Blog Tour Review — The Wolf of Oren-yaro by K.S. Villoso: An Exciting and Action-Packed Adult Fantasy Debut

Hi, hello, yes! I’m back after almost three months of hiatus! I’ve missed blogging so much. A lot has happened during those months, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it soon! However, I’m not here today to talk about my boring life.

As the title suggests, we are here because it’s my stop for the INTL #HailTheBitchQueen blog tour, hosted by the amazing Caffeine Book Tours. (Very fitting, since I’m also running on caffeine right now.) Make sure to check out their Twitter and this thread to follow along with the tour!

I apologize for the slight delay of my post. It’s been a while since I wrote a proper review and it took longer than I had expected 😭. I’m very excited to show you my full thoughts on The Wolf of Oren-yaro, though! I went into the book knowing very little, and I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed it. 2020 is shaping up to be a good year for fantasy!

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Anything But Books Tag

I came across this tag on Book Princess Reviews and thought it was the perfect tag to do. I’m in a reading slump right now and it kind of shows in the way I talk about it, so talking about something else entirely seems like the better idea. This is such an cool tag and I had a lot of fun doing it!

The tag was created by ReadorRiot! The first question of the tag has been altered at some point since its creation, so don’t be surprised if you see a different question in the original video!

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Monthly Wrap-up — October 2019

October is over. Finally.

I’m actually surprised that October is over. I’m so busy with schoolwork and personal projects that the concept of time kind of escapes me. Add terrible physical and mental health into the mix and you can see why I just wanted this month to end. I’ll have more free time in November, I think. (Also, it’s finally appropriate to blast Christmas music all day hehe.)

October wasn’t all bad, though. It was exhausting, but it was also pretty okay if I’m being honest. I started learning a new language—and it’s going very well! I finished my first ever audiobook! I found a new favorite anime! My favorite ongoing manga series is tearing my heart into shreds! See, very okay indeed.

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ARC Review — Spellbound by Allie Therin

This review is so long overdue.

It took me 3 months to get myself to sit down and write this review. I’d read this book back in July, but then camp happened and I went [no thoughts head empty] for a few months. But it’s here now!

One overdue review down… several more to go. I made The Rookie Mistake and requested too many ARCs. I feel so guilty not reading and reviewing them, though, so this is my first attempt to tackle it 😔

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Book Haul #3 — October 2019

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Yes, I bought more books.

In my defense, there was a book fair! Not like this is a valid excuse, because this post includes books I’d bought before said book fair. I’m the worst at not buying books, apparently.

Making haul posts and exposing myself is fun, so here we are! These are all the books I’ve purchased since my April haul, minus manga because I don’t remember how many volumes I’ve collected since.

Many of these books don’t have official editions in English, so I include their original titles to make it easier to search them in case you’re curious. The English titles for these books are either taken from Amazon or translated by me, so take them with a grain of salt.

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Monthly Wrap-up — September 2019 (feat. The Return of TBR)

me this time last year: I only read seven books this month I’m such a failure 😣
me now: am I?? a fucking joke???? to you???????

In other words, I didn’t really read books in September. I didn’t feel like picking up anything, so I didn’t. (It means I completely failed whatever reading challenge I decided to partake haha.) At the same time, my love for anime and manga returned at full force, and I spent most of my free time watching anime, reading manga, retweeting fanart, crying over 2D characters, and writing fic that will never see the light of day. (If you follow me on Twitter you probably know this already because I never! shut up!! I’m so sorry.)

I also don’t have a lot of free time anymore—school has started and second year of university is more demanding than I expected—and it’s something I still struggle to get used to. I decided to cope with my new busy schedule by… hyperfixating on 2D characters. Cool. I’ve returned to exactly where I was before starting this blog. Very cool.

I wasn’t very active on my blog either, so if I haven’t replied to your comments yet, I’m super sorry! I will catch up on comments as soon as possible 😭

ANYWAY. In terms of entertainment, September was a pretty good month. I didn’t know how frustrated I had been at not being able to find anything interesting until then. It felt like a fire had been rekindled inside me. What a relief, because otherwise September would have been another shitty month.

Also, I just realized that manga covers make amazing featured images 😳 (OR I’m just too deep in this hole to think straight anymore.)

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Blog Tour Review — Crier’s War by Nina Varela: A Solid Debut That Delivers Its Promises (feat. INTL Giveaway!)

Hello friends! It’s my stop for the Crier’s War Blog Tour today, and I’m so excited to share my full thoughts on my most anticipated release of 2019!

The tour is hosted by the lovely Karina @ Afire Pages, in partnership with HarperCollins International. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this amazing tour! 💖 (Also, since this is my first ever blog tour, my excitement is unbelievable right now! Yeeeeee!!)

Like the title has suggested, there’s an INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY going on at the moment! It ends on October 23, so don’t miss it! Read on to find the link to the giveaway ✨

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The Identity Crisis Book Tag

I have an identity crisis like every other week, so it’s only fitting that I do this tag.

I saw this tag on Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea and Amber @ The Literary Phoenix‘s blogs, and thought it was super fun. I also haven’t done any tags in awhile, so here I am!

This tag was created by Loretta @ The Laughing Listener!

Rules:

  • Take all the quizzes down below and record your answers somehow. I decided to just copy the text from each quiz and paste it into my post, but screenshots work too!
  • NO CHEATING. You get one shot to take each quiz my friends. I’m watching you. ∗Suspicious squinty eyes∗
  • Use this post to give credit to the creator or tag her on Twitter @LaughnListener so she can see everyone’s answers!
  • Tag some friends to spread the fun!

Before we get to my answers, I want to quickly say that I haven’t read many of these series. Keke Palmer’s “Sorry to this man” meme kept playing in my head the whole time because I really don’t know who the hell some of these characters are 😭

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5 Romance Tropes That I Adore // Exposing Myself as a Hopeless Romantic

Hello friends! I know I’ve been absent from the blogosphere lately. School has started and it’s sucking off all of my energy. Also, if you follow me on Twitter, you can see that I’m currently obsessed with Kimetsu no Yaiba (please watch it 🥺) and it’s all I care about. I’m even writing… something…. about these characters. My writings may never see the light of day, but it’s actually nice to write! Even if I have a mini breakdown every 200 words. It’s chill.

Anyway, I’d had the idea for this post stacked away in my draft since forever. I didn’t know what to include back then, so I kind of forgot about it until I read The Pursuit of… by Courtney Milan and fell in love. The novella features some romance tropes that make me go, “Yes, this is it. This is my shit.” So, yeah, here we are!

(This post is basically an excuse to talk about anime ships please bear with me here. Also there are a lot of question marks and emojis because I can’t word.)

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Monthly Wrap-up — July & August 2019

Apparently your blog post won’t write itself while you’re not looking, shocked and confused.

I’d written most of this post and wanted it to go up last week! But then I started Kimetsu no Yaiba and the new school year started and WordPress refused to let me do anything, so… here I am, posting my wrap-up a week late.

Well, better late than never!

ANYWAY. I didn’t read much in both July and August. Life got in the way, and even when it didn’t, I just didn’t feel like reading. I’m super behind on ARCs and readathon—one I joined knowing full well I might fail—so it kind of sucks. I have resorted to reading manga and ignoring everything else for now.

I also didn’t blog much?? But, if you haven’t noticed, I REVAMPED MY BLOG!!! Thanks to Kat’s super helpful blog design posts, ReadWithNgọc now has an entire new design! The color scheme is based on the avatar I made using ummmmandy‘s Picrew image maker. This is the most “me” my blog has been so far, so I hope it will stay like this for awhile.

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