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Thank You, Romancelandia

Thank You, Romancelandia

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Happy Thanksgiving! For those of you who celebrate, Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks and I wanted to take a moment to give thanks to everyone in the reading community! This year has been a blessing and one of the years where I was the most active in the community โ€“ most especially the romance community. I love our interactions on the blog, on Instagram, and on Twitter. I am grateful for the acceptance that this community has been to me and my reading preferences. Despite many who belittle romance novels, I am so […]

โ€ข Posted November 28, 2019 โ€ข 0 Comments โ€ข

Books on My Holiday 2019 TBR

Books on My Holiday 2019 TBR

Let’s talk about anything bookish! It’s almost Christmas and I am excited to get a few days off and read all the holiday romances! I admit that I am not one to read holiday romances, but this year, I want to get in the festive mood in my reading selections! Here are the books on my holiday 2019 TBR. I will be reading (or try to read) these books during the holiday season! Please feel free to shame me if I fail!   Christmas After Dark Anthology I’ve only read two authors in this anthology – Juliette Cross and Abigail […]

โ€ข Posted November 18, 2019 โ€ข 4 Comments โ€ข

Ultimate Gift Guide for Romance Readers 2019 Edition

Ultimate Gift Guide for Romance Readers 2019 Edition

Let’s talk about anything bookish! We’re about 44 days to go until Christmas, and I wanted to share another ultimate gift guide for romance readers! I’ve been doing this gift guide series at least every year now and I’m really glad that we now have more items for the romance reader in your life! As a romance reader, it’s been hard to find the right fandom merch for me because the industry mostly focuses on a lot of fantasy and YA. So here are a few shops that sell romance / romance-inspired merch! If you want to see my other […]

โ€ข Posted November 11, 2019 โ€ข 0 Comments โ€ข

I’m Crafty Again! Currently Reading 2019 Weeks 43-44

I’m Crafty Again! Currently Reading 2019 Weeks 43-44

Bookish updates in the last 2 weeks Happy Sunday, Wormies! By the time you’re reading this, I am probably driving to Palm Springs for a work conference. Fun! Not really. LOL But at least I am out of the office for now. The last week has been enlightening for me because ahem… I still know how to sew! I seriously learned how to sew in high school on an old school Singer sewing machine. Yup, not the electric one! My mom purchased a machine a year ago and I decided to use it! So here is the fruit of my […]

โ€ข Posted November 10, 2019 โ€ข 4 Comments โ€ข

I Overbooked Myself Last Month! October 2019 Monthly Wraps

I Overbooked Myself Last Month! October 2019 Monthly Wraps

Last month on I Heart Romance & YA   Happy Tuesday, Wormies! It’s been a crazy October for me! I was moderating a panel at The Ripped Bodice, and I also ended up overbooking myself! See, there were so many good books that I wanted to read publishing around the same time and I could not help but request them. So, I was basically drowning in all the books and I had a hard time keeping up! This really made me rethink my requesting practices and I have now tried to hold-off in requesting books.ย Wish me luck! I have also […]

โ€ข Posted November 5, 2019 โ€ข 6 Comments โ€ข

Halloween Romance Recommendations

Halloween Romance Recommendations

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl formerly hosted at The Broke and the Bookish   I think I’ve been saying this over and over again. But I can’t really read or watch horror. That said when Halloween comes, I always try to read romance books that have a scary or creepy feel to it. If you’re interested, you can read my favorite non-scary Halloween movies post and non-horror reads to read for Halloween.   Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy   Fated by Rebecca Zanetti Paranormal Romance   The City of Brass by […]

โ€ข Posted October 29, 2019 โ€ข 0 Comments โ€ข

I’m Binge Reading! Currently Reading Weeks 40-42

I’m Binge Reading! Currently Reading Weeks 40-42

Bookish updates in the last 3 weeks It’s been 3 weeks since my last post and I hope youย Wormiesย are doing great! I was supposed to write this post last week, but the best thing ever happened and I had to destress for the weekend! If you don’t know, I was a moderator for a Filipino-American romance panel atย The Ripped Bodice! It was an amazing experience and it was fun! I have to say that my work has really helped me gain confidence in public speaking! And just to let you know, I also spoke at a work conference last week. […]

โ€ข Posted October 27, 2019 โ€ข 2 Comments โ€ข

Favorite Romance Title Buzz Words

Favorite Romance Title Buzz Words

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   Happy Indigenous People Day everyone! Here in California, we have renamed this holiday, so it may be different where you’re at. We also have a three-day weekend so it’s my day off today! YAY! I decided to write another post about romance titles because I absolutely judge my romance books based on their titles! Well, notย allย the time, but I do look at the title first, then the cover, then the blurb before I decide if I want to read it or not. So, here are my favorite romance title buzz words!   Punny Titles […]

โ€ข Posted October 14, 2019 โ€ข 1 Comment โ€ข

What Makes a Book a Keeper?

What Makes a Book a Keeper?

Let’s talk about anything bookish!   If you are like me who reads a lot of books, you have read a lot of books. For the most part, I have most of the books that I love digitally โ€“ ebooks on my Kindle and audiobooks on my cloud. But I do love to collect physical books. However, I always struggle with what books I keep and what books I donโ€™t need physical copies of. It also doesnโ€™t help that I get a lot of free ARCs or finished copies from publishers. This means that I have a lot of books […]

โ€ข Posted October 7, 2019 โ€ข 11 Comments โ€ข