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F Is For Friday – 09 Apr 2021

Hey, bookdragons. It’s finally Friday. I love Friday evenings, mostly because the weekend is full of potential, when it hasn’t even started yet but at the same time it has, when you can think of all the possibilities, all the things you can do.

But just like that the weekend’s also over in the blink of an eye.

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I loved The Downstairs Girl by Stacee Lee and I can’t wait for this one. 😍 Release date: 04 May 2021

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Posted in Blog Memes, WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday – 07 April 2021

Hola, Book Dragons. How’s everyone doing? I’ve started reading again and hopefully I won’t fall into another slump.

1. What are you currently reading?

I’m re-reading in anticipation of the TV Show! 😀

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Posted in Book Blog, New Releases

New Book Releases – 06 April 2021

Hola, Book Dragons. Who’s excited for… *drumrolls*:

Life’s Too Short (The Friend Zone #3) – Abby Jimenez 

Synopsis:

A brilliant and touching romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist.
Vanessa lives life on her own terms — one day at a time, every day to its fullest. She isn’t willing to waste a moment or miss out on an experience when she has no idea whether she shares the same fatal genetic condition as her mother. Besides, she has way too much to do, traveling the globe and showing her millions of YouTube followers the joy in seizing every moment.
But after her half-sister suddenly leaves Vanessa in custody of her infant daughter, she is housebound, on mommy duty for the foreseeable future, and feeling totally out of her element.
The last person she expects to show up offering help is the unbelievably hot lawyer who lives next door, Adrian Copeland. After all, she barely knows him. But as they get closer, Vanessa realizes that her carefree ways and his need for a structured plan could never be compatible for the long term. Then again, she should know better than anyone that life’s too short to fear taking the biggest risk of all. . . 

What about you guys? Any other new releases you were anticipating today?

∼Lyn

Posted in Book Blog, Kdrama Reviews

Kdrama Review: Start-Up

Synopsis:
Set in South Korea’s fictional Silicon Valley called Sandbox, Start-Up tells the story of people in the world of startup companies.
Seo Dal-mi (Bae Suzy) is a bright and ambitious young woman who dreams of becoming Korea’s Steve Jobs. Dal-mi doesn’t have a fancy background but she’s passionate about her work. She has bright energy and is a person of great vitality, having experience in a wide range of part-time jobs.
Nam Do-san (Nam Joo-hyuk), is the founder of Samsan Tech. A ‘math genius’ as a young boy, Do-san was once the pride of his family but became their shame now, as his business has been going down for the past two years. He finds out that Dal-mi mistakenly remembers him as her first love, so he decides to work his way up in hopes of turning that misunderstanding into reality.
Air date: 17 Oct 2020 to 06 Dec 2020

Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Love triangles, Romance

Review:

If you guys have been following my blog for a while you know I’m not a fan of love triangles. In fact, I tend to avoid stories with love triangles. But I still remember when I checked out this Kdrama. I’d had a tiring and stressful day travelling to and from work and I was feeling pretty low. I only decided to try this Kdrama because of the actor, Nam Joo-hyuk, whom I loved from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo in which he was awesome.

I started watching episode 1 of Start-Up and I told myself if it sucked, I would just drop it. By the end of episode 1, I’d cried my eyes out, I was hooked and it wasn’t even because of Nam Joo-hyuk. No, it was the storyline that drew me in.

I continued watching and somehow I don’t know when it happened, I fell in love with the second lead, Han Ji-pyeong—played by the actor, Kim Seon-ho. I loved the young, prickly Han Ji-pyeong a lot but I have no idea when the actor, Kim Seon-ho snuck up on me and made me fall for him.

I was now stuck with classic second lead syndrome and I continued watching the Kdrama because of him and the delightful grandmother, Choi Won-deok. They were my favorite characters in this Kdrama and I believe the heart of Start-Up.

The storyline is a good one, about the reality of starting a company from the ground up—all the blood, sweat and tears, living with the pain of disillusionment, the crushing blow of failure. Just for that one tiny miracle of success.

The first lead, Nam Do-san, was a bit disappointing (played by Nam Joo-hyuk – the whole reason I wanted to watch Start-Up) but I found Kim Seon-ho, who’s now one of my favorite actors. Start-Up was a good Kdrama though it was the secondary characters who made it worth watching for me.

∼Lyn

Posted in Blog Memes, F is For Friday

F Is For Friday – 02 Apr 2021

Hey, bookdragons. I just created a monthly blog meme/tag. So I treated myself to mint and chocolate ice-cream lol. Yay me! It felt really good to do it and I had fun. Hope blogging stays fun. The day off today also felt good. Wish I could stay at home every day.

But since I did my chores today, I have the weekend free. Here’s to hoping it’s a productive weekend.

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I thought the covers of the first 2 books were amazing but man, this one trumps them. 😍

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Posted in Book Reviews

Monthly Ephemerals – April 2021

Here I go, starting another blog meme/tag. I’m trying to stick to being more consistent with my blogging. Actually, I’m trying to get back to Me—to the Me who always managed to scrounge up the time to read, to blog, to do a Bookstagram post. Not this new Me who keeps letting life get her down, who keeps letting adversity crumble her love of reading.

The result of which is a new blog meme lol—Monthly Ephemerals. As humans, we are ephemeral in both nature and mind, wouldn’t you agree? And so are our wants and desires. Every month we want new books (thank God), new TV shows, new Kdramas, new movies, new shoes. 😉 We always want new and more, right?

Hence Monthly Ephemerals was born.

Here are the 3 rules for the blog meme/tag:
1 – Do the post at the start of every month.
2 – Feature your latest anticipated obsessions, ahem, releases. (Beloved books, TV shows, movies, Kdramas, a good news – anything you’re anticipating.)
3 – Credit the creator of this tag (yours truly 😉 ) & have fun!

Anticipated TV show, with bated breath lol

As a sworn book dragon, I would have started with books first but this TV show links to one of my favorite trilogies and duologies so this definitely counts as bookish. 😀

Netflix’s Shadow and Bone will be released on 23 April 2021. I did a post on it back when the cast was first chosen (see here) and I’m totally crushing on Freddy Carter who will play Kaz Brekker. I’ve seen the promotional photos and trailer and OMG, he’s so gorgeous as Kaz Brekker. Needless to say, I CANNOT WAIT for 23 April.

Anticipated Book Releases

Below are some of my anticipated book releases. For now, I’m sticking to the book covers and release date only. I’ll include the synopsis later on in the Book Birthday posts.

Releases on 06 Apr 2021:

Releases on 13 Apr 2021:

Releases on 20 Apr 2021:

I enjoyed creating this blog meme/tag a lot. So, what about you guys, anything good you’re anticipating this month? Do share. 😉

~ Lyn

Posted in Book Blog, New Releases

New Book Releases – 30 Mar 2021

Hola, Book Dragons. Who’s excited for… *drumrolls*:

Rule of Wolves (King of Scars #2) – Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis:
The wolves are circling and a young king will face his greatest challenge in the explosive finale of the instant #1 New York Times-bestselling King of Scars Duology.
The Demon King. As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm—and even the monster within—to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king’s gift for the impossible.
The Stormwitch. Zoya Nazyalensky has lost too much to war. She saw her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected, and she refuses to bury another friend. Now duty demands she embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. No matter the cost.
The Queen of Mourning. Deep undercover, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital. But her desire for revenge may cost her country its chance at freedom and Nina the chance to heal her grieving heart.
King. General. Spy. Together they must find a way to forge a future in the darkness. Or watch a nation fall.

What about you guys? Any other new releases you were anticipating today?

∼Lyn

Posted in Blog Memes, Music Monday

Music Monday – 29 Mar 2021 – Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage

Hey, guys, how’s it going? So I’m doing a marathon of all the Marvel movies per timeline. I’m now on Spider-Man Homecoming.

Here’s a little gem from Captain Marvel’s soundtrack for the pessimistic, sarcastic, depressed wrecks that we are. At least, I am. 😉

Enjoy!

Music Monday is hosted by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Be sure to check out his awesome blog.

Posted in Book Blog, New Releases

New Book Releases – 16 Mar 2021

Hola, Book Dragons. Happy book birthday to this beauty!

Namesake (Fable #2) – Adrienne Young

Synopsis:
Trader. Fighter. Survivor.
With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems.
As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception she learns that her mother was keeping secrets, and those secrets are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.
Filled with action, emotion, and lyrical writing, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Namesake, the final book in the captivating Fable duology.

What about you guys? Any new releases you were anticipating today?

∼Lyn