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thirsting for k-drama-ish books? i’ve got you.

Yeah, it's that time of the year again when you want to huddle under your blanket and spend infinite hours drowning in heartfelt OSTs, backstabbing flashbacks, and oh-damn-that's-so-relatable moments, not to mention the marshmallow characters, and of course, endings that make you question your very existence. But despite that WE NETIZENS WANT MORE OF THIS… Continue reading thirsting for k-drama-ish books? i’ve got you.

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january book releases to look forward to

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* finally compiled a short list of highly anticipated books. of course, there are tons of books… Continue reading january book releases to look forward to

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2022 reading goals: an attempt to read to death

nope, not gonna freak out over the fact that i am truly honestly so completely clueless about what this year holds for me. instead, let's put on those totally uncool glasses that mr. cool emoji wears, and yeah, make goals. i don't normally make reading goals. but this year, every single person around seems to… Continue reading 2022 reading goals: an attempt to read to death

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ashmita’s 2021 in a nutshell

what a narcissist! well, why you are welcome because i am about to present to you a list of them, *ahem* i am still working on the number of things i want to add but let me tell you that these will blow your mind. or rather these blew my mind. i thought it would… Continue reading ashmita’s 2021 in a nutshell

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the 2021 book tag ft. controversial graphics

a tag for this wretched year is the only way to light it up. at this point, i have called this year terrible so many times that people are half wondering what sort of scary-ass clowns i encountered (yep, that's a friends reference). truth be told, it wasn't that bad but the second half was… Continue reading the 2021 book tag ft. controversial graphics

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recent reads and december tbr ~

i have zero motivation to read anything right now. for some reason, i keep dnf-ing every single book that i start so here's to hopes of me successfully making it through this month because this is shitty and stressful with a capital S. phew. too much angst, was it? anyways here are three books that… Continue reading recent reads and december tbr ~

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books and annotations and 3 reasons to do so ~

When you buy a new book and feel the crispy bliss of those hundred pages on your fingertips when you hear the rustle, the soft flipping, and especially when you realize the world that they hold, the magic that courses through each letter...each word, all you want to do is devour the book, and tuck… Continue reading books and annotations and 3 reasons to do so ~

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new releases to devour ft. diverse books

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 new releases to devour ft. diverse books

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book review: the house in the cerulean sea

Title: The House in the Cerulean Sea Series: Stand Alone Genre: LGBTQ Fantasy Rating: ★★/5 Linus Baker, a forty-year-old government employee at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, spends his days inspecting orphanages (built especially for magical kids) and listening to old records with his cat, Calliope in his tiny house. He works eight… Continue reading book review: the house in the cerulean sea

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bookworms and materialistic traits ~ ft. my cover reads

hello, my materialistic friends. recently, i came across this scathing comment on twitter (not on my account), about people not buying books and people buying books. this post is a completely unplanned assortment of my thoughts spurred by it. i hope you enjoy. there is always a reason or a small story behind everything that… Continue reading bookworms and materialistic traits ~ ft. my cover reads

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books i read recently ft. it’s been a while

less than a month. that's how long i was gone, and mr. wordpress, this is what you chose to do? someone please start a riot because this new formatting is, i kid you not, hurting my eyes. what is this new aversion to the apostrophe?! anyways, the reason this is not october wrap-up, but just… Continue reading books i read recently ft. it’s been a while

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poetry recommendations for people who don’t read poetry

"Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry." If you are someone who dislikes poetry, because you think they're boring stanzas to be analyzed and you have to write essays on it, you are wrong. They are not always that mechanical or serious. If you hate that poetry book from the "Dead Poets Society" movie and despise that weird graph, I assure you, we are on the same boat. If you love romantic gorgeous writing, stunning lyrics, and you're all about the feeling - I have feeling that you might love the books on this list.

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the last ten books tag ft. pictures and me being me?

a tag. yes, a tag. yes, after months. yes, let's jump right in because i'm horrendous at introductions or should i just share a weird bird fact like rachel here? vacuum cleaners were originally horse drawn. well, not exactly a bird fact. well, that went well. Anyways, if you're new to this blog welcome and… Continue reading the last ten books tag ft. pictures and me being me?

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recent favorites ft. mini reviews || talking bears and cheesy high school contemporaries

I literally scoured the entire blogosphere because I have forgotten how to write a wrap-up post: that's how long it's been. But fear not, I am not going to hurdle boring lists of books at you. Just going to share a few recent favorites. It's been a weird few reading months. Everything I picked up… Continue reading recent favorites ft. mini reviews || talking bears and cheesy high school contemporaries

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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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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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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