MINI REVIEWS: The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar and I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn // 2 Beautiful Contemporaries You’ll Love!

I have a confession to make: I’ve only been reading YA Contemporary books these days.

(oh look, she CAN use capital letters…😋)

I think that contemporary is my comfort genre, because lately it’s been taking me a while to get into fantasy and sci-fi novels – but I’m happy to start a YA contemporary anytime. And while I do think it’s important to read more than just one genre, there’s just something so special about getting lost in a fluffy read for a few hours!!

In fact, I’ve found so many new favorites these past few months. A few of my recent reads were The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar and I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn –both of which have equal amounts of fluff and powerful moments. I really enjoyed these books and can’t wait to talk about them, so let’s just get right into my reviews…

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12 Heartwarming Middle Grade Books by Asian Authors to Read in Quarantine!

lately, two types of posts have been going around the book blogging community.

the first is recommendations of cozy, feel-good novels to lift your spirits in quarantine, and the second is lists of amazing books to read by Asian authors to support Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage month. (definitely check out Chaima’s, Oliva’s, May’s and Chloe’s posts if you’d like to read some of my favorites!)

i’ve been wanting to publish both of these posts on my blog for the longest time, and when i finally realized that i could combine the two, this post was born!


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REACTING TO MY OLD WRITING PT. 1 // ft. lots of embarrassment

i’ve always been a writer.

writing has constantly been one of my all-time favorite things to do: ever since i was little, i used to scribble words down on the page in the hope that they would form eloquent stories. 

so, i was going through some old Google Docs the other day when i stumbled across a couple of stories that i had written in ELEMENTARY school! 

but to say that these stories were eloquent would be the Overstatement Of The Year™. i was in fourth grade when i wrote most of them, so i could definitely tell how my writing has improved since then…

and of course, i’ve decided to embarrass myself in front of all of YOU as well by starting a new series on my blog in which i react to my old writing! this should be fun…

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welcome: an ode to new beginnings (+ my May bullet journal spread)

hello, dear friends!

if you don’t know me from my old blog, i’m Ash: (she/her) writer + artist, amateur photographer, new youtuber, bookdragon, and lover of smiles, petrichor, sunset, literature, & the stars. if you’d like to learn more about me, click here.


if you don’t know me from my old blog, i’m Ash: (she/her) writer + artist, amateur photographer, new youtuber, bookdragon, and lover of smiles, petrichor, sunset, literature, & the stars. if you’d like to learn more about me, click here.

today marks an ending and beginning: the end of my old blog, and the start of something new. i started blogging around a year ago, and it’s safe to say that I’ve changed a lot — as a writer, reader, photographer, artist, and so much more. i was welcomed in the best way to the blogiverse, and I really appreciate the journey i’ve been on.

i can’t wait to make more memories on this blog, and i’m so grateful to everyone who’s joining me! ❤

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