Bookish Chats With Lily #2 // Sprinkles of Dreams

(Bookish) Chats with Lily // Two Can Keep a Secret (Me, and all of You Guys)

Hello, all of you wonderful human beings!! 🌷

I’m a bit shaky, and my fingers are trembling as I type these words, because I just received an email I never, ever, in my wildest dreams* would have expected to receive, and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed—in the best way possible.

Excited GIF // Sprinkles of Dreams*is this a Taylor Swift reference? You decide.

But let me start from the beginning.

The first few days of October, and the end of September, have been an incredibly nerve-wracking, and anxiety-riddled time for me. So many things happened, both in real life, and my bookish life, and I am both nervous and exhilarated to fill you in on what’s been going on.

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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me tweet about my first practical uni exam this semester. I was incredibly anxious for days prior to it, and had a minor anxiety attack right before the exam, but thankfully, everything went well.

Thank you so, so much for all the well wishes!! 💗

Words can’t express how much they meant to me—I read a lot of them before the exam, and they really helped so much in calming me. I passed with a 100%, and I couldn’t be happier. I truly feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart!

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I’m joining my first (two) official book tours, one of them for Empress of All Seasons!! I’m beyond grateful and so honored to have been chosen to participate in this blog tour. I’ve been so excited to read this book ever since I first heard of it, seeing as 1) it’s an Asian (!!!) Fantasy, and 2) the plot sounds fantastic?? Also, NetGalley’s restrictions for international readers and bloggers make it really hard for me to get even a digital ARC, so being able to do this blog tour is such an amazing opportunity all around.

A huge thank you to Rafael and Carmel! You guys are the BEST.

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I had the honor of being interviewed by the lovely Noura for her blogger feature, and  you can find it here! Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Noura! 💕

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Now, the news you’ve all been waiting for, ever since you read the title of my blog post (I presume, but, you know, I could be wrong); I received the most exciting news in the form of an email only today, saying that … I’ll be receiving my first physical ARCs soon(-ish?). From a publisher in the US.

Excited Screaming GIF Friends // Sprinkles of Dreams

I have no words. I am ALL of these wonderful people, including Phoebe.

A million thanks to Evelina, who’s been so encouraging, and really pushed me to try my luck. :’)

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Yes, I sacrificed sleep, reading, and study time to watch TV shows. And regretted it sorely, afterwards.

The Good Place GIF // Sprinkles of Dreams

(Everything was Not Fine.)

  • Remember when I said I may have possibly come to love Brooklyn Nine-Nine more than Friends? Well, I retract that statement. Friends still has too big a portion of my heart.
  • The Good Place is back! I really enjoyed the new episode, but moreover, I love the actress who plays Tahini, Jameela Jamil, and you should listen to this interview/podcast, because it’s just … incredible, and oh-so inspiring.
  • I binge-watched Dynasty with Kat, Marie, and Marta, and it was so much fun! And it was so great to see such strong, and self-assured women on screen. Also, we were all living for the Drama.

blue-watercolor-wash-texture-5letschat!-2How has your October been so far?
Any plans for the weekend?
What are some TV shows you love? 💗

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xx, Lily

72 thoughts on “(Bookish) Chats with Lily // Two Can Keep a Secret (Me, and all of You Guys)”

    1. AHHH YES, I’m actually planning on re-watching it, just for all the plot twists, and to notice more of the details. And Gilmore Girls is actually one of my favorite TV shows!! Did you watch the revival?

      Thank you so, so much, Rhi, that’s so sweet of you!! 🤗💓

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        1. I feel the same way, it missed some of that spark, and didn’t have the same feel to it as the original series – I was actually disappointed, to be honest. And the ending was so … random? I really didn’t know what to think. 😅

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  1. LILYLILYLILY! I am so proud of and happy for you!💓First of all, CONGRATS on the physical ARC, that is so amazing, and I’m just so excited you get this opportunity because you deserve it so, so much. Secondly, CONGRATS ON YOUR EXAM SCORE! Ahh, that is so wonderful, and I hope you celebrated it with a Friends marathon or maybe some ice cream. 😉

    Also, THE TAYLOR REFERENCE IN THIS POST…I loved it. XD And now I am singing Wildest Dreams.

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    1. OLIVIA, THANK YOU SO MUCH. 💗💗

      This really means a lot to me – and I did!! Friends was watched & ice cream was enjoyed. 😊 How have you been? I feel like we haven’t talked in ages, we’ve both been so busy. 🙇🏻‍♀️

      Ahhh are you a Taylor Swift fan??

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      1. YOU’RE SO WELCOME.

        Aw, that makes me so happy to hear! Friends and ice cream are just the best. 😉 I’m doing well, I have a four day weekend this week which is giving me some time to catch up on blogging stuff and just not be doing homework, so today is especially good. How are you?

        YES! Oh my goodness, are you 113% Swiftie like me?! *screams*

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        1. Ahh yay, I hope you get to relax enjoy not having to wake up too early!! 💛

          I’m a bit anxious about the next upcoming exams, and classes, but all right! 🙂

          I used to be!! (Nice reference @ 113% 😏) But sadly, I didn’t like her last album all that much … Do you have a favorite era? 💓

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          1. Thank you!

            Oh, I hope all your upcoming exams go really well! I’m glad to hear you’re doing well besides that though. 🙂

            Haha! I still loved her new album, but I did like her ones in the past a bit more. I can’t decide what my favorite era is?! It’s either her Red era or her Speak Now one…but I love all her songs so I can hardly pick one.🙈What about you?

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            1. Thank you so much, I hope the same for you, Olivia! ❤

              Ahh same, it's really hard. I think for me it's either the Red or 1989 era – I really like Speak Now as well, though (the fairytale vibes!), and Fearless is the album that first made me fall in love with her, so … 🙈

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