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    ;five asian bookstagrammers you should follow (part 2)

    I was having some issues with WordPress for a few days – I could not create content or even access the ‘new blog post’ page! But things are working now, cross your fingers they keep working, and I am back! With a few more of my favourite Asian bookstagrammers for you to follow*! *If you are not on this list, it’s not that I don’t love you, because I do! I just want to keep with the number five. I’ve been following Lyza from @lyzabethsay for ages, and every theme she switches up to has always been so good. Have you seen Fanna’s, @fannatality, feed? Can we say GOALS? Honestly,…

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    ;the hero’s journey vs. the heroine’s journey

    A few years ago, I did my Masters in Creative Writing, and as part of it, had to break down the tropes and pitfalls present in the fantasy genre – the genre I was writing in – for it. I never thought of presenting that on the blog, but a while back, I was thinking on it again. And I thought, why not? Did you know that there is a difference between the Hero’s journey and the Heroine’s journey? Until I started this research, I sure didn’t! The traditional Hero’s Journey is when the (generally) male protagonist is called upon to act in a secondary world, usually of strange powers…

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    ;five asian 2020 debuts to look forward to

    I’ve barely read all the 2019 books I want to read, and even some of the 2018 books I’ve had on my TBR, but I’m already looking at 2020 and eagerly anticipating so many books. These are only some of the books I cannot wait for, my full list is extensive and I won’t be posting that anywhere to keep my stress levels a little low*. *Though, my stress levels are never low. What I know of these following books comes from Goodreads mostly, but they sound right up my alley, so you know I’m excited! I am usually not a huge fan of Romeo & Juliet retellings, but These…

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    ;movies i thought i imagined

    I was recently thinking about movies I used to watch as a kid. This was prompted by a BookTube video I filmed talking about books I read as a kid and I realised because I hadn’t seen anyone else talking about a book series and I couldn’t find my copy, I started doubting whether or not it actually existed. Maybe I had imagined reading the whole thing? Then I found my copies of the books and was very relieved, but it did get me thinking about a few movies I vaguely remember watching when I was younger but never saw anyone else talking about.* *I checked IMDB and all these…

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    ;five asian bookstagrammers you should follow

    I haven’t been as active on Bookstagram as I would like to be. I’ve been posting! Almost daily for a week! But commenting on other people’s posts? I’ve been very lax on that, and I apologise. Still! There are a number of AMAZING Bookstagram accounts I follow, and today, I would like to take the opportunity to gush about a few. Let’s start with Charvi, @not.just.fiction, whose feed is bright and fun and so well planned and executed? I’m in awe. Charvi has recently alternated bookstagram photos with book tweets, and it makes for a very fun theme. Kae, @theportablemagik, is a recent find, and I think a newer Bookstagram?…

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    ;alternatives to writing that blog post

    What do you do when you can’t think of blog post ideas? How do you come up with new ones? If you are smart, you go and read other blogs. You check out Fanna @ Fanna Wants The World To Read‘s post on Five Fun & Amazing Content Ideas For Your Book Blog*. Or if you’re me? You procrastinate and decide to do a “funny” post on all the other things you can be doing instead. *Seriously, check out that blog post, it is so great and so good. I’ll be using it for ideas, eventually. Read. Oh, you think I mean books? Because we’re book bloggers. Right, yeah, no.…

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    ;four reasons to read the oremere chronicles ft. character aesthetics

    The thrilling conclusion of The Oremere Chronicles, Helen Sheuerer’s debut trilogy, was released on the 25th of July this year. War Of Mist was fast-paced, intense and emotional. In the lead up to the release of the book, Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea kicked off a blog tour hosted by her Caffeine Book Tours. The tour included reviews, interviews and excerpts, and I highly recommend everyone check out the posts for more reasons to fall in love with Helen’s writing! As for me, I have four more reasons for you to read The Oremere Chronicles. * Stunning and in-depth world building. And watch it unfold slowly! You learn some things,…

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    ;the third annual 2019 book blogger awards nominations

    I have been seeing SO MANY nomination posts for The Third Annual 2019 Book Blogger Awards hosted by May @ Forever And Everly that I wanted to jump on the bandwagon and gush about some of my favourite book bloggers*. There are A LOT of categories, and I will not be nominating someone for all of them, but I’m going to try and also nominate someone different for each category. Full details can be found on May’s blog here. *I love and follow a lot of book bloggers, and unfortunately I cannot gush about them all. But remember I love you all! BEST OF THEIR AGE Best Pre-Teen/Teen Book Blogger…

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    ;five asian audiobooks to listen to

    Until recently, I did not listen to audiobooks. My mind wanders even when I’m listening to music, or watching videos online – there would be no way I could focus on audiobooks. Right? Except when I was in Singapore a few weeks ago, I found out the library has an online platform that is accessible on Overdrive, and I thought to myself, maybe it’s time to try an audiobook and see if how it goes? Reader, it went well. It went REALLY WELL. So I made a tweet for recommendations for Asian audiobooks. Some of them are not available here locally, and I wanted to see which ones people would…

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    ;singaporean novels i had never heard about

    I feel like such a bad Singaporean for not reading books written by Singaporean authors! Honestly, growing up, there weren’t many that interested me*. The ones that everyone used to read were local ghost stories, and I have never been a huge horror fan. But a few days ago, I was walking around Popular Bookstore in Singapore, and I came across a couple of YA novels written by Singaporean authors that I had never heard about, so I went looking for more books to add to my TBR**. *I was a book snob, and I admit it. **I have read none of these books, but they look interesting. Run by…