Waiting on Wednesday: Butterfly Yellow

Waiting on Wednesday: Butterfly Yellow Butterfly Yellow Written by Thanha Lai 304 pages Published by Harper Collins Publication date: 3rd September 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): In the final days of the Việt Nam War, Hằng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a split…

Waiting on Wednesday: Harley in the Sky

Waiting on Wednesday: Harley in the Sky Harley in the Sky Written by Akemi Dawn Bowman ? pages Published by Simon Pulse Publication date: 10th March 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Harley Milano has dreamed of being a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas,…

Mini-Reviews: Greek Mythology

Mini-Reviews: Greek Mythology   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts…

Library Loot: Bravery, Love and Loneliness

Library Loot: Bravery, Love and Loneliness   I’ve missed posting for a few weeks, but I have still been borrowing and reading lots of books from my library. Here’s what I picked up this week: Whispers in the Graveyard by Theresa Breslin They want me to join them. All I have to do is to…

Year of the Asian Readathon – Halfway through progress check!

Year of the Asian Readathon – halfway through progress check!   So, way back in January I signed up to this readathon for three reasons: I believe that we should all be reading more diverse books #weneeddiversebooks I have lived in several countries in East Asia (China, Japan, Vietnam) and speak the languages too. I…

Mini-Reviews: Female Pilots

Mini-Reviews: Female Pilots   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts…

Book Review: Season of the Witch (Sabrina)

Book Review: Season of the Witch   Season of the Witch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1) Written by Sarah Rees Brennan 288 pages Published by Scholastic Publication date: 9th July 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): It’s the summer before her sixteenth birthday, and Sabrina Spellman knows her world is about to change. She’s always studied…

Library Loot: Invisible Women, Peer Pressure and Folklore

Library Loot: Invisible Women, Peer Pressure and Folklore Libraries are amazing. I am still dumbfounded by the level of service that they offer, almost completely for free! Even the charges that exist are nominal and there is something about a library that inherently makes it a comfortable, welcoming place to be. I love libraries and…

Book Excerpt: Stronger than a Bronze Dragon

Book Excerpt: Stronger than a Bronze Dragon Stronger than a Bronze Dragon is a book that I have been desperate to read for ages! Se my Waiting on Wednesday post here, where I list some of the reasons why I’m so excited to read this, or read on for an extract from the book!  …

Waiting on Wednesday: Gumiho/Wicked Fox

Waiting on Wednesday: Gumiho/ Wicked Fox Gumiho / Wicked Fox Written by Kat Cho 432 pages Published by GP Putnam’s Sons / Penguin LCC Publication date: 25th June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul. Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret–she’s a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour…

Book Review: House Without Walls

Book Review: House Without Walls House Without Walls Written by Ching Yeung Russell 128 pages Published by Yellow Jacket (Little Bee Books) Publication date: 4th June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): For most people, home is a place with four walls. It’s a place to eat, sleep, rest, and live. For a refugee, the concept of…

Library Loot: Quests, Ghosts and Swimming

Library Loot: Quests, Ghosts and Swimming   I love my library, don’t you? Every week I get to discover both anticipated and unexpected new books to read and it’s all completely free! This week I have picked up a selection of reservations that I made based on books other people have recommended and a general…