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LifeAimee here!

EXAMS ARE COMING! Crap. Okay, fine, I’m slightly excited because that means the quarter’s already over and it’s almost time for our break. I’m so excited to spend one (I’m actually not sure because I’m so involved) week of sitting down to read.

Anyway, I also signed up for cheer dancing this year, and we had our first practice yesterday with bridge attempts. My non-flexible muscles are protesting–but I will try not to injure myself. Please pray for my soul and my limbs.

AND AND I AM SO DOWN IN THE DUMPS BECAUSE THE PHILIPPINES DIDN’T WIN THE FIBA CUP AGAINST CHINA. I know, I know, I’m Chinese and should be okay with either team winning, but PHILIPPINES FOR THE FUCKING WIN! T_T No, I’m not okay.

AND–a blog announcement! We’ll be killing off our weekly recaps to do bimonthly recaps instead, called Rambling Rundowns (name still subject to change)! We’ll have our first one featuring all of us next week!

#Obsessedcurrent obsessions

I’ve been obsessed with getting royally pissed off over petty things. My soul is so dark.

I have been going crazy over all the chocolate things! Big Scoop‘s chocolate ice cream being my #1 addiction at the moment, closely followed by Royce’s white chocolate marshmallows. Or I can always put them together. ;)

#BookHaulthis week’s stack of pretties (links lead to Goodreads)

It’s been ages since my last haul, so there are quite a handful of books on this weeks’ haul. Also I tried out a new photography style, thanks to Georgie’s tutorial!


A Madness So Discreet | Hunter | Dream Things True | Illuminae

I’ve been pining for A Madness So Discreet since I heard about it, and I’m so stoked that it’s finally in my hands! Hunter will be my first Mercedes Lackey book. Dream Things True looks gorgeous, and it tackles a topic that isn’t talked about in YA. Illuminae is… Illuminae. You get me.

Many thanks to HarperCollins, Disney, St. Martin’s Press and Penguin!

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Wendy Darling: Stars | Into the Dim | The May Queen Murders | Blackhearts

Wendy Darling: Stars sounds so kick ass, and I adore Peter Pan retellings despite DNFing the original novel. I requested Into the Dim to satisfy my historical fantasy lover self. I’m not sure why I requested The May Queen Murders particularly, but it looks lovely. And of course I had to request Blackhearts!

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Revenge and the Wild | Seven Black Diamonds | Tell the Wind and Fire | Love & Gelato

More pretties from Harper came out on Edelweiss and I grabbed a lot of them! I also got Tell the Wind and Fire because I want to really get into Sara Rees Brennan, as well as Love & Gelato because it looks adorable.

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The Impostor Queen | This Is Where the World Ends | The Word for Yes | Thicker Than Water

The Impostor Queen will (finally) be my first Sarah Fine book! This Is Where the World Ends will be my first by Amy Zhang as well, though I do want to read her Falling Into Places, too. Thicker Than Water will be my first Kelly Fiore.

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Shade Me | Take the Fall | Thanks for the Trouble

Jennifer Brown is known for her socially important books, and I’m curious to see how she’ll handle this fantasy (Shade Me). Take the Fall was recommended to me by someone… Maybe author Mackenzi Lee? I’m not too sure. Thanks for the Trouble looks cute and quirky!

Hugs and hugs and hugs to SparkPress, HMH Kids, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins!


Queen of Shadows | The Wrath and the Dawn | Falling Kingdoms | The Blood of Olympus

That right there’s my Manila International Book Fair haul! I only got four books, but hey, it was a good day to hang out with two good friends of mine! I bought Queen of Shadows because duh, and The Wrath and the Dawn because Mishma (Chasing Faerytales) won’t get off my back about it. xD Then I got Falling Kingdoms because I’ve been meaning to read it for years anyway. And Blood of Olympus was 50% off, so I got it for my collection–now I’m only missing The Mark of Athena!

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How did your week go? Any new books added to your TBR piles?


About Aimee

Aimee loves being a little bookworm (okay–she doesn’t like being little). She also loves chocolates and sweets but is freaked out by the thought of possibly getting diabetes.

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37 thoughts on “Weekly Recap #22: Out With the Old, In With the New

  1. Whoa what is this feeling I’m feeling right now? Oh yes.. remorse. I think I’ll miss this feature D: but I’m also curious for your next new thing. Dang girl, you’re always having fresh stuffs coming in.

    I wish you a good luck on cheer dancing. Praying for your limbs too xD

    Also, awesome book hauls and PHOTOGRAPHY!


  2. AHHH SO MANY PRETTY BOOKS. *Strokes laptop screen* I honestly have such a teeny tiny TBR right now it’s nearly scary. I plan to sneak onto edelweiss when I’ve finished up my last physical ARC and devour some of the newbies. SO MANY sHINY COVERS. omg. I have such a weakness. :’)


    Also I need that photography tutorial…*dashes off*


  3. Yay books! Well, at least you had a fabulous haul to make up for the bad stuff! I still need to read Into the Dim! I’ve had it for a month or so now. Sigh…at least it’s a 2016 release! And ooh I was curious about Wendy Darling!!

    Loved The Wrath and the Dawn and Falling Kingdoms! Curious about Tell the Wind and Fire because I am seeing it quite a bit lately! LOL!

    Happy Reading!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)


  4. You have some awesome books this week. I knew I wanted to read Illuminae but today I’ve suddenly decided I NEED IT NOW and am contemplating ordering it rather than waiting for the library to get it. I’m looking forward to A Madness So Discreet too! Happy reading x


  5. OOH, cheer-dancing sounds SO FUN!! I’m thinking of going back to dancing and one of the styles of dance at the studio is actually cheer-leading, which I might look into. You got so many books and they’re all so pretty! This post did not help for my TBR pile haha! XD

    Enjoy your new books! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!


  6. So much awesome! I have a few of these, but I’ve only read Wrath and Dawn, which I loved. Of course, I also love chocolate *happy sigh* Happy reading!


  7. Your physical ARC haul! Omg so gorgeous!! I really want Illuminae. I received Blackhearts a few weeks ago and plan to read it in December :) Enjoy your haul! (I’m so late in replying but I finally got a new laptop!)


  8. I actually have a lot of books in common with you right now! I recently finished A Madness So Discreet and actually really liked it, which surprised me! And lots of those review copies sound so awesome. I like the idea of the rundowns and if that works better for you all, then what do we have to say?


  9. OH MY GOD!!! LOOK AT ALL THOSE SHINY BOOKS!!! HAPPY READING, AIMEE!!! I can’t wait to see your thoughts on them, most of the books in your stack are my anticipated reads and releases!

    AND YOU BOUGHT WRATH AND THE DAWN!!!! * happy dances around the room* YESSSSS!!!! GO READ IT!! DO IT!!!! That book is amazing and I bet you’ll fall in love with Shazi and Khalid! And the food. And the writing! And keep me updated!!


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