Thinking Out Loud | Hi, I Have No Internal Monologue & This Is How I Think

Hey, friends! A while back, the internet flew into a frenzy over whether or not you have an internal monologue. Apparently, the majority of people have an internal monologue and are simply amazed and astounded by those of us who just…don’t. And, yes, I said “those of us” because—surprise!—I am, in fact, someone who does […]

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TBR Inspection | 5 Books I’ve Picked Up & Re-Shelved

Hey, friends! How’s it going? Hopefully well and if not, hopefully brighter days head your way soon! Today I want to talk about books I’ve started reading and set down for one reason or another, fully intending to return to them and finish them…and then never got back to (or at least haven’t gotten back […]

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Celebrating My Birthday By Sharing The Library Of My Life!

Hello, friends! Happy belated Thanksgiving to my friends in the US and to those who don’t celebrate I wish you a happy day! Aside from Thanksgiving this week is an exciting one for me as it also happens to be my 26th birthday today! I know we’re in the midst of a global pandemic and […]

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Where To Start With Poetry + Recommendations

So. You’ve probably heard the news by now, but just in case you haven’t, lemme fill ya in: poetry is back. Okay, okay, okay! So poetry was never actually gone, but what I mean is that recently (as in, in the past few years), poetry has made a resurgence as a form of popular literature. With the rise of so-called “Insta-poets” such […]

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Controversial Opinion Alert! There’s No Such Thing As A “Non-Critical” Review (So Let’s Stop Pretending There Is)!!!

Hey, mon petit chou! It’s Lila and today I’m bringing back the good ol’ Hardcover Haven discussion post! Yes, that’s right: today we’re getting down and dirty in the gritty pits of personal opinion and making a proper mess. And the topic on today’s menu is…*pulls slip of paper out of bucket and squints at […]

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Hogwarts House Recommendations: Booktube Edition | Gryffindor

Hello, friends, and welcome back to my mini-series in which I recommend booktubers based on Hogwarts Houses. I’ve already recommended booktubers based on Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff, and today I’m bringing you the final segment of this series in which I recommend booktubers based on Gryffindor! According to Pottermore, Gryffindor values “courage, bravery, and determination.” […]

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What Do You Consider Your “Official TBR”?

Hey there, friends! It’s me, Lila, back again and this time with a discussion post! I’ve been wondering about TBRs a lot lately. In particular, I’ve been wondering about which books people include on their so-called “official TBR.” The question floated into my mind a few weeks back when I stumbled upon the following video […]

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Hogwarts House Recommendation: Booktube Edition | Hufflepuff

Hello, friends, and welcome to part three of my currently ongoing series in which I recommend booktubers based on a Hogwarts house! I’ve already talked about Ravenclaw and Slytherin, and today we’ll be taking a dive into the house of Hufflepuff! I think Hufflepuff is one of the most interesting Hogwarts houses because it’s the […]

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Lila Tries to PODCAST?! | Lila’s Bookish New Year’s Podcast

Hey, y’all, it’s Lila! Today I’m bringing you something a little…different. While I know I’m pretty good at writing, I often find that I express myself better out loud. I’m an extrovert so speaking has always come easy for me and, for me, writing has always been kinda like an extension of speaking. Given this, […]

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