Quick Kindle Steals (Vol 1): Books you can buy for $2.99 or less (ft. YARC recommendations!)

Quick Kindle Steals (Vol 1): Books you can buy for $2.99 or less (ft. YARC recommendations!)

Quick Kindle Steals is a little feature I used to do in my old blog, That Bookshelf Bitch. The essence of Quick Kindle steals is pretty simple and straightforward: hunt down any number of discounted (preferably $2.99 or less) or free e-books (either permanently or time-limited prices) and share these finds on my blog. Hopefully, doing this will help introduce struggling readers, such as myself, to more titles that they can afford!

This isn’t a weekly feature, but I lurk around Amazon so frequently that I’ll definitely be doing more volumes of this! I also make Twitter threads about limited-time Kindle deals so be sure to follow me on Twitter and check out the #QuickKindleSteals hashtag. Also, please take note that you need to have the free Kindle app installed in your device before purchasing any of these books.

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

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

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 February. 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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SIGN UP: Blog tour for Dreamer by Ja-Mel Vinson

SIGN UP: Blog tour for Dreamer by Ja-Mel Vinson

I am happy to announce that the first ever project organized by Caffeine Book Tours will be a blog tour for Ja-Mel Vinson’s debut novel, Dreamer. Read on to learn the details and how to sign up as one of the participants of the blog tour! (And if it’s any incentive, one incredibly lucky tour participant will receive a signed physical ARC of Dreamer — yay!)

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Unveiling the cover for The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao (aka the ‘Try Not to Drool’ challenge)

Unveiling the cover for The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao (aka the ‘Try Not to Drool’ challenge)

Just the other day, I hinted at the upcoming cover reveal that would take place on my little blog — definitely a book written by an Asian author, definitely Asian-inspired, and most definitely one of my most highly anticipated debut novels for this year.

In my previous blog post, I did not drop the book’s title (which was unbelievably difficult and painful because I was extremely excited to share the news!) This time, however, I am relieved and ecstatic to finally announce that I am introducing the book cover of Katie Zhao’s incredible MG debut, The Dragon Warrior, to the rest of the world!

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

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

I am pleased to announce that it is time for the first monthly link-up post for 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 January. 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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SIGN UP: Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

SIGN UP: Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

I propose that our motto for 2019 be give me Asian books or give me death. By a thousand cuts (cough, pre-order Descendant of the Crane by Joan He, cough).

And this isn’t just because there are a wonderful ton of upcoming Asian releases this year (although I won’t deny that I am constantly side-eyeing them, especially the Asian-inspired fantasies — aaah, my heart). More importantly, it’s because Asian authors have been totally slaying the writing game for the longest time, but until today, a lot of them are still unjustly being slept on. Case in point: I read Fonda Lee’s Jade City (released in 2017) and Rin Chupeco’s The Bone Witch (released in 2017) in 2018, and both books are now my all-time favorites. Is it likely that I missed out on other hidden gems released in 2016 or even earlier? Yes. Very likely. But I digress.

Towards the end of 2018, I made a fearless forecast that 2019 will be the year of the Asian — that is, the year for both Asian authors and Asian readers.

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Blog Birthday & Giveaway: 3 debunked book blogging myths from a 3-year blogger

Blog Birthday & Giveaway: 3 debunked book blogging myths from a 3-year blogger

Hello there, wonderful readers!

After a blogging hiatus that started way, way back in October, I am very ecstatic to announce that ya girl has finally resurrected and is ready to get back into the blogging game! Well, sort of.

Initially, my semester was set to end on the 18th of December, which would have been ideal since it’s a day after my blog’s birthday. I scheduled my glorious return to the world of books and blogging accordingly. But alas! (Please tell me you read “alas” with an accent.) The universe wanted to mess up with my planning and my semester was suddenly extended to the 20th. Despite this unforeseen inconvenience, I decided to bleep it and announce my return anyway (me @ the universe: BITCH HA U THOUGHT.).

Which brings us to the crux of the matter. Aside from throwing myself back into blogging (um, after I submit my last requirement, that is), this December 17th also marks my three – yes, three – years as a book blogger! Cue overwhelmed tears.

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