Readers Are Not Saints | Why The Act of Reading Does Not Absolve Anyone of Atrocity

Hello there allies, archenemies, and everyone in between! As avid readers, we all are fully aware of the benefits of literature to our character. But in all my readings of articles about readers (because I love affirming myself! HAHAHA) I have never come across one that balances the glowing “reviews” on being a reader. This post is brought to you by my realizations on the book twitter community!

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Fantastic Short Stories & Where To Find Them | A List of Free Stories To Save Your Reading Challenge

Hello there allies, archenemies, and everyone in between! Sometimes we all need palate cleansers whenever our reading mojo is sputtering out. Graphic novels, novellas, novelettes, and short stories have always been my dear friend during these dark times. On top of that, short stories are a a great introduction of authors’ writing style so readers can gauge early on if they would venture on the full length novels from authors.

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Do I Make Enough Effort? | My Struggles In Promoting Diverse Books

Hello there allies, archenemies, and everyone in between! This post has been a long time coming and I really was just delaying it out of fear. I hope you all won’t shame me for this but I’m also well aware that my experience is valid. This isn’t like my usual discussions where I drop a condensed list of my thoughts.

This is more of a confession and I do hope that you would all hear me out. Continue reading “Do I Make Enough Effort? | My Struggles In Promoting Diverse Books”

Tarot & Literature | Pick A Card To Find Out What Kind Of Reader You Are

Hello there allies, archenemies, and everyone in between! As most of you might not know, I’m actually a self-taught tarot reader. I started last year and its all thanks to my friends who are enthusiasts and of course all the Wiccan YouTubers I’ve subscribed to for introducing me to this!

This will be an ongoing series where I merge my (meager) tarot reading skills and the book community, so make sure to watch out for it! I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time but only formed the idea recently after reading Nandini’s post on Fantasy Book Recommendations Based on Your Zodiac Sign make sure to check it out as well, it’s really enjoyable to read! Continue reading “Tarot & Literature | Pick A Card To Find Out What Kind Of Reader You Are”

Why Read Japanese Crime Fiction | 4 Reasons & 20 Book Recommendations

Hello there allies, archenemies and, everyone in between! It’s already May which means it’s Asian-Pacific Heritage Month YAAAY. In honor of this celebration, I’ll be participating with the #2020AsianReadathon hosted by Cindy @readwithcindy and she also had a comprehensive list of books, novellas, and graphic novels that you may choose in your TBR for this month. Continue reading “Why Read Japanese Crime Fiction | 4 Reasons & 20 Book Recommendations”

That Book/Film Was Just “Boring” For Me | Why You Have To Be Critical In Consuming Content Before Passing Judgment

Hello there allies, archenemies and, everyone in between! 

This post is brought to you by my sudden urge to defend all the books and films I loved that garnered distaste from other people without offering any argument except that it is “boring”.

Today I’ll be sharing to you all my two cents on this particular issue. I personally don’t like it when people cannot justify well their dislike for a certain piece. I respect personal preferences and if they have been triggered by some sensitive content, however, “boring” just doesn’t cut it. Here’s a definitive list as to why being critical before judging a work of art is crucial!

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Architecture in Literature | How to Analyze World Building in Fantasy Books

Hello there allies, archenemies and, everyone in between! World-building is a staple element of the fantasy genre and is one of the most crucial aspects to integrate in the narrative. It’s also very hard to come up because if one thing doesn’t fit, the story for sure is bound to fall in those cracks.

I’m an architecture student and world-building had interested me so much since last year because it related to my course in a lot of ways! So today I’ll be sharing to you all how I read and “analyze” if the world-building is up to my standard! Continue reading “Architecture in Literature | How to Analyze World Building in Fantasy Books”