SIGN UP: Blog/Bookstagram tour for My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Villanueva

SIGN UP: Blog/Bookstagram tour for My Fate According to the Butterfly by Gail D. Villanueva

Okay, is it just me or have there been a lot of blog tour sign-ups on this blog lately? And there will be more to come soon — okay, I’m getting way ahead of myself. I hope y’all aren’t sick of them yet because the tour for My Fate According to the Butterfly is an extremely special one!

For one thing, I am organizing this alongside two of my closest blogging friends, Kate @ Your Tita, Kate and Cara @ The Little Miss Bookworm, and the four of us have been plotting this tour since December last year! And nope, I’m not miscounting — because the author herself, Gail D. Villanueva, was the one responsible for reaching out to us and offering this incredible opportunity (Love you, Gail!). Gail’s been really involved throughout the planning and preparation for this tour, so I guarantee that all of you are in for a treat!

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5 outrageous things I’ve done for the love of books

5 outrageous things I’ve done for the love of books

Quick story time (or maybe not — I do tend to babble). I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember. Literally. When I was a little girl, my lola (Filipino for grandmother) read books to me every single day, especially right before my bedtime. According to her, I immediately became obsessed with it.

Every night, I would go to her room, carrying two or three books with me, and ask her to read all of them in one sitting. More often than not, after she finished reading, I’d still ask for more. It got to the point where lola actually tried to deceive me by skipping a few pages here and there (I assume it’s because she wanted to get rid of me more quickly) — and naturally, three-year-old me called her out on her attempts every single time. Feeling defeated (and likely really fed up with me), lola decided to teach me how to read on my own. In the end, I learned my alphabet, as well as how to read, before many of my older cousins did (#flex).

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Shealea vlogs for the first time? (ft. ya girl losing her voice over Descendant of the Crane)

Shealea vlogs for the first time? (ft. ya girl losing her voice over Descendant of the Crane)

When I first arrived in Kuala Lumpur last week (can you believe that the start of #KateLeaLumpur was exactly a week ago?), I jokingly “vlogged” about my arrival. I was running on nearly 48 hours of sleep deprivation, but my haggardness was outweighed by how excited I was to travel outside of the Philippines with a friend, instead of with my family member — and yes, it was a huge first for me. Plus, the airbnb that we got was too fancy and wonderful to not film. You can easily watch the video on Twitter (cough, don’t forget to give me a follow while you’re at it, cough).

Kate @ Your Tita Kate and I have been high-key hyping up our trip to Kuala Lumpur for months (honestly, I could not have asked the universe for a better traveling companion!), and us being us, we will most likely recount our adventures in Malaysia on our respective blogs sometime soon. Hopefully. But I digress.

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COVER REVEAL & BLOG TOUR: War of Mist by Helen Scheuerer

COVER REVEAL & BLOG TOUR: War of Mist by Helen Scheuerer

Hello, friends! As y’all know, when I’m not championing books by Asian authors, I like to hunt for underrated literary gems — a lot of which are found in the indie or self-published side of this virtual town. Aside from Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth (I’m giving away a couple of copies here!), I absolutely adore The Oremere Chronicles by Helen Scheuerer.

With morally gray characters your heart will loyally root for, an immersive plot that’ll always keep you on your toes, and a terrifying fantasy realm where magic is forbidden, this trilogy truly has it all! I easily fell in love with Heart of Mist, the first book in this YA fantasy series, and I was left even hungrier for more after finishing its sequel, Reign of Mist. With that said, I am incredibly happy to reveal the third and final book to all of you!

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YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in April!

YARC 2019: Share & link up the Asian books you’ve read in April!

A new month means the start of another monthly link-up for the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019. Yay!

If you’re currently participating in this fun reading challenge, then use this post to share all the Asian books you read for the month of April. I’m sure everyone, including me, is interested in which titles you picked up! Plus, read on to find fun challenge prompts and book recommendations (that just might help you with those prompts).

On the other hand, if this is your first time to hear about YARC 2019, then read on anyway and learn how you can join in on all the fun!

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THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Revealing the cover of The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Revealing the cover of The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

Friends, as the title of this post suggests, this is not a drill. This is actually happening. I am not even exaggerating when I say that I never ever imagined that I would be given the honor to write this post. In case you’re still a little bit lost, you can easily refer to the incredibly unsubtle hint I dropped on Twitter recently:

Yep, I can officially tick off “reveal the book cover of my favorite author queen’s upcoming release on my blog” off my book blogging bucket list! I am extremely ecstatic and humbled to announce that today, I am introducing the book cover of Rin Chupeco’s next YA fantasy novel, The Never Tilting World, to all of you!

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SIGN UP: Blog tour for Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

SIGN UP: Blog tour for Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Keeping this news hush hush — well, almost hush hush (of course, I had to tell a few close blogger friends to keep myself from exploding) — was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done as a book blogger. It comes as no surprise that Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim is one of my most highly anticipated releases this year, and the moment this incredible opportunity dropped onto my lap, I wanted to scream about it into the world. But I digress, and I think I’m getting way ahead of myself.

With the unceasing support from the author (seriously, Elizabeth, you are a rockstar) and the much coveted blessing from the publisher, I am extremely humbled and honored to announce that I am organizing an international blog tour for Spin the Dawn! YAAAAS!

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