Year Of The Asian Reading Challenge // my heart = Asian books, my TBR & signup/update post

Yes, I'm Asian and yes, I love Asian books with my whole heart. When this reading challenge was announced, I knew that I wanted to do it but I was hesitant, because if you've been following me for some time, you'll know that I want 2019 to be stress-free reading-wise. But, peer pressure, exciting reading… Continue reading Year Of The Asian Reading Challenge // my heart = Asian books, my TBR & signup/update post

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Books/series I MUST(!!!) read – or I will be eaten by a dragon (maybe) – in 2019

One of my 2019 goals is to read books I REALLY want to read. I mean one of my own unwritten goals is to like find out how this new WordPress editor works...and we know that's not gonna happen but, whatever. I know this seems like a really EASY goal. Like everyone reads books they… Continue reading Books/series I MUST(!!!) read – or I will be eaten by a dragon (maybe) – in 2019

goodbye 2018 and hello 2019. (looking back on this year + making new resolutions)

So it's time to see if 2018 was a failure and to test the limits of my ambitious nature by setting goals for 2019.  I've been wanting to write this post for a while now so I'm glad I get to! I made some goals at the end of 2017 about what I want to… Continue reading goodbye 2018 and hello 2019. (looking back on this year + making new resolutions)

2018 WRAPPED UP IN BOOKS – A Book Blogging Year In Review (Delicious Pie Charts, Evil Authors That Make Me Cry & Favourites)

2018 was a strange book blogging year!I admit. I didn't post as much so my stats dropped by loads, I didn't read many good books if i'm being perfectly honest, and the year, in general, wasn't that great. But there were some highlights! And some downfalls. Which I'm going to talk about today! Let's goooo.… Continue reading 2018 WRAPPED UP IN BOOKS – A Book Blogging Year In Review (Delicious Pie Charts, Evil Authors That Make Me Cry & Favourites)

Do people think I’m genuine in my reviews? // a discussion

There are MANY reasons I review books. I want to remember what i think about a book because I'm so forgetfullike why did i hate or love that book?RANT ABOUT FEELINGSi have a lot of themshare with other people why they should/ should not read something Mainly, I want people to TRUST me. I want… Continue reading Do people think I’m genuine in my reviews? // a discussion

an update on my life; autumn, writing, reading and exams.

Well uhm hello there!! It is me. Ilsa. I haven't been doing much lately, in terms of being online and interacting with people. What I don't need right now is reassurance, I just need you to understand that my life is a mess, and two, I'm in this weird zone between stressed and laid back… Continue reading an update on my life; autumn, writing, reading and exams.

An Introduction to my new WIP – NaNoWriMo incredibly soon + characters, excitement and aesthetics!!

I'm participating in NaNoWriMo this year and I'm SO excited but pretty scared! Last year was my first time participating in NaNo and it was a pretty GOOD experience considering I managed to write 50k...of trash! But like, I DID IT. I was incredibly proud of myself and I want to do it again this… Continue reading An Introduction to my new WIP – NaNoWriMo incredibly soon + characters, excitement and aesthetics!!

a recap of a little chunk of my 2018 // it’s finally Autumn 🎃 (oh spooky!), plotting a new WIP + I haven’t done a recap in so long!

Hello, did you miss me? I mean probably you maybe did! It'd be nice to think people realised I wasn't posting and I'm sure some people missed me...right?! Anyways, the point...I'm back...FOR NOW! I'm using way too many ellipses why have I become a 40-year-old person texting. I've missed recaps and I've missed posting but… Continue reading a recap of a little chunk of my 2018 // it’s finally Autumn 🎃 (oh spooky!), plotting a new WIP + I haven’t done a recap in so long!

Books I lied about loving because of the hype // I feel guilty but I’m exposing myself so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

When I first started out in the book community, I was determined to like books that everyone else liked. And yes, I'm ashamed to admit, but if I didn't severely hate a book, and it was popular and well-loved, I'd give it 5 or 4 stars. I'd be generous because I would think that I… Continue reading Books I lied about loving because of the hype // I feel guilty but I’m exposing myself so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯