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The Summer I Turned Pretty Quotes

“Telling Steven anything would only give him ammunition to make fun of me.”

“He smiled at me, and that smile – he just gets in. His smile did it every time.”

“He seemed nervous, which made me feel less nervous.”

“She had braces, but on her they looked interesting, like teeth jewelry and not like orthodontics.”

“I knew it was futile to resist, but I always tried.”

“It was a summer, I’d never, ever forget. It was the summer everything began. It was the summer I turned pretty. Because for the first time, I felt it. Pretty, I mean. Every summer up to this one, I believed it’d be different. Life would be different. And that summer, it finally was. I was.”

“Over his shoulder Conrad said, ‘Good night, Belly.’ And that was it. I was in love.”

“He had that amused, condescending Conrad look on his face, the one that drove me crazy.”

“I love a challenge. Didn’t I win class president last year? And class secretary the year before that?”

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Wired Tokyo 1999 Book Cafe

A bookstore a flight of stairs away from the cafe, you can choose any book of your liking, to read while sipping your cup of coffee.

You can also browse magazines which can be found within the cafe.

A wide and relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff and good food, it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends or meet with clients.

You can choose counter seats if you’re alone or tables if you’re with someone.

Drinks range from:

¥500~¥700 COFFEE

¥580~¥750 TEA

¥600~¥700 JUICE

¥650 SODA

¥500~¥1,100 BEER

¥680~¥1,000 COCKTAILS

Wine List

I had a matcha latte which tasted divine. I’m not exaggerating when I say this is the best matcha latte I have ever tasted. The matcha and milk blend perfectly with just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness.

I paired it with this book by Shinsuke Yoshitake.

Brunch Menu ranges from ¥1,000~¥¥1,200 with an additional ¥200 for set drinks.

Desserts range from ¥550~¥750 with an additional of ¥200 for a set drink.

Wired Tokyo also serves LIMITED EDITION parfait for SUMMER 2019

LOCATION: 7F QFRONT, 21-6 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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A Not-So-Secret Secret Cafe in Shibuya

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A Not-So-Secret Secret Cafe in Shibuya

Relaxing atmosphere + gentle music + great coffee + palatable dessert, these are the ingredients for a perfect afternoon of reading.

Just a 4-minute walk from Shibuya station, Emma Lounge is a relaxing cafe great for reading a book, chatting with friends, writing a blogpost (which is what I’m doing right now), playing chess, or spending “alone time” to unwind after a long day.

Despite its location at the heart of the bustling city (ward) of Shibuya, once you step into the magical portal of Emma Lounge with a classic interior and gentle music playing, you’re brought into a world where time seems to be moving at a pace of its own.

Affordable and delicious, prices for drinks range from ¥300~¥600, main dish at ¥900~¥1400, and desserts at ¥450~¥690.

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I had a gateau au chocolat (simply chocolate cake in English) and a cafe latte. The chocolate cake was rich-flavored and it paired well with the vanilla ice cream and frozen strawberries that came with it. The coffee was divine.

Whether you’re a traveler looking for a quiet afternoon after all that sight seeing or living in Tokyo with a hectic work schedule, Emma Lounge is worth a visit to slow your racing thoughts and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

Location: Social Building, 1-14-9, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Let’s Go to the Bookstore! 



What’s up readers? I just uploaded a video on my Youtube channel where I take you guys with me to the bookstore so if you want to come with me, just click the link below to be directed to my video. 😄 See you there! 😁


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Also, I’m conducting a giveaway of Origin by Dan Brown so if you want to win and I know you do, here’s the link for the instructions on how to enter.
More Book Wrap Ups: 

September Book Wrap Up

August Book Wrap Up

July Monthly Book Wrap Up 

2017 Half Year Book Wrap Up

Weekly Wrap Up for the 2nd Week of June 2017

Weekly Wrap Up: First Week of June 2017
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Books to Read This Fall 2017

What’s up readers? It’s the 6th day of Blogtober! If you don’t know what Blogtober is, it is a series I am conducting that starts from the first of October where in I post on my blog eveyday until Halloween. 😄📚🌟🍁🍃🍂

No idea what books to read this fall? Then you’ve come to the right place. Grab a coffe or tea or whatever you fancy to drink while reading and whithout further ado, here are books to read this fall of 2017.

1. Warcross by Marie Lu

Publication Date: September 12, 2017

Synopsis:

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game— it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships— only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem… and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.



2. The House at 758 by Kathryn Berla

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Krista is still grieving the death of her mother when her father’s new girlfriend moves into their home. Distancing herself from everyone around her, Krista spends all of her time watching a mysterious house, the house at 758. It isn’t until her grandfather makes a surprise visit from Venezuela that Krista is finally able to confront her grief and begin to let things go.



3. All Things New by Lauren Miller

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray has always felt broken inside, but she’s gotten very good at hiding it. No one at school knows about the panic attacks, the therapy that didn’t help, the anxiety meds that haven’t worked. But when a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and noticeable scars, Jessa’s efforts to convince the world that she’s okay finally crumble— now she looks as shattered as she feels. Fleeing from her old life in Los Angeles, Jessa moves to Colorado to live with her dad, but things go from bad to worse when she realizes she’s seeing bruises and scars on the people around her that no one else can see. She blames it on the accident, but as her body heals and the hallucinations continue, Jessa wonders if what she’s seeing could somehow have a deeper meaning. In her quest for answers, she falls for Marshall, a boy with a heart defect whose kindness and generous spirit slowly draw Jessa out of her walled-off shell and into the broken, beautiful, real world— a place where souls get hurt just as badly as bodies, and we all need each other to heal.

I wrote a book review of All Things New here.



4. All Right Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

 Publication Date: August 29, 2017

Synopsis:

In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society.


5. The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

Synopsis:

Ryan, Harley and Miles aren’t friends, they’re just three guys with the same best friend: Isaac. When Isaac dies, they’re thrown. Told in three parts, The Sidekicks is the story of three teen boys dealing with their grief over the death of their best friend, and the impact his loss has on each of their lives.



6. The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster

Publication Date: September 19, 2017

Synopsis:

A seemingly perfect small town that is rocked when one student’s suicide becomes a suicide cluster and students form a watchdog group called the Gatekeepers— named for the patrolman on the Golden Gate Bridge who prevented more than two hundred suicides— to prevent more tragedy.



7. Solo by Kwame Alexander

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

Synopsis:

Solo tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison, whose life is bombarded with scathing tabloids and a father struggling with just about every addiction under the sun— including a desperate desire to make a comeback. Haunted by memories of his mother and his family’s ruin, Blade’s only hope is in the forbidden love of his girlfriend. But when he discovers a deeply protected family secret, Blade sets out on a journey across the globe that will change everything he thought to be true.


More Blogtober: 

Blogtober Day 1: October Book Releases

Blogtober Day 2: Ask Me Anything 

Blogtober Day 3: Q and A with Flexi Reads 

Blogtober Day 4: Book Haul 3 

Blogtober Day 5: September 2017 Book Wrap Up


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Happy reading, 


Flexi