Treasure Box

Treasure Box: May 2017

Welcome to this month’s Treasure Box! Recurring themes for May were Asian awesomeness (coinciding with Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!) and UC Davis excellence, for no particular reason. Incense box from Edo-period Japan.  ♦ I’m always interested in badass women’s history, and my family’s from Myanmar, so I was doubly interested by this article by Charmaine… Continue reading Treasure Box: May 2017


Recap Post: The #AsianLitBingo Reading Challenge!

Earlier this month, I did a post about the #AsianLitBingo challenge hosted by Reading (As)(i)an (Am)erican. I really enjoyed the challenge, so I just wanted to post how I did! BOOKS READ BY ASIAN AUTHORS FOR MAY: 8!!! (Lucky number in many Asian cultures!) BOOKS BY ASIAN AUTHORS W/ ASIAN MCS (i.e. books qualifying for the… Continue reading Recap Post: The #AsianLitBingo Reading Challenge!



Last week I reviewed FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao, but I was also inspired to compile a playlist. Now, when making book playlists, I like to use songs that fit both sonically and lyrically. FOTL is an Asian-inspired fantasy, but I don’t listen to much Asian music and my Chinese is not very… Continue reading FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS: Book Playlist


The #AsianLitBingo Challenge!

May is Asian American Heritage Month, so I’m participating in the #AsianLitBingo reading challenge hosted by Reading (As)(i)an (Am)erica! (Note from Reading (As)(i)an (Am)erica: “May is technically designated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. However, a number of Pasifika activists and friends of mine have stated that lumping together Asian Americans with Pacific Islanders results in… Continue reading The #AsianLitBingo Challenge!