There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

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Title: There’s Something About Sweetie

Author: Sandhya Menon

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Number of Pages: 378

Language: English

 

 

 

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Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After he’s dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up.

The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl—under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he’ll be taking his date on “fun” excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his eccentric Gita Auntie. Kill him now. How is this ever going to work?

Sweetie Nair is many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a shower-singing champion. Oh, and she’s also fat. To Sweetie’s traditional parents, this last detail is the kiss of death.

Sweetie loves her parents, but she’s so tired of being told she’s lacking because she’s fat. She decides it’s time to kick off the Sassy Sweetie Project, where she’ll show the world (and herself) what she’s really made of.

Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date they realize there’s an unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Book Tag

Even though I already associate December to Winter, it only officially arrives on December 22nd, so it’s safe to bring the Pumpkin Spice Latte Book Tag today, right? After all, it’s still Autumn 😛 Thank you so much Azia @ The Uncharted Word for tagging me, even though I’m fairly certain I’m not the best person to answer to this tag at all – I’m not an avid consumer of Starbucks (or other similar coffee shops) and it’s been probably a year or so since I’ve last been to one (and I probably ordered hot chocolate!). All these fancy drinks intimidate me! 😳

RULES:

  • Link back to the original post
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Do the prompts below
  • Tag some friends
  • Most importantly – have fun!

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November Wrap Up

Good morning, world! And hello, December! What are your plans for this first day of the month? Back home, my mother has already put up the tree and I usually also decorate my bedroom. This year, though, my dorm room is not gonna go through decorations. BUT last night, I went to some Christmas markets and that was lovely. ❄☃

What’s going on with me?

I think November was a more manageable month for me when it comes to the school work. I didn’t have to stress about the initial paperwork regarding my subjects so I just had to attend classes and do my homework. I also had to start planning some works for my final evaluations, and those are slightly stressing me out. Overall, I’m really enjoying the subjects I’m taking, but I’m anxious about my evaluations – and some grades I’ve gotten back so far were disheartening. 😔

I’ve also managed to do fun things. In November, I visited Salzburg (in Austria) and Rothenburg ob der Tauber (a small German village). I also went on a hike along the Danube river (I’ve written about this!) and attended a Reception from the Mayor of the town (free food!!). Last week, I also went to a dinner organized in my dorm building by some Indonesian people and everything was delicious and finally, last night, I started to get in the Christmas mood by going to two Christmas markets (just missing one in this town now). 💕

Having into consideration I also read a lot and got a good amount of posts up, I’d say November was a productive month!

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Going Off-Script by Jen Wilde

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Title: Going Off-Script

Author: Jen Wilde

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Number of Pages: 304

Language: English

 

 

 

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A TV writer’s room intern must join forces with her crush to keep her boss from ruining a lesbian character in this diverse contemporary YA romance from the author of Queens of Geek.

Seventeen-year-old Bex is thrilled when she gets an internship on her favorite tv show, Silver Falls. Unfortunately, the internship isn’t quite what she expected… instead of sitting in a crowded writer’s room volleying ideas back and forth, Production Interns are stuck picking up the coffee.

Determined to prove her worth as a writer, Bex drafts her own script and shares it with the head writer―who promptly reworks it and passes it off as his own! Bex is understandably furious, yet…maybe this is just how the industry works? But when they rewrite her proudly lesbian character as straight, that’s the last straw! It’s time for Bex and her crush to fight back.

Jen Wilde’s newest novel is both a fun, diverse love story and a very relevant, modern take on the portrayal of LGBT characters in media.

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International Blogger Tag

Hi, everyone! Despite it being a Monday, I hope everyone’s having a good and productive day so far. Mondays are quite hard for me too (even though they’re not the worse day of the week) because I wish I could have more days in the weekend! 😴

Today I’m bringing you a tag – easy to write, easy to read – and though I haven’t been tagged, I saw the International Blogger Tag in Sophie’s blog, A Book. A Thought., and thought it would be nice to answer! We’re constantly surrounded by amazing opportunities such as giveaways, book cons, author signings, ARCs, … but when we check them out, they’re US-limited. And while I do understand shipping and travel costs are high, it still makes us, the readers around the world, feel underappreciated. 😭 However, I wouldn’t trade my country for all these perks!

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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Title: Girls of Paper and Fire

Author: Natasha Ngan

Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books

Number of Pages: 400

Language: English

 

 

 

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Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most demeaning. This year, there’s a ninth. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.

In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it’s Lei they’re after — the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king’s interest.

Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king’s consort. There, she does the unthinkable — she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world’s entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.

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Mermaid Pages | Oktoberfest, Munich

Hello, lovelies! I hope everyone’s having a good Wednesday so far! ✨

I had told you before how I’ve been on some trips organized by the International Office of the faculty I’m studying in, but that I’ve also been on adventures of my own. The very first one was going to the Oktoberfest, in Munich. The first thing people would suggest when I told them I was going to Germany was to go to the Oktoberfest, due to its large popularity. And I really wanted to! However, I really expected it to last more time. Wouldn’t it be normal for a festival called Oktober-fest to last throughout the entire month of October? That’s not what happened at all, and we ended up going on the last day, the 6th. And at first the people I met hadn’t wanted to go, but I’m glad I insisted, as we all ended up having a good time! 😊

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