[Book Review] A Spark of White Fire – Sangu Mandanna // a lush space opera that explores the themes of family and fate

So many people have yelled at me to read this book, and now I can finally say that I HAVE! (You happy, Shealea?) I ended up absolutely adoring it. So much so that I figured out how to add sparkles to a photo – just because I wanted to glitterfy my photo of this book.

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Your Tita’s Fave Romances

Belated happy Valentine’s Day guys, gals, and enby pals! I was busy last night (ya tita had a date!) and so I didn’t get to post this, but I did want to celebrate Valentine’s Day on my blog as well by sharing this list of romance recommendations!

I decided to divide this post into two parts. The first, Your Tita’s Fave Romances, talks about the romance novels I’ve read in the past year that I’ve absolutely enjoyed. The second, Your Tita’s Romance Wishlist, talks about the romance novels I have on my TBR that I desperately need to read! (Some of them came from Vicky’s list, which I’m plugging because she died writing that post y’all.)

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[Top Ten Tuesday] Favorite Couples in Books

Morning, comrades! Welcome to my third installment of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly theme created The Broke and The Bookish in 2010 and moved to The Artsy Reader Girl in 2018.

For today, I’ll be talking about my top favorite couples in books in preparation for February 14, Valentine’s Day! And because I am super extra, I also included an aesthetic for each couple!

(I’ll also be posting a list of my favorite romance books on Valentine’s Day itself, so keep an eye out for it!)

The couples I picked out for this list are all explicitly canon couples. I wondered if I should include some of my fave ships, but then I figured if I started including non-canon couples, this list would go on forever and ever and ever. (Holla at me, Drarry fans!)

Check out my favorite bookish couples below!

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[Book Review] The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi // thrilling heists, the impact of colonialism, and La Belle Epoque

Fuck everyone who says that this is a rip-off of Six of Crows. And that is all I have to introduce this blog entry with.

Let’s get on with the review!

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[Book Review] The Weight of Our Sky – Hanna Alkaf // a stunning historical novel set in 1969 Kuala Lumpur

I’m not gonna lie. I was a little disappointed when I didn’t get picked to participate in Vicky’s blog tour for The Weight of Our Sky. But I shrugged and let it go – after all, there were only limited slots on the tour, and I’m sure she and Hanna had their reasons for choosing the bloggers who did end up on the tour.

But then, lo – lightning struck, and the twin goddesses Vicky and Hanna smiled down upon me and gifted me an e-ARC anyway. I was so grateful, I finished the book in one day, quickly rated it a 5 on Goodreads, and began screaming on Twitter how much I loved it.

Today, this wonderful book comes out into the world. If you’re not yet convinced that you should be reading it, scroll down to check out my review, and then get your butt over to Amazon, Book Depository, or wherever it is your purchase your books, and buy it now!

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January 2019 Wrap-Up & February 2019 TBR

Whaddup homies? Welcome to your tita’s monthly wrap-up and TBR! (Yup, it’s all in one post now, because your tita is also lazy and couldn’t be bothered to make two.)

JANUARY FLEW BY LIKE WHOA, DIDN’T IT? 😳 I felt like I’d hardly taken in a breath and suddenly – whoosh! – the first month of 2019 had already ended. Pretty soon, it’ll be Christmas again. (Lmao.)

Anyway, let’s dive into what iyong Tita Kate (‘Your Tita Kate’ in Tagalog!) was up to this month!

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Galit Na Naman Si Tita: On Being a Critical Reader and Book Blogger

Hello, guys, gals, and enby pals! Welcome to a new series hosted by Your Tita Kate! Ever since I started book blogging, I’ve toyed with the idea of having monthly discussion posts – mostly because there’s only so much I can say in a Twitter thread, and y’all know I have a ton to say in Twitter threads. 😅

Anyway, this series is called Galit Na Naman Si Tita, or “Auntie’s Angry Again” in English. It’s a bit of an in-joke with me and my IRL friends. If they want to get updated on Philippine current events, all they have to do is text me and ask, “Bakit ka galit na naman?” (“Why are you angry again?”) This will usually be followed by a lengthy, horrendously detailed rant on the current event topic du jour.

But worry not! Not all of these posts will be angry! The one below certainly isn’t, mostly since I don’t think it’s my place to get angry at all. Nevertheless, I think what I have to say is pretty important to bloggers, so onward we go!

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