I WENT TO THE LIBRARY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVER // library haul + tbr

Okay I did visit the library a few times last year to study, but! The last time I borrowed a book from the library was back in 2019. 

I used to frequent the library A LOT as a kid, but over the years I gradually stopped going there, choosing to buy books instead. And more recently, I started reading mostly ebooks when book buying proved to burn a hole in my wallet hahaha.

Now, I’m hoping to borrow books from the library more often because 1) I want to read more physical books and 2) borrowing from the library is literally free lmao. So, here are 8 books I borrowed for the first time in almost three years.

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WWW WEDNESDAY // 18 may 2022

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words where you answer three questions.

This is my attempt at getting back on track with blogging.

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IN THE MONTH OF APRIL // had a good reading month and now i’m posting again

I go through phases where I read nonstop or I’m in full reading slump mode. April can be categorised as the former. (I guess there’s also a third phase where I’m reading AND blogging, but that’s rare, evident by how I’ve left this blog to rot for almost a whole year LOL)

I think I read a good amount of books in April, compared to March when I only read 2 books oops. Overall, I’m still on track with my Goodreads reading challenge this year (it’s probably because I don’t have school lol).

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new releases in may i’m excited to read

The real question is: how many of these books will I actually end up reading?

It’s a new month and that means new books are being released! I was reorganising my reading spreadsheet on Notion and that included making a new table tracking anticipated releases. Turns out, there’s quite a number of books released in May that I want to read. Hence, this list.

Also I want to start blogging again and this seemed like an easy one to post. Edit: nvm I take it back, formatting this post was a pain in the ass.

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A TASTE FOR LOVE BY JENNIFER YEN // book review

a pride and prejudice retelling ft. a baking competition?? needless to say, i was immediately sold (i even featured this book in my most anticipated 2021 releases post lmao). i really liked how food (asian food specifically) played a huge role in the book, and it was overall a really light-hearted contemporary (what i thought i needed since i was in a reading slump haha). however, it ultimately fell flat for me despite a promising start. 

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IN THE MONTH OF MAY // ft. a few books and a lot of shows

so here i am, finally posting after four whole months. i wouldn’t say i’m back for sure, because of school and also because i’m taking my a levels at the end of the year aaa. but! my goal is to consistently post after my a levels hehe. for now, i’ll just post whenever i can.

my original plan was to just post book reviews so at least there will be content but alas, i barely read anything in the past few months. other than a few books here and there, most of the reading i did was for literature HAHA. however, now that it’s the school holidays, i’m hopefully going to read more sooo that means more posts??

this wrap up is filled with shows and films that i’ve binged in may. it was only after compiling this list that i realised i watched SO MANY stuff omg. i watched quite a few kdramas too — actually the amount of kdramas i watched this year is probably more than the past few years combined HAHAHA (i was never a big kdrama person but oh wells look what happened to me aksdjnkwj).

before i continue to ramble, i’m just going to stop so we can get into the wrap up!

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IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY // hitting 100 followers + turning eighteen

i actually read quite a bit in january (11 compared to december where i only read 3 oops)!! but that was mainly in the beginning of the month, before school started taking up so much of my time. that’s also why i’m not posting as much as i did at the start of january haha. (rip all the weekly memes/discussion posts i missed out on).

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WICKED FOX BY KAT CHO // book review

what i thought i was going to read: a paranormal fantasy set in seoul. what i was actually reading: a high school romance set in seoul (with some elements of fantasy).

i was honestly so excited to read wicked fox, yet it ended up being disappointing. maybe my expectations were too high, but still. while the book had so much potential, the execution fell flat.

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BOOKS I MEANT TO READ IN 2020 BUT DIDN’T GET TO // top ten tuesday

top ten tuesday is a weekly book meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in june of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in january of 2018.

i add books to my TBR all the time, but whether i end up reading them is another question altogether. writing this post is yet another reminder of the books i really wanted to read last year but i didn’t hahaha. i put this post together in like half an hour (??) because i’ve been really busy since school started (it’s literally only been a week and a half and i’m starting to complain already). there are more books i wanted to include but i guess i’ll save that for another day!!

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THE QUEEN OF NOTHING BY HOLLY BLACK // book review

the last book in the folk of the air series!! after everything that went down in the wicked king, i was EXTREMELY excited to read the queen of nothing. for the most part, it didn’t disappoint: i love cardan and jude (the romance in this book is everything i could ever ask for) but the plot was a little underwhelming. i still feel like i’m not over the world and these characters (okay fine it really is just cardan)

the review contains spoilers for the first two books in the trilogy! i have reviews up for the cruel prince and the wicked king.

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