In Ming’s Christmas Wishes, Ming wishes for 3 things: to sing in the school choir, to fit in, and to have a Christmas tree.
The main story line in this picture book is that Ming wants a Christmas tree in their home for the holidays. Something her mother wouldn’t approve because it isn’t part of Chinese tradition. I am not Chinese, so I’m not well versed about their tradition and culture. However, I am an immigrant. I know how it feels to have to work around two different cultures for respect to be met in both ends.
Welcome to my stop for How To Remember Everything by Jacob Sager Weinstein, Illustrated by Barbara Malley!
Reading this, I realized I used some of the techniques presented in this book growing up: I still recite ROYGBIV to my kids when I’m telling them the colours of the rainbow; a teacher once introduced us to PEM-DAS; and a few weeks ago, in an effort to help my daughter remember directions, my husband taught her “Never Eat Soggy Weiners” (North, East, South and West).
Today’s episode was meant to be my Halloween episode. I’m sorry it’s a few days late.
I decided to read Bird Box by Josh Malerman specifically for the month of October. I’ve been wanting to see the movie, and this gives me the perfect opportunity to set the mood for Halloween, and to kind of make it a little easier for me to watch the movie. I get scared very easily which is why I don’t usually read horror / suspense books, or watch horror / suspense films.
This episode is NOT spoiler free so if you plan to read Bird Box and watch the adaptation spoiler free, then I would suggest to do those first before listening to this episode.
Happy listening, and I hope you all had a great Halloween.
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What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
In You Know I’m No Good, we follow Mia through her stay at Red Oak Academy as a result of being a troubled teen. We also know from the beginning the last straw that pushed her father and stepmom to have her admitted. What we don’t know however, until a little further to the story, is the reason that started her spiral out of control. In Red Oak Academy, we get a glimpse of who Mia really is: a smart and caring person who needed to have such a tough facade in order to mask the pain and hate that’s […]
And if a reader lives a thousand lives,then the thousand heroines in mewould gladly belong in a thousand happily-ever-afterswith the thousand heroes in you. Click here to pre-order a copy of the book. Click here to pre-order a Kindle edition.
According to the lore, the legend involved two brothers, both gods. One brother Gugurang, was pure, and the other, Asuang, was flawed. About the Author: Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of the novels “Anonymous” and “Drama Dolls.” His new novel “Vampires of Portlandia” is a NA urban fantasy about Filipino folklore – aswang. His writings have appeared in more than 250 publications. He’s interviewed personalities such as Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Pete Rose, and Dane Cook, and has covered U.S. President Barack Obama. Tanamor currently lives and works in the Portland, Oregon area. You can find him in […]
One day, when a girl was born in Rosario, the earth would shake with anticipation for her future and not dread. It’s release day!!! Set in Argentina, Furia follows Camila, a girl who has big dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. With a budding-soccer-star for a brother, it’s easy to say that Camila’s talent runs in the family. However, her family’s expectations of her lead her to hide her love and talent for the sport. I found the pacing in the beginning a bit difficult to get into. However, once I got used to it, it flowed beautifully. Méndez […]
*This post contains affiliate links* Welcome to the conclusion of my 2nd quarter reading wrap-up! In this episode, I share with you the graphic novels, and comics I’ve read in the last 3 months. Listen to part 1 here.Listen to part 2 here. Books mentioned in this episode: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell Amazon | Indigo.ca | Add to Goodreads Paper Girls Vol. 1-5 by Brian K. Vaughan Amazon | Indigo.ca | Add to Goodreads Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen Amazon | Indigo.ca | Add to Goodreads Happily Ever After and Everything In Between by Debbie Tung Amazon | […]
*This post contains affiliate links* Welcome to part 2 of episode 9 where I share with you my 2nd Quarter reading wrap-up. Listen to part 1 here. Books mentioned in this episode: Changeling by William Ritter Podcast Episode | Amazon | Indigo.ca | Add to Goodreads The Unready Queen by William Ritter Blog Post | Amazon | Indigo.ca | Add to Goodreads So You Want To Start A Podcast by Kristen Meinzer Amazon | Indigo.ca | Add to Goodreads Ella Has A Plan by Davina Hamilton Add to Goodreads Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham Blog Post […]