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so, it’s been a year and here we are || hi again!

a year ago, earlier this month, sometime around the quite hour of 3 a.m. i had started this blog on a book drunken haze. and here we are. damn, i sound like some sort of one toothed old man reminiscing about the past. i don't have any special post or competition prepared and i am… Continue reading so, it’s been a year and here we are || hi again!

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it all comes back to you: author interview || writing process/muslim-rep/character arcs!

1. Can you tell me about a scene that you wrote but never added to the story and why? ...I’m also pretty sure the original working title was “WE’RE JUST NOT MEANT TO BE” and let’s just say I’m really happy we changed it. 

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arc review: the bones of ruin || a girl who cannot die in a Tournament of Freaks

A fantasy story with influential people in politics, dark secrets, and too much power play - set in Victorian London, as we follow a "Strange" girl Iris, who is strange not just because she is an African tightrope dancer but because she can never die.

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arc review: it all comes back to you || enemies in real life but online best friends?

The female character is wearing a lehenga on the cover. Of course, I had to request this title. One of my most anticipated releases of this year, It All Comes Back To You is not exactly a heartfelt mushy-mushy book. But funnily it does house one of the most heartfelt tropes in the YA community and that is *ladies and gentlemen: put your hands together for* the "I hate you in real life but are online best friends on a gaming platform." I know, stunning.

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feelings || excerpt from a book i’m writing #102

Feelings. Emotions. Anger. Hurt. Love. Happiness. Frustration. Hope. More anger. Hurt. Anger. So many feelings. People say that you can die from the emptiness inside you. But I wonder, why do they never say that the vast oceans and waves inside you can drown you as well. What about those people who drown in their… Continue reading feelings || excerpt from a book i’m writing #102

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diverse middle-grade books you must read || hugs and tears and love-overload

Do you have your Goodreads opened in another tab? * waiting * Awesome! Get your coke, Get your pen. Cause' it's time to grow that pile of shame aka THE TBR *muuhhwahhaha* *(glossary time) tbr: to be read list* If you guys didn't know, I am an Asian, and I love to see my culture,… Continue reading diverse middle-grade books you must read || hugs and tears and love-overload

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S book tag (because i’m trash for this show)

hey. how YOU doin' just had to quote joey. yes yes, i know i hate tv shows and yet i wounded up watching this sitcom in three months? which has like a gazillion episodes? and now i am all but raving about it. but let me take a moment to make this declaration - i am officially trash for this show. when i say i have a lot to talk about it, i am not lying sweetheart. it's gonna be more than 18 pages, and it's gonna be front and back! saving all of my ramblings for a later post, let's dive into this tag which i believe was originally created by the lovely roxanne @ an average life.

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the twin sisters || interview with the lovely bridgette!

A magical journal. A world savaged by its own suns. An evil prince. A princess in hiding. And a teenage girl who learns to be the hero of her own story. An engrossing new portal fantasy in the spirit of the Wizard of Oz, the Neverending Story, and the Chronicles of Narnia.​

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the taking of jake livingston || no words aka me fangirling

Get Out meets Danielle Vega in this YA horror where survival is not a guarantee. This was a breath of fresh air, and just so much fun with lots of snarkiness, great sense of humor, and a whole load of mystery. This book made me laugh out loud, and we love that.

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untethered || a deadly adventure and enticing magic

For fans of Sorcery of Thorns and Furyborn comes the thrilling sequel to Shielded about a world in a deadly magical war and the newly crowned king and feisty princess who must defeat the deadliest of foes before there’s nothing left to save. Beautifully crafted, this fast-paced story with hidden libraries, fight scenes, heart-stopping back stories, amazing character arc, and wonderful imagery, is absolutely worth the read. Besides, it's a dual POV!

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characters most likely to secretly vibe with tswift?

I don't think I have ever talked about exactly how much I adore Taylor Swift and her music, so here is a post dedicated to her. But of course, I had to make it something book related. As always I was hit with this sudden idea of coming up with another bizarre weird stupid random… Continue reading characters most likely to secretly vibe with tswift?

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how to come up with great story ideas

Your mind is a swirling mass of ideas, but when you sit in front of your laptop, the overwhelming sight of a blank page makes your mind blank and there is only one question – “What should I write about?” Everyone gets intimidated by the prospect of actually sitting in front of the laptop and… Continue reading how to come up with great story ideas

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top 5 favourite books by asian authors || recommendations!

Can we subtly ignore the fact that it's no longer the Asian heritage month and forget that this post has been dozing in my drafts folder because I *ahem* forgot to post. Actually, let's pretend for a second that this is May okay? So, onto the list! As you can tell, I am having a… Continue reading top 5 favourite books by asian authors || recommendations!

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the dawn and the prince || favourite quotes || minecraft X throne of glass

*Thank you to the publisher, the author, and NetGalley for providing me with an e-arc of the book. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* Title: The Dawn And The Prince Author: Day Leitao Series: Kingdom of Curses and Shadows #3 Publisher: Sparkly Wave… Continue reading the dawn and the prince || favourite quotes || minecraft X throne of glass

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check in aka ashmita rambling, complaining, and apologizing for three minutes straight (also terrorizing herself)

this post is exactly going to be what it sounds like. hey, guys! how you guys doin'? and please tell me. i need to know how bad you are doing because I am currently suffering from the "grass-is-greener-on-the-other-side" syndrome. lol, i sound like a terrible person. first of all, i am incredibly sorry for being… Continue reading check in aka ashmita rambling, complaining, and apologizing for three minutes straight (also terrorizing herself)

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag ft. pictures because i am lazy

Is anyone freaking out? Because I am not. On the contrary, I am legit bored. Yeah, I can't believe it's already the middle of the year either, but I am still bored. Everything feels a bit bland at this point. It's been more than a year and I haven't been to school, but of course… Continue reading Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag ft. pictures because i am lazy

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a list of DOBBY’S fashion dos and don’ts

ashmita, fashion? i thought this is a book blog? yes, yes. i know. well, mr. dobby is one of my absolute favorite fictional character, not to mention the fact that so much of the story depends on him too! and with his colorful socks, charming heart, and confident demeanor - i say that he is… Continue reading a list of DOBBY’S fashion dos and don’ts

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may wrap-up || read 15 books || fav series + re-reads + trashy romance

after the disaster that last month was, i couldn't believe that i read 15 books! okay, so we are going to ignore the fact that i read a lot of romance this month, and half of them were what we like to refer to as trashy novels. so, yeah fifteen fucking books. a lot -… Continue reading may wrap-up || read 15 books || fav series + re-reads + trashy romance

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1000 followers || thank you so much!

i spent like the entirety of last week debating, and thinking and scratching and second guessing myself, because i couldn't for the life of me decide what i wanted to do in occasion of hitting a thousand followers, but then i googled what a thousand people looked like in real life. and this is what… Continue reading 1000 followers || thank you so much!

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Reblog: friendship and hangouts — The Tomboy’s Attic

so, my online best friend just wrote a poem for me and i feel so special and just *sniffles* ..just ignore me while i bawl my eyes out guys. i love her soo much, and i am soo glad to have a friend like her. so, do go visit her website and give her a… Continue reading Reblog: friendship and hangouts — The Tomboy’s Attic

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sour album (olivia rodrigo) book tag || original!

hello pretty peeps! do you guys like olivia rodrigo's music? so, i kept on listening to driver's license on repeat for like three days, and later realized that it was her. so, her debut album - 𝕤𝕠𝕦𝕣 aired yesterday, and it's just amazing. usually, i don't like all the songs in a particular album, just… Continue reading sour album (olivia rodrigo) book tag || original!

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5 YA contemporary books that deal with mental health || #mentalhealthawareness

hello pretty peeps! how has may been for you so far? did you guys know that may is mental health awareness month? because i certainly didn't and i was so thrilled to find out that something like this exists! i have a lot to say on this topic, but my thoughts on it are just… Continue reading 5 YA contemporary books that deal with mental health || #mentalhealthawareness

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recommending you books from my country || part two

*tra la la la* Second part is here! Were you guys anticipating this? Because I totally was. I enjoyed writing this post more than the previous one because *whispers* the previous one had pretty serious and classic types books. *ahem ahem* But I like them nonetheless, but they are too intimidating. This post on the… Continue reading recommending you books from my country || part two

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review: gutter girl || absolutely adorable!

Title: Gutter Girl Authors: Lynn Rush & Kelly A. Blount Pages: 294 Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 stars) SYNOPSIS: Star football player Jace Rovers has a secret. And not just any secret—a shocking secret… He writes romance. The kind with swords. And dresses. And kissing. And nobody knows. Except suddenly one of the other football players grabs… Continue reading review: gutter girl || absolutely adorable!

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recommending you books from my country || part one

Hello! How you doin'? I am here with a recommendations list today!! I am really excited for two reasons! First, this is the Asian Heritage month and I see soo many people talking about books by Asian authors! It makes me really happy! And secondly, I also wrote this specially for Ray's Blogging Issue Two!… Continue reading recommending you books from my country || part one

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how my blog started + two small pieces of advice for fellow bloggers || the blogger recognition award

An award tag!! Thank you soo much to @itskooreviews, for keeping me in mind while tagging bloggers! This is my first time doing this tag, and I really had a hard time writing this one XD. The questions are pretty simple, but they were something I hadn't thought about. It really got me thinking. I… Continue reading how my blog started + two small pieces of advice for fellow bloggers || the blogger recognition award

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mini-reviews || lots of fuzz + believable debuts + badass females

Hey everyone! I read a few ARCs last month, but I never got around to posting them (because procrastination) hehe. But I am not going to bore you with an endless number of book reviews, I am just going to shorten them and post mini-reviews, which will hopefully, not bore you and be helpful at… Continue reading mini-reviews || lots of fuzz + believable debuts + badass females

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more like a wrap open || good news + achievements + announcements

I read a shamefully less amount of books this month. So just kill me already, because it's not like I was super busy or something, I was just super slumpy and I decided to be lazy. Pat on the back for that. But I read five books, and before you praise me for that, let… Continue reading more like a wrap open || good news + achievements + announcements

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characters who are likely to jump-scare you?

Hello!! How was your day? Mine was hectic and I desperately needed a good laugh so I decided to jump-scare, my mom.😁 Yeah, I ALWAYS do that, and my mom ALWAYS falls for it. I have no idea why, but it's so funny when mother gets scared like that. I have to share this -… Continue reading characters who are likely to jump-scare you?

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reading #vloginwords || re-reading acotar || showing you my annotations #102

Hello! It's been a minute, and I just...ughhh! If someone knows how to write a proper introduction post, please let me know in the comments section. I am terrible at this! Anyways, I am not having the best reading month because my school re-opened and the final year in high school is just downright annoying 😭 Honestly, get the shovel someone, I feel like burying a few people. 😂 If only it was that easy 😒 So, I had re-read this book before reading ACOSF, and I had written this post then, but I forgot to post it, cause I still had to edit it a lil' bit, eliminate some typos and you know, I was just being lazy. 😅 This is not like my other Reading #vloginwords, because it's a re-read and this is more like a walk through all my annotations, and of course I have left out the very personal ones, and ... I hope you enjoy it! Also, this is NOT a review. We are gonna some spoilers. 😁

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Arc Review: Playing Cupid

Title: Playing Cupid Author: S.C. Alban Pages: 510 Release Date: 23 February, 2021 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fantasy Series: Mythical Creatures Collection #1 Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ (3.5) Synopsis: For the past five years, seventeen-year-old Megan Cooper has built a wall around her heart with little room to experience true feelings. However, her entire world shifts the moment… Continue reading Arc Review: Playing Cupid