Journey before destination

Did some lettering of part of my favourite quote from the Stormlight Archive! I love the idea behind it and thought it would be a great quote to live by for the year. Sometimes I find myself so focused on perfection — especially when it comes to my creative pursuits — that I forget to […]

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Site overhaul in progress

It’s been a while since I’ve been here, and while so much has changed since my last post, one thing remains the same: I’m still chasing my teenage passion for reading. I’ve decided to change my site name to paperborne, to match the account I’ve made on Instagram that features my bullet journaling and art. […]

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BOOK REVIEW | Demon Road (Demon Road, #1) by Derek Landy

Disclaimer: minor spoilery content ahead. This was exactly what I expected a supernatural road trip to be, in the best of ways: horrifying, dark, exciting, and loads of fun.   Demon Road follows Amber Lamont, a once normal sixteen-year-old girl, who goes on the run after discovering a deadly family secret. Along the titular Demon […]

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BOOK REVIEW | Alliance (The Paladin Prophecy, #2) by Mark Frost

Fun abounds in this second instalment of the Paladin Prophecy, with just enough mystery and intrigue to keep you turning the pages! Will West and his new friends, “The Alliance”, continue to investigate the secret society known as the Knights of Charlemagne, while coming to terms with their newfound abilities. Soon they realise that everything […]

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Update!

I’ve changed my URL from oncebooked to theoncehooked because I feel like the latter is closer to the essence of why I started this blog in the first place, and it’s also much catchier in my head. “oncebooked” was actually a bad pun on my part for “oncehooked”, and my need to put something book-related […]

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BOOK REVIEW | Year One (Chronicles of The One #1) by Nora Roberts

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these things. It’s also been a while since I’ve finished a book. It’s nice to finally be out of my many-months-long reading slump… but now I’m not sure if I’ve jinxed myself. Heh. Anyway, let’s get straight into this review.   Summary With one drop of […]

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BOOK REVIEW | The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Fantasy, philosophy, politics, action, compelling characters. In my later days of teen-hood, I realised that this was, for me, my holy formula. All the ingredients necessary to create the Perfect Book. I found this in the A Trial of Blood and Steel series by Joel Shepherd, and in George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, but […]

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BOOK REVIEW | Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Soooo… I was in a reading slump which is why there was no review yesterday but decided to follow my own advice and sought out a book I knew I would like. Yesterday, I had a quick library run and picked up Murder of Crows. THANK ALL THE DEITIES I LISTENED TO MYSELF.     Yeah, […]

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BOOK REVIEW | Written In Red by Anne Bishop

I’m so happy I could cry. It’s been so long… too long since I’ve read a book that I’ve genuinely, thoroughly enjoyed. So much, that I was reading one night and suddenly it was three in the morning and I didn’t even care. That doesn’t happen often with me, Lover Of Sleep. And so I, with great […]

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