Books I Hope Santa Brings (Hardcover Version)

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“The collector is an artist in their own way, by the way they put things together. You can read a person’s soul from their collection.”
— Ayers Tarantino.

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What is a blog for if not for my random fangirl thoughts …

I have been absent from my blog these days but not on purpose. I have been travelling and now ended up back home with a few pounds gained and less stress. But even before I got my gears back up for blogging, I was hit by two news from the K-pop scene: a beginning and an end. Both about an idol, the first one will begin a new life with the person he loves, while the other allegedly ended his life because of his one great love. Continue reading “What is a blog for if not for my random fangirl thoughts …”

Mahoutsukai no Yome | But loving him was… red?

Hello aniworld! And before you ask, yes that title was a reference to a Taylor Swift song.

It seems that almost everyone is currently preoccupied with the 12 Days of Anime while here I am leisurely enjoying some episodes of Mahoutsukai no Yome and contemplating on whether I should post this today or not. I should have waited for the next episode but Silky is checking up on my progress so here it is! Continue reading “Mahoutsukai no Yome | But loving him was… red?”

“Untitled Playlist” | Titles don’t make playlists, songs do.

“Music is what feelings sound like out loud…” ― Georgia Cates

Even though we may have different tastes of music or different artists or albums we listen to, I would just like to share with you (whoever is reading this – you’re awesome!) some of the songs that I listen to. And maybe in the hopes of language not being a barrier when it comes to music, you’ll end up liking them too. But no pressure. This is just me wanting to share. Continue reading ““Untitled Playlist” | Titles don’t make playlists, songs do.”

(by Sleeping At Last)

The years wore on and changed my heart,
The leading role for a smaller part.

Now I bear little resemblance to the king I once was.
I bear little resemblance to the king I could become.

I set out to rule the world
With only a paper shield and a wooden sword.

When words leave offmusic begins.” – Heinrich Heine

via The Quote Hoarder | ♪ When words leave off, music begins ♪

Minutiae: I am now aware that I am Uniquely Lovely…

Every time I do a post similar to this, it seems that I am discovering something about myself (cat maniac, night owl, coffee lover, professional fangirl). Apparently this time, I’m the queen of procrastination!

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Dear Claire,

What” and “If” are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if? I don’t know how your story ended but if what you felt then was true love, then it’s never too late. If it was true then, why wouldn’t it be true now? You need only the courage to follow your heart. I don’t know what a love like Juliet’s feels like – love to leave loved ones for, love to cross oceans for but I’d like to believe if I ever were to feel it, that I will have the courage to seize it. And, Claire, if you didn’t, I hope one day that you will.

All my love, Juliet

via The Quote Hoarder | Letters to Juliet

Manga Update | Bringing the A-game

Currently reading: Chihayafuru and Haikyuu!!
Hopefully my next update is me starting on my TBR manga – namely, One Piece and Tokyo Ghoul. But let’s not jinx it and see what happens next week. Happy reading everyone!



Genre(s): Drama, Josei, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life, Sports
Latest: Chapter 187-190

It has been so long since I read the last chapter update before this one that I momentarily forgot that I had been following this manga. But a recent update with four chapters showed up in my notifs so yep, here I am indulging in the sports genre.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Settings I’d Like To Gatecrash Into

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you’d like to participate just visit their blog and voila – welcome to Tuesday parties!

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape? If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

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Mahoutsukai no Yome | An Escapist’s Dream and Nightmare

“At times he lends a hand, and at times, he shows his fangs.” (Guess who)

Be-four you know it, I finally got around to watching another four episodes of the anime. And since I already offered my thoughts on the first batch of episodes, might as well do another four. Not that I am being forced or becoming an unwilling participant, because I assure you I am not. Silky got her eyes on me for skipping breakfast because I am staying to watch this. Continue reading “Mahoutsukai no Yome | An Escapist’s Dream and Nightmare”

For the love of the felines, albeit the virtual ones.


Image credit: night_cat/

Even a cat may dream
Perhaps especially this feline
Slinky purveyor of the night
Can climb to the highest point
And taunt the stars
Spread out like a banquet
For its fastidious palate
Hanging the moon
Out to dry

Even a cat may dream
And who are we to say
Their dreams are not more complex
More careful and of course feline
Than any we may dwell upon
As we sleep oblivious beneath them
While they prowl and stalk
The restless night?

Perhaps indeed the cat may say
With more surety than us
That even we may dream
If they open up the doors
And let us in
I hazard a guess
In this good night
I will not dream
Until the dreaming of the cat begins
And even a cat may dream

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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Seeking Hydra by Peter Edwards

Go read it. You’ll love it! I know I did.


Little Fears Presents Book 4 of the series:

Seeking Hydra (Little Fears Presents Book 4) by [Edwards, Peter]If anything is going to save the Little Fears from awful punch lines, it is not Hydra having an existential crisis. In Seeking Hydra, Great British groaners are the order of the day as the assembled Little Fears make their way through 90 tales of lemon trees, kinky behaviour, confused doors and mystical road hogs. Boxers seek a joke; Beat finds his pop; Sprite sees a Russian president; Lucy shoots a clay pigeon; Emu’s tossed out of a club. Written and posted with scruffy illustrations daily on, these brief vignettes (50 to 100 words) chronicle the continuing adventures of the Little Fears. With only a sense of whimsy and a deep love of old British comedy, Seeking Hydra will make you groan, cry and laugh until a bit of wee comes out, in a truly original, unoriginal, work of art and…

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Coffee is addicted to me, and so is Liebster!

Well, well, well… another random post by yours truly. As the title suggests, I made another discovery aside from being a cat maniac and a professional sleeper. Yes, coffee is definitely addicted to me. Continue reading “Coffee is addicted to me, and so is Liebster!”

Manga Update | Notifications – the real MVP

Currently reading: Haikyuu, Boruto, Akatsuki no Yona


Gotta hand it to my notifications for reminding me that new chapters have been released for mangas that I’m currently following. Some spoilers are included so readers beware.

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