THREE REASONS FOR WRITERS TO BINGE-WATCH ROMANCE IS A BONUS BOOK


Romance Is A Bonus Book (RIABB) is a 2019 South Korean television series drama starring Lee Jong Suk, Lee Na Young, Jung Yoo Jin, Wi Ha Jun, and many more. The drama belongs to the romantic comedy genre and it was aired on TvN on the 26th of January 2019 and ended on the 17th of March 2019. 

RIABB was set in the present time. The story followed those who are working in the bookish industry in South Korea. The male protagonist, Cha Eun Ho (Lee Jong Suk) was a successful author. He also worked as a chief editor at a reputable publishing company. The female protagonist, Kang Dan-I (Lee Na Young) was a single mother and divorcee who was struggling to return to the workforce.

Eun Ho and Dan-I knew each other since they were kids. Dan-I was already a teenager back then. And Eun-Ho was only a kid (this drama has the noona-and-dongseng/older woman-and-younger man romance trope). Dan-I saved Eun-Ho from an accident and was injured. To thank her for saving him, Eun-ho visited Dan-I often. He even helped her acquire books to read from the library. Eun-ho later became interested in writing. The two youngsters stayed close friends well into adulthood. However, their friendship was strained after Dan-I started dating a selfish, inconsiderate man. Although he disapproved of her choice of a partner, and she too expressed doubt at times, Dan-I stands by her decision to marry this man.

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Years later, Dan-I's marriage failed. Her husband cheated on her. Dan-I became a divorcee and she was also unemployed. She struggled to get back into the workforce. Eun-Ho enlisted Dan-I to help him find a housekeeper. But Dan-I secretly became Eun-Ho's housekeeper and took payment from him. Eun-Ho had no idea about it.

Eun-Ho was quite surprised when he finds out that Dan-I was the person who cleans his house all this while. Dan-I revealed her problems to Eun-Ho. Eun-Ho sympathizes with Dan-I. He helped her secure a job at his workplace as a task support worker. At the workplace, Dan-I surprised Eun-Ho and other senior executives with her creativity and hard work.

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Besides romance, RIABB is also about the personal and professional challenges people in the bookish industry face at work. This drama is now listed as one of my all-time favorite K-dramas. I'm planning to re-watch this drama in the future. Hehehe ^_^ 

This drama means a lot to me since I'm a writer. Speaking about being a writer,  I believe RIABB is an awesome drama for writers to binge-watch. So in this post, I would like to share three reasons for writers to binge-watch Romance Is A Bonus Book. Now let's check out the three reasons...


#1 IT GIVES YOU KNOWLEDGE OF THE BOOKISH INDUSTRY

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Since RIABB is set in the bookish industry, this drama provides its audiences with A-To-Z knowledge about the industry. From writing to editing, printing, publishing, and marketing. I believe this is the main reason why writers must not miss this drama. Nowadays, being a writer is not just about writing stories and getting your work done. A writer must have an eye of an editor. A writer must also know the process of printing and publishing, and skills to promote, market, and sell their book. I did my MBA internship at Karangkraf (one of Malaysia's publishing companies) back in 2013. What I experience at Karangkraf is exactly the same as what this drama portrays to its audiences. Syukur Alhamdulillah. I'm grateful for that work experience and wish to be back in the bookish industry ^_^


#2 IT GIVES YOU INSIGHT INTO A WRITER'S LIFE

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As I mentioned in point no.1, being a writer is not just about writing. So a writer's work is not something easy. Writers also face challenges while writing their work and after having their work published. And trust me guys, being a writer has nothing to do with being glamour. This drama tells you everything about a writer's life.



#3 IT GIVES YOU IDEAS TO MARKET YOUR BOOK

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Promoting and marketing a book is a big challenge for writers and publishing companies. The female protagonist, Dan-I is a creative genius in book marketing. She shares creative strategies and ideas to promote, market, and sell books with her senior executives. Most of her ideas are unique. This is one of the strong reasons why writers must-watch RIABB. Watching this drama gives you guys ideas to market your book.


The two main leads ~ Lee Jong Suk & Lee Na Young. They are a cute noona-and-dongseng couple ^_^ (Image: wallpaperaccess.com)


Ok, so these are the three reasons for writers to binge-watch Romance Is A Bonus Book. Besides romance and knowledge of the bookish industry, this drama is also fun and entertaining. The plot, storyline, and characters give you a warm feeling while watching the drama.

So has anyone watched Romance Is A Bonus Book? If yes, what are your opinions of the drama? Did you guys enjoy watching it? Will you guys repeat binge-watching it?

Ok, this is all for now. Thank you for reading this post. I'll see you guys again in my next post. Insya-Allah, for my next post I will share with you guys my review of a historical romance novel I finished reading last two weeks. So please don't miss out.

Take care  and have a good weekend ^_^

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


PS: RIABB is available on Netflix. And it is one of the most-watch K-dramas on Netflix now ^_^



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Comments

  1. I really enjoyed this drama too and have already rewatched it and wouldn't mind rewatching it again. I love that it's set in the publishing industry and that they show us what goes on behind the scenes to publish a book. Now I feel like rewatching it again πŸ˜‚

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    1. Wow... you are advance, Izzy. I'm glad it's available on Netflix. Watching this drama really gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Plus, Lee Jong Suk is soooooooo dreamy <3 <3 <3

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  2. This is a great post. Thank you for sharing! Also, check out our three most recent posts.

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    1. You’re welcome. Are you trying to promote your blog here? πŸ€”

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  3. Ooo this sounds really interesting! I do love me a series so I’ll defiantly be checking this out. Thank you so much for sharing with us lovely! Xo

    Elle - ellegracedeveson.com

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    1. You’re welcome. I hope you’ll enjoy the drama.

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  4. I never could have thought so Fadima. You gave me lots to think about. Thank you for sharing your insights.
    Eri | weirdlifestyle.com

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    1. Hehehe... You’re welcome πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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  5. Sounds a great series, love anything to do with publishing.

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  6. This sounds like a series I'd enjoy watching! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This is an interesting list, I agree, a lot goes into writing a book. I will check this list. Thank you for sharing! Even though I'm not an actual book writer, but I find it interesting.

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    1. Either you're a book writer, journalist, or blogger... this drama is for you.

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  8. How interesting! This sounds like a great show to binge!

    Miriam | A Hygge Escape

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  9. This sounds so intriguing! I recently watched parts of some Kdramas recommended by Izzy. Might have to give this one a watch. I would love the subject matter.

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    1. Yeah, Izzy is a K-drama expert. And this one is a must not miss.

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  10. I should watch this..the story looks so interesting to addicted to kdrama..hahaha

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  11. I haven’t heard of this but it sounds interesting and a great way to learn about the book industry. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Yes, this drama gives you A-to-z knowledge about the bookish industry.

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  12. This sounds like a great series to watch and it's cool that it's set in the publishing industry!

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  13. We can all do with a little more of romance indeed 🧑

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    1. Yessssssss 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  14. WE haven't heard of this show, but it looks good!

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    1. Yeah, it’s a good drama series to binge-watch.

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  15. Reading the three reasons make me understand why why why writer should watch this romantic comedy K-drama kan! Sampaikan I pun tertarik weiii to understand how a writer life will be...

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  16. Ooh I've never heard of this show before, but I love the sound of it! Definitely adding to my to watch list, thank you for the recommendation :)

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    1. You’re welcome. It’s available on Netflix.

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  17. I am now also addicted to K Drama - this one seems that it will going into my binge list

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    1. Awesome dude πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  18. I suka hero dia, nak tengok drama ni tapi selalu lupa.. Kalau cite rom-com memang best tengok dan boleh bagi motivasi juga utk menulis 😊

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  19. series ni wlpun x hit tapi i tgk sampai habis.. i suka dengan watak utama dia - ayu rafikah

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  20. I tak tengok lagi, tapi dari apa you cerita nampak ceriat macam menarik

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  21. I've watched this series and I really love it, a sweet plot and ending.

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    1. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  22. Wah macam menarik series ni, romantic comedy genre lagi menarik. Ada masa nanti boleh tengok

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  23. wow semua series ni memang best-best belaka... asyik baca buku malaysia je why not try buku luar negara

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  24. Belum lagi layan drama ni. Bagus juga dia cerita pasal writers life and book publication

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  25. Wah.. K-Drama yg ni blm tgk lg skrg byk cite best2

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  26. Woah, it definitely been a while since i watch Romance is a bonus book, my favorite thing about the drama is when they show us what usually happens to book that didn't make it.
    Watching that scene make my heart bleed.

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    1. Me too. That scene makes me cry 😭 😭😭😭😭😭

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  27. This sounds absolutely great! I haven't watched any new K dramas, so I really need to add this to my list x

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    1. Yeah, it's a good drama to binge-watch. You girls will love it.

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