Book Chat #12: The Midnight Star and Marie Lu

Hello friends! ❤ Yesterday, I got to go see one of my favourite authors at a book signing–Marie Lu! (Yes, I’m still in shock.) She’s got some really amazing, intense books and is a superb writer. Here’s a lil Book Chat about my experience! Lu has just released the final book of The Young Elites […]

Book Chat #12: Happy Birthday, Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling!

Hello friends! I am so hyped today! It’s Harry Potter’s 36th birthday and J.K. Rowling’s 51st birthday! Happy birthday, you two! ❤ It also happens to be the day of the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! I have not acquired it as of yet, but I will be buying it as soon as […]

Book Chat #11: Murder Central

Hello everyone! Hope your April has been going well so far. I am so happy that it finally feels like spring; flowers are blooming in abundance and the weather is lovely where I live. 😀 I’ve been a little missing-in-action lately, partly because I’ve been doing too much reading and not enough reviewing! We also haven’t […]

Happy New Year! | One Year Blogiversary!

Well, my lovely readers, this is it. It’s been a year since I started up yasimone.com. A year since I first mustered up the courage to introduce myself to the world. A year since I was overjoyed that my blog actually appeared on Google (on the fourth page of results, no less). A year since […]

Book Chat #10: Rick Riordan’s “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer” Norse American Tour!

Oh my gosh, you guys. Remember this post? The one about Rick Riordan’s new mythology series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard? Well, the first book has officially come out! 😀 But that’s not all… Over the past week, Rick Riordan has been on his “Norse American Tour” (what a great pun!) he’s visited five […]

Book Chat #9: Anticipating Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard!

Hello everyone! I’ve been a little absent lately, but it’s been nice to let my blog just sit there for a bit. Anyway, I’m back now with the first Book Chat after a while! I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I’m a pretty big fan of Rick Riordan. Aren’t we all? 😉 I […]

Book Chat #8: Happy Birthday, J. K. Rowling and Harry Potter!

Hi everyone! Today is J. K. Rowling’s fiftieth—and Harry Potter’s thirty-fifth—birthday! Here’s a Book Chat that’s rather different than the ones I usually post; one that I’ve poured all my thoughts and feelings about the world of Harry Potter into… Dear J. K. Rowling, I started reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when I was […]

Book Chat #7: Fathers!

Hi everyone! I know Father’s Day was over a week ago— 😛 —but since I did a Book Chat for Mother’s Day, here’s one celebrating fathers everywhere, both real and fictional! To All the Real Fathers Out There: First of all, thank you. Thank you for being so loving and supportive. Thank you for sacrificing […]

Book Chat #6: A New Harry Potter Movie?!

Hello hello! Happy June everybody! Now, I have some extremely interesting news to share! There’s going to be a new Harry Potter movie! According to CNN News, J. K. Rowling herself is going to be writing the script for the new film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Director David Yates will also be […]

Book Chat #5: Mothers!

Happy (late) Mother’s Day everyone! 🙂 Presenting a Book Chat focusing on mothers everywhere, both fictional and real! To All the Real Mothers Out There: First of all, thank you. Thank you for being so loving and so supportive. Thank you for giving up everything for us to have the best life possible. Thank you […]

Book Chat #4: Springtime!

It finally feels like spring! The sun is out, the flowers are blooming, and everyone’s in that cheerful mood! Well, at least I am. 😀 So here’s the ultimate post about spring: what I love about spring, what to do, and of course, what to read! Things I Love about Springtime Sunshine Running barefoot through dewy […]

Book Chat #3: Poly-Reading

Hey everyone! In today’s Book Chat, we will be discussing… poly-reading! It’s a term I use to describe a common skill among book worms. poly-reading /ˈpälē-ˈrēdiNG/ noun 1. the action or skill of reading more than one written or printed matter silently or aloud at once. In other words, it’s when you begin reading a book, […]

Book Chat #2: Musings About My Second-hand Book

Some years ago, I took a plane to my mother’s homeland. It was an amazing trip, but there is one day that I will never forget. We had gone to an artisan’s town by the sea. Quirky little cafés, lots of cats lounging about, friendly hipster-ish people. (Is that even a word?) 😉 Above all, there […]

This Valentine’s Day, Get Someone a Book

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of roses and chocolates and teddy bears holding hearts. Many of us would love to receive one of these. (Who wouldn’t?) 😉 But this Valentine’s Day, give your loved one something unique and timeless— and no, I’m not talking about diamonds. I’m talking about books. Yes, you […]