Bookish Breakdown

Bookish Breakdown No 9: August 2019

Hello, lovelies! I know most monthly wraps-ups usually start off with, "Where did the month go," but nothing makes this feeling more true than how quickly August flew by. I almost forgot to pay my rent on time, because I wasn't expecting September to come and introduce itself so sneakily. But, now that I'm back to nights at… Continue reading Bookish Breakdown No 9: August 2019

Random Musings

Comparison, Longing and Impatience, Oh My!

Hello, lovelies. I don't know if it's just because my hormones are all out of whack thanks to starting my period or because I set myself up for it, but I've been reflecting a lot these past few days and getting...slightly depressed, despite living a really, really good life. Because, you know, I can't stop… Continue reading Comparison, Longing and Impatience, Oh My!

SPFBO

SPFBO Taste Tester Results: No. 5

Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday! And Labor Day, to those in the States! I hope you all enjoyed your three day weekend, those who were lucky enough to have one. As promised, the fates for the next three books in my SPFBO 5 batch are being revealed today. If you're confused what I'm talking about, you… Continue reading SPFBO Taste Tester Results: No. 5

Random Musings

When Anxiety Narrows In and Focuses

Hello, loves. My names Nicole and I have seriously bad driving anxiety. And I hate it. It's such a weird conundrum. I enjoy driving. I enjoy listening to music, using the time to overthink (and sometimes, plot novels). But I also get so nervous when I drive. If I have to drive somewhere unfamiliar, I… Continue reading When Anxiety Narrows In and Focuses

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Empty Places On My Bookshelf

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It's a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Empty Places On My Bookshelf

SPFBO

SPFBO Taste Tester Results: No 4

Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday! As promised, the fates for the next three books in my SPFBO 5 batch are being revealed today! If you're confused what I'm talking about, you can check out the details here. If you're confused on what SPFBO even is, you can read my post here. It's been pouring nonstop today… Continue reading SPFBO Taste Tester Results: No 4

Books

The Poppy War

Title: The Poppy War Author: R.F. Kuang Publisher: May 2018, Harper Voyager Blurb: When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating;… Continue reading The Poppy War