magical Readathon: Orilium 2021 TBR

    Hello friends! It’s been a while. I took a bit of time off from blogging due to many personal life changes, working a lot, and because I’ve honestly been having lots of fun gaming and streaming over on my Twitch channel. It’s been really great to hang out with friends, play games to wind down after work but as reading is my OG hobby, I’m finally getting back into reading and blogging. I honestly barely read in August and didn’t finish a book. I’m in the middle of one now which will count towards this month’s TBR. I’m still in lockdown in Melbourne and I’m soon starting a new job,…

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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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    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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    February Blogger Appreciation: Blog Posts I Loved Recently

    Hey everybody! Today, on the last day of February, I’m back with a blogger appreciation post 🙂 I thought I’d make this a regular monthly post since I got so much positive feedback from the last blogger appreciation post. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I do! Ruby’s Valentine’s Day Romance Book Recs I feel like February went by so fast I totally forgot that Valentine’s Day happened! I was in an impromptu state-wide lockdown that weekend so my SO and I had a Valentine’s Day at home, but these book recommendations by Ruby were so cute and so great! I’m really hoping to read more romance…

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    Sustainable Reading Tips (that aren’t just ‘read more e-books’)

    As I’ve gotten older and become more educated on climate change and the impact that humans are having on the environment, I’ve become a lot more aware of how I spend and utilise my resources and how they can affect the earth. First I got myself into minimalism, then most recently, I’ve been doing more research on ways to be more sustainable in my reading hobbies as well. In most posts out there, the number one tip tends to be: get a kindle or any kind of e-reader and save the planet by not buying physical books. While that’s great and all; despite not having any aversions to reading on…

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    Books I’m Itching To Re-Read In 2021

    One of the reasons why I want to get through my TBR so badly is that I don’t tend to reread much. It makes me feel like I’m missing out on the unread books I’ve yet to touch and I end up not re-reading books, pretty much ever. This year, since my TBR is still a staggering 70 books, I probably won’t be rereading much but it doesn’t mean I don’t think about doing so often. So today, I’m gonna chat a bit about the books I really want to reread! Strange The Dreamer & Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor This book is what I call my absolute favourite…

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    The 5 Stages Of A Reading Slump

    It has come to my attention that I am indeed now…in a slump. So I thought I’d process this in a different way and try to recognise each stage that led me to this. Most people have suffered through reading slumps and it’s okay. As book bloggers, we need to be more transparent about the culture of reading books all the time that isn’t super accurate for everyone. FYI This isn’t supposed to be super serious – if you need a proper diagnosis, please see your GP. Stage 1: The Catalyst No matter what, there always tends to be a catalyst. Something that sets you into the reading slump. In…

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    Blog Posts I Loved Recently | Blogger Appreciation

    As I previously mentioned in my 2021 goals, I’m really hoping to support other bloggers more. So today, I’m bringing you some blog posts I loved recently! I finally started trying to blog hop at least once a week, commenting here and there and giving some engagement to other bloggers. I hope to keep bringing these blogger appreciation posts out regularly so you can hopefully find some new bloggers to read and enjoy 🙂 How I Track My Reading by In The Lost & Found Over the last few years, I’ve experimented a lot with how I track my reading and I really loved how this blog post detailed how…