December TBR 2020

Cue: it’s the most wonderful time of the year. ❄️

While I’m technically the bah humbug type for most of the year, Christmas has always come a close second as my favorite holiday. Because I’m feeling extra festive, I decided to make this holiday-themed TBR a video — as with my last few TBRs.

Thank you for watching! I hope you have an amazing reading month!

Book Review: Emancipated Love Junkie: Liberating Myself From Anorexia by Rachel Wilshusen #NonfictionNovember

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.

Nothing feels as good as freedom from a toxic life.

Guess who’s suddenly in the mood to join #NonfictionNovember?

This was totally unplanned considering I meant to read only holiday-themed romances until… probably January. But browsing Kindle Unlimited’s wide selection, I stumbled upon this absolute gem of a memoir-slash-self-help book.

( I felt like it was the world telling me something. Again. )

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name a Pet After (+ Some Specific Animals For Each Name)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Like naming newborn human babies, I find naming pets to be a little nerve-wracking and even quite personal because, even though they’re animals, you’ll be bestowing them with a name that they will familiarize and associate themselves with.

Am I looking too deep into this? I am so sorry. I love animals more than humans. I plan to own a pig farm and ten beagles instead of giving birth to an actual human child.

Anyway, let’s get on with the names, all inspired by fictional book characters!

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Book Review: It Takes A Miracle by Jamey Moody (a fluffy sapphic holiday read)

“Can you imagine what a wonderful life we could’ve had? I mean, maybe we wouldn’t have made it, but at least we would have had a chance.”

If you’re just like me and the “I’ve always loved you” trope makes you lose your fucking mind every single time, plus points if it’s gay — welcome, this book is for you!

Going into It Takes A Miracle by Jamey Moody, I expected a slightly angsty holiday romance with a guaranteed happily ever after. As someone with an aversion to fluff (for real, my reading taste is pretty much angst angst angst, but it is the holiday season), this book definitely gave me cavities. Surprisingly, I ate every bit of sweetness up, and… actually enjoyed it?

Honestly, who am I?

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Book Review: Under the Mistletoe by Everly James (first of many sapphic holiday romances)

Love doesn’t wait for life after all.

It has begun: the bingeing of sapphic holiday romance reads.

No lie, I re-subscribed to Kindle Unlimited just for this, feeling festive and all. Plus, I plan to buy a few others which aren’t on KU. The ones I want to read are pretty affordable, and I’ll definitely share reviews on this blog (and/or maybe on my BookTube) if they are any good.

Anyway, the first book of many is Under the Mistletoe by Everly James.

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Bookish Playlist: Lie With Me by Philippe Besson (quick thoughts + some songs)

This passion that can’t be talked about, that has to be concealed, gives way to the terrible question: if it isn’t talked about, how can one know that it really exists? One day, when it’s over, when it finally comes to an end, no one will be able to attest to what took place.

I’ll start by saying this is not a review, just some musings.

Honestly, I can’t find the right words to describe how I’m feeling right now. Broken? Devastated? It hasn’t been a minute, and I immediately turned on my laptop to start typing my thoughts, which are honestly just a messy jumble as my emotions currently are.

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#5OnMyTBR: Friendship

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook, and occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

If there’s one thing in books that is better than romance, it’s friendship.

Nowadays, it’s rare to find books with friendship as the main plot point. I know some of these stories have a romance subplot in the mix, but these are just some books on my TBR that, from that I’ve read in summaries and reviews, focus more on friendship above anything.

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There are like 2 songs on here. | Monthly K-pop Favorites | October 2020

Honestly, I don’t remember what I’ve been listening to in October.

Looking back, I think I listened to the same three songs all month. Judging from my Spotify On Repeat playlist, however, it seems like all of those songs were all by Taylor Swift. Am I ashamed? Nope. It is what it is. Obviously I’m not sick of the folklore album yet.

( Every hour is illicit affairs time. )

But my ult of ults just promoted with the comeback of my dreams, and my weird music mood last month led me to discover a very underrated solo debut.

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