Title: The Dragon Warrior Author: Katie Zhao Release Date: October 15, 2019 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Kids Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Rating: 4🌟 Content Warnings: death of a child, missing parent, physical violence, bullying *Note: I… More
You may have seen me doing the first two tags in Laura’s and Romie’s SEVENTEEN Book Tag here (song edition) and here (member edition), but today, I am going to wrap up with the final tag in this series with SEVENTEEN’S Iconic Moments (and there are many)! Also perfect timing, because SEVENTEEN just had their comeback today!!
Title: Front Desk
Author: Kelly Yang
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary
Rating: 5🌟 (aka ALL THE STARS)
Content Warnings: racism, violence/blood, emotional abuse (mother to child), bullying
To put it lightly, I have been reading a lot of middle grade novels recently. I think my love for middle grade has in part been rekindled because I am interning at the literary agency, Triada US, and I read a fair amount of middle grade manuscripts for the agent I am interning under. It also may be because I am surrounding by kids and picture books when I am working at my public library. To be honest, it may be because I have a young heart who knows!
Time to continue balancing the “lyrical” side of this blog with the “reads” side! You may have noticed that this is the second post entitled “What I’m Listening To.” What I listen to tends to change quite often (I mean, it does stay within the area of K-pop), and my playlist keeps growing longer and longer. I figured I would share some of the songs I have had on repeat during July since the month is almost over!
Title: Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1)
Author: Kat Cho
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Fantasy in a Contemporary Setting
Content Warnings: violence, death (of a family member), (emotional) abuse from parent, bullying
You may have heard of The Reading Rush under its former name, BookTubeAThon. It is a readathon that happens on BookTube and Bookstagram for one week during the summertime. This year’s dates are July 22-July 28. I took part last year, and I was so close to finishing seven books, but I unfortunately could not see properly for 24 hours (this is what an eye doctor’s appointment will do to you🙃), so, alas, it did not happen. But! This year, I really am determined to finish seven books within the week.
I cannot believe 2019 is already halfway over. Hot dang. It really hit me that there is only six months left of 2019 when I started seeing this tag in my inbox! So without further ado, the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag:
Today I come with a very exciting (but quite long) post! I am thrilled to be a part of the Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim blog post, hosted by Caffeine Book Tours. The blog tour started this past Monday with Shealea’s launch post. The particularly exciting thing about this tour is that it is the bloggers taking part are All-Asian, the majority being Chinese or Chinese-American! Continue reading “Spinning a Magical Tale with SPIN THE DAWN by Elizabeth Lim (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”
Hello readers! (listeners?)
The past few years that I have been blogging, I have never been totally dedicated to showcasing the “lyrical” side of brand’s (?) name. Sure, there are books with lyrical prose but besides loving books, I love music. And, you may have noticed, I have recently fallen in love with K-pop.
It has been a few posts since I uploaded something bookish, so today, I want to share my summer TBR! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I was at BookCon this past weekend (I cannot believe it has almost been a week)! And since I was at BookCon, I ended up with a fair amount of books that I automatically added to my TBR! I broke down the books on my summer TBR into different categories below: Continue reading “Summer 2019 TBR”