• Challenges

    YARC: Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

    I am so very excited to join a reading challenge this year after experiencing the worst reading slump in 2018. I’ve been really hyped for new release books this year with so many Asian novels lined up throughout 2019. With all of the Asian novels upcoming it seemed only fitting to join the first annual YARC: Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, a brand new challenge being hosted by Shealea, Lily, CW, and Vicky. There are multiple levels and adorable badges to go along with them. I’m keeping my goals light this year and only aiming for the first level, the Philippine Tarsier – so adorable! It made my heart…

  • Poetry Book Reviews

    If They Come for Us

    My goodness what an astounding collection of poetry! I was absolutely dazzled by this debut collection and I’m honestly ashamed that I was granted an ARC and did not get to reading it sooner. Asghar speaks to a generation of Asian American women with a great deal of understanding and empathy. There were several times where a poem hit close to home, particularly in the sections about needing to cover up one’s race and religion, or of the shame that comes with losing one’s native language. “you speak a language until you don’t. until you only recognize it between your auntie’s lips. your father was fluent in four languages. you’re…

  • Poetry Book Reviews

    Chameleon Aura

    If you’re in need of a pick me up, Chameleon Aura is the book for you. Filled to the brim with poetry and prose offering advice on relationships and self love. This book is a mix of personal experiences and advice for others on learning to love and accept yourself and moving away from toxic people. If you’re looking for more depth though, I’m beginning to think that the instapoet trend is not the place to find it. “some will be intimidated by how deeply you love yourself. you are not obligated to shallow your depth or tame your intensity for them.” I thought that this would be an easy…

  • Monthly Review

    Monthly Review – January 2019

    Goodness the New Year came and went so fast, where did January even go!? I thought the Fall enrollment rush was wild, Spring was just as busy! I got the surprise of my life at work when I was called into my director’s office this month! While I know I had been performing well at work in terms of meeting goals, I know that I have a lot of areas I need to work on, particularly with script adherence and interdepartmental relations. I just about had a heart attack when they offered me a raise, and I hadn’t even been employed there for a full year! My coach has also…

  • Poetry Book Reviews

    Love Looks Pretty on You

    I’ll be honest that I had been avoiding reading any of Lang Leav’s books after seeing a few poor reviews and snippets from her first two poetry collections. Since it has been a few years and I’ve been greatly enjoying poetry, I decided to give this author a chance. I grabbed an ARC and I was actually pleasantly surprised. Love Looks Pretty on You is Leav’s seventh published work and it’s clear that she has grown as a writer. “There is a savagery to what you feel. It eats you up inside. But you will get through it; you don’t need his mouth to placate you. You don’t need his…

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