Whoop! I got approved for this book on Netgalley! // Currently reading and Life Updates

Seriously my gods, I requested this book on Netgalley way back in June, and I never thought I’d get approved. And yet, I finally got the green light a week ago!

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Now it’s been a long time since I itched to read a book. Book recommendation are fine and all, but it’s been nearly a year since a recommendation actually paid off for me, so I’ve developed a quite an apathy towards hyped books.

However, this one is supposedly well-written, imaginative, and creepy. YAASSSSS. I personally hate the horror genre and all of its tropes, but fantasies with a bit of creep factor always did manage to bring something new and original to the table; thus I have a lot of expectations for this book to excite me.

In that, as I’ve finally finished summer classes this weekend with flying colors (straight A’s in endocrinology, biochem II, and cancer biology! *pats self on the back*), book reviews are to come more regularly for this blog. But for today, here’s just a little list of book hauls, to-reads, and upcoming reviews. Cheers!


Currently reading/book haul:

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They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

Have I mentioned that I’m a sucker for tragedies? I always go into books with a lot of skepticism, and come out with plenty of cynicism, but this book sounds right up my alley. I never buy a book without reading at least half of it first, but this book sounded (and looked) too gorgeous to pass up, so I snagged one the day it came out.


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Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

I don’t have a funny bone in my body. Not a single one. But there’s something about comedians and the way they see the world that I really admire; they seem a notch wiser and more perceptive than the regular crowd, and Trevor Noah is no exception. His story of his childhood during Apartheid in South Africa just screams of culture and experience to me, and it’s very stimulating thus far. Almost finished with it!


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Over The Garden Wall by Patrick McHale

Again, I love that combination of the funny and creepy, soOver The Garden Wall really jived with me. It’s smart, creepy, and hilarious, and it’s one of the best T.V. shows on Cartoon Network in recent years. Thus, it’s a no-brainer that I’d get the graphic novel spinoff to add to my bookshelf:)


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Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Oooh I love Peter Pan so much. Something about this fable always made me hopeful, inspired, and incredibly melancholy, which I love. Yes, I must be masochistic, but I heard Tiger Lily is really beautiful, so whatevs; I embrace my inner masochist with no shame!


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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

And last but not least, it was my birthday two months ago, so my parents surprise-plurged to get me a first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. WHAT. THE. HECK. Admittedly, it’s a third printing of the first edition, but even so, do you know how expensive that is still?! We’re talking in the thousands here for a single book! (Gosh, I love my parents so much…)


Okay, I’m done for today. I’ve literally been sleeping till 1pm for the last three days because I pushed myself so hard to ace my finals, but I’m still having brain fart whenever I try to focus on something outside of myself. (Yeesh, my neurons must be roasted…)

Therefore, as I’m sorely in need of food and sleep, I bid you all good night for now, and cheers. Until next time.

Upcoming book reviews:

 

7 Comments

    1. Thank you! Yes, I’m looking forward to They Both Die In the End as well. If it lives up to what people have been saying about it, I’ll be one supremely happy gal:)

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  1. You’re such a fun person. I love your review!! A Court of Thorns and Roses and Daughter of Smoke and Bone are must-reads. It will take some time to enjoy the latter though.

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    1. Haha thank you! I’m currently working on my review for Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and I totally see what you’re saying;)

      By the way, I love your reviews too. They’re so honest and detailed, which is exactly what I look for in reliable book recommendations. Looking forward to more!

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