Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

As a twin, a ballroom dancer, and a lover of folklore, The Night Tiger drew me in on all fronts. What part of 1930s Malaysia with dance hall girls, superstition, and weretigers doesn’t sound exciting? I fell in love with Yangsze Choo’s writing with her debut work The Ghost Bride (featured in my 2018 Diverse Books post). Her second book, released just yesterday, is no less entrancing.

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Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Yesterday, the exciting sequel to The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, which I reviewed last year, was published! In the sequel, The Kingdom of Copper, Nahri has completely left the human world behind, now in a loveless marriage with a crown prince of the djinn. Meanwhile, an exiled prince and a resurrected warrior plot to return to the capital of their homeland.

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Chapters and Charms Is Now on Bloglovin’

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Diverse Reads of 2018

I started this tradition with one of my first blog posts, highlighting my favorite diverse books that I read in the past year, inspired by the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. In 2018, I set the ambitious goal of having 33% of all the books I read represent diverse perspectives. At a grand total of 63 books, 31 of which I categorize as diverse which is 49%, I well surpassed my goal!

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Book Review: La Belle Sauvage By Philip Pullman

I grew up with The Golden Compass and the rest of the His Dark Materials series, epic tales of good and evil where part of each person’s soul lives outside them as an animal familiar called a daemon. Author Philip Pullman dived back into that universe for the Book of Dust series, the first installment of which, La Belle Sauvage, came out in 2017. Continue reading “Book Review: La Belle Sauvage By Philip Pullman”

Wiccan Holidays: Yule

We’ve almost come full circle in the Wheel of the Year—just a couple more to go! Yule is celebrated on or around December 21. It comes from an ancient Germanic festival, the traditions of which have been incorporated into Christmas and other winter holidays.

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