How to use Photopea to make a Character Card for #TheReadingQuest

A quick tutorial on how to use Photopea (a free online editor site) so that anyone can make a character card for #TheReadingQuest. This tutorial only has 6 steps to help anyone without Photoshop. (Update: Readers can still participate in #TheReadingQuest for fun after the official sign-up closed on 14 August but won’t be eligible for the book prizes.) … More How to use Photopea to make a Character Card for #TheReadingQuest

Blog Update: Beta & Sensitivity Reader Services

Just an update on the blog: I’m now offering beta & sensitivity reader services to assist writers and their pre-publication manuscripts. – For sensitivity reading, I’m offering to read and give feedback on Filipino, Asian-Australian and PoC representation in manuscripts and short stories. – For both services, I’m flexible with genre & target audiences. For more information, … More Blog Update: Beta & Sensitivity Reader Services

Reading Reflections: On Reviewing Diversity – Retrospective Notes & #OwnVoices Context (Part 2)

Many moons ago, I blogged about how my identity affects my perspective as a reviewer and the importance of #DiverseBookBloggers in Reading Reflections: On Reviewing Diversity. Recently, the own voices conversation has become even more important in the book community. I’ve added an #ownvoices tag to the book blog for anyone who is looking for those … More Reading Reflections: On Reviewing Diversity – Retrospective Notes & #OwnVoices Context (Part 2)

Reading Reflections: On Reviewing Diversity (Part 1)

When I think about it, many reviewers (myself included) rarely acknowledge the background we come from when we’re reviewing representation in a book. #DiverseBookBloggers is one way to acknowledge this. My other example is a bit different. I hesitated to include that I wasn’t part of the same community as Juliet in my review of Juliet … More Reading Reflections: On Reviewing Diversity (Part 1)

July Readathon

I need to tackle my TBR so I thought I’d try this readathon after seeing Aentee’s post. I’ve only picked 4 books but feel free to vote or comment on which book I should read first. The Readathon will run from July 9th – July 16th.  Ninefox Gambit and Vigil are on my ARC list. Angelfall and The Wrath … More July Readathon

Autumn

“I didn’t have much to say to anybody but kept to myself and my books. With my eyes closed, I would touch a familiar book and draw it’s fragrance deep inside me. This was enough to make me happy.” – Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami. It’s half past midnight, so I’ve reached that strange non-place where thoughts swirl and … More Autumn