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The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng – Book Review

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng was my very first five-star read for the 2018 year. It is an #OwnVoices Malay historical fiction novel that took my breath away, broke my heart, and astounded me with its impeccably beautiful prose. I am very excited to talk to you about it today! The…… Continue reading The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng – Book Review

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Revenge by Yōko Ogawa – Book Review

Revenge by Yōko Ogawa is a collection of eleven short stories that are all interconnected in one way or another. It’s an #OwnVoices Japanese literature novel that also falls under the psychological thriller and horror genres, and was originally published in January 2013. I read the UK Vintage International edition released in January 2014. The…… Continue reading Revenge by Yōko Ogawa – Book Review

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The Birthday Book Challenge

October is usually the only month out of the year that I enjoy immensely. Aside from it being my birthday month, it’s also the first full month of Autumn, which is one of my favourite seasons. It’s a wonderful excuse to wear sweaters and boots, drink hot chocolate, and eat pumpkin spice flavoured everything. I…… Continue reading The Birthday Book Challenge

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Asian Lit. Bingo Reading Challenge TBR

A most kind and brilliant book blogger, Shenwei, is hosting a super-awesome reading challenge for the month of May, which also happens to be Asian-American Heritage month, called Asian Lit. Bingo! When I first saw this challenge at the beginning of the month, I had opted out from participating  because I felt that I wouldn’t…… Continue reading Asian Lit. Bingo Reading Challenge TBR

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Monstress Volume 1 by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda – A Comic Review

Guys, I’m so EXCITED about today’s review! This comic blew my fucking mind and I can’t wait to share it with all the peoples. Monstress Volume 1: Awakening is an #OwnVoices dark fantasy, steampunk comic series written by Marjorie Liu with illustrations from Sana Takeda. It’s quite possibly one of the finest modern comics that…… Continue reading Monstress Volume 1 by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda – A Comic Review

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February’s Massive Diverse Book Haul

Once again I’ve fallen victim to fabulously irresistible book deals that have lured me into their traps! As such, I have a diverse book haul that consists of approximately 35 books!! On one hand, I’m extremely proud of myself for being able to discover so many awesome diverse titles. On the other hand, I’m kicking…… Continue reading February’s Massive Diverse Book Haul

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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – A Book Review

Pachinko is one of those books that sticks with you even after you’ve finished it. There’s this lingering feeling in your gut that you can’t shake as you ponder all of the wonderful, and sometimes intense, thoughts that are left in its wake. Min Jin Lee accomplishes a fantastic feat with her novel and I…… Continue reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – A Book Review