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Tag Tuesday: Reading Habits Tag

This tag was made by TheBookJazz. I found it on Nose Stuck In a Book. 1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading? I usually read on my bed. I’ll move around and read on the living room sofa or kitchen table. Sometimes I’ll even read on my parents’ bed if they aren’t using it. 2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? Store receipts, usually, haha. If I had a proper bookmark I’d lose it anyway. I’m so clumsy and forgetful! 3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages? I’ll stop anywhere if I have to go, but I prefer to stop after a chapter. 4. Do you eat or drink while reading? I like to start my weekend days reading with my breakfast and morning coffee. I drink tea when I read and it’s not morning. 5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading? Music, sometimes. I like to listen to Yiruma while I read. Television? Never! Although I sometimes read in the living room while my mother watches TV. I pay almost no attention to the television, so I can’t say that I actually…

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Book Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Warning: this post may contain massive spoiler. Pay close attention and you might solve this.On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.    Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.     Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.     Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.    Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.    And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?  Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.  Penguin Random House I quite enjoyed One of Us Is Lying. Things kept unfolding and unfolding. However, the ending was disappointing. I suspected a suicide stunt all along, but I didn’t want to be right because I expected it. When Jake’s involvement was revealed, I physically squealed because I didn’t…

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Current TBR

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan I intend to finish the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy. I liked the first one but didn’t like the second one. I’m curious as to how the third one would be. I’m definitely reading it this weekend. Lost in Math by Sabine Hossenfelder As a physics major who thinks math is beautiful, the subtitle “How beauty leads physics astray” was enough for me to be intrigued. I am very excited that my city’s library had it. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak Since I loved The Book Thief, I thought I’d try another one of Zusak’s book. I hope this one is as good! The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran This is a very famous book and it was recommended and gifted to me by a very experienced person so I decided to read it now. White Tiger This was at a used book store for less than a dollar! Knowing how praised it is, I picked it up instantly. I am dying to find out for myself why it’s so praise-worthy.

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How Do I Review?

Most blogs like mine have a review policy page. I, however, don’t feel like they way I review is structured enough to be a policy. Also, at the moment I’m not established a blogger enough to be offered review copies and things like that, so I don’t think a laid out policy is warranted. I just want the readers of my blog to have a better understanding as to where I’m coming from when I write my reviews.

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