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  1. Tasya @ The Literary Huntress says

    Jenn Im is also currently being my favorite youtuber. She goes straight to the point, but with exact amount of cheerfulness and friendliness instead of chattering endlessly 😀 And her edit and looks are always on point! I also should start to have a driving practice since everyone in my year seems to drive already and I just not brave enough to do it… Good luck for next month!

    • alexandra @ twirling pages says

      yes! i love how her videos are always edited so beautifully and aren’t too long. everything about her sense of style is so admirable. and i completely understand what you mean about driving… i was soooooo scared when i first started, which is probably why i delayed the exam to the last minute :// but it’s not so bad now; hopefully you’ll start driving soon as well! thanks for visiting my blog xxx

  2. Liselle @ Lunch-Time Librarian says

    I’m not the only one who didn’t like Half bad!! I finished it, and got a bit into the second, but still. I feel so much better now. Lately I’ve only been reading good things about it and I keep getting paranoid like “did I read the same book??” so it’s nice to know there’s someone else out there. What did you end up not liking about it?

    • alexandra @ twirling pages says

      there wasn’t anything really particular that i didn’t like about it; it was just sooooo slow and the writing style was really unnerving. it was the type of book that i knew i wasn’t going to enjoy all that much so i just stopped (got around halfway through and it wasn’t going anywhere *sigh*)

    • alexandra @ twirling pages says

      you should!!! it’s so inspiring in both the empowering-girl-i-can-do-it sense and the starting-my-own-business-is-totally-a-good-idea sense. i like how sophia amoruso didn’t sugar coat her process and said she really did work for everything she got.

      i also feel you on the driving thing! that is the #1 reason why i’m forcing myself to get my license. there have been way too many missed book events, movies, and library visits for my lack of driving skills haha.

  3. Jess @ Princessica of Books says

    Girl, we basically had the same March?! I got my permit a couple months ago so I’ve been practicing driving as well! I don’t think I’ll be able to drive myself to YALLWest, but hopefully my parents will still bring me ;). As you already know, we have lent in common & our 5-star reads of Thanks for the Trouble! Also, yay for Troye Sivan on the music list again (OH MY GOSH, AND WALK THE MOON)! Good luck on your driving exam :).

    • alexandra @ twirling pages says

      ah that’s such a happy coincidence! i got my permit almost a year ago which is why i’ve been cramming my driving *hides* i brought up YALLWest to my mom the other day and she was like NO WAY because she’s still really paranoid about my driving *cries* i’ll try to convince her otherwise (or convince her to let me take an uber; i don’t live too far from the venue and it wouldn’t be super pricey.) we’ve kinda been twins this past month and that’s honestly SO COOL. hopefully we’ll get to (maybe maybe maybe) meet at YALLWest! xxx

  4. Kyra says

    It’s interesting to see you DNFed Half Bad because I didn’t really enjoy it but I got the trilogy sent to review, so I decided to read the sequel and OMG I LOVED IT! One of the best books I’ve read so far this year?? But I can totally understand why you DNFed the first book because I contemplated doing that myself because nothing happened UGH.

    I can start driving this year but I’m currently studying for exams which are NEXT MONTH (dsljhlsd how??), so I want to focus on that and then go for driving lessons which I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT. I can drive myself to the library whenever I want, then! :’)

    • alexandra @ twirling pages says

      RIGHT?! okay yeah, that’s the main reason why i DNFed it. it honestly felt like a chore and it wasn’t getting anywhere :// but i’m glad to hear that you liked the sequel! it’s too bad i couldn’t stick around long enough to get there.. ugh.

      GOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS! i’m sure you’ll do great 🙂 driving to bookish places – store, library, events – is the main reason why i started driving ahah. hope your april goes well!

  5. Andie G. says

    I actually remember liking Half Bad but I read this book when it came out so I don’t really remember the whole details. I also haven’t managed to read the sequel and I don’t know if I should continue with this trilogy. I will have to read some reviews before I buy the sequel.

    Anyway, I hope you’ll have a great reading month!


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