I'm very excited to be back to let you all know about a book now open for pre-orders.
"For fans of CRAZY RICH ASIANS, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, and INVENTING ANNA"
A working-class woman who infiltrates Singapore’s high society to fulfill her dreams risks losing everything in the process—including herself—in this propulsive millennial women’s fiction novel by debut author Kyla Zhao.
For as long as she can remember, Samantha Song has dreamed of writing for a high-society magazine—and she’d do anything to get there. But the constant struggle to help her mom make ends meet and her low social status make her dream feel like a distant fantasy.
is my short 10 book list of poetry recommendations for you all. Quite a few of these are from Button Poetry, but I've always enjoyed watching their mic nights on YouTube, it's cool I have been able to read some of the books that come from these poets. They may not all be available to buy right now and may be on pre-sale as I did a lot of my reading on NetGalley, but consider putting in a pre-order for any that sound interesting to you. I have read more poetry books than just these, but I either didn't like them or thought the execution was too flawed to want to recommend them here. Three are book on my TBR and have not been read by me yet. Enjoy this post!
I wanted to talk through some of the gross diet culture of January, how I avoid it, and what I spend January doing instead! Content Warning, this will talk about things like calorie counting, dieting, EDs, and more along those lines.
I spend a lot of my year using a food tracking app and sticking to a rough calorie goal. I've found now that I'm 10 years (ish) into my eating disorder recovery, I don't find calories triggering anymore, and I have a healthier relationship to food and my relationship with it. I've had a lot go on in my life around food that I didn't understand, I talk through that in more detail in my video on my channel The ED Diaries, and a little in my ADHD Journey blog post if you want to know more about that so I don't repeat myself too much. I've had to deal with a lot of triggers like weight gain from life saving medication and restricting certain ingredients/foods for my Crohn's disease as well as re-introducing seafood back into my diet after 10 years vegetarian.
I'm not sure how obvious it is, but I love music a lot and have been a subscriber to Spotify for a few years. I mainly use it for music but also the occasional podcast, and I've been looking into what audiobooks are available on Spotify. Unfortunately, this post is aimed at people who are subscribed, because if you have to shuffle the album, you can't listen in order and I'm not sure how it works with podcasts. They don't have a specific audiobook format so they vary between traditional music album formats or podcasts. But these are the ones I'm thinking about listening to.