So this is OBVIOUSLY not a Book Tag, but I don’t have an appropriate category SO THIS WILL HAVE TO DO.
From the 10th of June till the 1st of July I am going to take part in the #1KBE reading challenge by Aentee at Read At Midnight! Everyone who signs up for this challenge is eligible to win a hardback copy of the anthology, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman.
I have been SALIVATING for this anthology since I heard about it in December last year as it features retellings of myths and legends from East, South and South East Asia!
If you know me you know that I am a born and bred Ang Moh-Singaporean, which means I am just as wary of Pontianak as I am of Sirens… What I’m saying is diversity is the spice of life and South East Asia is the best spice. FIGHT ME.
[img src: unknown] Yes I know that is kimchi and not sambal or rojak lol…
ANYWAY I’m also, as of writing this post, very deep in a horrible, terribad reading slump and this feels like the perfect thing to kick my ass as I can read short stories AND articles as well as books if I want!
This post shall serve as an entry for the challenge and a reminder to myself of my bingo choices!
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I’ve marked my bingo line with the little stacked books emoji, and listed the books/articles for each choice here:
📚 RENEE AHDIEH – The Wrath and the Dawn
📚 ALYSSA WONG – Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers (The New Voices of Fantasy)
📚 ROSHANI CHOKSHI – Aru Shah and the End of Time
And since I am attempting to restart my reading mojo, I might as well try to knock a few books off of my to-read list as well! So If I have the time, before the end of the challenge, I’ll try and tackle these too:
📚 RAHUL KANAKIA – Excess Light (Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling)
📚 CINDY PON – Beautiful Venom/Without the Evil in the World, How Do We See the Good? (Because You Love to Hate Me)
📚 ALIETTE DE BODARD – The Tea Master and the Detective
📚 E.C. MYERS – The Observer Effect (Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy)