5 popular YA books I still haven’t read

There are so many books that are extremely popular and seem to be read by e v e r y o n e. That’s amazing of course, but with that comes some pressure for sure. I want to read them, but at the same time I’m scared they won’t live up to the hype, so I keep thinking “I will read this one next time, after my current read“. Repeat for ever, haha. Here are 5 of those popular YA books that are collecting dust on my shelf I still haven’t read. Will I ever read them? Who knows… I actually own all 5 of them, so I don’t really have any excuse not to.   To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and…

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I’m back to blogging, but not like I used to

Hi! As you might have noticed (or not lol), I have not posted a blog post in a very long time. Actually, it has been a year since I last actively blogged. And that is because I took a break from blogging. My break wasn’t intentionally really, but I let it happen and I just didn’t pick blogging up again. It wasn’t until I decided to write this post that I realised how much I missed writing. It made me think about my blog and what I want to do with it. Here’s why I have been absent for such a long time, and what my plans for this blog are. Before I hopped on the plane to South Korea back in March 2019, I had quite a few blog posts planned and it was also my intention to write weekly recaps. But… that just went all overboard once I realised I really wanted to enjoy my trip as much…

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What it’s like to live in South Korea during the Corona outbreak as a …

I have decided to write about what it’s like to live in South Korea during the Corona outbreak as a foreigner. Obviously this is my experience, not what everyone else here might experience. But I read so much negativity and some stories that are outright not true about South Korea, that I felt the need to share my story. I have lived in South Korea for more than half a year. I work here as a model and I study Korean at a university. When the first few cases of the Corona virus appeared in South Korea, there was immediate action as a means to prevent both panic and spreading of the virus. The message to wash your hands thoroughly, wear a mask, and to cough in your elbow were to read and hear everywhere, and still are. They also shared a special phone number you can call in case you show any symptoms. In subway stations you can hear…

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I moved to Seoul, South Korea

Hi everyone! I have some very exciting news to share. If you’re reading this blog post, it means I have moved to Seoul, South Korea! I have been absent on my blog for a while now, and I will write about that and my future plans with my blog very soon. But this post is about this life changing decision I made. In March 2019 I went to South Korea for the very first time for modeling. I lived and worked there for 2 months, which was an amazing time. I fell in love with the food, the people, the city… and my manager. And now I’m back in Seoul, working as a model, and soon studying here as well. I just got my Alien Registration Card (ARC), which makes it feel 100% official. You might be thinking “Soph, did you really move to the other side of the world for a guy?”, and my answer is yes and no.…

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Review// To Best The Boys by Mary Weber

Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Every year, the poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier look to see how likely their sons are to survive. And Rhen Tellur opens it to see if she can derive which substances the ink and parchment are created from, using her father’s microscope. In the province of Caldon, where women are trained in wifely duties and men are encouraged into collegiate education, sixteen-year-old Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. As the poor of her seaside town fall prey to a deadly disease, she and her father work desperately to find a cure. But when her Mum succumbs to it as well? Rhen decides to take the future into her own hands—through the annual all-male scholarship competition. With…

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Review// Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns #3)

Queen Katharine has waited her entire life to wear the crown. But now that she finally has it, the murmurs of dissent grow louder by the day. There’s also the alarming issue of whether or not her sisters are actually dead—or if they’re waiting in the wings to usurp the throne. Mirabella and Arsinoe are alive, but in hiding on the mainland and dealing with a nightmare of their own: being visited repeatedly by a specter they think might be the fabled Blue Queen. Though she says nothing, her rotting, bony finger pointing out to sea is clear enough: return to Fennbirn. Jules, too, is in a strange place—in disguise. And her only confidants, a war-gifted girl named Emilia and her oracle friend Mathilde, are urging her to take on a role she can’t imagine filling: a legion-cursed queen who will lead a rebel army to Katharine’s doorstep. This is an uprising that the mysterious Blue Queen may have more…

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A flexible planner in a bullet journal

Something I struggle with while planning things out on paper, is that it’s not flexible at all. If my plans change, I have to scratch things out, and that makes things messy and clouded. In my bullet journal set up for 2019 I shared a blog planner I was going to try out. And it didn’t work, because I kept moving blog posts around. That’s why I decided to come up with a flexible planner for in my bullet journal, that I wanted to use to plan out future blog posts. I am probably not the only one who prefers planning on paper, but feels annoyed by how restricting it is. Sometimes life happens, or you get a new idea, and you have to change your plans. (While I use this as a blog planner, this could obviously also work to plan something else that needs a lot of moving things around!) In short, what I did was make small…

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Review// One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns #2)

The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail? With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent. In this enthralling sequel to Kendare Blake’s New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns, Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other This review contains spoilers of the previous book in this series. My review of the previous book in this series// #1 This book was bought with…

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#lwchallenge// March 2019 “text”

Welcome to the Little Writing Challenge of March 2019! Please make sure you’ve read my blog post called Little Writing Challenge before reading this one for all the rules and how to submit your story. Text This month’s challenge revolves around a text. Whether that text is a happy one, a last text, or an automated text, is up to you. You don’t even have to reveal what the text says. But the main character has to be affected by the text and act upon it. It can be written in any genre you like. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Good luck and happy writing!

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