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I Believe in a Thing Called Love
I Believe in a Thing Called Love | Maurene Goo
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Genre: Romance

Date Started: September October 1, 2019

Date Completed: October 19, 2019

How did you choose this book: Last year I wanted to buy more books to get ready for book talks.

Write a brief summary of the novel; who was the protagonist; what was his/her problem and how was the problem resolved

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RiseoftheReader
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Pickpick

OMG This book was just adorable. I have been a fan of telenovelas for a while now and this one based on K Dramas was just as good if not better. This reminded me of the TV show Jane the Virgin and I would love this to hit the tv screens as a movie or short series. If you are looking for a great read to enjoy at the pool side or beach look no further than this one right here.

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breemariegarcia
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This book is a gift from the K-drama gods. I can‘t stop giggling. #kdrama #socute

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Gissy
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Panpan

Book 1 in Asian readathon-5 challenges. This challenge was to read a book by an Asian author. The story is about a 17y/o person who used to control everything in her life including to get a boyfriend & to be loved. She will learn that you cannot control everything. I liked the cultural traditions mentioned, relationship between daughter-father & concept Flailure (do I have that🤔)But story was poor, superficial, forced.2⭐️from so-so to pan.

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AutumnRLS
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Today's mail #heyya

annahenke Maas! ❤️ 8mo
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Lovesbooks87
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Pickpick

This was such a cute and fun YA Romantic Comedy! Desi believes that everything has a plan. She knows what she wants to do. But when she meets the hottest guy Luca she knows she wants to get to know him better but she doesn't know how to go about it. So she studies the Korean dramas that her dad loves to watch. But when the fun in games of getting to know him turns into real feeling she finds what it really means to find true love!

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MallenNC
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In this book, the MC tries following rules she's learned watching Korean dramas to turn an #infatuation into something real. This is a fun book. #literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks fun!!! 💗💗 9mo
vkois88 I've wondered about her books! Her name always pops up various places. So it's definitely worth checking out? Good to know 🤗 9mo
MallenNC @vkois88 I really like her! I still need to read her latest one. 9mo
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vkois88 Thanks, I'll look for some of her books. May have to hit the bookstore by my house if LO cooperates tomorrow 🤔🤔 lol 9mo
MallenNC @vkois88 I hope you like it if you get a chance to read one of her books. All the titles are song lyrics. 9mo
vkois88 I noticed that. I think it's what appeals most to me!! 9mo
MallenNC @vkois88 It's fun! 9mo
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bullbunny
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Pickpick

Okay okay, second book from author and i like it!

I love Asian dramas, and i have been watching mostly Korean dramas. So this book intrigued me.

What does a student body president with dreams of becoming a doctor do her final year of high school? Why get a boyfriend of course! So she studies the dramas, she didn't understand why her dad loves, to find a way. But does it actually work?

bullbunny I wish there was just a tad more room. I loved that I knew the dramas mentioned throughout the book. Though I have only watched one. And I discovered new dramas too! I love Asian dramas. Because they are as short as 6 or as long as 55. And they do not have endless seasons like shows in America. It is like a book being acted out, with the subtitles I love it! 1y
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Brie
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Mehso-so

This YA rom com was so over the top at some points I just couldn‘t fully get behind it. Which I guess is the point since main character Desi Lee uses tropes of K dramas in order to snag her first boyfriend before she graduates high school. It was a cute & funny read mostly & I could relate to the college application stress. It also had a wonderful depiction of a father/daughter relationship which is something I don‘t see a lot of in this genre.

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bullbunny
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📚 English subjects
✏ Math was my down fall
🎭 Participation in plays
🦅 Go Eagles!! 💙💛 are colors

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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My #julywrapup. It was a crazy month and I didn‘t get as much reading done as I would‘ve liked 🙁

tammysue 👏🏻👏🏻 Great job! 1y
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bullbunny
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Hey @Amanda61 this is the #HelloFrom organizer paging. I need you to check your email. I sent you a message. I need some information

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bullbunny
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Thank you @sudi
1. Y'all sometimes you guys
2 sometimes 2 other times 3
3. Just litsy
4. Yeah working, I work weekends overnight
5. Hmm who to tag.. how bout anyone that hasn't done it yet!

@jesshowbooks

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bullbunny
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1. Sitting on a sofa
2. Book prompted; I believe in a thing called love by Maureen Goo
3. I am a mood reader, and also when playing the monthly bingo in my book group, a moody prompter XD

@SilversReviews #tuesdaytidbits I know a day late. But so many posts I got tempted

SilversReviews Never late for fun things.....thanks for playing. 😊 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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My #julytbr. It‘s way ambitious and I won‘t get through them all, but I‘ll see how far I can get!

bullbunny I have that book you have tagged! I am going to read that after her first book 'Since you asked..' 1y
Lovesbooks87 I read the bottom three and they were all amazing! 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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My daughters gave me a B&N gift card for Mother‘s Day and today I spent it! #bookhaul

GripLitGrl Nice haul some pretty covers! 2y
Karkar I love that spine with the black and white flowers! So pretty!!! 2y
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GripLitGrl
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Cinfhen Pretty popular phrase 😍 2y
JoScho I loved that song by The Darkness 🖤 2y
eanderson I love this post!!! 2y
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GripLitGrl @JoScho Yes❣❣ 2y
GripLitGrl @Cinfhen true👍 2y
GripLitGrl @eanderson thanks😆 2y
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kate_reads
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Maurene Goo‘s covers are all so stinking adorable ☺️

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imabusybee
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Work shenanigans and some lunch time reading.

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AshleyKorinE
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Mehso-so

So... I thought I would love this book with the start being so promising but the longer it went on the less love I felt. The main character Desi is trying to win the guy using K Dramas to plot out a path to love. It‘s a cute concept until there‘s a ton of manipulation causing a accident and dangerous situations. The most endearing part of the story was the father/daughter relationship but it couldn‘t make up for her actions in the end.

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imabusybee
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Breakfast for lunch and finishing my book.

KCorter Ooh, your plate is so cool! 2y
imabusybee @KCorter thank you. 2y
Jabberwocky Love your plate so much!! 2y
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kstadt929 I agree with everyone else above! Such a cool plate!! 2y
Bookladylinda Bananas??? 🤭 2y
imabusybee @Bookladylinda yes loads of them Your favorite!! 😂 2y
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imabusybee
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Shoes is getting his cuddling time with me while I read.

blondie Awwww♡♡♡ 2y
LizzieChantree So cute! 2y
Smrloomis Cuuute! 💜 2y
mabell 😻😻 So cozy! 2y
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imabusybee
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Starting this tonight

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ShidotheCat
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Pickpick

This was such a great, funny and sad read! I loved a lot of topics and silly KDrama mentions - it was wonderful! #ibelieveinathingcalledlove #maurenegoo

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swatreads

I believed, and still believe, that you can build your dreams brick by brick. That you can accomplish anything with persistence.
Even falling in love.

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swatreads
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So I decided to read this lazy cheesy YA romance based on korean dramas( I love kdramas) to put me out of my reading slump! Hope it works! Thank you @Beckykearns for the suggestion ❤😘

BeckyK Enjoy! I hope your slump is short lived 😊😘 2y
swatreads @Beckykearns Thank you!😘 I hope too😻 2y
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Mehso-so

I wanted to add a picture because I love the cover, but it wasn‘t loading on my Kindle. Anyway, this book was funny, but Desi‘s plan was rather manipulative and I‘m not into that. I feel like she could have really grown as a person, but she just says “I love you” and suddenly everything‘s alright again? It just doesn‘t seem like a healthy relationship... But now I really want to watch a K Drama.

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beachbookworm7
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Day 5: Book with Spring Feels #aprilinbooks18
I haven‘t read this one yet but her skirt is just all about spring! Living in Florida, I don‘t get to experience spring that much. We pretty much have summer all year and maybe a week or two of winter. But I do love the idea of spring.

#lovereading #bookish #booklove #vscocam #totalbooknerd #yabooks #yalit #bookishthings #reader #bookblogger #blogger #readmore #bookishfeatures #bookworm #bookaholic

bunny This on my TBR! It looks so good. 2y
beachbookworm7 @bunny I‘m really looking forward to reading it as well! 2y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Panpan

I did not care for this book. The main character was struck me wrong. The plot was full of tropes, which it seemed like it was trying to play on but it actually just played to. Predictable and sort of cringey.

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brennahawleycraig
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Mehso-so

Finished this on a car ride to go buy some furniture! It was cute, but a little too predictable for my tastes. I did like learning about K dramas though!

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MallenNC
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For #Heartsandhardcovers #kidsinlove I thought about posting Romeo and Juliet, but really, that's a terrible example of love! Take a breath, kids! Instead, here's the most recent YA romance I've read. This one is fun and a lot more psychologically healthy! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

brennahawleycraig Oh this would be good for the challenge item I have for song lyrics in the title! 2y
MallenNC @brennahawleycraig Are you doing PopSugar? I used this one for that prompt. (edited) 2y
brennahawleycraig @MallenNC yes! I‘ve done it every year they‘ve released it. Thought I was going to take a break this year but find myself getting sucked back in 😂 2y
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MallenNC @brennahawleycraig This is my third year! I do it with @OriginalCyn620 The first year we only let a book count for one thing but now we let it count for up to three. Makes it a little easier bc I'm always getting derailed by library books! (edited) 2y
brennahawleycraig @MallenNC oh smart!! I only count for one, but I got pretty burnt out last year doing both that and book riot. I‘m trying harder to read what I want and see where it fits. 2y
MallenNC @brennahawleycraig It really helps it not feel like such a chore. I'm doing this one and, for the first time, Modern Mrs. Darcy, which is only 12 prompts. Book Riot I've tried but it seems too much. Maybe next year! Good luck with your challenge! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds much better!!! ❣️❣️ 2y
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booksbaconglitter
Mehso-so

Oh man, I really wanted to like this more. I liked the diversity and Desi‘s relationship with her dad was so sweet, but I don‘t think her character grew as much as I had hoped. I think I wanted more focus on her grieving her mom‘s death that loomed over the story.

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MallenNC
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These are all my January reads. It was a great month for reading, thanks to two snowstorms, a holiday, and a readathon. I read 13 books total, 4 were nonfiction (I guess Fire and Fury counts here!), 4 were audiobooks, and 4 were YA or children's. I enjoyed most of these, but the tagged book was the most fun so I'm choosing it for best of the month. #PopSugar18 #MMDchallenge #Nonfiction2018

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abbylibrarian
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The books I read for the #24in48 Readathon! My favorite was I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo. 😍📚👍🌟🎉

Librariana Looks like a fabulous set of reads! I'm curious... what did you think of 2y
abbylibrarian @Librariana I liked American Panda, a great perspective on second generation immigrant families, though maybe not quite as funny as it set out to be. And I‘m in the middle of Love, Hate now and enjoying it! 2y
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abbylibrarian
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Probably my last read of the #24in48 #readathon since we‘ve got folks coming over to watch wrestling in a couple of hours. 50 pages in and its so cute and funny already! 😍📚

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MallenNC
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For #THEWALLSARECLOSINGIN giveaway by @Liberty I couldn't pick just one book as the best I've read so far this month. January has been a great month for reading! These are both YA novels that I loved. The tagged book was just really fun, and the other one was a more serious, but still great, read. Then I threw in a picture of one of my cats side-eyeing the idea that I need more books! Just for balance. #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads Remind your cat that books often come in boxes. 😹 2y
MallenNC @rubyslippersreads Pippa says that is a very good point! She does love boxes. 2y
Liberty You won the giveaway! Please email your name and address to Liberty at Book Riot dot com and I‘ll send you the books. 🎉 2y
MallenNC @Liberty Yay! I'm so excited! I know it was my cat's photo that brought me luck! 2y
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abbylibrarian
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Starting to put my To-Read pile together for this weekend‘s #24in48 Readathon!

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MallenNC
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Pickpick

I loved this book! From the first page, I related to the MC even after her plan to get a boyfriend by following the "rules" of Korean dramas became a little intense. It was a light, fun read with characters I loved, especially the MC's dad. I also love when a book introduces readers to something new, and this made want to try some K-dramas! They sound really fun. I'm definitely reading more of this author's work.

MallenNC This book was recommended on Stacked, along with several other great books. I'm going to keep working through this list! http://stackedbooks.org/2017/12/2017-favorite-reads-reading-experiences-and-year... 2y
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MallenNC
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This book is so cute! I liked the MC from the very first page. A 3-hour snow delay tomorrow means I just might be able to finish this before bed, but I also don't want to rush it.

rubyslippersreads The author spoke at my IRL book club when her first book came out, and when she told us about her idea for this book, I couldn't wait. But of course, it's on my enormous TBR list. 😄 (edited) 2y
MallenNC @rubyslippersreads I'd love to hear her talk about this book. I got it because it was on @Kelly Jensen's best list for 2017, and she said it was good for fans of When Dimple Met Rishi, which I liked a lot. 2y
Kelly ❤️❤️❤️ this one!! 2y
MallenNC @Kelly I loved it so much! I'm glad you put it on your list on Stacked, because I hadn't heard of it. 2y
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Missusb
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Merry Christmas Trish, love from Trish. I‘m a firmer believer in self-present-giving.... #especiallybooks #tbr #xmasgifts #2017

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BookishRedhead
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What happens when you take advice from k-dramas?
Just started and I'm excited to see what happens.

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ameluz
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I love Korean shows and I'm definitely a sucker for love stories!

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AbbyLoveReading
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So far I love this book but this part of the first pages got me hook :0 what an inquire girl if I say so myself #ibelieveinathingcalllove #asianmaincharacter #uniquegirl #originalstoryline #loveit #imhook #readytofinishitbeforeisleep #lovelovelove #asiankicksasss #ya #yaromance #yakorean #yaasians

ameluz Yes! That was a beautiful! I read that over and over! 2y
AbbyLoveReading @ameluz amazing that's awesome heheh (: 2y
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AbbyLoveReading
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So excited to read a book about Asian culture again especially Korean culture ahh (: this got me hook cause I love k dramas and Asian dramas in general hehe ^_^ #kdramas #ibelieveinathingcalllove #ya #romance #asianbooks #books #romance #exciting

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schy2276

This book was honestly such a cute fluffy read. The main character falls in love with Kdramas and tries to use techniques from the drama to get herself a boyfriend. I loved this book because it was super funny and I could relate to it since I also love kdramas.

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Melli

So cheesy and funny and cute.. I laughed way to loud many times.. thank you Ms. Goo for getting me out of my reading slump.

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Melli
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Because I just laughed really loud and everyone in the house is asleep..

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Melli
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I have been waiting for this hold to come in.. finally came in..

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Pickpick

Really cute YA rom com starring a Korean American girl named Desi. She's an over achiever but down to earth nerd who has many flailures (flirting disasters). She decides to follow the k drama formula to snag a boy. Not going to lie, I'm curious about k dramas and may seek some out.

Bonus points with an Asian American protagonist, diverse friends, healthy parental relationships and subtle incorporation of immigrant experience and Korean culture.