Thoughtful Thursday | Asian Representation in American Media & Literature

So, I have a lot of feelings regarding the depiction and representation of Asians in both media & literature. If you're interested in gaining more insight into this topic (and you should), I came across this really great article on vice.com by Filipina journalist Bettina Makalintal through her twitter: Hollywood Doesn't Fully Represent Asian Americans Yet. … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday | Asian Representation in American Media & Literature

Thoughtful Thursday | Printed books vs. Digital books

One of the most frequently asked questions I see in book tags and bookish questionnaires is “Printed books or ebooks?” Like many other readers, I’m sure, I am an advocate for both. I am a voracious consumer of books in all forms—printed, electronic and audio.  Truthfully, the main reasons I collect physical books are for … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday | Printed books vs. Digital books

Thoughtful Thursday | Mental Health Representation in Fiction

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), "A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone's ability to relate to others and function each day. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis." Some mental health conditions include, but are … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday | Mental Health Representation in Fiction

Thoughtful Thursday: What do you look for in book reviews?

Happy Thursday, everyone. How is your week so far? For today's Thoughtful Thursday, I'm interesting in understanding what you look for in book reviews. As someone who is currently working toward their librarianship degree, works in a library and is a paid reviewer for a book review magazine, I do tend to take book reviews … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: What do you look for in book reviews?

Thoughtful Thursday | Young Adult Literature

Happy Thursday, bloggers. For today's post, I wanted to discuss young adult literature, in general. I've noticed that many YA lovers tend to refer to YA as a genre, often including it in their reading preferences as separate from romance, fantasy, or other artistic categorizations used to describe the content, tone or aesthetic within a … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday | Young Adult Literature