27 May 2015

Armchair BEA 2015: Day 1 - Introductions

If you didn't know Book Expo America is happening from May 27th-29th in NYC but if you can't attend it, like me, you might wanna check out Armchair BEA. There will be daily blogging themes and discussions related to the topics at BEA and giveaways will also be held on the 30th!

Today's topic is an introduction so without further ado:

A bit about myself
I am from Singapore and I have been blogging for about 5 months now. I started this blog in 2012 and blogged for awhile but had to stop once Uni started. Now that I am done with uni, I am back at it again! :) I decided to start blogging because I don't have many real life friends that are as enthusiastic about reading as me so I decided to try and connect with like minded people on the interwebs by starting a blog.

My favourite genres
Fantasy and Contemporary
I know these are such polarising favourites but I love travelling to fantasy worlds whenever I need an escape from real life but I also like escaping into someone else's "real life" (with loads of cute romance) when I need something more relatable!

The book I am most looking forward to read
A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.
Currently Reading
This is the sequel to To All the Boys I've Loved Before. In the first book, Lara writes letters to all her crushes but she never sends them out. Then one day, they all get sent out and things start getting really complicated! Lara was kind of childish in the first book so I am excited to see how she grows in this second instalment. I am also excited to see more Peter K <3 I am about 6 chapters in and its so cute!

My favourite post on my blog
I am going to be cheesy and say that all my posts are my favourites :P I am still feeling my way around this blogging thing but recently I dipped my toes into discussion posts! I talked about how I sometimes feel the pressure to read the books that everyone has read/is reading. Feel free to share your thoughts on it. :)

Feel free to share your links to your introduction posts for ABEA!

Find me here:



  1. The Wrath and the Dawn sounds interesting.

  2. The Wrath & The Dawn is a book I've wanted to read ever since I came across it in the Buzz Books for this year. I've seen To All The Boys I've Loved Before a lot in passing, but I was completely unfamiliar with the premise. The idea of all those letters being sent out is intriguing.

  3. Yes, college certainly takes all one's time! Glad you are back at blogging. Very happy to meet you here at Armchair BEA!


  4. I decided to blog through Uni but it's been incredibly stressful at times and my TBR pile has definitely suffered as a consequence! Fantasy is my favourite genre as well for the exact same reason! There is just something beautiful about being transported to a completely different world which is expertly crafted! 'The Wrath & the Dawn' sounds amazing, will have to check that one out! I'm loving all the ABEA fun :D Thanks for sharing!
    My Intro and Library post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  5. That's some Armchair! I love it. Glad to join you for Armchair BEA this year. Ashley at Chronicles

  6. I am looking forward to reading The Wrath and the Dawn too. So glad that you have completed uni and have returned to blogging. I look forward to getting to know you throughout the week.

  7. Ooh, so glad to stumble upon another SG book blogger and welcome back to the blogosphere! Really relate to how you feel about fantasy novels (which one's your fave?) and I'm looking forward to reading The Wrath & The Dawn too! It's just sitting there on my shelf beckoning...

    Looking forward to the rest of your ABEA posts!

    1. HI! Do you know of any other SG book bloggers? I have no idea where to find them! I read A Court of Thorns and Roses recently and it was really good. :) I think I am going to read it next! I added you on Goodreads, I hope that's okay!

      Thanks for dropping by!

  8. Oh my gosh, I love the ABEA banner you made! Do you think I could use it? I'd give you credit, of course! :)

  9. I didn't even know there was an ABEA, I'm definitely linking up now! Could I also use your ABEA banner with credit of course?

    1. Glad to spread the word! :) Yes of course, feel free to use it!

  10. I have never heard of The Wrath and the Dawn but I am adding that to my wish list. Thanks for sharing!