Book Review (ARC) || The Sun is Also a Star

Author: Nicola Yoon Publishing Company: Delacorte Press Release Year: (ARC) To be published November 1, 2016 Genre(s): YA, realistic fiction (Shout out to the Barnes and Noble B-Fest, where I won this ARC!) My Synopsis Natasha lives in New York City. Her family is Jamaican. She is cynical and practical. And she’s got a problem–her family […]

Book Review || The Kite Runner

Hello friends! Just returned to my home after five weeks of being abroad, so expect some travel posts scattered around! 🙂 Here’s a review after quite a while; I’ll be posting extra this week. (Also if anything interesting is going with you all, please let me know! I love hearing about summer!) Author: Khaled Hosseini […]

Barnes & Noble Teen Book Festival

Hello friends! So, let’s pretend I didn’t just disappear for two months. *laughs nervously* I’m coming tomorrow with a full post complete with a very special book haul, but I just had a great evening at my local Barnes & Noble (shoutout to my favourite book store!) at their “B-Fest: Teen Book Festival,” which is a […]

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 […]

Leap Day

Hi everyone! Today, as you all know, is Leap Day. I decided that I shouldn’t miss the opportunity to post today considering February 29th only comes around once every four years. (Also, completely unrelated but still rather notable— I read my first Agatha Christie book yesterday and I. Absolutely. Loved. It. You can look forward […]

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 […]

My First Award! | The Liebster Award

Hi there! Today I have a different kind of post… my first award, the Liebster Award! Yay! 😀 Thank you so much to Dimple Malhotra from Enthralling Dimple for nominating me for this award! 🙂 The Rules: Post eleven random facts about yourself. Answer the eleven/ten questions the awarding blogger has posted for you. Nominate […]

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 […]

World Book Night!

I’m oh, so excited! 😀 Know why? April 23rd is World Book Night! According to its website, “World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with […]

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, […]

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 […]