Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2019 & 2K Followers International Giveaway

Happy Happy July, friends!! Can you believe we’re officially halfway through the year? It’s kinda crazy how fast time flies because I’ve officially been blogging for a year and a half now. πŸ’– Stay tuned until the end of this post for an international giveaway in honor of hitting 2,000 followers on Twitter!

TIFFANY’S LIFE 🌺

I started my summer internship in June so this entire month has been filled with work work work (like the song by Rihanna). My job involves a lot of client travel so I’ve been flying around from Orlando to Dallas back to the home office. ✈️ It’s been pretty fun so far, and I feel like I’ve been learning a lot and my team makes the work days much more enjoyable. One of my favorite parts about summer break is that there’s no homework or stress about exams. I’ve been able to spend a lot of time with friends, and I’m trying to explore the city which I normally am not able to do during the school year.

I also decided to start a baking hobby this summer which you might be able to tell if you follow me on Twitter. I’ve been making banana bread, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and apple crumble. In other words, I’m trying to channel my inner Lara Jean. If you have any easy baking recipes, please share them with me! I’d love to try them. πŸͺ🍰 It’s been such a great way for me to relax and spend time with others, but the only downside is that I’m left with tons of pastries that I can’t eat by myself. Luckily, my friends are willing to be my test bunnies and try them for me. πŸ˜‚

BOOKS I READ πŸ“š

This month has been a pretty great reading month! I completed my Goodreads Reading challenge by finishing 52 out of my 50 book goal. πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰ I also surpassed my Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, or #YARC2019, goal of 21 to 30 books by reading 28 books. I’m hoping to finish 50+ books written by Asian authors by the end of the year to reach the level of Bengali Tiger.

Overall, I’m super happy with the books that I finished this month with the exception of one. Rereading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before made me so incredibly nostalgic and super prepared for the movie sequel (even though I’m not the biggest fan of Noah Centineo). I just think that this trilogy was wrapped up so perfectly, and it left me all up in my ~feels~. πŸ₯°β€οΈ Spin the Dawn was also such a fantastic read, and I loved participating in the blog tour where I got to create a few aesthetic mood boards. I’m already excited for the second book!

BLOG POSTS & UPDATES ✏

I’m honestly so in love with all the posts that I wrote this month because they were so much fun to create from the mood boards to the food recommendations to the reviews. I feel like I’m starting to get into the rhythm of blogging again which I love and am so happy about!

Book Reviews

Blogging

INSTAGRAM πŸ“Έ

As I was writing this monthly wrap-up, I took a look at my bookstagram account and realized that I only took 1 photo this entire month. 😱 And I actually accidentally featured the photo in my May wrap-up instead of this one, so #whoops for the double post.

I ended up posting a new photo yesterday so prepare for the return of my pastel pink photos~ I was lucky enough to receive some exciting book mail recently so I’m planning on taking more photos to feature them.

FAVORITE POSTS AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE πŸ’ž

I didn’t get a chance to blog hop as much as I would’ve liked so I’m hoping to explore more bloggers and be more involved in the community in the upcoming months!

INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY 🎁

And now for the main event! πŸ’ž I’m super thankful to have reached 2K followers on Twitter this weekend so I wanted to showcase my appreciation through an international giveaway.

Rules:
  • Must be 18+, or have parent’s consent.
  • International Giveaway as long as Book Depository or Amazon ships to your country.
  • Must be following my blog, Read By Tiffany.
  • Comment below which book you would like to win.
  • Winner must respond within 48 hours, or else I will pick another winner.
  • Giveaway ends on 11:59 PM PST on July 25th, 2019.
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How was June for you?

Are you excited for summer?

What book would you like to win?

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104 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2019 & 2K Followers International Giveaway

  1. OKAY HI UM YOUR BLOG IS LIKE THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN AND I AM REMINDED OF THIS FACT EVERY TIME I VISIT. That is all.

    Also. I think I say this on every Wrap-Up post of yours, but you always have the best food pictures. They make me super hungry.

    In any case, thanks so much for the shout out!! I appreciate it so much πŸ’›πŸ’› I hope you have a wonderful July!

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    1. UM HI YOURE TOO CUTE AS WELL AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME YA CUTIE ❀

      I honestly can't help it with the food pics!! I'm just a foodie at heart, especially when it comes to sweets.

      I hope you also have an amazing July of reading and blogging, Kat~

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  2. “Leave a comment saying what book you would like to win!” Maybe a fantasy novel, or maybe it would be okay for me to choose a couple graphic novels that total $20 or less!

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    1. A fantasy novel sounds amazing!! There are so many great ones out there~

      As a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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  3. Okay, I’m going to try to re-send this with the comment done while I’m in WordPress, because glitchy WordPress and glitchy gravatar seem to be forcing me to do that.

    –And congratulations!!

    “Leave a comment saying what book you would like to win!” Maybe a fantasy novel, or maybe it would be okay for me to choose a couple graphic novels that total $20 or less!

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    1. A fantasy novel sounds amazing!! There are so many great ones out there~

      As a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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    1. OOO that’s actually a book that I’ve been wanting to read myself! Best of luck~

      As a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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  4. Congrats on 2,000 followers Tiffany!! That’s an amazing milestone!

    I’m so glad the summer’s treating you well 😁 And tbh, between this wrap-up post and what I’ve seen on Twitter, you’re making me want to get into baking too πŸ˜…πŸͺ

    Happy reading and baking this month! πŸ’œ

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    1. Thank you, Ben!! I’m super excited and grateful πŸ₯°β€οΈ

      You totally should get into baking!! It’s been so fun and such a great way to procrastinate (ahem i mean de-stress) I hope you also have a fantastic July~

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    1. Thank you, Hana!! You’re too sweet πŸ₯°β€οΈ That’s a book I’ve also been wanting to read~

      As a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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  5. I also started my summer job in June, so I can totally relate to the being busy! I thought I’d be fine (it’s my second year at the company) but it turns out it took me a while to get used to it again haha And HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on 2k followers, that’s absolutely amazing and so deserved β™₯ You should be so proud of all your blog tours, I’ve loved every single one, I can see how much time and passion you put into them.
    Thank you so much for the chance on the giveaway! I’ve decided to start buying physical copies of my favourite books that I only have on ebook, so I’d love a copy of Jade City by Fonda Lee β™₯

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    1. YES OMG I agree with you about that work life. I honestly thought it’d be easier to blog and read because I wouldn’t have to worry about schoolwork or anything, but it’s actually harder in a way??

      and THANK YOU *HUGS* It truly means a lot coming from you. I’m so so glad that you enjoy my blog tours too because I just have so much participating so it means so much that you can see the effort behind the work.

      OOOO I’m planning on reading Jade City soon so I’m glad to hear that it’s one of your favorites. Best of luck and Happy Reading for July!

      As a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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  6. Aaaah congrats on 2k lovely! Honestly seeing your baking makes me hungry, I wish you could just send me some through twitter or something so I can be a test bunny too *pouts* I don’t know what I’d love to win hmmm I may have to go with something from my goodreads tbr you rec’d me hmmmm

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    1. AHHH Thank you so so much Clo!! It’s honestly crazy how blogging is such an integral part of me now, and I’m so happy and lucky to have met amazing people like you. and I WISH I could send you my virtual baked goods because I’d love to share them.

      and YESS I would love to continue contributing to your TBR. I had to actually reset the Rafflecopter giveaway so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST. Can you re-enter just so I can make sure your entry is properly recorded?

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      1. Awh I mean blogging has meant I get to make friends with so many people from all over the world like yourself and many others, for that I’ll forever be grateful for hehe

        Something I love baking are cheese scones, I feel like it may be a really British thing but man cheese scones are great as are Welsh cakes…I can DM you the recipes if you want for both πŸ˜‰

        Oooooo I shall re-enter then just to be safe ❀

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  7. Congrats on 2K Tiffany! I’m so happy for you!
    If I was lucky enough to win the giveaway, I think I’d pick The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern πŸ™‚
    Megan S.

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    1. Thank you so much! That’s such a great pick. I’ve been meaning to read The Night Circus actually πŸ™‚

      As a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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      1. Thanks so much Tiffany! Just a heads up, I entered my username for the follow option, I hope that’s okay? The associated email if you need it is megan(dot)booktube(at)gmail(dot)com ❀
        Megan S.

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  8. Hi!! Congrats on 2k and thank you so much for the chance! Your blog is so cute i’m mad at myself for not checking it sooner lol
    I would pick We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal! Been wanting to read it before it even came out but i didnt have the chance to do so x)

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    1. Thank you so much, and I’m so glad to have you on my blog! We Hunt the Flame is a GREAT pick. I’ve been meaning to read it myself~

      As a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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  9. Tiffany I’m so honored that you liked the post πŸ˜­πŸ’•

    ALSO I LOVE READING YOUR WRAP-UPS so much. Reading them makes me feel so cozy and happy ahhhh. Congrats on reaching 2k followers on twitter as well! You deserve it so much & I would love to win Lock Every Door by Riley Sager :))

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    1. Caitlin OF COURSE!! I’m so excited to see your book recommendations, and I had to share it with everyone~

      and afjkldasjflks you make me soft 😭 I’m so glad that you like my wrap-ups too. Thank you for your warm wishes, and best of luck for the giveaway!!

      As a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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    1. Thank you!! I’m so glad that you liked it and I hope you have a wonderful July of reading~

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  10. Congrats ono 2k! This wrap up was so fun, i love them! June was an okay month for me, i read some amazing books but i also felt stressed because of school! It’s over now though so i can finally relax hehe. I’d love to win the devouring gray or the song of achilles or the paper and heart society… i don’t know! i can never decide! hope you have fun in july :p

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    1. Thank you so much, Saoudia!! I’m so glad that you liked my monthly wrap-up post πŸ₯° Ahh I hope your July is much better than your June. It’s great that you got to read, but i Hope you have more time to relax now that school’s over.

      You listed so many amazing books! I’m wishing you the best of luck~

      As a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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  11. Aaaahhh OF COURSE YOU FINISHED YOUR GR CHALLENGE ALREADY!!! I am so horribly behind and it’s stressing me out a lot more than it usually does 😭😭 But I’m so glad your internship is going well, and I LOVE seeing all your baking magic happening on Twitter! And I’m really happy you feel like you’re getting back into the rhythm of blogging — June was a good blogging month for both of us, it seems!!

    Congrats on 2K because it is ABSOLUTELY MOST DESERVED (and I would love to win Jade City 😎😎)

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    1. OKAY BUT LIKE A GOOD 11 BOOKS WERE MANGA SO IDK IF THAT ACTUALLY COUNTS BUT IMMA JUST COUNT IT SO UH YEA

      Don’t stress about your Goodreads Challenge!! Honestly, at the end of the day, it’s just a number. It doesn’t define you, and you will be remembered (especially in the blogging and book community) for a lot more . AKA your awesomeness, (lil weirdness), softness, and MOST ENGAGING BLOGGER SELF!!

      I’m glad that we both had a great June *throws my baked cookies at you* I hope you have a great July as well!!

      As a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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  12. Ahh, so happy you’re having a great time so far on your internship, yay! ❀ ❀ and BAKING adventures, yes yes, this makes me so hungry haha, I'm here for all the food as always, you know me πŸ™‚
    Congratulations on 2k, this is so, so amazing and so well deserved as well, you are amazing. Thank you for hosting an intl giveaway, this is so generous of you as well. I would love to win Darius The Great! πŸ™‚
    I hope you're having a fantastic July ❀

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    1. I live to make you hungry!! Just as you live to show me the world through your amazing travel photos, Marie!! I hope you had an amazing time in Croatia~

      Thank you so much for the well wishes, and ofc!! I will never forget your How to Support INTL Bloggers post because hosting INTL giveaways was one thing that stuck out to me that is not too hard to do (Esp with TBD). Hopefully, I can reach more people with Amazon too!! I hope you have a great July and I’m excited to see more of you and your blog πŸ₯°

      Also, as a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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      1. Ahh, well we are even this way haha πŸ™‚ ❀
        this honestly means so, so much, thank you, you are amazing ❀ ❀

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    1. Thank you so much, Misty!! Those are amazing books to pick! Also, as a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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    1. OOo if it’s available for purchase on TBD or Amazon and is under $20 then it counts! Also, as a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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  13. Congrats on 2k followers! June was a good month, read and loved The Rest of the Story by one of my favorite authors, Sarah Dessen. I would love to win either Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett, or It Started with Goodbye by Christina June, thanks for the chance!

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    1. Thank you so much, Melanie!! I LOVED Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett, and I hope you will too. Best of luck for the giveaway!

      Also, as a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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    1. Congratulations on 2k. This is my first of what I hope will be many visits to your blog. As for the Book Depository selection I would choose Magic for Liars. Have had my eye I that on for a while. Thank you.

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    1. As a heads up, I had to reset the Rafflecopter giveaway due to tech difficulties, so if you entered before July 8th 5PM PST, please re-enter so that your entry is properly recorded for a chance to win! ❀️

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  14. Congratulations on 2k, Tiffany. It looks like you had a good reading month. I love the TATBILB series so much. Do we have final release date for the second movie? I might have missed the news πŸ™ˆ

    And I loved your Spin the Dawn mood boards so much. I really need to learn from you. But I leave them by just thinking how much time they will take πŸ™ˆπŸ˜­

    Your food pictures always make me so hungry πŸ˜‹ Have a wonderful July ❀️

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    1. Thank you so much, Sim!! I don’t think we have a final release date yet, but I’m honestly so so excited for it πŸ₯°

      Noooo they take less time than you think!! I think it’s really worth it in the end to see the final product. Thank you so much for reading my wrap-up, and I hope you also have an amazing July~

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  15. Congrats on 2k followers! June was a good month, read and loved The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen, one of my favorite authors. The book I’m most wishing for is Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett, or It Started with Goodbye by Christina June, thanks for the chance!

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    1. Thank you so much, Melanie!! I’ve been meaning to read The Rest of the Story because I really enjoy Sarah Dessen books. Starry Eyes is such a great choice too!! Best of luck πŸ’ž

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  16. Congrats on 2k followers (and I wish you lots of luck with that internship)!
    Hmm, June has been a bit not good, and I’m actually counting the days until summer’s over because I’m already tired of this heat ooofff
    I think I’d like Graceling by Kristin Cashore, so I can complete the trilogy at last πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much!! I definitely agree that it’s tooooo hot this summer. Plus, with humidity, I feel like taking a shower all the time. Good luck on the giveaway, and I hope you have a great July~

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  17. A million times congratulations Tiffany!! It looks like your reading for this year is going fantastic, I wish you all the best in completing whatever remaining reading goals you have for the second half of the year! My summers been pretty school focused so far, but in a little over two weeks I’m going to be officially done, so I can’t wait to just lay around and do nothing πŸ˜‚ Hope you have a wonderful July! πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you so so much, Chana~! I’m wishing you all the luck in completing your goals as well. I hope you have some time to rest despite all the schoolwork. You’re almost there!! Happy Reading in July!!

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  18. I want to read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before at some point before re-watching the first film. I’d like to win Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa. I just found out about this book today and the male character sounds fantastic but unfortunately t’s very expensive.

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    1. Yes!! It’s totally worth a reread of the series before watching. Good luck for the giveaway!

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      1. I have never actually read them. I just saw the movie but I’d like to see how different the book(s) are from the movies.

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  19. Congratulations again on reaching 2k follower on twitter, and you are so sweet to host the giveaway! I love that you are baking – it’s too hot for me to want to turn the oven on during the summer, but I love baking and experimenting with scone recipes (tea & scones are love)! Happy reading this month, love!

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    1. Ooo Scones actually sound really good!! I love high teas with friends (but they’re pretty pricey) so this might be a fun alternative. And it’s just a show of my appreciation~~ Thank you so much for your sweet words and support!! Happy Reading for July, Kal!

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  20. I loved your post for Spin The Dawn! The aesthetics were very pretty πŸ™‚ Your internship sounds like such fun! Congratulations on reaching 2k followers! And thank you for the giveaway πŸ™‚ I’m not yet sure what book I’d choose but it would either be fantasy or contemporary.

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    1. Aww thank you, Cam!! You make my heart happy ❀️πŸ₯° Best of luck for the giveaway! Fantasy and contemporary are also my favorite genres as well~

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  21. Ahh, Tiffany, congrats on 2k followers!! That’s so amazing and I’m so happy for you.πŸ’–πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

    Your job sounds really cool ahh! Flying around to different cities is so awesome, and I’m glad that you’re enjoying it. (Although I’m sorry you’ve had to experience the Dallas heat this time of year, haha. I promise Dallas is actually enjoyable in other seasons?) AND YOUR BAKING~ all the Lara Jean vibes. πŸ˜‰

    You’ve had so many reading successes, that’s so exciting! *claps for you* I love the Lara Jean trilogy, and I think my fave is probably the third book. I’m excited for the movie sequel too, but also the second book was my least favorite so I’m also slightly apprehensive?!

    I hope you have an amazing July!

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    1. Awww thank you, Olivia!! *hugs*

      I was actually in Dallas when there was a storm so there was no power for a while!! I had to wait a few hours before I could even check into my hotel.

      I think the second or third book in the Lara Jean series is my favorite. I think I could reread it forever, but it also gets me all up in my ~feels~. I can’t believe the second is your least favorite?? BUT JOHN AMBROSE!!

      I hope you also have an amazing July, Olivia!!

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      1. Ahh, I’m sorry about that!! That’s almost worse than it actually being hot. ://

        AHH, BUT I love Peter?? (Not necessarily Peter in the movie, but BOOK PETER KAVINSKY EEP.) So John Ambrose was not good.πŸ˜‚

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  22. tiffany! first off, congrats for 2k followers because you deserve it 😩 i loved this post and your baking, it looks so good ahhh 😍 i’m glad you’re liking your internship! oooo i’m really nervous to read again, but better now, especially since there have been such mixed reviews. and spin the dawn is so good omg, i also need to reread the TABILB series, as it sounds like a perfect way to add lots more YARC reads. how have you surpassed your challenge already? i can’t 😩 i loved all your blog posts this much, the quality jumped out! And thank you so so much for linking my post as well as hosting the giveaway! I’m so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’– As for the giveaway, I’d love to win a copy of Hungry Hearts edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond. Thanks for the chance Tiffany, and I hope you’re having an amazing July!

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    1. wahhhh thank you taasia!! i’m so excited for you to start reading again~~ you deserve a break. i’ve been following your school and everything and you deserve some time for yourself to read πŸ₯° i’m so glad that you loved Spin the Dawn, and YES REREAD TABILB it’s SO GOOD. (okay but i also read 11 manga which counted) akfjalskfjs YOURE SO SWEET!! i’m wishing you so much luck for this giveaway~~ Hungry Hearts is a great pick!!

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    1. Thanks, twin!! This has been a pretty great month so far, and I love how baking is giving me a fun way to relax. If you ever want, I have a really easy banana bread recipe I’d be happy to share 🍌🍞

      I hope you have a great July, Tiff!

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  23. Congrats on reaching 2k, Tiffany!!! You deserve every follower and many more! Your baking hobby is making me want to bake more! Every time I see your lovely creations on Twitter, it makes me crave sweets! Haha! ❀ I'm really glad you've been enjoying your internship! It sounds so exciting! And I know you can reach that Bengal Tiger badge for YARC! πŸ˜€

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    1. AWW KELLY!! (I feel like I’m just spam replying to you today but *hugs*) If you ever want an easy banana bread recipe, I have one to share! 🍌🍞 I’m really just trying to be like Lara Jean~ I’m wishing you all the luck on your YARC and reading challenges too. I hope you’re enjoying your summer!

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  24. Congratulations on 2k! Well-deserved! Also, yay for baking! I love baking and I have a plethora of (eggless) recipes if you are interested. Have a good rest of the year!

    For the giveaway, I would love A Spark Of White Tiger.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Yes What are some of your favorite things to bake? I hope you also have a great year. A Spark of White Tiger is a fantastic choice~

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      1. I have a recipe for some oat chocolate chip cookies that I adore. And I recently found a recipe for a (vegan) peanut butter banana cookie that is also very yum!

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  25. May I say that I’m already a fan of your baking hobby? lol I loved that picture with the chocolate chip cookies, they looked so delicious! Hope you keep posting pics of everything you try!
    CONGRATULATIONS ON 2K, TIFFANY! And thank you for the giveaway!!!

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    1. AWW Thank you so much, Grace!! I kinda stopped baking recently but it’s still such a fun hobby for me πŸ’– I hope you try my banana bread recipe I wrote in another post! Thank you so much for the congrats too!!

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