Birthday Giveaway: Hi hey hello, it me. Ya 23-year-old Southeast Asian girl.

Birthday Giveaway: Hi hey hello, it me. Ya 23-year-old Southeast Asian girl.

I have always felt mostly neutral about my birthday. I was never particularly excited about the idea of turning a year older or even the prospect of eating as much chocolate cake as I want. Maybe I felt differently when I was a kid, but I just can’t seem to remember.

But I digress. While I’ve always felt so-so bordering on meh whenever my birthday hits the calendar, I was honestly not looking forward to turning twenty-three (23) this year. In fact, I’d say that I was genuinely dreading the thought — or more specifically, the inevitability — that I was turning twenty-three today.

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YARC 2019: (Late) Midyear Giveaway & July-to-August book links

YARC 2019: (Late) Midyear Giveaway & July-to-August book links

Let me preface this with a huge, huge apology. The delay in releasing the monthly link-up post (i.e. there was no post for July) was intentional, but on behalf of the YARC team, I am sorry for taking so long to explain the reason behind this delay. Oof.

But I digress. My (amazing) co-hosts and I were trying to whip up a massive, international midyear giveaway as a humble token of appreciation for all the lovely participants of this year’s YARC. This ambitious endeavor turned out to be a little bit more complicated and time-consuming than we anticipated, especially because we were all absolutely committed in ensuring that our giveaway is open to international readers.

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Follow along: Spin the Dawn blog tour (ft. schedule & giveaway)

Follow along: Spin the Dawn blog tour (ft. schedule & giveaway)

Good morning from my side of the world! Way back in March, I dropped the ball and announced an international blog tour for Elizabeth Lim’s upcoming spellbinding Chinese-inspired fantasy, Spin the Dawn, which is set to be released some time next week. The number of sign-ups for this tour really exceeded my expectations, and selecting just a handful of enthusiastic, passionate voices among hundreds(!!!) was easily one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do as a book blogger.

Truly, a lot of thought, love, and effort were poured into the preparation for this blog tour — and I cannot be happier to officially kick things off!

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FOLLOW ALONG: Dreamer Blog Tour (ft. schedule & giveaway)

FOLLOW ALONG: Dreamer Blog Tour (ft. schedule & giveaway)

Hello and good morning from this wonderful side of the world! I am oddly chirpy today partly because I had a successful book haul in the ongoing NBS sale yesterday — but mostly because today marks the start of the blog tour for Dreamer by Ja-Mel Vinson!

I’ve been dropping hints about this blog tour for weeks and more recently, I mentioned how excited I was because, well, how could I not be? This is also the first blog tour I’m organizing under my humble little business venture, Caffeine Book Tours!

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Blog Birthday & Giveaway: 3 debunked book blogging myths from a 3-year blogger

Blog Birthday & Giveaway: 3 debunked book blogging myths from a 3-year blogger

Hello there, wonderful readers!

After a blogging hiatus that started way, way back in October, I am very ecstatic to announce that ya girl has finally resurrected and is ready to get back into the blogging game! Well, sort of.

Initially, my semester was set to end on the 18th of December, which would have been ideal since it’s a day after my blog’s birthday. I scheduled my glorious return to the world of books and blogging accordingly. But alas! (Please tell me you read “alas” with an accent.) The universe wanted to mess up with my planning and my semester was suddenly extended to the 20th. Despite this unforeseen inconvenience, I decided to bleep it and announce my return anyway (me @ the universe: BITCH HA U THOUGHT.).

Which brings us to the crux of the matter. Aside from throwing myself back into blogging (um, after I submit my last requirement, that is), this December 17th also marks my three – yes, three – years as a book blogger! Cue overwhelmed tears.

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