Actionable Reads: Stop Anti-Asian Hate

I’ve talked about “Actionable Reads” a few times before in my Month in Review posts and wanted to feature this in its own post today, as well as some resources folks have created around supporting Asian communities in the face of violence and hate crimes.

Inspired by Ellen @ Reading The End, Actionable Reads is a personal challenge where I choose organizations to donate to each month (when income permits) based on my current reads. It’s a way to try to be more actionable and external in my activism beyond simply diversifying my reading.

Sharing these actions offers some accountability, as well as a way to highlight organizations doing great work and hopefully inspire more people to donate if they’re able!

The past few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about the recent and ongoing hate crimes committed against Asian communities around the world, heightened throughout the pandemic, and I wanted to focus my donations this month on organizations supporting the needs of these communities.

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Favourite Quotes: Words of Wisdom

I’m back with some more stellar quotes from my recent reads! I always love capturing the lines that catch my attention when I’m reading but I often forget to include them in my reviews, so this feature is a great way to share my favourites.

Today’s group are what I’ve called “words of wisdom” or phrases that’ll make you think! Each of the quotes really made me stop in that moment of reading and sit back to ponder their words.

Hope you find something that gets you thinking below!

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Month in Review: March 2021

Another month with not much reading completed! All three of this month’s reads were actually ones I was reading on a deadline — either the ARCs were expiring or I had a scheduled blog tour stop! So some stressful reading even if they were enjoyable. Template for this feature inspired by Jenna @ Falling Letters.

Books finished:

  • The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney
  • The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
  • What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

Books reviewed:

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