Title: You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters
Author: Kate Murphy
Published: January 7, 2020
Genre: Nonfiction, Psychology, Self Help
How often during conversations do you find yourself thinking that someone isn’t listening to you? How often do you find that you’re not listening?
In You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters, journalist Kate Murphy addressed the incessant rise of loneliness in the digital age and within cultures that tout personal success and identities over collectivism. Her recommendation (which shouldn’t be taken as a conclusive solution to the assuredly more complex issues of our times 😅) was to listen more.Continue reading “Book Review: You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy // listening as a response to loneliness”
I can’t sing to save my life.
But, sing-screaming to a karaoke song?
Normally, I try to stay away from doing recommendation posts because I end up recommending the same five books I always mention. So, I really don’t know what to say about this post, except that I wanted to talk about music, but with a bookish spin .Continue reading “Books Based On My Favorite Karaoke Songs // a self-indulgent recommendation post”
“It is essential to resist depiction of history as the work of heroic individuals in order for people today to recognize their potential agency as a part of an ever-expanding community of struggle.” – Angela Davis, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
Here’s the announcement video: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdGEa9-k5-k]
continue to…Continue reading “Blackout Buddy Read // plus some links and resources”
Title: Patron Saints of Nothing
Author: Randy Ribay
Published: September 10, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
July 24, 2020 | Before you read this, please take a moment to read this important blog post by the author of the book, and learn about how you can take action against the new Terror Law in the Philippines.
Growing up, I was reluctantly proud of being half-filipino.
Even though I was also half-Indian, my mom was undoubtedly more successful than my dad at ensuring that my siblings and I were connected to her homeland and Filipino culture (sorry, dude ✌️). We used Filipino honorifics like “Ate” and “Kuya” in our household, regularly went to fiestas and novenas organized by family in the area, and visited the Philippines every two or three summers.Continue reading “Book Review: Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay // my most anticipated read of 2020”
I am in no capacity a movie buff.
Truly, the only reason I can’t count the number of movies I’ve watched this month on one hand is because the number is zero 😅. But, I’m not letting that stop me from recommending a meager number of three movies that you should watch before May ends!
(They’re perfect for celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 😏!)Continue reading “3 Movies To Watch This May // rapid fire recommendations for asian and pacific islander heritage month”
This post has been a long time a-coming.
I’ve been meaning to start a series on here to highlight blogs I love on my long and growing list, so here she finally is, folks. Hopefully this will be a monthly feature because I’m pretty 💩 about doing tags and need another way to appreciate you all.
Here is an incomplete list of book blogs that never fail to entertain me, make me think, or bring a smile to my face. Some I’ve been following for years, others I found recently, and while I mercilessly comment on a handful of them 🥰, I remain a timid, silent follower of the rest lol 🙈:Continue reading “Book Blogs You Should Follow // blogs i love (part one/infinite)”
Are you a passenger on the hype train?
Train metaphors ✌️😅.
Every month, Rukky from Eternity Books shares weekly bookish discussion topics for her awesome Let’s Talk Bookish feature. I always look forward to the discussions and am finally participating in today’s: The Hype Train! Rukky provided some great guide questions, so I’ll keep this intro short 💃:
Check out Rukky’s blog and the discussion topics! Her posts are always so fun and thoughtful!Continue reading “Do You Follow The Hype Train? // my opinion on reading hyped books”
Two YA mysteries in a fight for their honor, but only one can come out alive…
I found myself in the mood for some ~ mystery ~ last week and settled on listening to Sadie by Courtney Summers and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson. Instead of reviewing them in two separate posts, I thought I’d just do it in one ✨. Both books were popular YA mysteries, and while their plots and formats had similarities, other elements like their subject matters weren’t as comparable 💃:
(But… if we were really talking agni kai… which book, if any, do you personally prefer 😅?)Continue reading “Mini Audiobook Reviews: Sadie by Courtney Summers and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson // a YA mysteries agni kai”
Twitter scares me.
But first, what is Twitter and Book Twitter?
Book Twitter is an expansive micro-community within Twitter composed of book junkies—from authors, publishers, book-related media companies to formal and casual readers like librarians, bloggers, booktubers, and instagrammers.