Things I love (and hate!) about being a bookworm

Hi, fellow bookworms! Today I’m back on the blog with a discussion post about what I love and hate the most about being an avid reader. I miiiight turn this discussion-style blog posts into a series because I’m a very opiniated person. Oops…

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The Widows of Malabar Hill (book review)

the widows of malabar hillTitleThe Widows of Malabar Hill
Author: Sujata Massey
Genre: crime, historical fiction, adult
Published on: January 9th, 2018
Published by: SoHo Press
My rating: 5 chai lattes!

The Widows of Malabar Hill was one of my most anticipated novels of the year. As soon as I read the synopsis, I knew I had to read it. This was the second book in my #AsianLitChallenge, which came at a perfect time! I haven’t heard much about it here on the blogging community yet. I think it’s one of those books that is underrated. I’d love it if I could get more people interested in it!

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It’s Bombay in 1921. Perveen Mistry is the daughter of a well-respected Zoroastrian lawyer and has just started working at his law firm. She’s the first female lawyer in Bombay, and one of the first in all of India. With an Oxford education in law and a passion for women’s rights, Perveen is eager to start her career.

Perveen can’t show up in court, so she handles contracts and wills. One day, Mr. Omar Farid’s, a wealthy Muslim mill owner, will is handed to her to analyze. However, the more Perveen studies the documents, the more she realizes something isn’t right. The wishes of the widows don’t seem to make sense to Perveen. They’re all giving away their inheritance to a charity, leaving them and their children nothing.

Perveen travels to meet the Farid widows, where the women live in seclusion. She notices that there seem to be more secrets and silent battles between these walls than anywhere else in Bombay. When a body shows up in one of the rooms of the house, suspicion and intrigue spread around the house — and it’s Perveen’s job to get to the bottom of the mystery.

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If you want to read my non-spoilery review of this marvelous novel, click to read more!

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Emotions in Colors Book Tag

Hello, my bookish friends! How are you all? This week I’m scheduling all these posts because the final frenzy is about to hit full force. I can’t believe I’m almost done with the first year of my university career — and to be honest, finally! I only have three more weeks of school and then two weeks of exams. After that, I’ll make myself work my ass off during the summer and read my weight in books.

Today I decided to bring you guys this book tag! It created by the blogging queen (aka Cait @ Paper Fury) and I’m excited to do it!

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Emergency Contact (book review)

Emergency ContactTitle: Emergency Contact
Author: Mary H.K. Choi
Genre: Young-Adult contemporary
Published on: March 27th, 2018
Published by:
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
My rating:
 2 stars

Emergency Contact is making both the book-blogging community and Booktube go crazy. Everyone is raving about how fantastic and heartwarming this novel is. In fact, someone I follow even refered to it as “the best contemp of 2018.” With so much hype and praise going around, I decided to make this my first #AsianLitBingo read. Unfortunately, I was highly disappointed.

Since I haven’t written a proper review in a long time, I wanted to share with you all what I liked about this book, what I didn’t like, and what I thought was “meh.”

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“For Penny Lee, high school was a total non-event. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director, but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.

When Sam and Penny cross paths, it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.”

To read my review, click to continue to the full blog post.

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The Meme Book Tag

Now, here’s a post I never thought I’d write! Who would have thought that memes and books can go hand in hand, in a sense?! This is what I love about the book-blogging community, there are so many talented and imaginative people here!

The Meme Book Tag was created by two booktubers: Dylan @ dylanthereader5, and Saajid @ Books Are My Social Life and you should totally go and watch some of their videos. This tag they made is perfect for meme addicts like me, which is why I’m so excited to have a go at it.

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On Reading in Public…

I had some spare time today and decided to write a discussion post. It’s been a long time since I’ve typed up one of these, but I really like them. So today I decided to write a small discussion post on reading in public — what I like about it, what I don’t like, how I do it, and where.

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To read my ideas, click “read more.” I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear what you think of this topic in the comment section 🐼

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💻 Posts I loved in April 💻

The best part about being a book blogger, in my opinion, is getting to surround myself (at least virtually) by bookworms and awesome bloggers. I love reading their discussion posts, their rants, their reviews and pretty much anything they write… So I decided to follow in the footsteps of some and start creating a link round-up of all the posts I loved during the month.

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Giving back to the community is important, which is why I try to make an effort and leave a like and comment on the posts I see on my timeline. Hence why I’m also making this list — so that you can have more awesomeness in your life by reading what these lovely bloggers posted during April.

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