Hello everyone! A lot has happened in the last month! I’ve settled into my student room in Edinburgh, started university, launched a new project with some bloggers, and got to know so many new people! It’s been hectic, it’s been energy-consuming, but it’s been great!
What I did in September
In September, some of the bloggers who hosted Asian Lit Bingo and I launched Lit CelebrAsian! We have a website, Instagram, Twitter, Litsy, Goodreads group and Tumblr. The poll for the first group read ended yesterday, and we’ll be reading Rebel Seoul! Do join us if you want to! I’m really excited about this project.
This month’s character interview was with Evie from the novel Plastic Wings. It’s an amazing dark angel fantasy and it features a black, asexual-spectrum character. I love the portrayal of the dystopian world in this book, and the portrayal of the dark angels. Check out the character interview. If you’re interested in reading my review, click here.
I finally finished Diversity Bingo 2017! I’m so happy that I decided to take part in this bingo, because it allowed me to find so many new authors, some have even been added to my list of favourite authors!
My favourite Diversity Bingo 2017 books are:
- The Defectives by Burgandi Rakoska
- No More Heroes by Michelle Kan
- The Traitor’s Tunnel by C.M. Spivey
- Saree by Su Dharmapala
- The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
- A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
- Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
I started studying MSc Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University this month and it’s been amazing. My courses are Publishing in Practice, Publishing in Context, and Fiction and the Fiction Market. I love that we’re focused on honing our practical skills.
I’ve been going to a lot bookish events this month – they’ve been so interesting and I’ve met so many great people! I’m so impressed by how bookish Edinburgh on the whole is. There are so many interesting events to go to.
What I’ll be doing in October
In October, I’m going to be spending more time focusing on my studies and I hope to gain a more in-depth understanding of the industry.
I’m also looking for a buddy-read partner for the Lit CelebrAsian pick for October-November: Rebel Seoul. If you’d like to buddy read, reply to my ask on the Goodreads group.
Posts that I enjoyed this month
Nothing can be changed until it is faced (about diversity in children’s publishing)
Posts that I published in September
Introducing Literary CelebrAsian (a.k.a Lit CelebrAsian!) (co-authored with the Lit CelebrAsian team)
How was your September? What did you get up to? Did you read anything great?