Diversity Spotlight Thursday #88

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks, and is all about highlighting diverse literature. Diversity Spotlight takes place every Thursday, and it will be featuring three books in any given week: A diverse book you have read and enjoyed A diverse book that has already been released but … Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #88

Shouting from the Shelftops #23

Shouting from the Shelftops is a bimonthly(-ish) feature to gush over book news that come to my attention, to celebrate good news amidst whatever the year is delivering to you. The basic mood for these posts is just Enthusiastic Screaming™. Been a while, an back with exciting news! Midnight Sun aaaaaaaa! Stephenie Meyer finally announced … Continue reading Shouting from the Shelftops #23

Shouting from the Shelftops #22

Shouting from the Shelftops is a bimonthly(-ish) feature to gush over book news that come to my attention, to celebrate good news amidst whatever the year is delivering to you. The basic mood for these posts is just Enthusiastic Screaming™. Two new anthologies, a book series and a new novel for me to be excited … Continue reading Shouting from the Shelftops #22

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Was Glad to Read this Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten. This week's prompt is a Thanksgiving/Thankful freebie and like last year, I am going over the books of this year that have made me … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Was Glad to Read this Year

Blog Tour & Review: Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C Dao

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Song of the Crimson Flower! I was so delighted with the book and I hope my post delights you too! First, there's a review, then an artwork of Bao and Lan, made by me! Title: Song of the Crimson Flower Author: Julie C Dao Publisher: Philomel … Continue reading Blog Tour & Review: Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C Dao

Review: Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao My rating: 4 of 5 stars Princess Jade has grown up in exile, hidden away in a monastery while her stepmother, the ruthless Xifeng, rules as empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. Even … Continue reading Review: Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao