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.

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)

[Blog Tour] Review: 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

[Blog Tour] Review: Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury

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

An Open Letter to Voya (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)

Asian Readathon 2021 Wrap-up

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

Review: The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

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.

PhilMyth Readathon 2021 Wrap-up

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