Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! It's the year of the horse! This weekend has been very busy because of the Lunar New Year celebrations, which is probably my favorite holiday and the biggest holiday in my family. It's the one holiday in the year when the entire family gathers for a big homemade dinner, firecrackers, and best of all, red envelopes ($$$). I've been away to college for the last four years, so it's my first year back celebrating LNY with my family. It was really fun catching up with family and meeting some new cousins for the first time.
Can you believe we're already a month into 2014 already? Somehow, I managed to read seven books this month, which is a good start to the year (for me). In terms of reviews, however, I am behind, but hopefully, I can catch up on some unfinished reviews this week. Look forward to them!
Oh yeah! And if you haven't been on my blog in the last few days, I have a new blog design and rating system out. Check it out!
I'm Currently Reading
Nothing! I'm currently in between books right now and not sure what to read next. Perhaps I'm just waiting for February's batch of books to be released, but please feel free to recommend some of your favorite books. I think I'm still in a sci-fi/fantasy mood, but not really looking at dystopian books for now.
These Past Two Weeks on Bookcharmed
- Top Ten Tuesday (7): Top Nine Things on my Reading Wishlist
- Let's Talk: Moist Panties and Other Cringe-Inducing Words
- Review: The Waking Engine by David Edison (Love it!)
- Top Ten Tuesday (8): Top Ten Worlds/Lives I'd Hate To Experience
- Blog Tour: Beyond Belief By Helen Smith (Review + Excerpt) (Liked it!)
- K. @ The Midnight Garden lists her bookish pet peeves.
- Whytnee @ Books Are Love notices how fast she re-reads books.
- Sydney @ Utterly Bookish asks which is easier to write: positive or negative reviews?
- Nikki @ The Paper Sea discusses giving authors a second chance
- Genevieve @ The Reading Shelf discusses hating on canon couples.
- Blair @ Quirk Books has a book-lover's guide to covertly reading during a Super Bowl party, which is perfect for today.
- J.K. Rowling dropped some unsettling news this week when she admitted that she regrets Ron/Hermione. As a Ron/Hermion shipper, I'm not entirely surprised that Ron & Hermione would have needed relationship counseling, and it's understandable that some authors would have regrets about their books, but it's still uncomfortable to know that all, in fact, was not well in the Harry Potter world.
- Flappy Bird is probably the worst game I've ever played that makes me want to throw my phone across the room, so why can't I stop playing???
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