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
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)
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
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.
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.
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
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
I haven't picked up a contemporary book in a while, and I'm glad that I picked The Mismatch this time. Many thanks to Qamar Book Tours for the opportunity to participate in this tour! Check out the schedule by clicking on this link.
This book has been on “Read Now” a few months ago in Netgalley, and I am so glad that I made the decision to download and read this beautiful poetry collection.
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)
Happy book birthday to Elizabeth Lim and Six Crimson Cranes! I'm so excited to be part of this tour that I made TWO posts for it! This is the first half of my stop, which includes a short review. The second half is a letter to Shiori and includes a version of Channari's song! Many… Continue reading [Blog Tour] Review: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
Happy book birthday to the final installment of the Muse Squad duology! I enjoyed reading the first book, and its sequel kept the great things high until the end.
Hello everyone! Welcome to half of my tour stop for Blood Like Magic! The other half is a letter to the main character Voya, which you can read by clicking here. Sorry for posting it a bit late as life suddenly got in the way. Thank you again to the wonderful TBR and Beyond Tours… Continue reading [Blog Tour] Review: Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
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 for Blood Like Magic organized by TBR And Beyond Book Tours. Please see publication information and read my non-spoiler review here. Voya Thomas is… Continue reading An Open Letter to Voya (Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury)
Iron Widow is a mecha anime in written form and follows a reimagined Wu Zetian--first and only woman emperor of China--as she takes down the patriarchy with the help of her two boyfriends.
There is no greater feeling than to read a book at exactly the right time you needed it, and encountering Want in this season of raging protests against greedy corporations makes it much more relevant than ever.
This is my first year to join the Asian Readathon hosted by Cindy, and I am happy to report that I've finished the books I picked in my TBR. I've also had some wiggle room to read more Asian-authored books, so this post is unexpectedly twice as long as I planned! Here are mini reviews… Continue reading Asian Readathon 2021 Wrap-up
The Serpent's Secret is a super funny intergalactic romp through a universe based on Indian mythology. Kiranmala and her new friends battle demons and solve riddles while confronting difficult questions about their heritage, family, and sense of belongingness.
This is the first readathon I have ever joined, and wow, what a jam-packed two weeks! I picked books that I've always wanted to read and crammed them all into two weeks. My heart is so tired and full and happy after reading too many intense books in a row, and I've had such an… Continue reading PhilMyth Readathon 2021 Wrap-up
This is a memorable book for me because it is the first time I got approved for an ARC request on Netgalley! Read on to know more of my thoughts on this book.