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BOOK REVIEW: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

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"Never say no when you really want to say yes."
Yes, I finished reading this book, but no it's a finale to Lara Jean's story. I really like how the author beautifully wrapped up this whole series. I will dearly miss the characters of this series.  
My rating: 

Currently Watching K-Drama

Hello readers. It has been away for a long time. I'm trying to blog on a weekly basis to get back into my system. So without farther ado, the K-Drama I'm watching:
God's Quiz 2 [7/12] Another medical examiner drama that I came across that is reminds me a bit of CSI. I finished watching season one a week ago and was thrilled that Netflix had all four seasons. Yay! I'm preparing to marathon this once I finish applications for graduate school. As for now I'm restricting myself to one episode a day.

VIDEO: Summer TBR 2017

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VIDEO: Summer TBR 2017

BOOK REVIEW: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

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After reading several of Christie's books, I learned to expect the unexpected. The least likely person would most likely be the killer, so suspect everyone. I put on my detective hat and closely examined the characters with a magnify glass. In this case the list of suspects is not long, so remembering character names is not too difficult as compared to decide if they are telling the truth or not.

VIDEO: May 2017 Wrap Up

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VIDEO: May 2017 Wrap Up

VIDEO: Inspirational YA Book Quotes

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VIDEO: Inspirational YA Book Quotes

FIRST & LAST IMPRESSIONS: Medical Examiner Dr. Qin (C-Drama)

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I intentionally meant for this to be a first impressions post, but somehow it led to the lasting impressions and review of this crime action Chinese drama. The title of this drama was what initially drew me into watching it since I am a fan of the American television show, CSI (Crime Scene Investigators). As luck would have it this drama is very similar to CSI; yet different in its own ways. Similar in that the opening song sounds very much like the one for CSI with several different beats and it follows Qin Ming (played by Zhang Ruo Yun), a chief forensic investigator for the Chinese police as he solve crime cases. The different in that its very fast pace.

BOOK REVIEW: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

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A familiar person, but most disliked individual of a small town had been shot in a vicarage with no leads as to who the killer could be. Miss Maple, an intelligent lady lends her wits to solve this mysterious murder.
When starting this book, I thought it would be written through perspective of the lead detective, Miss Maple, but contrary to that idea it was written in that of the vicar. It made her feel less important. I was a tad confused as to why the author would do such an odd way of telling a story; it was not till midway of the book did I understand why. She wanted readers to be kept in the dark for a bit because Miss Maple see everything clearly from the very beginning.

VIDEO: April 2017 Wrap Up & Favorites

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VIDEO: April 2017 Wrap Up & Favorites

BOOK REVIEW: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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“Ten little soldier boys went out to dine…And then there were None.”I had initially DNF this book at 48%, but after reading another by the same author, I decided to give this story another chance. Second time rereading this book brought a much calm mind for me since I was not rushing to read it; subtle hints are more noticeable now.

VIDEO: Book or Movie

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VIDEO: Book or Movie?

VIDEO: March 2017 Wrap Up

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VIDEO: March 2017 Wrap Up

VIDEO: Anything But Books Tag

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VIDEO: Anything But Books Tag

BOOK REVIEW: The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie

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"I suspect everybody and if you've read any detective stories. You must know that it's always the most unlikely person who's the villain." - Anne
That is what I did exactly because in a mystery story, no one can be trusted. There was not a moment in this book where I did not second guess myself. Each chapter provide clues that are build on each other.

VIDEO: Books with TV Shows

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VIDEO: Books with TV Shows

VIDEO: February 2017 Wrap Up

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VIDEO: February 2017 Wrap Up

VIDEO: K-Drama and C-Drama to Watch in 2017

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VIDEO: K-Drama and C-Drama to Watch in 2017

BOOK REVIEW: The Witches by Roald Dahl

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“REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ORDINARY JOBS.”
The boy did not believe his grandmother tales about witches were true until he comes face to face with the Grand High Witch.

VIDEO: Rereading Books

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VIDEO: Rereading Books

VIDEO: January 2017 Wrap Up

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VIDEO: January 2017 Wrap Up

VIDEO: Books I Regretted Not Reading in 2016

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VIDEO: Books I Regretted Not Reading in 2016

DRAMA RECAPS: 7 First Kisses Episodes 7 & 8

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EPISODE 7: Lee Jong Suk Previously on 7 First Kisses, Soo Jin had kissed two K-pop superstars, Kai from EXO and Ok Taecyeon from 2PM. Sadly, she had to return back to reality, where she is once again at the information desk.
Her manager selected her for an opportunity to be in a commercial with none other than celebrity Lee Jong Suk.  Fan girl moment. The director seemed skeptical of her acting skills since she looked so nervous in front of Jong Suk. Being a nice guy, he persuaded the director that it was her first time so it’s natural. Her nervousness continued as they act with the final straw being her reaction when he placed a necklace around her neck.

VIDEO: Highly Anticipated Books of 2017

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VIDEO: Highly Anticipated Books of 2017

VIDEO: Favorite Books of 2016

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VIDEO: Favorite Books of 2016

VIDEO: End of the Year 2016 Book Haul

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VIDEO: End of the Year 2016 Book Haul

VIDEO: Reflecting on 2016 & New Year Resolutions

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VIDEO: Reflecting on 2016 & New Year Resolutions

VIDEO: December 2016 Wrap Up

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VIDEO: December Wrap Up

BOOK REVIEW: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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My first book review for the year after recovering from a reading slump and Three Dark Crowns had me wondering what I read. The premise of triplet queens born with supernatural abilities was initially what got me to read this book. While the book shines in certain areas, it weakens in others.
The story started off slow and steady and stayed at that rate for about seventy percent of the book. In the beginning, the author introduced readers to the three sisters, Katherine, Arsinoe, and Mirabella. They lived in separate cities to improve their specialties with eventually they will meet in the capital to compete to become a sole queen. The space in between these events brought no excitement in terms of character or plot development.