Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

5/5 ☕ | I thought it would be an action-packed story but was treated with a character-driven plot with found family dynamics, a lot of amusing banters and and a side story on finding one’s identity. What started as a wuxia-ish story morphed into a study on identity and a lesson on moving forward and making a new life despite past tragedies.

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Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

5/5 ☕ | Beach Read has actually been such a personal read for me. Moments that were given solidity through words even if I wouldn’t even dare to think about them myself. Reading snippets that felt like I am reliving specific moments in my life.

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Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life is a brilliant study of human emotions and how complex trauma can have lasting effects in one’s later life. I am a fan of books that elicit strong emotions from a reader, whether intentionally or not, and this book definitely delivered on that front.

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Blog Tour: The Sword of Kaigen (A Theonite War Story) by M.L. Wang [REVIEW]

You know that feeling when you’re completely sucked in and already so deeply invested that you don’t want the book to end? It may sound so cliché at this point, but this is literally what I felt reading this book – dreading the last chapter but still keeping at it because… what else can you do when you’ve already fallen head-over-heels in love?

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Review: Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

Reading Murakami has given me three impressions: emotional, vintage, and surreal. With a set of curious, and almost strange characters…. Murakami made, what I think, one of his most emotionally vulnerable creations.

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Review: Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons by Ashli St. Armant

Listening to this audiobook reminded me so much of those early children shows, especially with those “ding” moments when the protagonist figures something out. It made me appreciate more the efforts in producing these pieces and also made me realize that I need to listen to audiobooks more often.

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Review: While You Were Reading by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

This is for the adults that still dreams of romantic things and happy ending. For the ones that still love and appreciate the comfort of written words so much that it is still an escape from their hectic lives after all these years. Honestly, I felt seen. A “29-year-old dog-earer of books” – dial this down by two years and this is probably something I will write for my bio just to be witty.

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