2019 #AsianLitBingo + #AsianReadathon + #YARC2019 – Reading Challenges for May

Always excited to be a co-host and participate in #AsianLitBingo in May. Check out the 2019 announcement post over at Lit CelebrAsian for all the reading challenge information. General Rules for Qualifying Books: Book must have an Asian main character (can be one of several main characters) and be by an Asian author to qualify. … More 2019 #AsianLitBingo + #AsianReadathon + #YARC2019 – Reading Challenges for May

Seasons Change: Reflecting on reading over 2019 + #YARC2019 Sign-up

I haven’t had many chances to really disappear into a book lately but I hope this update is a small step to regaining that space to breathe this year. The lovely bloggers at Year of the Asian started the #YARC2019 reading challenge earlier this year, which anyone can join at any time, so I thought … More Seasons Change: Reflecting on reading over 2019 + #YARC2019 Sign-up

On loss and monsters: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

“From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S occupied Baghdad, Hadi a scavenger and an oddball fixture at the local cafe collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse … More On loss and monsters: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

2018 May TBR – Reading Books by Pasifika Writers: Support Pasifika spaces like Ruru Reads

To support Pasifika spaces, check out Alec’s post on Pacific Islander erasure in the book community, which highlights how Pacific Islander voices are often left out of AAPI and Asian Pacific American Heritage month. Readers can support Pasifika voices in May through their spaces such as Pasifika spaces via Our Stories – Tala mai le Moana compiled by Lani Wendt Young, Pasifika … More 2018 May TBR – Reading Books by Pasifika Writers: Support Pasifika spaces like Ruru Reads

2018 #AsianLitBingo TBR – A Reading Challenge for May

#AsianLitBingo is back! Asian Lit Bingo is a reading challenge aimed at supporting and highlighting books with Asian protagonists by Asian authors. Many thanks to Shenwei for launching this project last year. You can check out what I read last year here. The Lit CelebrAsian co-hosts and I are happy to return this year too. General … More 2018 #AsianLitBingo TBR – A Reading Challenge for May

Always ready for a space opera: Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

“Shuos Jedao is unleashed. The long-dead general, preserved with technologies and resurrected by the hexarchate to put down a heretical insurrection, has possessed the body of gifted young captain Kel Cheris. Now, General Kel Khiruev’s fleet, racing to the Severed March to stop a fresh incursion by the enemy Hafn, has fallen under Jedao’s sway. … More Always ready for a space opera: Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee