#1KBE A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Reading Challenge [Book Tag]

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,Β A Thousand Beginnings and EndingsΒ 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.

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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:

πŸ“šΒ RENEE AHDIEH – The Wrath and the Dawn

πŸ“šΒ PREETI CHHIBBER – How to Kill Off Characters / Asian Representation in HollywoodΒ / Brown Bodies in White Spaces: On Meeting Riz Ahmed

πŸ“šΒ ALYSSA WONG – Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers (The New Voices of Fantasy)

πŸ“šΒ 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:

πŸ“šΒ RAHUL KANAKIA – Excess Light (Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling)

πŸ“šΒ CINDY PON –Β Beautiful Venom/Without the Evil in the World, How Do We See the Good? (Because You Love to Hate Me)

πŸ“šΒ ALIETTE DE BODARD – The Tea Master and the Detective

πŸ“šΒ E.C. MYERS – The Observer Effect (Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy)

AND SO IT BEGINS………..

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Creatures of the Night for Hungry Ghost Month [Book Tag]

I found this book tag sitting in my drafts, so I’ve decided to fill it out! Especially since Hungry Ghost Month is coming up soon… πŸ‘ΉπŸ‘»πŸ‘Ί

Book tag-list things are always fun and sometimes make me realise that I’ve been missing out on certain genres, or themes in my reading!!!

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SG NDP BT 2017πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ [Book Tag]

Singaporeans love acronyms. It’s a known fact. This year the nation turns 52, which means it’s been 52 years of my dad dealing with, “but if you’re from Singapore, how can you be white?” seeing as he’s so old that when he was born here, he had a commonwealth UK passport.


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ANYWAY I decided to make a silly book tag relating to the nonsense you can find on every national day parade. Sort of like a bingo card, but with book recs, if you will.

I’m gonna tag some local authors that I love (on twitter), and then be daring at tag some Malaysian ones too and hope they don’t try to strangle me with their kebaya lol……………….


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BUT DON’T JIO ME OK YOU CAN DO THIS IF I DIDN’T TAG YOU TOO…

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Asian Lit Bingo [Book Tag]

At the beginning of May I saw Aentee’s post about this month long event called,Β Asian Lit Bingo. Which is AMAZING, being from SingaporeΒ I’m always trying to find more books, especially SFF, written by Asian authors as well as books that ARE Asian in content in someway.

Instead of participating because my reading has been a bit stagnant as of late, I decided to find a book for each of the squares and make a rec list instead!! In retrospect I probably should have posted this earlier, but whatever. Better late than never. 😎

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IT’S HANUKKAH TIME Y’ALL [Book Tag]

So I live in Singapore. Which is in Asia. Which does not have a lot of Jews. And most certainly not enough to warrant decorations all over the city-state to celebrate Hanukkah.

Which blows because as a kid I wished that justΒ one placeΒ would have Hanukkah decorations. Hell, even some blue and gold lights somewhere would have been nice! BUT NO. It was all red and green and Santa this, reindeer that. Not even a few electric candles with blue fairy lights near or around them. πŸ˜’

THIS GOES OUT TO ALL MY FELLOW YIDS WHO RESENT BEING LEFT OUT IN THE SEASONAL MONTH OF DECEMBER.

πŸ’™πŸ”―πŸ’›πŸ”―πŸ’™πŸ©πŸ”₯πŸ©πŸ’™πŸ”―πŸ’›πŸ”―πŸ’™

AND WHO DON’T WANT TO ENGAGE IN EVERY SINGLE CHRISTMAS EVENT BECAUSE IT’S NOT EVEN THEIR HOLIDAY.Β 

πŸ’™πŸ”―πŸ’›πŸ”―πŸ’™πŸ©πŸ”₯πŸ©πŸ’™πŸ”―πŸ’›πŸ”―πŸ’™

HAPPY HANUKKAH-CHANUKAH-HANNUKAH-THE ONE WITH THE CANDLES!!!

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