Five things I learned from actively choosing to read nonfiction

Reading is my way of expanding what I know about the world beyond my own limited experiences. There is nothing I love more than being transported into a new world and constantly adapting to ways of thinking that are very different from my own. This year, I've decided to confront my fear of nonfiction with… Continue reading Five things I learned from actively choosing to read nonfiction

Nonfiction Reading Bingo Check-in #1: A rough but productive start

My bookish resolution this year is to read more nonfiction! I created a chill reading challenge to help provide some sense of progress while going out of my literary comfort zone, and if you would still like to join me, you can check out this post. It has been a quite a journey since my… Continue reading Nonfiction Reading Bingo Check-in #1: A rough but productive start

An Open Letter to Ning (A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin)

This is part of a series called Margin Letters, where I write open letters to fictional characters of content I love. This particular installment is a stop on the blog tour organized by Colored Pages Bookish Tours. Please read my non-spoiler review here. Ning is one of the competitors for the position of court shennong-shi… Continue reading An Open Letter to Ning (A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin)

[Blog Tour] Review: A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

This has been one of my most anticipated reads this year, and it rightfully deserves its instant #1 place on the New York Times Bestselling List! Thank you so much to Colored Pages Bookish Tours for the opportunity to talk about this book, and I'm so happy that my return to blog tours starts with… Continue reading [Blog Tour] Review: A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

ARC Review: Not a Lot of Reasons to Sing, But Enough by Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

Since I've started blogging again, I often wonder why I should keep writing in the face of great historical upheavals. Is writing a poem still valuable when everything is crashing around me? The title of this book alone grabbed my interest and promised me answers, and honestly, this is such a comforting read for fellow writers.

Train Reads: Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros

I finally finished my first train read! After the first few lines, my practical reasons gave way to two: reveling in more and more of Sandra Cisneros’ lush writing and giving the women in this book the center stage to share, love, and rage at the world. I'm so glad that I started this journey with Woman Hollering Creek.

Sunnybook Farm Reading Challenge 2021 Wrap-up

Probably the best part of this awful pandemic season is meeting people—online, of course—who share your interests, heart, and vibes. I can't even begin to tell you how much my online book clubs have saved me, and the sweetest one is Sunnybook Farm, which is hosted on a Discord server led by Ena. One of… Continue reading Sunnybook Farm Reading Challenge 2021 Wrap-up

Recommendations: Books by Filipino Authors based on Wikathon Prompts

It is waaaay past August, but I hope that you've remembered to celebrate the Buwan ng Wika (Month of [the National] Language) or Buwan ng mga Akdang Pinoy (Month of Filipino Literature) with us! It had been an exciting month here in our local bookish community, and encouraging each other to read more works by… Continue reading Recommendations: Books by Filipino Authors based on Wikathon Prompts

[Blog Tour] Review: A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark

This is one of my most anticipated reads for 2021, and now that I've read it, I can definitely say that all my tears over getting rejected for an ARC on Netgalley are definitely worth it. Thank you so much to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for not only including me in this blog tour,… Continue reading [Blog Tour] Review: A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark

An Open Letter to Shiori (Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim)

This is part of a series called Margin Letters, where I write open letters to fictional characters of content I love. This particular installment is a stop on the blog tour organized by TBR and Beyond Tours. Please read my non-spoiler review here. Shiori is the sole princess of Kiata and the protagonist of Six… Continue reading An Open Letter to Shiori (Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim)