I remember my country being on lockdown in early 2020 for about three months and not stepping out of the house at all. Other than reading, I probably didn’t do anything else which meant that I quickly surpassed all my goals of the year, and the first time I read over 40 books in a single month. While I’m happy that I got to read as much as I could in those months, I still felt as if my life was utterly disrupted. Whenever I think about my supposed trip to South Korea once I graduated but never could because the COVID outbreak happened, it saddens me even though it has been a while already.
Anyway, COVID cases are skyrocketing everywhere nowadays, I hope everyone is doing fine and being safe. Remember to always wear a mask and wash your hands wherever you go. If you can get a vaccine, do it.
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♘ What are you currently reading? ♘
I’m halfway through Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan! Really enjoying the contemporary romance.
♘ What’s your favorite can’t-leave-the-house-activity? ♘
Well, other than reading, I don’t have much hobbies. If I’d have to think of one, probably painting or drawing.
♘ A book you’ve been meaning to read forever? ♘
The first book that came to mind is The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee. I’ve been meaning to read finish The Kyoshi Novels but I’m thinking of rereading book one first.
♘ An intimidating book on your tbr? ♘
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart isn’t the hugest book in my TBR but somehow I just found it to be a little intimidating. Many readers that I follow read and loved this book so I’m afraid of the high expectations.
♘ Top three priority books on your tbr? ♘
For 2021 releases, the three books are Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta (reading this May), Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim, and The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri. I don’t think I need to say anything else because these are probably on everyone’s TBR list.
As for backlisted books, I want to read The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi, No Paths Are Bound by Mo Xiang Tongxiu (book three of Heaven Official’s Blessing) and A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir as soon as I can.
♘ Recommend a short book. ♘
Fell in love with Nghi Vo’s writing with The Empress of Salt and Fortune last year. She’s a brilliant storyteller who wrote an incredibly intricate and beautiful story.
♘ Recommend a long book. ♘
Heaven Official’s Blessing by Mo Xiang Tongxiu is over 2,000 pages long. The English version is split into five books and I’m only done with book two. No Paths Are Bound is actually over 900 pages so good luck to me. Regardless, I loved the animated series so much that I went to read the web novel immediately. Hua Cheng and Xie Lian have my heart. However, got to warn you guys about the gore and body horror.
It’s about a love story that spanned over 800 years. Hua Cheng and Xie Lian’s past intertwined and now their future is too. The amount of times I swooned over Hua Cheng’s devotion towards the only he loved is uncountable. Crimson Rain Sought Flower, one of the four Ghost King, feared by all only has heart for one person. How do I not love them?
♘ Something you’d like to do while stuck at home? ♘
Sleeping, reading, eating. I do watch shows occasionally. Recently, I’ve been watching Heaven Official’s Blessing, The Untamed, and Word of Honor. All are Chinese wuxia/xianxia drama. Absolutely in love.
♘ What do you plan on reading next? ♘
Next on my TBR for May is No Paths are Bound by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. It’s part three of the Heaven Official’s Blessing novel. Though it’s over 900 pages, I’m sure I’ll be enjoying that immensely and finishing as soon as I can.