Category Archives: 2017

[Top Ten Tuesday] – #150 – Literary Father Figures

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

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This Week’s Theme:
Literary Father Figures

Initial Thoughts:

Father figures give me all the feels because my pops is whom I grew up with mainly, so there’s something special about reading father/child dynamics.


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[Review] I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Maurene Goo

Book Title: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Author:     Maurene Goo
Number of pages:  336

Synopsis:

She finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Steps to True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.

(re: Goodreads @ I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo)


Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– Great concept bogged down by the relationship not reading too genuine and too much of a social experiment for the protagonist
– Excellent fatherly figure and family dynamics that underscore the plot
– Contemporary world building inclusive of Korean culture (e.g. multimedia, food, random trivia)
– Plethora of Korean drama references
– Romance can feel thin as reliance after fulfillment of utilizing Korean dramas develop relationship

Initial Thoughts

I can appreciate the clever intent of this story as I too went through a dorama phase when I was much younger.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of I Believe in a Thing Called Love from Raincoast Books.


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[Book Events] BlogboundCon 2017

On May 31, 2017, I attended BlogboundCon, a mini convention featuring a series of panels crafted for the [book] blogging community by bloggers and authors alike. Blogbound takes place during the week of Book Expo/Con.

See my recap on all the shenanigans below:


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