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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

HOLY MOLY I'M 23!! + Giveaway

The year flew by so quickly. I swear I was singing Taylor Swift's '22' a few months ago.
Now, I'm a year older wiser :')

Unfortunately most of my family is busy this week, not to mention I work this afternoon, so I won't be celebrating with them until the weekend. [I miss my precious niece so much, you guys]. BUT ALL IS NOT LOST. I have a dinner and movie date with my friends tonight! Thank goodness for them because I would have just stayed home with Tidus otherwise (not that Tidus is no fun haa). 

In celebration of today and in thanks for following the blog, chatting with me on twitter or just stopping by, I'm having a birthday giveaway! I've included some of my favorite bookish goodies, some of which I received from my monthly book subscription box I wanted to share, and a signed copy of one of my fave books read this year, To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han! Be sure to enter at the bottom of the post :)

And to end the post, since it's my 23rd birthday, here's 23 random facts about myself. Some of these will probably be familiar if you've seen my 20 random facts tweet haa x)
1. I'm Vietnamese Canadian
2. My favorite colors are blue and purple
3. I love R&B music
4. I like to scrapbook and make cards
5. I have two older brothers
6. I've cried during and loved almost every Pixar movie (except Cars, no thank you)
7. My biggest requirement for any book is a cute ship
8. I always use Photoshop to make my book graphics
9. I have a weakness for cute kpop boys and killer harmonies (shout out to BTS, EXO and GOT7)
10. My favorite ice cream flavor is Cookies n' Cream (or Oreos in Vanilla)
11. I love anime and manga
12. I completed up to grade 8 in piano studies
13. I'd love to travel the world and meet my blogger friends one day
14. I love the Addicted series with all my heart
15. My dog Tidus was named after the Final Fantasy X character
16. I played the flute in my elementary school band
17. I have a guitar with a broken string (I really need to get new ones)
18. My favorite toppings on pizza are pineapples and/or spinach
19. I'm currently binge watching Bones (BOOTH X BRENNAN!!!!!)
20. I can't get Adele's 'Hello' out of my head 
21. I hate horror movies but I'll wiki the plot if it sounds interesting
22. I like to karaoke and dance around
23. I love the Kingdom Hearts video games


*Open Internationally*
If you're under 18, please have permission from your parents to send me your mailing address if you win. Thanks!


  1. Gosh, October had so many good releases! I'm most excited about Magnus Chase and The Rose Society, though I haven't found time to start both just yet :p

    1. I know what you mean. I'm still not finished Walk Through Fire yet haha. I hope you get to read those two soon!!

  2. I think I was most excited about Six of Crows, Illuminae, Magnus Chase and The Rose Society. I've already read Six of Crows and Magnus Chase and enjoyed both of them and I hope to start the other two soon enough. The hardback of Illuminae is so beautiful. :3

    1. I've seen the hardback of Illuminae a few days ago and holy moly you are not kidding, that monster of a book is gorgeous!! *heart eyes* I hope you enjoy these reads, Anna :)

  3. Happy birthday, by the way! Hope you have a wonderful week.

  4. Once again happy birthday Jae! I used to play the flute to but in middle school! Also I would love to meet you one day too! You are one of my favorite blogger friends.

    P.S. You need to watch Scandal so we can talk about it! Yet another TV show I am addicted to!

    1. Thank you, darling x !!! How amazing and fun it would be when we meet face to face. Of course our first adventure would be to the bookstore! ;) I promise to start this month!

  5. There are tons of Christmas reads that came out, that I am saving for this month and next. Holly Martin has two coming out. I read her debut novel and loved it so I am really looking forward to those. Happy Birthday!

    1. Ooooh, I'm not familiar with Holly Martin! I'll have to check out her books. Thank youu <3

  6. First of all, Happy birthday 🎂!!! And many more to come. I live in God forgotten country where every new release worth reading is months behind so when I see all this lovelies coming out soon I really don't know which one I'm excited the most.
    Thank you for your amazing giveaway.

    1. Thank you, Valentina! Well I hope you get to read some amazing books in the coming months :)

  7. Happy belated birthday! Cookies 'n' Cream is my favorite ice cream flavor too!

    Cosplay in Libraries" by Ellysa Kroski was definitely my top pick!

    Thanks for the chance to win! I took a YA lit. class over the summer and one of the booktalks my instructor gave was on Jenny Han's book!

    1. Oops, forgot to say I'm Zekkaina Solo on rafflecopter. ;-)