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The Last TBR For 2019!

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Heyo Bookaholics! December TBR! December has hit and hit us hard. Seoul transitioned quickly into winter, the temperature dropping from a mild 10 degrees Celcius to a blistering -4 and snow which was epic to see falling from the sky. Melbourne weather seems to have not adjusted so well to the change (as it does) and isn’t going to treat its citizens to a Summer for another week. I’m not going to say I wasn’t prepared. Everyone is always shocked […]

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The Truth About Writing On Holidays – NaNoWriMo Week 4 Update

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Heyo Bookaholics! Truth is, it’s hard. A little reminder… I’m doing NaNoWriMo this month again! If you are new here and haven’t seen my previous NaNoWriMo posts, you can find them linked below, just click on the header image to view the post!      The Truth About Writing On Holidays. Look, it’s good to be optimistic. I live my life as an extreme optimist but that often times backfires. Sometimes we realistically cannot do everything we plan to, even if we […]

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Books I Brought To Korea (Physical & Kindle): Will I Read Them??

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Heyo Bookaholics! Will I read them all? Physical Books The physical books I brought along are Frankly In Love by David Yoon (for the photos) and Vengeance Blooms by Chloe Hodge. Kindle/ Audiobooks I also aim to finish my re-read of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare on both audiobook and Kindle, as well as Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson as it is one of my most anticipated reads ever since I found out about it. I’ve nearly finished City of Bones, although I haven’t […]

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Seoul, South Korea: First Impressions from an Aussie

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Heyo Bookaholics! This is kinda like a review? Seoul has been amazing so far and day two is just coming to a close as I write this. We landed around 11:15 Korea time and took the train to our hotel from the airport. On the trip, we were able to look out at the farmlands and watch as the scenery changed from rice farms to the big city of Seoul. Seoul is beautiful and I will say it every chance […]

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Week 3 NaNoWriMo Update & Changes I’ve Made To My Tracker

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Heyo Bookaholics! These updates are so much fun! I’m doing NaNoWriMo this month again! If you are new here and haven’t seen my previous NaNoWriMo posts, you can find them linked below, just click on the header image to view the post! Changes To My Tracker: I don’t use the NaNoWriMo tracker because I don’t like it. Also, I live for this website called Pacemaker.press which is literally the best writing tracker on the internet. So recently I’ve made changes […]

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Are Wacky Themes Only Reserves For Middle-Grade Novels? (SW#43)

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Heyo Bookaholics! Why. So. Serious? This is not officially part of my NaNoWriMo 2019 series of posts, but I had this idea when I was plotting the outline for my NaNoWriMo WIP and I needed to discuss it. I was stuck, you see. I wanted to write a Middle-Grade novel and have it not seem older than the genre or the age of the protagonists, but how am I suppose to do that and have an engaging storyline? My answer: […]

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The Experience Of Re-Reading Novels.

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Heyo Bookaholics! Have you ever re-read a novel? I have re-read novels before… Kinda. So, my all-time favourite series of books (chronicles?) is the Shadowhunter novels. If you’ve been around long enough, you have seen how I am able to shove them into any post I write (such as this one hehe). Thankfully I started reading the series just before City of Heavenly Fire was released so I didn’t have that many books to catch up on when I started […]

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NaNoWriMo Week 2 Update!

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Heyo Bookaholics! Look at me keeping up with the updates 0-0! I’m doing NaNoWriMo this month again! If you are new here and haven’t seen my previous NaNoWriMo posts, you can find them linked below, just click on the header image to view the post! Progress Report! Brought to you by the most epic analytics dashboard: Pacemaker.press. This is not sponsored, this dashboard really appeals to my inner analyst. This progress update will take off from the Week 1 Update […]

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About The Characters – NaNoWriMo 2019! (SW#42)

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Heyo Bookaholics! I promise I’m writing! I’m doing NaNoWriMo this month again! If you are here and haven’t seen my previous NaNoWriMo posts, you can find them linked below, just click on the header image to view the post! I know this is an About the Characters post which usually includes visual aesthetics, but I won’t be doing Pinterest collages for two reasons: 1. I can’t choose out of all the photos, which ones to make into a collage; 2. I’m […]

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Frankly In Love by David Yoon | Spoilery Book Review

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Heyo Bookaholics! Fake-dating tropes are cool… When done well… This book is the reason I don’t particularly like the fake-dating trope. Blurb High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance–“Date Korean”–which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful–and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a […]

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