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Get to Know the Romance Reader

Get to Know the Romance Reader

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Happy Monday, Wormies! I decided to do a tag today because I’m feeling a bit energized! August is Romance Awareness Month and I have been sharing romance recs on my Instagram stories and will continue doing it throughout the month of August! I’m only doing a few a day because I realize that I have a lot of recs! Don’t forget to stop by! I also stumbled upon this book tag when I was watching Francesca at Under the Covers Book Blog Youtube channel. She got the original tag from Bree @ Falling for Romance. What is […]

• Posted August 5, 2019 • 4 Comments

Taking it Easy. July 2019 Monthly Wraps

Taking it Easy. July 2019 Monthly Wraps

Last month on I Heart Romance & YA   Hello, Wormies! After my exhausting month, I am trying to take it easy and relax. Hopefully, this strategy will work and I’ll be back and be reenergized. I’m creating something right now and I can’t wait to share it with you sometime next month or so. The highlights of this month for me. It’s also official and I can share it with everyone! Yes! I will be moderating a panel with these amazing Filipino authors: authors Tif Marcelo (The Key To Happily Ever After), Mia Hopkins (Thirsty), Maida Malby (Boracay Vows), and Sarah Smith (Faker) […]

• Posted August 1, 2019 • 10 Comments

Favorite Reads in 2019 (So Far)

Favorite Reads in 2019 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl formerly hosted at The Broke and the Bookish   It’s almost the end of July and I’m here to share my favorite reads in 2019 so far! This year has been a whirlwind for me, with a lot of slumps and burnouts! This time last year, I had more favorite reads. Unfortunately, I don’t have as many 5-star reads, at this time. I would also like to add that I am including books that I read for the first time this year even if they were previously published. For a complete list of all […]

• Posted July 30, 2019 • 12 Comments

Must Have Bookish Apps

Must Have Bookish Apps

Let’s talk about anything bookish! For a few years now, I’ve slowly been moving to digital formats when reading (or listening) to books. I’ve also been listening to audiobooks more, however this year, there’s about an equal split between audio and ebooks. Anyway, I wanted to share my favorite bookish apps that bookworms need to have if you don’t have it already. For Library Readers Libby & Hoopla Apps If you love to read library books, get the Libby app (run by Overdrive) AND the Hoopla app. I wrote detailed descriptions for Libby and Hoopla, so you can go ahead and […]

• Posted July 29, 2019 • 2 Comments

Extreme Bookish Burnout

Extreme Bookish Burnout

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Hello, Wormies! It’s me again and here we are, almost at the end of the 7th month this year and I finally admit that I am in extreme bookish burnout. I even blogged about what to do to get out of this funk but to no avail! I think this has been coming on in the last few months and I have been harping on and on about it. But this time, I have seriously felt it and I am feeling so overwhelmed! It’s not even blogging anymore, but it has seeped into bookstagram and […]

• Posted July 22, 2019 • 18 Comments

This was an extremely exhausting month! June 2019 Monthly Wraps

This was an extremely exhausting month! June 2019 Monthly Wraps

Last month on I Heart Romance & YA Happy new month, Wormies! I am currently blogging in Vegas right now and man, did I need this short weekend getaway! Although, I have been really traveling a lot for work this month. In fact, I landed in Burbank on Friday and left Burbank again for Vegas on Saturday. Yeah, I’m such a jet setter right now. Note the sarcasm. A lot of things happened IRL to me in the month of June. While I won’t discuss the particulars, I just want to say that life is extremely unpredictable. I didn’t read […]

• Posted July 1, 2019 • 4 Comments

Books on My Summer 2019 TBR

Books on My Summer 2019 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl formerly hosted at The Broke and the Bookish It’s almost summer and I can’t wait to get rid of this June gloom that SoCal is currently in! I need some heartwarming and sunshiney reads!   Light-hearted Reads Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey | Meet Cute by Helena Hunting | Boracay Vows by Maida Malby | Parental Guidance by Avery Flynn | A Highlander Walks into a Bar by Laura Trentham   Thrilling Reads Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton | When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton […]

• Posted June 25, 2019 • 14 Comments

A Map of My Reading Tastes through the Years

A Map of My Reading Tastes through the Years

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   It’s not surprising when your reading tastes have changed. In fact, I am one of those whose reading tastes have changed significantly over the years. I wrote a post listing a genre that I don’t read anymore. I also wrote a post explaining why my genre preferences have changed. But I haven’t really explained the whys. Which brings me to today’s topic – a map of my reading tastes through the years. It’s hard to explain the change that each individual goes through throughout their life. I don’t want to be profound or anything, […]

• Posted June 24, 2019 • 14 Comments

Most Anticipated Romance Releases Pubbing on the Second Half of 2019

Most Anticipated Romance Releases Pubbing on the Second Half of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl formerly hosted at The Broke and the Bookish   I am so excited for the next half of 2019! Also, there are a bunch of books that are going to be pubbed in the next 6 months that I am highly anticipating and I’m sure my wallet won’t thank me for this list!   Historical Romance   Contemporary/Paranormal Romance   What books are you most excited for pubbing in the next 6 months? Are any of the books listed on your list?   shared on

• Posted June 18, 2019 • 4 Comments