Story Time #1: The Time Someone Asked Me Out On A Coffee Date and I Didn’t Realize It

Hey everyone, it’s been a while. Yeah, I kind of reconnected with my inner Picasso and spend most of my time painting, in between doing chores and reading.

Today, I’m here to tell you a story (I’ll make sure to post reviews, T5W, and others soon, don’t worry) but before that, I’ll tell you what spur this on.
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A perfect day to read 

Hello, and good morning girls and guys. 

My wifi is unfortunately still down, which put a damper in my plan to start blogging more often. If you’re wondering how I’m able to post this now (although you’re probably not), well, that’s what 4g phone data plans are for (but I can’t use mine that often because I’m afraid I’ll finish everything up quickly).

This morning, I woke up at the ungodly hour of fifteen past seven in the morning on a Sunday to the sound of heavy rain.

This video was taken an hour after I woke up, which means, if the rain continues to be this heavy, there’s a high chance that it will last for at least another hour. 

It also means…the perfect day to read. Or at least, my version of the perfect day to read a book (or listen to audiobooks if that is your thing). For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved reading on rainy days. My late grandmother used to take me to the library in our neighbourhood every afternoon when she went to the mosque next to the library, and it rain sometimes in the afternoon. I loved the feeling of being cooped up with books on rainy days. That was also the same small library that fostered my love for reading, although that’s a story for another time. 

Some of my friends would ask me sometimes. Why are rainy days my perfect reading day? Rainy days generally makes people lazy, which also makes ot the best time for a nap (yes people, babies and children aren’t the only who deserves a nap).

So, here’s my answer. Rainy days = not playing outdoors = cooped up inside the house. Back when I was younger, I was the only girl and plus, it’s not easy to arrange playdates with other people. I usually had to entertain myself because the only pther two kids around my age (my brother and my cousin) are guys, obviously.

What we want to do often clashed 1:2.

So, I ended up turning to books. And wow, my uncle has quite a collection of Hardy Boys books. I ended up reading them all. When my family and I moved to our own house, I started reading even more on rainy days (because my brother took control of the playstation, and if there are storms, we aren’t allowed to use electronics). 

I also love reading on rainy days because of the feels. I don’t know how to explain it. Rainy days, to me, feels cold and refreshing. When it’s not raining to hard, I love to seat on the patio, on the swing, and read there. 

Aside from that, rainy days give us the perfect excuse, I think. For those who liked to be up and about (I’m an indoor person since my teenage years so this doesn’t include me), you can’t play outdoors when it’s raining. Unless it’s someplace like indoor swimming pool, indoor courts etc. but that’s not what we’re talking about today. So, if you want to be productive on a rainy day, read a book it is. Well, unless you are interested in arts and crafts. Knitting or embroidery are fun things to do on rainy days too.

ANYWAYS, I think I got sidetracked a bit (or not), but that’s why rainy days are my perfect reading days. There’s just a feel to it when it rains, you know?

So, now that you lnow mine, tell me what is your perfect day to read like? I would like to hear from all of you. Leave your answer in the comments below or create a post and leave me a link, any is fine.

I’ll start trying to post more often as soon as my wifi is up again. 

Yours truly,

A Recap of 2016

Hi everyone~ 🙂 Today is…*drumroll please*…the 1st of January 2017, and so, I’ve decided to look back at all I’ve done in 2016 and recount all of them—okay, not all of them, but just the important ones—here.

Since this is first and foremost, a book blog, I shall start with all the books that I have read this year (including rereads).

Books I’ve read in 2016:

  1. Artistic License – Katie Fforde
  2. The Accident Season – MoĂŻra Fowley-Doyle
  3. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
  4. Anatomy of a Misfit – Andrea Portes
  5. The Shadowhunter’s Codex – Cassandra Clare, Joshua Lewis
  6. The Madman’s Daughter – Megan Shepherd
  7. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
  8. The Reluctant Heiress – Eva Ibbotson
  9. Recipe for Love – Katie Fforde
  10. A Countess Below Stairs – Eva Ibbotson
  11. The Selection – Kiera Cass
  12. The Elite – Kiera Cass
  13. The One – Kiera Cass
  14. The Heir – Kiera Cass
  15. Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
  16. Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins
  17. Living Dangerously – Katie Fforde
  18. Surviving Haley – Brenda Baker
  19. Mr. March Names the Stars – Rivka Aaron-Hughes
  20. Jane Blond International Spy – Brianna Schatt
  21. Closer Home – Kerry Anne King
  22. Wild Swans – Jessica Spotswood
  23. Lie In Plain Sight – Maggie Barbieri
  24. The Lost Hero – Rick Riordan
  25. The Son of Neptune – Rick Riordan
  26. Mark of Athena – Rick Riordan
  27. House of Hades – Rick Riordan
  28. The Blood of Olympus – Rick Riordan
  29. Also Known As – Robin Benway
  30. Going Rogue – Robin Benway
  31. Playlist for the Dead – Michelle Falkkoff
  32. Two Lies and a Spy – Kat Carlton
  33. Sealed With A Lie – Kat Carlton
  34. Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare
  35. Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins
  36. Sophie – Jenny Sargam
  37. Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here – Anna Breslaw
  38. Solace – Therin Knite
  39. A Thousand Salt Kisses – Josie Demuth
  40. The Broken One – Christine H. Bailey
  41. You Before Anyone Else – Julie Cross
  42. Kasey Screws Up the World – Rachel Shane
  43. Every Exquisite Thing – Matthew Quick
  44. In the Blood – Sara Hantz
  45. Growing Up – Tricia Sol
  46. Going Wild – Jodi Lundgren
  47. The Trial of Apollo – Rick Riordan
  48. Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella
  49. Good Together – Valentina Heart
  50. Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
  51. The Art of Being Normal – Lisa Williamson
  52. Fall – Michelle Chow
  53. Pens and Swords – Rena Rocford
  54. Fans of the Impossible Life – Kate Scelsa
  55. Valley of the Moon – Bronwyn Archer
  56. The Hardy Boys Casefiles: Stress Point
  57. Because I Love You – Tori Rigby
  58. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
  59. King’s Conquest – Valentina Heart
  60. Owner of My Heart – Valentina Heart
  61. Two Hearts One Voice – Valentina Heart
  62. Am I Normal Yet – Holly Bourne
  63. The Shattered Seam – Kathleen Groger
  64. How Hard Can Love Be – Holly Bourne
  65. Savour the Moment – Nora Roberts
  66. Happy Ever After – Nora Roberts
  67. The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater
  68. One Was Lost – Natalie D. Richards
  69. Poppies For Christmas
  70. My Friends Are All Strange – Margaret Lesh
  71. The French Impressionist – Rebecca Bischoff
  72. The Notable History of Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld – Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean
  73. What’s A Girl Gotta Do – Holly Bourne
  74. …And A Happy New Year – Holly Bourne
  75. The Secrets We Keep – Deb Loughead
  76. Rush – Sara Bennett Wealer

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30 Days Blog Challenge: Master of Procrastination (Day 7)


Little kids, children, teenagers, adults… Everyone procrastinates. You’re lying if you tell me that you don’t procrastinate. Today, I’m not going to tell you why people procrastinate, why it happen. Instead, I am going to tell you what I do when I procrastinate (as a self-proclaimed Master of Procrastination).

You see, I write fanfictions, and my own original novel, and I blog, and make song covers (well, used to. Not so much anymore right now). And I have chores to do at home. But I found that I’m always procrastinating. Especially on weekends, and especially when my mum is not in the country (because my mum will bite my head off if I don’t finish washing the dishes, and my dad won’t care as long as there’s still mugs and plates and stuff he could use).

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30 Days Blog Challenge: My Past Week (Day 5)


Hey everyone~

I know, it has been more than a week since I last posted something for this 30 Days Blog Challenge. So, in this post I’m going to explain why, by writing about what I did this past week, or more specifically, this past weeks.
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30 Days Blog Challenge: iPod Shuffle (Day 4)


Hey there, everyone~ I’m here again, and so far I’m still posting. Yay!
iPod shuffle is quite a popular internet tag for years. But if some of you don’t know what it is, let me explain. For this one, I’m supposed to put my iPod (or in my case, my MacBook’s iTunes) on shuffle, and list down the first 5 songs. Then, I have to write down what I feel about those songs, or the story behind them.

And so, let’s get started.

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30 Days Blog Challenge: On the Shelf (Day 3)


Hey guys~ It’s Day 3, I’m still doing this, and I’m still late but I’m in denial. Besides, I haven’t gone to bed yet, so it’s not yet a new day even thought it is actually 1 a.m. where I am right now. Haha

So, today’s post is On the Shelf. It is kind of self explanatory. What I have to do is list down 3 books from my shelf, and just… write how I feel about them etc.

Now, let’s get on to it…

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