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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…

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    ;five asian authors i want to love

    It’s the Year Of The Asian, everyone, so obviously I’m going to have at least one post a month relating to either Asian books, bloggers or authors!* *Related posts: ;five asian bloggers you should follow ;five asian authors i love There are a number of Asian authors who have been published over the last few years, and who are debuting this year. I am very excited about a lot of this, and I am looking forward to more, but in this post, I will be talking about authors who have published before 2019 and whose books are on my TBR, but I have not, for whatever reason, been able to…

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    ;the power of social media

    I think most of us know that being on any form of social media can be stressful. Not just as a performative thing (because the pressure to be exciting and fresh and relevant is there) or even as another way to get an audience for your blog or shop – but also because you have to be careful about what you say*. The Internet, after all, is forever. *Am I lowkey, not-so lowkey talking about the recent book Twitter drama? Yes, yes I am. Especially on Twitter, where things happen instantly. Someone is always online to see what you say, and everyone remembers. EVERYONE. REMEMBERS. It doesn’t matter if you…

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    ;ten things I want more of in books

    I actually had no idea what I was going to write for this blog post, but Book Twitter is going through another round of Drama (TM) and I want to stay far away from that, so let’s do a list of things I would love to see more of in books*. All books. Any books.** *I was going to do a YA specific list, but I’m an adult and should not be speaking for the actual target audience. I forget sometimes I’m not still a teenager. Whoops. **This list is in no way exhaustive and only represents my thoughts and feelings on the matter. ON WE GO! Dragons. Are you…

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    ;five asian authors i love

    Last month, I did a post that got more traction than I thought it would*, and I was inspired to make it a series of sorts! Like I’ve shouted from the rooftops, this is The Year Of The Asian, so why not do a post related to Asian books or bloggers every month? *See: ;five asian bloggers you should follow This time around, I’ll be talking about authors who I love! These will be authors whose works I’ve read, at least one of their books, and who I enjoy following on social media.** **Look out for a post on authors whose work I want to read later this year. I’ve…

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    ;three reasons Love From A To Z is on my TBR

    Yesterday was the release day of Love From A To Z by S.K. Ali, and I could not be more excited. I’m already counting down the days* to it being on the shelves in Malaysia so I can pick up both this and Saints And Misfits. Book buying ban? Who’s she? *Related post: ;the a to z of journals I’ve heard nothing but good things about both S.K. Ali’s books, but I thought I’d make a short list of why I am super excited for it. Characters who journal are, in my opinion, a little rare these days. Especially male characters who journal? I think it’s going to give a…

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    ;the a to z of journals

    There are TWO DAYS left till Love From A To Z, and we have TWO POSTS going up today so be sure to check out Julia @ Julia Fleur‘s blog post as well!* Members of the Street Team** have been posting their excitement for the past few days, so be sure to check out their posts linked at the bottom of this one! I have not had the joy of reading S.K. Ali’s newest offering yet. I am very excited for it though!*** I have heard many good things about it, and one thing that struck me is that in the novel, both Zayneb and Adam keep journals. So I…

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    ;five asian bloggers you should follow

    I was actually stuck on what to blog for quite a while. I feel like I’m running out of things to talk about? Maybe I’m just stressing myself out for no reason. It was quite a shock to realise I’ve never really done a ‘blogs you should follow’ post. There are so many bloggers I look up to and admire that honestly, I should have written something like this ages ago. And since it is The Year Of The Asian after all – check out #YARC2019 posts on Twitter, you guys – it seemed appropriate to do an Asian book bloggers post*! *Of course, this is no where near an…

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    ;soundtracks to write to

    It is April, and that means Camp NaNoWriMo. Are you taking part? While I am taking part this year, once again, I’ve set my sights low because with a toddler running around the house, and taking on more responsibility at work, I know I won’t be able to write as much as I want to. Hopefully once the little one starts her play school, I’ll be able to add some writing to my routine. But that is not what this post is about. This post is about some of my favourite soundtracks* to write to! I try to make playlists for every individual story I write – follow me on…