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[02] Fandomly Bookish: On Repeat

5d9d8890a2f14BLIND FOR LOVE by AB6IX

Now, , I get why they’re bagging Rookie of the Year awards left and right.

I recently discovered them (thanks to Wanna One) and I’m amazed. I originally went in with only Daehwi and Woojin in mind but I guess I’m clowning myself, again. It was a few days back when I watched two episodes of their reality show and then knew how they ended up having five members in the group. I got curious. I fully dug deeper into their discography…and only to find real bops.

Blind for Love is just one of those songs and my goodness, it’s stuck in my head ever since I heard it. The song is so neat that I find myself constantly bopping my head to its tune.

“neoye nun sogeseo heeomchigopa
api boiji anneun
naye soneul jabgo deryeoga” 🎵🎶

Girl, that part of the song is such a blast to listen to. I’m in love with the blending/layering of Woojin’s low toned voice to Donghyun’s & Woong’s high toned ones. It was perfection.

Their voices, I love. It’s so easy to differentiate their voices and only took me a couple of listens to distinguish them. With Daehwi’s voice having a character of its own, Woong’s sophisticated voice, Donghyun’s sexy yet soft one to Youngmin and Woojin’s deep voices. Also, correct me if I’m wrong – but they are self-producing idols too, right? Hnnng!

I’m so looking forward to their next release! I can’t get enough of them.

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KPop, On Repeat

[01] Fandomly Bookish: On Repeat

Welcome to ON REPEAT, a new Fandomly Bookish blog feature!

I conceptualized On Repeat before year 2020 started but real life happened. I had to push it back to a time where I can breathe, sit and write things down. My original goal was to start the year, update my Facebook Page daily and compile songs that I’m currently listening to repetitively in an album. While I’m also going to do that, why not update my blog with it as well? It’ll just be a short post with me sharing what I felt while listening to it and other ramblings. 

Today, I’m sharing with you the ACTUAL top two songs that I’ve been constantly listening to on Spotify – Spring Breeze and 360.

DsBLJ_TVsAAMmsoSPRING BREEZE by WANNA ONE

“We’ll meet again
When the spring spreeze passes
I’ll smile brightly
When the spring breeze passes…” 🎵🎶

It’s quite funny to think that I fell in love with Wanna One backwards. How I fell in love with them when they aren’t active as a group anymore. (But that’s a great sign for them, tho. They can still attract listeners given the situation. That they really had a great run for a year and a couple of months.)

I’m sure I’ve (you’ve) heard their songs in the past, mostly in passing. I’m sorry I didn’t give any effort to really look into them. But again, it’s never too late. When I started to dig deeper into them, I randomly picked Spring Breeze as the first song to listen to and not knowing anything about it. It being the group’s last title track and what mood I’m getting myself into.

First Listen: I was instantly hooked with it and got affected by the emotion of their voices. There’s just something heart-clenching about their voices in this song.

I went into a research spree about Spring Breeze, the English translation, fancams and everything. It’s a bittersweet yet beautiful song. Especially, if you’ve been with them since the beginning. I’m sure all your memories with them flooded through your mind upon listening to this. Am I right? I wasn’t even there but I really felt it. The lyrics just cuts deep into the core and together with its beat…I’m glad that this was their final song. No games, just overflowing with gratefulness, love and promise. It was really a well-celebrated run with their Wannables. 💙

MUSIC VIDEO | SPOTIFY 

park-ji-hoon360 by PARK JI HOON

360 a hypnotizing song from former Wanna One member and now a successful soloist – Park Jihoon. With its beat, dreamy synths and Jihoon’s mellow voice during the intro, the song just compels you to listen to it. For you to give its full attention. Apparently, that feeling really coincides with the lyrics of the song. As it goes like this:

“The flash burst 360°
Pay attention to me hurry up
I want to go further, to the top
I prepared to show myself properly
Just follow me
Can you see that?…”

You see that?

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Book Reviews, Books

Release Day Blitz + Book Review

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“Everyone needs to read this book. ” – Harloe Rae, USA Today bestselling author.

Broken Knight, an all new standalone about first loves, betrayal and loss from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!

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SYNOPSIS

Not all love stories are written the same way.

Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.

Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.

Sweet.

Caring.

Charitable.

Quiet.

Fake.

Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.

Who taught her how to laugh.

To live.

To love.

Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.

Gorgeous.

Athletic.

Rugged.

Popular.

Liar.

This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.

But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.

When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.

Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.

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Books, Mini Book Reviews

06 Mini Book Reviews {Boy Toy, Say Yes and Bad Apple}

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{1} Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby 

A brand new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo!LRM_EXPORT_815240316219250_20190729_163939292

Liam

The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I’m still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I’ve learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can’t wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.

Sadie

I’ve just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don’t have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He’s everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls.

I can’t possibly get involved with him. He’s too young for me. Too handsome. But he’s so persuasive…

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY 

Gift Guide under 50

As a result of me looking for books with a younger guy-older woman trope, I came across Boy Toy by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby.

Probably my favorite thing about this book is Liam and Sadie’s twin girls, Kate and Amy. I love reading about Liam doing things for them. How comfortable he is. How he easily fits their lives. Every scene with them are so /so/ heartwarming. Though, there are also times wherein they’re such a riot. Quirks and all.

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Books, Mini Book Reviews, Uncategorized

05 Mini Book Reviews {The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen and All Grown Up by Vi Keeland}

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LRM_EXPORT_414518637632045_20190707_110134042{1} The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.
Two men.
Three lives.
Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY

Gift Guide under 50

To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive when I started reading The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen. I’m not into love triangles and Wolfe Keaton’s character scared me, irritated me. He’s an asshole, yep. But as soon as the story picked up (I don’t back down just because), I noticed how I became so invested with their story.

I was rooting for Francesca. I was rooting for Wolfe. I was rooting for them to make things work between them. He’s an asshole. He’s rough. She pushes his buttons. She’s undecisive. They misunderstand each other. They lack proper communication. They make me crazy.

See, their story and characters are definitely a far cry from being perfect. They were perfect at being flawed.

Especially Senator Wolfe Keaton. Seeing how his character changed was like seeing a platonic relationship bloom into a romantic one. It was such a sight to see that the walls he built around him since he was young…little by little cracked. The ice inside of him started to thaw and with warmth slowly slipping out. It was beautiful. Totally hands down to LJ Shen for writing such a great character development. I love it.

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