17 May 2022

TTT. 7 Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.
Top Ten Tuesday wants to shame us all this week. It's calling out our compulsive book-buying habits and exposing the happiness of finally getting the book we wanted only to put it on the TBR pile and never pick it ever again. Okay, "ever again" is too harsh. Let me replace it by "only picking it a thousand years later after cleaning the dust and some spiderwebs." Better, right? πŸ˜‹ Now it's time to start my guilt trip with seven books I wanted so freaking much, but I have yet to plunge into their worlds.

15 May 2022

Sunday Post. No More I'm Back

Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.

HELLO! I think it is time to stop writing "I'm back!". πŸ˜… The last few months have been pretty eventful -- I fear I have been on an unlucky strike -- and blogging just wasn't a priority. In fact, even reading was not a priority. After flying through the pages in January, I had trouble reading one book per month. But now that my PhD studentship has begun, I'll be back to the reading and writing world -- and hopefully, to the blogging world too.

6 February 2022

Monthly Wrap-Up. January

Goodbye, January! πŸ₯³ Usually, the first month of the new year goes very slowly, but I have got to say that January has gone by pretty quickly. Just yesterday, I was celebrating the arrival of the new year, and now it is February -- and I'm worried because I haven't finished a single book, nor completed a paper I will be presenting very soon, nor updated my blog regularly as I expected.

4 January 2022

TTT. Can't Wait Books of 2022

My yearly can't wait books lists are usually much longer, but I've decided to take it slow since I'm returning from a long unwanted hiatus. I picked one book per month -- actually, I must confess, choosing one book was far from easy, with all the great books that are coming out this year. Anyway, shall we take a look at my list?

2 January 2022

Sunday Post. Happy New Year!

Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.

2021 was, without a doubt, not my blogging year. Nor my reading year. Every time I felt inspired to return, it only lasted a few days (not long enough for me to write and/or complete any new post). I will now keep on hoping 2022 is better because, as I have written a thousand times before, I love rambling about books, sharing my most anticipated releases, shamelessly showing all the books on my TBR pile, and being part of an open-hearted community. Let us hope 2022 will be a better year for My Lovely Secret. 🀞

29 August 2021

Sunday Post. Another Comeback

Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviews.

Long time, no see, right? πŸ˜… This year just hasn't been my blogging year. From a reading slump to feeling less than inspired to share my bookish thoughts, 2021 was when I took a long hiatus without meaning to -- there were several attempts of to come back. Still, sadly, blogging was not a priority between a PhD thesis and job hunting (the latter took most of my time). Without any further delay, let me share with you what I've been up since whenever was the last time I joined this meme.

7 May 2021

Can't Wait Books. May 2021

I'm back! At least, I hope I'm back because I love blogging about books too much to give up. πŸ’› Since May just began and I wanted my comeback post to be something I could easily put together (there was nothing easy about putting this list together), here are all the May releases I can't wait to read. πŸ˜‹ Suprisingly, I've come across several contemporary novels that I wish to read -- you know I'm a fantasy reader who rarely crosses the fence to adventure into cute/heartbreaking contemporary romances.