TagThe YA Room

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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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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Monuments by Will Kostakis | Semi-Spoiler Book Review

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Heyo Bookaholics! There may be spoilers ahead! I picked up Monuments as it was The YA Room’s book club pick for the month of September. I had met the author, Will Kostakis, and really liked listening to him talk. He rambled about writing, identity and being an author which just made me want to work harder at writing to feel what he was describing. Blurb: All 16-year-old Connor is trying to do is avoid his ex-best friend when he stumbles […]

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Wilder Girls by Rory Power | Spoiler Free Book Review

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Heyo Bookaholics! It’s a true cover buy. Let’s begin with the most positive thing here, the cover of this novel is absolutely stunning! This is truly a book you’ll see on the shelf at a bookstore, admire the cover and pick it up hoping to display it on your shelf because your TBR is a mile long and you won’t get to it for a while. Note (to my book swap buddy): Sara (@scientificstars [go follow her]), please don’t read […]

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What To Bring To A Book Club Meeting!

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Heyo Bookaholics! Spicy tip time! It’s that time of the month again where I have attempted to read a chosen novel before the book club and fail horribly, showing up regardless. Today, TheYARoom are meeting at the State Library in Melbourne to discuss their chosen book for August, Wilder Girls by Rory Power. Wilder Girls is a dystopian novel set on an island at an all-girls which has been quarantined to contain a deadly disease, preventing its spread beyond the island. […]

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The Surprising Power Of A Book Club!

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Heyo Bookaholics! I love my friends! In honour of the recent release of The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wei Chim, I am creating this post to discuss my appreciation for dumplings and my friends, especially over the past three days. This weekend (inclusive of Friday) has been an amazing one. I have seen my friends three days in a row and my productivity has been insane! Friday 16th August (Dinner) The YA Room (@theyaroom on Twitter & […]

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Rainbow Pride Month TBR Challenge!

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Heyo Bookaholics! Happy Pride Month to everyone in the queer community! Where I am not part of the queer community, I do love rainbows, seeing people happy and being themselves, and most of all, I love my friends! That’s why this month, I have gotten on board with The YA Room‘s Rainbow TBR Challenge. For this challenge, you are to choose the books on your TBR based on the colours of the rainbow, and all the novels MUST have queer […]

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Screening and Review!

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Heyo Bookaholics! MOVIE NIGHT! Ever since the announcement of this movie, I’ve been super excited to see this fluffy, cute feel-good contemporary book to movie adaptation! I personally haven’t read the books but I wanted to go into the movie not really having any expectations for the characters or the outcome of the movie. 3:00pm – Tracy and I leave for the City. The day started off fun. Tracy (I’ve mentioned her many times, no need for introductions), and I […]

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Melbourne Bloggers Brunch w/ Author Lili Wilkinson

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Heyo Bookaholics! I have never felt more like a proper blogger until I received that invitation to the most exclusive bloggers only event. Sitting with other known bloggers, YouTubers and bookaholics I had the strong feeling of: “This is where I belong”. In anticipation for Lili Wilkinson’s new book After The Lights Go Out, the lovely ladies from The YA Room hosted the most amazing brunch for Melbourne bloggers and YouTubers. Pictured above are all the beautiful people who attended, minus Tracy, […]

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I Was Born For This by Alice Osman | Non-Spoiler Review + YA Room BOTM

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Heyo Bookaholics! This month I’ve actually decided to revise my TBR slightly and finally make time to participate in The YA Room’s book if the month: I Was Born For This by the talented Alice Oseman If you don’t know who or what The YA Room is, they’re a book club in Melbourne, Australia (and also on Instagram, twitter, etc.) run by two girls who organise book meets once a month at Dymocks on Collins St. To discuss the book of the […]

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