May Most Anticipated Reads + May TBR [2021]

Hi guys! It’s a new month and I’m back again to share my most anticipated reads. There’s so many interesting books coming out this month but the below list is going to be a little bit shorter than the usual.


YOUNG-ADULT

May 04

Blade of Secrets (Bladesmith, #1) Realm Breaker (Realm Breaker, #1) The Ones We're Meant to Find 

Luck of the Titanic Ember of Night Better Than the Movies

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry

 




 

May 11

War of Dragons (House of Dragons, #2) Illusionary (Hollow Crown, #2) Where the Rhythm Takes You






May 18

Tokyo Ever After In the Ravenous Dark Last Chance Books
Made in Korea

May 27

Threadneedle (The Language of Magic, #1)


NEW-ADULT

May 04

The Insiders


ADULT

May 04

Ariadne

May 05

A Wicked and Beautiful Garden (Witches of the Island, #1)

May 18

The Soulmate Equation Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake


MY TOP THREE ANTICIPATED READS

Blade of Secrets (Bladesmith, #1) Realm Breaker (Realm Breaker, #1) The Soulmate Equation

BLADE OF SECRETS BY TRICIA LEVENSELLER: The author’s The Shadows Between Us was a disappointment for me but I’m super excited for this new series which sounds freaking amazing. I can’t wait to read it!

REALM OF SECRETS BY VICTORIA AVEYARD: I’m so looking forward to this book! I’m glad this new series isn’t connected to the Red Queen’s world because I haven’t finished it yet.

SOULMATE EQUATION BY CHRISTINA LAUREN: This author duo never fails to deliver a good romance filled with humor, romance, and banters. Their new release sounds pretty fun and interesting.


MAY TBR

The Sunfire King (Of Candlelight and Shadows #2) Hunt the Fae (Vicious Faeries, #2) Oculta (Nocturna Trilogy #2) Realm Breaker (Realm Breaker, #1)

Blade of Secrets (Bladesmith, #1) Of Wicked Blood (The Quatrefoil Chronicles, #1) Blessed Monsters (Something Dark and Holy, #3) Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners, #3) Dustborn

Gilded Serpent (Dark Shores, #3) The Soulmate Equation


Now tell me what are your most anticipated books of this month and what books are in your May TBR? Please share them in the comments below!

Until next time and have a great day! 😀

Monthly Wrap Up | April [2021]

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to my monthly wrap up post! I hope you’re all doing well and being safe. This month I’ve done some above average reading, and also watched few K-dramas because I had a small bookslump. I’ve been AWOL for almost the whole month of April but I’m planning to stay more active in May.


NO.OF BOOKS READ: 07

TITLE: Bone Crier's Dawn
(Bone Grace #2)
AUTHOR:  Kathryn Purdie 
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT, FANTASY, MAGIC.
PUBLICATION DATE: March 30th 2021
"This was overall a good conclusion to the story but not the best. I liked it but I wish we had more Sabine and Prince Casimir together."

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TITLE: The Moonfire Bride
(Of Candlelight and Shadows #1)
AUTHOR: Sylvia Mercedes 
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT,FANTASY,ROMANCE, RETELLINGS.
PUBLICATION DATE: March 6th 2021
"Psyche and Eros meets Hades and Persephone in this enchanting tale about a human girl stolen to be the bride of a doomed fae lord. It's a story filled with mystery, romance, and magic. I really loved it! "

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TITLE: Fly with the Arrow
(Bluebeard's Secret #1)
AUTHOR: Sarah K.L. Wilson  
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT, GOTHIC, FANTASY,MYSTERY.
PUBLICATION DATE: March 2nd 2021
"There's not many bluebeard retellings and this is definitely one of the books that you must check out if you're into fairy tale retellings. It's totally worth a read!"

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TITLE: Of Shadows and Elves(Of Goblins Kings #2)
AUTHOR:  Emma Hamm   
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT, FANTASY, RETELLINGS.
PUBLICATION DATE: March 15th 2021  
" I enjoyed this sequel but not as much as the first one. Overall, it was a nice retelling of the original tale."2d159-addtogoodreads
TITLE: The Bright & the Pale
(The Bright & the Pale Duology #1)
AUTHOR: Jessica Rubinkowski  
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT, FANTASY, MYTHOLOGY.
PUBLICATION DATE: March 2nd 2021 
" This was okay-ish but It could've been great. The story has great potential but some of the aspects fell flat for me. There's no chemistry between the main characters and the secondary characters were kinda dull"
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TITLE: The Prison Healer
(The Prison Healer #1)
AUTHORS: Lynette Noni 
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT, FANTASY, MAGIC.
PUBLICATION DATE: April 13th 2021 
"When I first read the blurb of this book, I thought that I would love it, but sadly I didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped. From the second half the story became predictable for me and the deadly trials in the book were a total disappointment. They're not challenging enough!"2d159-addtogoodreads
TITLE: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire(Blood and Ash #2)
AUTHORS: Jennifer L. Armentrout 
GENRE: NEW-ADULT, FANTASY, FAE, ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE: September 1st 2020 
"Sorry guys, I tried hard to love this book but it didn't work out for me. There's actually no plot in this book and it was freaking 600+ pages long. I was annoyed with the constant bickering between the main leads who're reluctant to admit their feelings for each other till the end and not to forget there's too many repeated sentences especially the stabbing part. The only best part about this book was ‎Kieran"2d159-addtogoodreads

BOOKS REVIEWED: 01

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) By Sarah J. Maas 


TV SHOWS WATCHED THIS MONTH

Amazon.com: Oh My Venus (Korean Drama w. English Sub. 4-DVD Version): So Ji Sub, Shin Min Ah, Yoo In Young, Jung Gyu Woon: Movies & TV Shadow and Bone (TV Series 2021– ) - IMDb SONG JOONG KI IN AND AS “VINCENZO” (Kdrama Netflix) - JusKorea

Is Flower of Evil: Season 1 (2020) on Netflix Argentina?


Book Of The Month

Fly with the Arrow(Bluebeard’s Secret #1)

BY SARAH K.L. WILSON

I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a good Bluebeard retelling!!!

Fly with the Arrow (Bluebeard's Secret #1)BLURB: A STOLEN BRIDE. A TERRIFYING BRIDEGROOM. THE GAME THAT WILL DETERMINE THEIR FATES.

No one told her the most important law of the court – the Law of Greeting.
If they had, maybe she wouldn’t have greeted Bluebeard when he arrived to claim a mortal wife. And if she hadn’t greeted him, she wouldn’t have become his sixteenth wife or been swept away to the lands of the Wittenhame.

But if none of that had happened, then she wouldn’t have been an integral part of the game that takes place every two hundred years – a game that determines the fates of nations .

For not all is as it seems, not in her homeland of Pensmoore, not in the Wittenhame, and certainly not in her new marriage.


Thank you for reading and Let’s Chat! ❤

So, how was your April? How many books have you read this month and what is your favorite book of the month? Have you read any of the book from the above list?

Please feel free to comment below or leave a link to your wrap up post.
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House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) By Sarah J. Maas [Review]

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1)

RELEASE DATE: March 03, 2020
AUTHOR:
Sarah J. Maas
GENRE:
  New-Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury
SUMMARY: 

Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.

Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.

As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.

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MY REV (Copy)

I’m a S.J. Maas fan and this was one of my top anticipated reads. First of all, the cover art for this book was gorgeous and I really hope the publishers will stick to this theme and don’t replace it with a dull one in the future. Well coming to the book, I can’t say this was my favorite S.J. Maas work, but it was an enjoyable read. It’s an urban fantasy with a mix of paranormal elements. The story was overall entertaining but the length of the book was unnecessaryly long. It’s one of the major drawbacks of this book.

The story begins with Bryce quinlan who’s half fae and half human. She loves partying in the clubs, hooking up with strangers, and hanging out with her three best friends. She works as an antiquities dealer. When one of her best friend Danika who’s a werewolf gets brutally murdered by a demon, she’s  devastated. The case was closed after the accused was sent behind the bars. After two years, when the same murders occurs again Bryce realizes that her friend’s murderer was still alive out there. To help solve the case, she was accompanied by a fallen angel named Hunt Athalar. During their search, many dark secrets are revealed and they believe that things are much bigger than they thought it would be. While fighting their attraction to each other, Bryce and Hunt have to find the killer before it’s too late.

The characters were interesting, but honestly most of them were not memorable enough for me. Each one of them reminded me of characters from the author’s earlier works. The similarities were pretty high. Bryce was introduced as a spoiled party girl, but she’s loyal, fierce, and very protective of her friends and family. I enjoyed her character, but I didn’t like how every male was attracted to her. She’s got beautiful looks and a great bod. On the other hand, we have Hunt Athalor. He’s a broody fallen angel and everyone is pretty much freaked out when he’s near because he’s got this dangerous aura. He’s a morally grey character. He reminded me of Rowan from TOG. The romance was a slow burn. When Hunt was assigned to Bryce, he felt like a baby sitter. They’re both not much fan of their current situation, but they must deal with it. With each day, their daily bickering turns into attraction and it slowly grows into something more. Currently there aren’t any steamy scenes in this book, but I’m pretty certain there’s going to be some in the next one.

The supporting characters were okay, but I can’t connect with any of them. I wish Danika got more page time because it takes time to connect with characters and the author killed her in just few chapters. It’s a little disappointing because most of the book was about Bryce avenging her death. I honestly didn’t feel anything when she was murdered. I enjoyed Ruhn, Bryce half brother and a carbon copy of Dorian from TOG. He’s a fae prince who cares for Bryce unlike his cold father. He always likes to hang out with his three best friend lackeys. Lehab, the fire sprite is one of the characters that I really loved. She’s fierce, innocent, and so much fun. Bryce’s friend Fury Axtar is another character that I really loved. She didn’t get much page time, but I wish she was the main character because when I first heard about Bryce, I was expecting someone like her. She was a total badass. I don’t know what to say about Juniper, Bryce’s other best friend. She’s a fawn dancer and there’s nothing special about her. I also liked Aidas, the white cat demon who helped Bryce. He’s a total mystery and I can’t wait to know more about him. And last but not the least, I enjoyed Jesiba Roga. She’s a powerful witch, and Bryce’s boss.

The plot was definitely interesting, but it dragged in a lot of places. This book was 900 pages long and nothing exciting happens until you reach seventy percent of the book.  Most of the plot focuses on Bryce and Hunt investigating the murder mystery. There are no sex scenes in this book but I hope we don’t get bombarded with them in the next book. I do enjoy few steamy scenes, but I also need more action, plot, and violence. If you’re expecting this to be a fast paced ride then you’ll be disappointed. The author tried to make up for it by throwing lots of surprising twists and turns in the end and they really worked. If it wasn’t for them, I would’ve given this book a less than four stars rating. The author’s writing was great, but the too much swearing was cringy. There’s a lot of F***s in this book. The world building was amazing. It’s a futuristic urban fantasy world with a mix of paranormal and sci-fi elements. It has magical creatures like Angels, fae, werewolves, witches, demons, sprites, merfolk, Vampires etc. The first book was set on Crescent city, and there’s so much more to explore.

Overall, this was an entertaining read filled with mystery, magic, friendship, action, and romance! Although it didn’t make a huge impact on me as ACOTAR, and TOG did, I’m definitely looking forward to the next book.

Recommend it?
YES

I would definitely recommend this book if you’re into Urban Fantasy and paranormal romances.

MY RATING:                                  

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So, What do you think of this book? Have you read it yet? Do you Plan to read it?
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April Most Anticipated Reads + April TBR [2021]


Greetings everyone! I’m sorry that I’m a bit late on publishing this post, but it’s better late than never. Anyways, I’m back again to share my most anticipated books of April and I honestly didn’t know, that there’s so many great books coming out this month. So without further ado, let’s check them out!


YOUNG-ADULT

April 06

The Infinity Courts (The Infinity Courts, #1) Pride and Premeditation (Jane Austen Murder Mystery, #1) Blessed Monsters (Something Dark and Holy, #3)

Oculta (A Forgery of Magic, #2) What Beauty There Is (What Beauty There Is, #1)

April 13

The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer, #1) The Mary Shelley Club

April 20

Book Cover Dustborn The Sunfire King (Of Candlelight and Shadows #2) The Forest of Stolen Girls
Kate in Waiting What's Not to Love

 

April 27

Gilded Serpent (Dark Shores, #3)


NEW-ADULT

April 20

The ​Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood and Ash, #3)

April 30

Hunt the Fae (Vicious Faeries, #2)

 


ADULT

April 05

Glitter

April 06

Twice Shy The Duke Undone

April 13

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April 20

The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

April 27

The Beautiful Ones


MY TOP THREE ANTICIPATED READS

Blessed Monsters (Something Dark and Holy, #3) The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer, #1) Hunt the Fae (Vicious Faeries, #2)

BLESSED MONSTERS BY EMILY A.DUNCAN: I’m eagerly waiting for this finale. The previous book kinda ended up with a huge cliffy and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.

THE PRISON HEALER BY LYNETTE NONI: I’ve been looking forward to this book because I really loved the blurb and it sounds  like something that I really enjoy.

HUNT THE FAE BY NATALIA JASTER: I’m a sucker for enemies to lovers romance, fierce heroines, and wicked fae. I loved the first book and I hope this one meets my high expectations.


APRIL TBR

The Moonfire Bride (Of Candlelight and Shadows #1) Bone Crier's Dawn (Bone Grace, #2) Fly with the Arrow (Bluebeard's Secret #1) Of Shadows and Elves (Of Goblin Kings, #2) Namesake (Fable, #2)
The Stolen Kingdom The Bright and the Pale (The Bright & the Pale Duology, #1) The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer, #1) Blessed Monsters (Something Dark and Holy, #3) Of Wicked Blood (The Quatrefoil Chronicles, #1)
Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners, #3) A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash, #2)

 


So, that’s it for this month and thanks for reading my post! I hope you all have a wonderful reading month!


Now tell me what are your most anticipated books of this month and what books are in your April TBR? Please share them in the comments below!

Until next time and have a great day! 😀

Monthly Wrap Up | March [2021]

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my monthly wrap up post! March has been a good reading month for me.  In spite of my busy schedule, I’ve managed to read eight books, and reviewed twelve books. Dreamy Addictions has turned 6 this month and I’m grateful to everyone who supported this blog.


NO.OF BOOKS READ: 08

 

TITLE: The Theft of Sunlight (Dauntless Path #2)  
AUTHOR: Intisar Khanani 
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT, FANTASY,MAGIC,ADVENTURE.
PUBLICATION DATE: March 23rd 2021 
" This was definitely one of my best reads of this year. I absolutely loved it!"

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TITLE: Lair Of Dreams(The Diviners #2) Audiobook
AUTHOR:Libba Bray, January LaVoy (Narrator) 
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT, HISTORICAL,MYSTERY,HORROR.
PUBLICATION DATE: August 25th 2015 
"This was overall a good read, although the first half was slow. The narrator did an amazing job by keeping me engaged throughout! Can't wait to jump into the next book!"

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TITLE: A Trial of Sorcerers
(A Trial of Sorcerers #1)
AUTHOR: Elise Kova 
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT,FANTASY, ADVENTURE.
PUBLICATION DATE: March 4th 2021
"This was a great start to a new series which is set in the  Air Awakens world. I really enjoyed the new set of characters. You needn't have to read the author's other works, but it has few spoilers for Air Awakens series, and Vortex chronicles."

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TITLE: Down Comes the Night
AUTHOR: Allison Saft 
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT, GOTHIC, FANTASY,MYSTERY.
PUBLICATION DATE: March 2nd 2021
"This book really gave me dark gothic vibes. If you love enemies to lovers romance then definitely pick it up"

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TITLE: Red Tigress
(Blood Heir Trilogy #2)
AUTHOR: Amélie Wen Zhao   
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT, FANTASY, MAGIC,ADVENTURE.
PUBLICATION DATE: March 2nd 2021
"This series just keeps  getting better and I can't wait to read the grand finale"  
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TITLE: Muse(Muse #1)
AUTHOR:  Brittany Cavallaro  
GENRE: YOUNG-ADULT, HISTORICAL, SCI-FI.
PUBLICATION DATE: February 2nd 2021  
" I honestly enjoyed reading this book, but still something felt missing and I wish there was more interactions between Claire and Remy. "2d159-addtogoodreads
TITLE: Blood & Honey
(Serpent & Dove #2)
AUTHOR: Shelby Mahurin 
GENRE: NEW-ADULT, FANTASY, ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE: September 1st 2020 
" I wish I enjoyed this book as much as the first one. It's a little disappointing that most of the plot was focused on the unnecessary drama between the main characters. "
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TITLE: The Cursed Crown(The Darker Woods #1)
AUTHORS: May Sage, Alexi Blake 
GENRE: NEW-ADULT, FANTASY, FAE, ROMANCE.
PUBLICATION DATE: February 25th 2021
"I wanted to love this book but not fan of the main characters and everything seems to be rushed. The romance was totally eye-roll worthy, It's the usual I hate you but I can't stop lusting over you"2d159-addtogoodreads

BOOKS REVIEWED: 8
SERIES REVIEWED: 3

Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #4) Well Played (Well Met, #2) The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Kingdom of the Wicked (Kingdom of the Wicked, #1) Send Me Their Souls (Bring Me Their Hearts, #3)

Kiss the Fae (Vicious Faeries, #1) A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic, #1) Soulswift Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)

The Wren Hunt (The Wren Hunt, #1) The Wickerlight (The Wren Hunt, #2) Winter Plague (Complete Collection)


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Book Of The Month

The Theft of Sunlight(Dauntless Path #2)
by Intisar Khanani

This was a wonderful read with a captivating storyline and a great heroine. If you like YA fantasy books that has main characters with a disability then definitely check this out.

BLURB: I did not choose this fate. But I will not walk away if I can make a difference.

Children have been disappearing from Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her best friend’s sister disappears, Rae knows she can’t stay silent any longer. She finds the chance to make a difference in an invitation to the palace.

But Rae struggles to fit in with the lords and ladies of the court. Instead, she finds unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges thief named Bren who always seems to have her best interests at heart. Soon even Bren can’t help her, and Rae must risk her life and well-being to face an evil that lurks in the shadows of the darkest hearts.

 


Thank you for reading and Let’s Chat! ❤

So, how was your March? How many books have you read this month and what is your favorite book of the month? Have you read any of the book from the above list?

Please feel free to comment below or leave a link to your wrap up post.
Until next time and Have a great day! 😀

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Soulswift By Megan Bannen [Review]

SoulswiftRELEASE DATE: November 17th 2020
AUTHOR:
Megan Bannen
GENRE:
  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Balzer + Bray
SUMMARY: 

Gelya is a Vessel, a girl who channels the word of the One True God through song. Cloistered with the other Vessels of her faith, she believes—as all Ovinists do—that a saint imprisoned Elath the Great Demon centuries ago, saving humanity from earthly temptation. Continue reading

A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic #1) By Elise Kova [Review]

A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic, #1)RELEASE DATE: November 6th 2020
AUTHOR:
Elise Kova
GENRE:
  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Elves, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Silver Wing Press
SUMMARY: 

The elves come for two things: war and wives. In both cases, they come for death.

Three-thousand years ago, humans were hunted by powerful races with wild magic until the treaty was formed. Now, for centuries, the elves have taken a young woman from Luella’s village to be their Human Queen. Continue reading

The Wickerlight (The Wren Hunt #2) By Mary Watson [Review]

The Wickerlight (The Wren Hunt, #2)RELEASE DATE: May 30th 2019
AUTHOR:
Mary Watson
GENRE:
  Young-Adult, Contemporary Fantasy, Mythology.
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury YA
SUMMARY: 

Zara’s family moved to Kilshamble for a new beginning. But everything changed the night her sister was found dead on the village green.

Two months later, Laila’s death is a riddle that nobody wants solved. Where were her injuries? Why was she so obsessed with local folklore? And what does all this have to do with David, the boy who lives at the big house? Continue reading

The Wren Hunt (The Wren Hunt #1) By Mary Watson [Review]

The Wren Hunt (The Wren Hunt, #1)RELEASE DATE: April 4th 2019
AUTHOR:
Mary Watson
GENRE:
  Young-Adult, Contemporary Fantasy, Mythology.
PUBLISHER:
Bloomsbury YA
SUMMARY: 

Every winter, Wren Silke is chased through the forest in a warped version of a childhood game. The boys who haunt her are judges, powerful and frightening pursuers, who know nothing of her true identity. If they knew she was an augur, their sworn enemy, the game would turn deadly. Continue reading

Happy Six Year Blogiversary!


Dear readers, Dreamy Addictions is six today! Wow. I have been blogging for six years. How did that even happen? This blog has been an amazing source of joy in my life. I can’t believe that we’ve been together for so long. I know I’m not that much active these days, but still I’m trying my best. Since 2015 I’ve published 938 posts and reviewed 600+ books.  I started Dreamy Addictions as a fun hobby and I actually intended very much to keep it that way–a lovely, small hobby that I really enjoyed. This six-year blogging journey has been truly enriching. I have made many new friends, and have learned a lot from other bloggers and friends who follow me. This blog would have faded away long ago if you all didn’t give such lovely support and encouragement! Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart!

Wishing you all the very best always and Lots of love!

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