Karin

Karin

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Karin (she/her) is a highly-caffeinated overly-anxious ball of chaos disguised as a single mom and podcaster. She spent her childhood escaping to the different fantasy lands created by books and film. This girl mom currently lives in the Bay Area with her overly dramatic Tiny Human™️ who keeps her constantly on her toes. When not podcasting, Karin spends her free time watching her latest TV obsession or tearing through books like there is no tomorrow. She is currently juggling multiple writing projects because her brain can’t ever focus on one thing at a time.

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How about a lightning fast (or maybe so not fast), three for one book review? Because that's what this blog post is gonna be. Pro tip: if y...

Expect The Unexpected

One day awhile back, I was walking through the books section at Target and spotted a book called  Dial A For Aunties . There was no wo...

Don't Forget Self-Care

At the beginning of this week, I was expecting to regale you all about my experience attending an advanced screening and Q&A for  ...

Who's Your Bias?

Have you hopped onboard the K-pop and K-drama train? I'll be honest, I haven't. Not for lack of interest - I just have so much other stuff ...

Rerouting...

What would you do if your ex-boyfriend wrote a movie about your breakup? That is what Callie Dressler has to figure out in Andrea J. Stein'...

Strangers, Friends, Lovers - OH MY!

I had the pleasure of receiving an ARC for indie author Erin Thomson's sophomore novel  Five Dates Between Friends . Before I received...

My Heart Will (Probably) Go On

When I found an email in my inbox from NetGalley, my breath caught in my throat. As soon as I opened it, I had to suppress a scream while m...

I'm Fine (The New Fine)

Let's talk about Jessica George's debut novel  Maame . I received a digital ARC to read and review via NetGalley and I am so incredibl...

Don't Make Me Go... Through Unnecessary Twists

Oh look, a review that isn't for a book! I received a pass to attend a virtual screening of  Don't Make Me Go a day ahead of the offic...

Just Keep Dreaming

We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story by Simu Liu was released into the world on May 17, which also happens to be the day t...

Nothing Foul About It

I am still shaking with excitement over the fact that I was able to read an advance reader's copy (ARC) of Chloe Gong's upcoming new novel,...