Book Reviews · The Reading

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Title: A Very Large Expanse of SeaAuthor: Tahereh MafiPublished: October 16th, 2018 by HarperTeen Summary:It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of…… Continue reading A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Reading Challenge · The Reading

Taking on a Challenge: Year of Asian Reading Challenge 2019

Hello, friends! And welcome to another video post! I’m not Safiya Nygaard, but I’ve always wanted to say that. Okay, moving on. Last year, in my list of Things I Want to Ditch in 2018, the first thing I added was to stop participating in reading challenges, specifically the Goodreads reading challenge. With work and…… Continue reading Taking on a Challenge: Year of Asian Reading Challenge 2019

Mini Review · TV Series

Mini Reviews #3: TV Series Edition (The Shannara Chronicles, Eternal Love, Nailed It)

I’m not the biggest movie fan. I prefer TV series where I can have many episodes to be fully invested in the stories and fall in love with the characters. So when I’m not reading, you can usually find me watching TV in my spare time. Well, not really watching TV, because who watches TV…… Continue reading Mini Reviews #3: TV Series Edition (The Shannara Chronicles, Eternal Love, Nailed It)

Discussions · The Reading

Average Ratings: Do They Matter?

With the end of the year and the beginning of a new one, I’ve been seeing plenty of posts around the blogosphere where readers recap their reading year in beautiful charts and graphics. I actually really wanted to join in on the fun but I didn’t because my reading year really wasn’t worth mentioning. But…… Continue reading Average Ratings: Do They Matter?

Book Reviews · Favorite Books · The Reading

Raging Star by Moira Young

Title: Raging Star (Dust Lands #3)Author: Moira YoungPublished: May 13th, 2014 by Margaret K. McElderry Books Summary:Saba is ready to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo… until she meets him and finds herself drawn to the man and his vision of a healed earth, a New Eden. DeMalo wants Saba to join him, in life and work, to…… Continue reading Raging Star by Moira Young

So Many Books, So Little Time · The Reading

So Many Books, So Little Time: 5 Books I Tossed and 5 Books I Kept

Towards the end of the year, I decided to do another bookshelf cleanout, where I pretty much tried to Marie Kondo my books and keep the ones that made me happy. But it was quite difficult to use the Konmari system when I haven’t read ALL the books on my shelves so I had to…… Continue reading So Many Books, So Little Time: 5 Books I Tossed and 5 Books I Kept