Things I Love In Books aka my Bookish Buzzwords Revealed

Every reader is different, and has a specific type of taste, no matter how similar it may be to another/other readers.

We all have things in books that we love. Those words/tropes/elements that we actively seek out in books, or that we find we just love. You know, those books that you hear about that have a/those specific elements that you love in books to the point where you break the world record in hitting the “Want to Read” button as soon as you see it.

Or is that just me? Probably. Definitely.

So a few months back, I saw Lala over at Books and Lala on YouTube make a video called ‘Things I Love In Books‘. I found it really interesting and thought it might be fun to write up a post talking about things that I just absolutely adore in books. I’ve seen a bunch of posts talking about their bookish buzzwords (which essentially has the same core idea of Lala’s video) as well, so I figured it’s high time I write my own.

On to the post!

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Let’s Discuss: My Recent 5-star crisis – my battle with perfection, being a critical reader + the community’s romanticization of 5-star reads

If you follow me on Twitter, read some of my monthly wrap-up posts or listened to me whining on Twitter DMs (for those of you who had to undergo that torture, y’all are saints and I have absolutely no idea how you handle me), you know my struggle of not being able to find a five-star read this year!

Which is absolutely tragic, and honestly hurts my soul.

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This post is going to actually talk about it, and dive into why I think it has been so difficult to find a 5-star read and just further delves into those factors.

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IT’S MY ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!! // Chatting about Blogging, Looking back on the Past Year, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Memes, Shoutouts + Thank YOU

Can we just acknowledge that I have been blogging for ONE YEAR.

One.

Year.

Oh my god.

Oh. my. God.

Oh my god!!!!

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We Need To Talk: ARC Hoarding and Distribution, The Problems, Consumerism & Privilege in the Book Community + What We Can Do

Hey, it’s ya girl Taasia, and I’m here to make another discussion based on feelings, Twitter drama and (maybe, but hopefully not) stir up some sort of controversy!

What’s new, why does this lowkey sound like my life yikes.

So, inspired by some fairly late Twitter drama surrounding ARCs, (basically another Tuesday night on Book Twitter, because so much drama happens over there) and by May’s Tweet. Their tweet pushed me to actually considering publishing this post, because I was so nervous to post this post.

Therefore, after forever, I decided to finally talk about my vented-up with ARC hoarding (especially regarding diverse ARCs), my problems and what we can do to combat the issue.

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I understand that all of you are doing your best to read your ARCs, but I just want to point this out because I’ve noticed and heard some stories of how some people are doing this and the consequences of this, and to just talk about the issues behind it.

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A not-so-eloquent one-side analysis of PoC Representation in the Wizarding World (featuring live GIF reactions)

To celebrate the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald, let’s talk (note: it will be way more of a rant) about JKR and her problematic history with marginalization! Please note that this will be a rant with no eloquence whatsoever, like my SJ Maas one, but yeah!

Honestly, I’m worried about putting this post out in the world, but I’m still going to be doing it anyway. I hope you guys enjoy this one. I’ll be definitely attaching some other, far better posts discussing the whole situation.

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Discussion: The Manon Ethnicity Drama and Representation of Marginalized Communities in S.J Maas’ Books

I normally love funny and light-hearted posts, but today’s post is not going to be that.

Today’s post is going to be about something very near and dear to my heart: diversity and representation in literature and how it is handled. But more specifically, I want to take an opportunity to rant about my thoughts on how  Sarah J. Maas (the author of modern fantasy classics such as Throne of Glass, A Court of Thorns and Roses among other white-centric, heteronormative fantasies) has handled diversity and marginalization with her characters in Throne of Glass. I’ve been wanting to do this post for a long time and to discuss the hypocrisy and the hurt that it’s caused to me, and other members of the community.

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My First TTT – My Favourite Asian Bloggers

As I will never shut up about, I’m Asian. You guys are all-stars from repeatedly reading this sentence. Specifically, I’m Southeast Asian (Malaysian Chinese). I’ve wanted to do Top Ten Tuesday for ages (because, hype) and when I saw this prompt, I thought this post was not only a good way to spread the love for the book blogosphere, but also to make it the second article in my Asian blog series, I guess, where I talk about my favourite Asian members of the book community. No shade to people of other minorities and groups, but I just wanted to take a moment (meaning, a post) to commemorate Asian bloggers.

And being on brand as usual, I’m late with posting this. I literally had so much going on that my blog was being pushed to the backburner … is that a bad thing? So without further ado, here are some of my favorite Asian bloggers.

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