My Giveaway + Announcements

*My first foray into an Author Interview with Andrew Xia Fukuda is up! (Should I do more?)
*My first manga review for Natsume Yuujinchou V.1 - please let me know what you think

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday's Taste: A Girl Made of Dust + Guest Post on Justine Larbalestier's blog and other announcements

(Meme from Taste Life Twice)

lawl, I haven't done this in ages. But A Girl Made of Dust is turning out to be one of those books I keep reading over and over because the words are so deliciously beautiful. And I didn't get to shove in all the quotes I wanted to show in my review, so I thought I'd take advantage of this time to feature a nice select quote here in hopes of converting new readers.

I lay there listening to her. The brushing slowed to the speed of her song and blended into it. In the high parts, her voice was clear and wavered, but when she sang low, it came out rough and grainy as sand. It was a beautiful voice, and she was like a princess going round and round sweeping - round and round until one day something wonderful would happen, and then she'd sing all the time. (pg. 21-22)



I didn't mention this before but the most esteemed Justine Larbalestier invited me to guest post on her blog. I wrote about The Importance of Diversity, and I put my heart out to write this particular post. Do consider checking it out, and I'd love to hear any and all commentary you wish to make on it.


Er, another thing I just realized I didn't mention on this blog. Susan, the mastermind behind Color Online has invited me to be CORA girl, aka a part of that blogging team! So I'll be there, posting stuff. Don't worry though, GAL Novelty is my baby and I won't consider abandoning this blog any time soon. Do check it out, and as today is Susan's bday, do considering going over here and wish her a good one! =D


According to my follower widget I now have 50+ followers!!! *throws confetti everywhere* I was thinking of ways to celebrate and then thought of a book giveaway contest that I'm really excited about hosting. Said contest will be up sometime this week, I promise.


Leslie @ This is the Refrain said...

Congrats on 50+ followers! I'm sure you'll be getting more and more after being featured on Justine Larbalestier's blog. That's where I found you. Congrats on being a CORA girl, too! I look forward to reading what you have to say there.

Aimee said...

A Girl Made of Dust sounds gorge! I love that you're a CORA girl now too, congrats!


re_weird said...


Michelle (su[shu]) said...

Hey. Read your post about the diversity thing. It seems I'm doing this more and more often, but one can never have more than enough, so *hugs*. I'm a little different from you, having grown up in Malaysia, and now just spending the past 3-4 years in NZ. It's different, I think, compared to your own experience of having grown up different from the majority. But you're definitely right about the huge *HUGE* difference between Chinese from the mainland, and ethnic Chinese like us who come from M'sia, S'pore, etc.

I'm always on the lookout for good Malaysian books (authors, settings, characters, whatever). I'll be sure to clue you in when I find good ones. =)

Sarah Rettger said...

Congrats on all your guest appearances, Ah Yuan!

I saw your comment on The Agency over at Reading in Color, just after I finished reading the ARC. And if you'd like to read it now, rather than waiting, I'm happy to ship my copy up north. Drop me a note at escritorasarita@gmail if you're interested.