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: 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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Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

To say that I thoroughly enjoyed The Starless Sea is an understatement. I loved every word in it and every minute of it. If I could pocket this book and carry this everywhere, I would – knowing that I will hold a little piece of magic with me all the time.

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A case for e-books and e-readers

It’s not about comparing and saying that one is better than the other. Of course, reading physical books has its own unique charms. The rustling of pages. The smell of books both old and new. The feel of actual paper, something you could actually touch. But in the end, it basically boils down to one thing: convenience. One cannot deny the unparalleled convenience e-books and e-readers have brought to us – at least, to my reading life, that is.

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Review: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

One notable thing that I must truly commend is how atmospheric this book is. I feel like this is how stories about faeries should be written. I was swept away by the story – something that was told, maybe a couple of times before already, but executed so beautifully it’s hard not hold your breath and let it unfold.

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On mental health and reading

I recently got into therapy and, boy, am I being forced to confront all these uncomfortable thoughts head on. One interesting bit that came up is how my habit of reading is negatively affecting my mental health – and that’s what I wanted to discuss by writing this post.

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