Lunar New Year 2018: A Reflection

The one thing, that above all else, the food, the celebrations, the traditions, even the lai see (red envelopes), that comes to mind when the Lunar New Year rolls around is family. In China, millions of individuals leave the cities and bustling metropolises to go home for the New Year. They go home to celebrate the coming of the new year with their loved ones, … Continue reading Lunar New Year 2018: A Reflection

January 2018 | Book Musings

January is over. January is always a weird month, I find. So much happens in January, or has to happen. It’s the beginning of a new year. It’s the start of many different endeavours and resolutions. School starts again for many. There’s a lot of pressure placed on January and what must be accomplished in the month. I felt a lot of that pressure this … Continue reading January 2018 | Book Musings

Spotlight on Alisha Rai

Alisha Rai smuggled home her first romance novel from the library at the age of 13, and that’s an experience that I can completely identify with and understand. (I brought home my first romance novel home from the library around the same age and squirrelled it away and read it in the dead of night.) She’s one of my favourite romance authors and why I’ve … Continue reading Spotlight on Alisha Rai

Spotlight on Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan is a member of House Slytherin, and that makes me extremely giddy as a fellow Slytherin. That, however, isn’t the only reason as to why she creates this wealth of joy for me. She’s also one of my favourite authors, ever. I discovered her work when I was getting back into reading romance at the beginning of my undergraduate degree. I had heard … Continue reading Spotlight on Courtney Milan

Romance, I Do Love You

My ode to romance novels: To the books that I have been reading since I was twelve,  To the books that offered me comfort, warmth, worlds upon worlds to explore and escape to,  To the books that have shown me complex, loving, and meaningful relationships between two individuals,  To the books that have shown me women who have agency, who are complex, who are strong, … Continue reading Romance, I Do Love You

All The Books I Read in 2017

This is the list of all the books that I read in 2017. All 94 books! Monstress, Issues 7 – 9 – Script by Marjorie Liu, Art by Sana Takeda The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison Black Widow: The Name of the Rose – Script Marjorie Liu, Art by Daniel Acuna A Gentleman in the Streets – Alisha Rai Big Rock – Lauren Blakely Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. … Continue reading All The Books I Read in 2017