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16 Books Starring Asian Protagonists You Have to Read for Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

16 Books Starring Asian Protagonists You Have to Read for Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted May 4, 2022 in Bookish Things // 1 Comment

The last couple years have been especially difficult for the Asian community. While all of us have been affected by the pandemic, those in the Asian community have not only had to live with that constant uncertainty, but they have also had to fear for their lives, safety, and livelihoods. For many Asian-Americans, this fear isn’t new as our country’s islamophobia is rampant, but for those who are Chinese-presenting (this includes those who are actually of Thai, Japanese, Korean and other non-Chinese backgrounds), there is a new fear. Before we dig into the book recommendations, I want to tell you […]

Waiting for a Warm Hug From the Spring Sunshine – My March 2022 Wrap Up

Waiting for a Warm Hug From the Spring Sunshine – My March 2022 Wrap Up

Posted April 4, 2022 in Checking In // 0 Comments

The thing I love most about spring is the way green life pokes through everything here. I had a dentist appointment mid-March and I since i had the day off anyway, I decided to do a little bit of hiking nearby to be in the quiet of the world. It was one of the best days I’d had in a long time. It’s challenging for me to quiet my mind and steady my heart. I the crisp early spring air, I marveled at the resilience of New England wildlife. Outside of just the beauty of the forest – one of […]

Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy

Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy

Posted March 18, 2022 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I’m really glad this book exists. Huda F Are You? is your quintessential tale of a teenager searching for her identity, but it’s not like any story you’ve read before. This graphic novel is told from the perspective of a hijabi-wearing Muslim girl, and if it’s not the first of its kind, it’s certainly one of the first. Fahmy tells her coming of age story with adequate helpings of humor and relatability, but woven into this narrative are bittersweet experiences, scores of microaggressions, and the realities of growing up Muslim in the United States. If this already sounds like a […]

When Life is More Than Books (Gasp!) – My February 2022 Wrap Up

When Life is More Than Books (Gasp!) – My February 2022 Wrap Up

Posted March 7, 2022 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Good morning everyone and happy March! I know we’re a few days in, so I hope those days have been lovely for you are. I like date markers, they always feel like new beginnings, don’t you think? My February was grand on a life-scale (if not on a reading scale) and I’m just thrilled to give you all a snapshot later on in this wrap up! As I write this wrap up today, I’m sitting in my new favorite place – a local coffee shop called Coffeelands. They play the music I like, there are plants everywhere, and they are […]

An End to ARCs & a Start of Snowstorms – My January 2022 Wrap Up

An End to ARCs & a Start of Snowstorms – My January 2022 Wrap Up

Posted February 7, 2022 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Good morning everyone! I hope your days are treating you well and you are bright with purpose and warm with contentment. We are officially one month (and a few days!) into 2022! I have entered the year with great trepidation. After all, we were foolishly hopeful for 2021, and look where that got us! Personally, I feel like I’m stuck in purgatorio, trapped in that place Dante Alighieri talks about between heaven and hell where the root of all sin is caused by too much of a good thing. For me, that’s hope. It’s always hope. Hope is the most […]