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Year of The Asian Reading Challenge

Text: YEAR OF THE ASIAN, A 2019 READING CHALLENGE. Hosted by C.W., Lily, Shealea, and Vicky. Image is of Xiaolong the pink axolotl wearing an upside down purple flower hat eating a bowl of rice.
Image from CW @ The Quiet Pond

This year I am participating in the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge. Its a great way, at least for me, to read different styles of writing. I have a tendency of getting stuck in a specific genre to writing style and then wonder why I didn’t hit those amazing books and got stuck with more 2 stars (and below) than 3s and ups.

So anyway I saw this challenge on twitter but then couldn’t find the post. I then found it on The Quiet Pond’s blog. And my excitement to participate increase. List below is a direct quote from her post:

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The aim of this challenge is to read as many books written by Asian authors as you can! These books can be backlist titles (i.e. released in 2018 or earlier), new releases, and ARCs. We welcome books of any genre, any format, and any length. Check out the levels we have made for this challenge (I drew them too!) and set your sights on a level you want to achieve.

In order for a book to count, you must start and finish it within 2019; the challenge will end on the 31st of December of this year. (This means that books started in 2018 and finished in 2019 do not count!) Likewise, any books started in 2019 and finished in 2020 do not count either.

We want this to be a relaxing and, above all else, fun challenge, so you can join in at any time in the year! The sign-up form will remain open until 2019 ends.

Follow us on Twitter (@YearOfTheAsian) for announcements, surprises, and more bookish fun. The official hashtag for this reading challenge is #YARC2019.

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So here are my goals for books written by Asian authors for 2019: 

Indian cobra: 11 to 20 books read

More than likely, there will be others as I find them but this is my 2019 goal :) Are you planning on participating? If so, you can find more details here. Also I would love to know what you will be reading, please share ^_^


Peace & Blessing,

Tanya P.

Dewey’s Read-a-thon 2018

Via @readathon twitter page

If you have never heard of Dewey’s Read-a-thon, its cool because i just heard about it a few days ago.

So the short version of this, is it is a reading challenge that is on 24 hours. You read as much as you want/can and post on social media and other outlets about the books you are reading and what you have finished. As noted in the photo above, the end goal is to reach 1,000,000 pages read in a day! Exciting right?

The challenge is today, which actually works out for me. Why? Well today is Independent Bookstore day and there 2 local bookstores, I shop from. Let’s just say Bookoutlet had an amazing sale that I couldn’t pass up. So book money is tight.

But none the less, the purpose of this post, is to share with you what I plan on reading today and to of course encourage you to read and share you readings on social media using #readathon and tagging @readathon is you are using twitter. Of course, I have been a big vague in this challenge, so you can find more details here .

Enjoy my book selection. I look forward to reading with you all <3