Last week was nice. I ate out with various friends many times, including a lovely tea afternoon with my favorite professor and Her Campus gals. I had my last Her Campus meeting the next day, a dessert potluck on campus, and damn, I’m really going to miss these broads. I also attended two awesome Chinese cultural… Continue reading Life Update: 5/22 – 5/29
This week’s life update is a bit late because I wanted to wait to finish Samurai Jack. (It was emotional!) I managed to start revisions again this week! I’ve mapped out my big fight scene and laid out all the chronology for revisions and I can’t wait to dive into them. But the big highlight (besides Samurai… Continue reading Life Update: 5/14 – 5/21
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
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!
This week was pretty eventful. I had a few midterms, got papers back, did volunteer tabling at events, and applied for postgrad plans–hopefully I can say more about that soon, but yeah, eventful. This weekend was pretty nice. On Friday, I stopped by the Whole Earth Festival and bought some cool things, like pesto fries, handmade jewelry (including… Continue reading Life Update: 5/7 – 5/13/17
Today I’m extremely excited to review FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao! This has been on my most-anticipated YA list pretty much since the deal was announced, so I was ecstatic to win a signed ARC! This was a great read and one you definitely shouldn’t miss. First, some background: Forest of… Continue reading ARC Review: FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie C. Dao
Some good stuff this week. I AM A FINALIST IN THE 2017 LYTTLE LYTTON CONTEST. My thesis supervisor, Yiyun Li, signed my copy of her book! And I won a signed ARC of FORESTS OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS by Julie Dao–what a way to start Asian Pacific American History Month! I’m still kind of in a slump, writing… Continue reading Life Update: 5/2 – 5/6/17