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"book news" Discussed on Books and Boba
"They could afford. The styling is very boring but apparently it's like a thing among amongst the youth these days. I mean you and i are both old. Oh i mean it's fine like like. I embraced my old nasa. It's okay the kids can do whatever they want. Our next deal. Viking has bought world rights to aiwa. hashi she middle greek graphic novel. Sophie's by samir. A coming of age story dealing with immigration social pressures and family expectations be book is centered around twelve year olds who becomes inst- famous when an embarrassing vehicles viral and she is forced to reconcile who she is online with who she wants to be in real life. The publication is planned for fall. Twenty twenty three. This sounds like a companion. This last the last book that we'd mentioned because it's all about online personas in real personas and like how they don't always match up mean. I guess that is the coming of age conflicts that a lot of the current youth has the have to deal with. Because that's definitely not something that we want because you're you're somewhat a generation under me in terms of like. I think. I'm pretty sure. I was out of high school when you got into high school. Yeah right. I know like when i was growing up. I didn't have to worry about personas because what is online they didn't it wasn't as available right like the only place with like brogden internet was maybe the library and they're the only had maybe three to four kiosk and given time so it's interesting to see what What kids are dealing with these days. I i haven't watched this documentary. But there was a documentary on people who got turned into memes and how their life scott affected by their viral nece and just like how some of them have trouble finding jobs and how some of them actually have embraced their fame and it. It's like really interesting if they were kids when they're when they became memes when they were kids and now they're grown up and how that affects their social life as teenagers so it is very interesting. It's a phenomenon that you and i are not not really can't really relate to the closest for me. Was you to when you were starting to take off and a lot of people were trying to like be. I guess like you. Famous youtube famous. I mean people still try to be youtube fame as but back then it was. I doing funny skits or being a musician. The whole point was to like get popular enough on the internet to go do something else. That's not on the internet. A springboard but nowadays. It's like if you get famous on youtube or instagram. Like that is your fulltime job. That is you don't have to pivot so that's really interesting anyway. This has been your dope. Old people corner next stub in a five house auction. Viking won the rights for on zoo in the realm of darkness by my k. newin author of palu of the woods. The book is a middle grade novel about a japanese american girl. Who must journeys through the fantastical world of japanese folklore and reclaim her identity to find her way back home. After she falls into the shinto underworld during the festival during the festival of 'obon publication of the first book is slated for twenty twenty four man more under like more japanese underworld stories. I remember our last book deals episode. There were a couple few. This is the first shinto. One though i feel like a lot of the ones you've seen have always been like chinese underworld which is like a bureaucracy. I'm like shinnied gami. Which is different from shinto. Yeah sure i mean. I feel like kirk. Rondebosch until spirituality is more focused on lake nature right nature yeah yeah nature spirits next up scholastic bought world rights to. This is how i roll by. Debbie mitchell florence in this contemporary middle grade novel twelve year old son on dreams of becoming a renowned chef like her father but when he refuses to teacher without explanation she decides. He's not the only one who can keep secrets and begins cooking up trouble with an off limits. Boy publication slated for spring twenty. Twenty three interesting interesting. Because i feel like cooking is something that adad dad wouldn't be opposed for his daughter to to learn not to say that cooking is like a gender thing. I think everyone should learn how to cook it as a basic survival skill. I mean obviously it's a setup for children and against lies parent dynamic communication issues which you know is a is a common trope in in these stories. I'm just curious about her her swinging. Like oh you don't want to cook far. I'm going to date. Boys doesn't say dating though it. It's just like hey. Let's let's cuck together. I feel like nowadays. There's a lotta people can learn how to cook on their own through watching youtube videos. I feel like most people have learned how to cook during this pandemic by like watching a lot of cooking youtube video you can learn how to cook. But there's something that we said about family recipes and the inability of our parents especially as like a second tony's american. My mother taught me recipes but there are no there are no measurements. There are no like the typical asian recipe. Yeah it's just like oh like a handful of this and it's like but your hand size and my size are different or or like the classic like when you're making rice they're like why do you need a measuring cup. Just put your finger in and the water should be at the same level as the first line of your non gingrich's like eyeball it. My mom did not teach me how to cook at all I did not know how to cook eggs until i got into college. Because like fellow halmi was just like this is pathetic. You need to learn how to cook. And i'm just like okay. So i can't really relate all that much like the family recipe tradition of just like passing it down without any measurements but yeah. That sounds like a fun book. I'm curious to how the romance it sounds like. There's a romance. I mean like you said maybe they just cooking. that's true platano cooking great novel so you know. Maybe there's something simmering on the backburner. Yes okay so next up penguin. Nancy paulson books has bought. World rights. To nih sends is picture book. Debut prince among slaves illustrated by anna rich. The picture book is a biography of prince abdulrahman. Ibrahima who in seventeen eighty eight was kidnapped from the kingdom of Salon in west. Africa survived the middle passage and was enslaved in nachos mississippi but through the strength of his faith and the help of the sultan of morocco made the journey home after forty years. Publication is set for spring. Twenty twenty four. Well this is one hell of a biography..
"book news" Discussed on Books and Boba
"I love it when it's like the enemies or like a like rivals are from competing. Businesses like adds a little bit more drama to it when like financial safety is put on the line. I don't know if i'm reading too much into this. But when they say new fusion cafe. I'm thinking like kosher appropriators coming in and taking the business right. Yeah definitely like. I'm trying to think like a a couple of years back. There was like there was like a fusion restaurant that tried to fuse sushi and pizza together. They're like oh yeah this is. This is sushi pizza. And you eat it with your hands. And i'm like you know people just eat like that's just sushi spread out and it just makes it very messy to eat. I don't think it did very well but yeah we. We know how it goes. It's maybe not the big remove sushi perito though pretty good pretty legit. It's just a bigger suci. All right next up. Pastry has dire would debut y gothic horror novel by catherine. You in dire would sixteen-year-old asha whose sister disappears. When he strange weather when a strange weather of an isolated town must put her trust in a vicious but hillary vampire if she wants to see her sister again. Publication is scheduled for fall. Twenty twenty two yellow. We're just talking about gothic novels. Like yes yes are coming back is is i was just about to say that are vampires coming back. We got rid of deputy. I'm all i'm all for more vampire stories. I just wanted to be different kinds of vampires. You know i feel like we've just kind of seeing the same type over and over again Vamp asian vampires are pretty awesome There there was this k. Drama couple of years ago and it was set during the chosen dynasty period. Or i guess like right before around around the time when like silence of bones is set and the main character was like a vampire and it was just like super cool. Because you don't see vampires and not time setting so but this sounds like a modern story but i'm still down for more vampires. Yeah all right candle wick bought world rights to picture book at the window written by hope. Limb an illustrative by chin-liang a special connection forged between a girl and her neighbors shifts the child's perspective allowing her to see things she had not previously discovered. Publication is set for spring twenty. twenty five. Yes do like maybe it's just me living. La 'cause people don't talk to their neighbors. But i feel like the concept of for forming. A relationship with neighbors is still so so unfamiliar to me. I don't know if it's just an la thing. Yeah like ever. Since stranger danger became a thing in american households. yeah like like knowing. Your neighbors is not is not the norm. But i have no problem making friends on the internet so you know who am i to judge the call. This sounds like a good a nice picture book to teach our kids about friendship and accepting differences all right. Our loss book deal. Little brown has bought world rights to picture books by rocky by rocky merchant. donnie The i might the light follows. One girl's family tradition as he celebrity wally to hosted by supreme kocar publication is set for fall. Two thousand twenty two The second book mama's rotea focuses on the life giving force of rotea where it comes from the farm and make it happen and what it symbolizes to a family in america and india to be illustrated sri gupta publication is planned for winter. Twenty twenty three. Hey that's cool. Appear co car is An ill-assorted on this. Yeah yeah we had on our show before. She came on to talk about her book. American as pioneer pie. Yes i am really like more diwali books please. Because we need more picture. Books dot explain our holidays to asian americans because not a lot of us know about our own origins in terms of holidays where they come from and yeah workbooks without our cultural foods you know. Yeah yeah and like knowing where it comes from. Because i feel like we overall. We don't know where cubs round congratulations to rocky on their book. Deals and with that that will do it for our review of the latest. Asian and asian-american book deals for august twenty twenty one Let's move onto book news. Our first story is time magazine released their one hundred best waie books of all time. An feature quite a bit of asian and asian american authors was pretty caught on the list includes step from heaven by on new persepolis. By jane satrapy american born chinese genome yang legend by marie lou If you can be mine by sarah fires on to all the boys have love before by julianne amber in the ashes by sabato here when diplomat rishi by sonya may non A very large expanse of sea by tire mafi darius degree is not okay but The koran the astonishing color after by. Emily excerpt pan brinkley. And love by. David eun laura dean breaking up with me by miracle. Tamaki the hannah wars by a debate jacket. Dr and we are not free by cheat. Lots of familiar names on this list Some of the books booklet picks to. Yeah yeah some of them were clapping. Some of them we've had on show I'm trying to think like who is our most recent. I think david eun was our most recent Interviewee that's on this list. Yeah but i. I like the fact that you see. So many different genres here you see fantasy you see rom com contemporary. Uc graphic novels And it's also really nice that these books aren't from like the early two thousands and like the late nineties. There actually like current.
Interview With Author, Payal Doshi
"And we are here with pile. Doshi the author of ria and the blood of the nectar. We are so excited to have her on the show. Her her book is a middle grade fantasy adventure. And i'm pretty sure are indian american readers out. There are going to be very excited for this book. It's coming out on june fifteenth pale than so much for being with us today. Hi thank you so much for having me. I'm super excited to be here. Yeah congratulations on the launch of your book. How's it been like i. I saw on instagram stories. Your first unboxing of your the first like print feeling. Oh my gosh So surreal feel like this mixture of relief. Happiness disbelief I've lived with this book or about danielle's took me daniels to write this book. And then to me about two years to sell this book and then this whole last year has been you know a lot of everything just the general situation in the world and then at the same time it was all of these you know highs of book news like your cover coming out and seeing that for the first time and then you know get in your arc out people to read and then getting those are so many of those like insanely surreal moments but i nothing beats holding it in your hands. I feel like that's a before and after before bio and like the oft the book is it my hand. It was incredible. I was so nervous. You have all these imaginations and expectations. About what your would be like and then you hold it. I smell that we all do that. It's like the new book and like i. That's the quality of the paper and had a lovely like oh creamy yellow color. And like i was like all of those Bangle my own book so it was. It was awesome and even more excited for the launch in june. Because i know that it's you know it's a really good-looking book as well. That rita's will have and hold and hopefully love the story as well so it's very exciting. Very very exciting.
"book news" Discussed on Books and Boba
"Guess i yeah that's right you happy lunar new year twenty. Twenty one has officially begun for us. Asians i'm so glad that it is now the year of the ox because now it's no longer my fault that the world is going to shit. I don't know if you know this reread. But for the chinese zodiac calendar the year of your birth so formula yet the rat which was last year is supposed to be a challenging year for you It's counter intuitive. I see a lot of people say. Oh it's a year of mar year but no if it's if you're pointing year the ox this year something hard for you. I did hear that from my family but yeah yeah february for me has been pretty info as well. I'm a freelance podcast producer. And so i'm. I've been looking for work in this past week. Actually a bunch of gigs Came my way which is really cool. So i'm glad to be working. This podcast of course is more or less a labor of love between me. Re-re but i mean speaking of that. If you are listening to support our podcast please go check out. Our bookstore at bookshop dot org Any books you purchase off store goes to support us as well and thank you to ever who've already purchased a book bookshop dot org porto I think over the last few must be made like a hundred bucks which is pretty nice. It's nice to get some return. I have not checked the numbers at all. That's how you know that this is a labor of love because if you go on her bookshop dot org affiliate page there is like i lost count. But i think there's like fifteen lists of of like specific categories like These books are for the k. Drama lovers these books are for the middle great asian fantasy lovers and it. It took me a very very long time to compile those lists and the fact that. I'm not even checking the number of sales and whatnot just goes to show doing this for love. I'm not doing it for money. I mean things to everyone support. We're able to pay for. I guess it would be like half a year of hosting which is nice if you want to support us are bookshop. Website is bookshop dot org slash shops slash. Books imbaba. please go check out the list rear has painstakingly curated for you and you know by a book for us. let's get onto the meat of this podcast. Which is the asian american book and publishing news from february twenty. Twenty one As always we start off with new publishing deals re-re what's our first story. All right our first story is viking. Bought a tale for the time being author ruth zaky's new novel the book of form and emptiness after the death of his beloved father. Fourteen year old benny. Oh i'm hearing voices from inanimate objects around his house when his mother develops a hoarding problem. The voices grow more clamorous and soon follow him outside the house and onto the street and at school he finds refuge in the silence of a public library. Where objects are well behaved and know how to speak in whispers there. He meets his own book. Who narrates benny's life and teaches them to listen to the things that truly matter. Publication is set for. September does not say which year but i'm guessing september. Twenty twenty two cool retha zaki this her second book since attila for the time being she. I absent howard careers. I have no idea. I don't know if if this is her second book after tale for the time being a tale for the time being came out in two thousand thirteen okay And i know she has multiple books. I know she has like i know she has a memoir and i think she also has a novella but in terms of chronology. No idea let's call it. Sounds just as as time being for those of you who followed book. Low until time being one of our picks in the past And yeah looking forward to learning more about. This book sounds interesting. Yeah our next story. Penguin press acquired north american rights to belinda. Who gitanes debut novel a map for the missing against a rapidly changing pulse cultural revolution china from the late seventies to the nineties. The book follows a son who returns to his family's rural village to search for his estranged father who has disappeared and publication date is at the moment unknown yet But the sounds cool. This sounds like a nice twist on the returning to the motherland story. Coach of loose is a really interesting time here for or chinese history because it's kinda like a lost generation for a lot of families and there's a lot of really interesting ways you can take this I wonder if it's going to be. I wonder how political this is going to get. But i mean he can't talk about the culture version without getting into politics. But um yeah looking forward to learning more about this book as well. Congratulations to belinda. On her book deal array next step in a two book deal red hook acquired by ish. Navy patel's debut novel kaikai. The book reimagined the life of the vilified queen of the ramayana and follows her from childhood as an overlooked princess to her role as a warrior diplomat and most favored queen until her ultimate downfall publication scheduled for twenty twenty two year. Oh this sounds real interesting. You know we've seen a lot of Takes on the villains perspective of western fairy tales. But this was about a south asian one. yeah. I'm really liking the fact that asian american authors are now taking our own folktales and doing reimagining. Yeah especially stories where i imagined back in the day were very you know not only gendered but misogynist and using this as an opportunity to see things from the cold villains point of view And also imbuing some. I guess more modern sensibilities into it. Yeah very very cool. Our next deal. Little brown bought world rights to american desi by gop rajon gopala and illustrated by supreme car. this picture book celebrates and empowers bicultural at immigrant. Children in the united states. Publication is planned for summer. Twenty twenty two superior. kelkar your. We've had her on the show. It's funny because she's illustrating this book. She she is the author of america's panero pie. So she's a filmmaker. She's she's an artist as well so yeah she. She wears a lot of hats. But congratulations to joe t next up. Harpercollins has bought world rights to is that. Speak to the stars by joanna. Ho a picture book about an asian boy bullied for the shape of his is who comes to realize that his eyes are like his father's his grandfather's and his little brother's they connect him to his history and future. Deng ho will illustrate to picture book and the to have previously collaborated on is kiss corners publication scheduled for winter. Twenty twenty.
2021 Book News
"Pain. Sukuk symbol of the club and podcast featuring books by asian and asian american authors in. My name is mervin. And i'm rewrite you and welcome to our first books in boba bid month news review For the year. Twenty twenty one rira. How's your new year been It's been going okay. I've been avoiding social media which has been reporting a lot of garbage. That's been happening as of late to this country so it's been pretty mellow on my side. How about you. That's probably a good call. I've been am. I a on social media. I noticed you know how on instagram people do your top nine for the year. Your top narayan images In twenty twenty. I only had nine xers total. Yeah i'm not. I'm not a big instagram user. Either which is probably why books boba. Our instagram is. Pretty bare and i apologize for that. We do have content. It's just we upload as my thoughts who i've been. I've been being a little lax in creating audio grams of our episodes but I'm working on those where we're going to have some highlights from someone are best author interviews over the last year up soon. I promise But just this whole lockdown quarantine pandemic situation. I think i mentioned this on the podcast before. But i feel like i'm becoming more and more with sudden like i know i'm being forced to be a shut in but finding that actually like it. It's gonna it's not. It's not a bad life being a being a shot in well. We're here today to talk about the latest book news in asian american literature We always start with the latest publishing deals And it's a pretty light month. January is typically just not a big month for deals said it's a it's a debt month mainly because the holiday season has passed but there are a saw. Let's get to them. What's i deal. I deal is amulet acquired. My sister's big fat indian wedding by patel. The why romcom follows an aspiring violinist. Who must secretly juggle the obligations of her sisters extravagant wedding week with auditions for a prominent music contest. On top of all this. She must dodge her nosy families matchmaking. Schemes publication is scheduled for spring. Twenty twenty two awesome title. The way i feel like we've been seeing more and more of these asian wedding stories. You know what bring it. I love wedding stories. I love movies. That take place during weddings. And it's just. I don't know i just like big party. Seems yeah annoy mentioned that. I've never been to indian wedding. But i hear they're per t nuts Chinese weddings would just eat a lot. korean wedding. I don't think i've twinned with those neither well. Korean weddings have definitely transformed a lot from the traditional crean weddings Sort of like for the korean traditional weddings like you wear like humble and there's like specific rituals you drink alcohol and you catch dates with your skirt and whatnot and a lot of a lot of couples. Don't do that anymore. It's become very streamlined and westernized so Actually have a pretty funny story about about korean wedding so last time i went to korea I went for my cousin's wedding and it was my first korean wedding that it was going to and it took place at a wedding hall. There's there's a bunch of wedding halls in this district and seoul and pretty much like what they do is like the bride usually doesn't buy address. They can rent it from the wedding hall. And they have like makeup artists and hairstylists. It's all part of the package. So it's much cheaper and the bride usually sits like in a sitting room where people come up and say congratulations and then they take pictures. So it's literally a place for people to just take pictures with the bride and once the wedding starts for my cousin's wedding. There was like a runway like it wasn't like an eye on it was like a platform runway show. Yeah it's kind of like a modeling runway and every everything in the wedding hall was like super. It seemed more kind of like Like a press conference in way. It didn't it was definitely like not like the romantic decorations that you see in american weddings. But they don't have bridesmaids they don't have groomsmen but what they do have our wedding singers. So what happens during the wedding is that they have like a performer. Sometimes it's a friend who can sing really well or professional wedding singer and they serenade the couple but the thing is it's very awkward because the couple is just standing there watching the wedding singer like saturday to them. And it's like it's just like okay. Well like no one is. Dancing is just like them standing there and watching the strangers sing to them and you have an option of having like a dinner and show pretty much so people will be like eating while they watched the wedding hap. It happened sometimes. it's a buffet style so for the buffet style. Which was what happened with my cousin's wedding. Everyone who is invited to wedding. They have to like pay because that is like the wedding tradition. You pay money to help. Cover the cost of housing for them. Or whatever. if you go to like an asian wedding attorneys wedding everyone brings. There's no wedding gifts. Everyone just brings down belowps. Yeah bring envelopes. And there's like a set amount depending on how close you are to the bride and groom so. If you're just like a coworker it might just be like like twenty five dollars or whatever and the closer you are you pay more
Book News For October 2020
"All right. Our first book deal is scholastic press acquired to change a planet by Christina Sinturin Vat. Illustrated by Rally Jim Poor Bell. The nonfiction picture book explains Climate Change, with honesty and hope for very young readers. Publication is scheduled for twenty twenty two is awesome. Crisanto avant is known for writing novels. So it's kind of cool to see her writing. A book for younger readers as well. Yes. So Christina soon, turned that we've had her on our show for We talked about a wish in the dark, which is middle grade tie inspired fantasy, and she recently came out with all thirteen, the incredible cave rescue of the Thai boys soccer team. So this would be her second nonfiction book, but this is a picture book so I like. I'm sure it's going to be just as great as her other books. Yeah. Our next book deal barefoot books but road rights to dumpling day by MIRA, serum illustrated in this day onto neon. No. In this multi-cultural counting book ten contemporary families, Cook Different types of dumplings for neighborhood potluck featuring food from their culture's. Publication is planned for fall twenty. Twenty. One Speaking of dumplings. So I had Ravioli, last night for dinner. And you know like random conversations, top Dan and I are talking and Dan was saying is really considered a dumpling. Probably Right. It's like pasta stuff with something. Our next book deal is Harpercollins Balza and Bray acquired. This place is still beautiful by debut author. She she ten the why a novel is about to estranged Sisters Margaret on early whose family becomes the victim of an anti Asian hate crime during a summer that includes surprising romances for both sisters they clashed with one another as they navigate the ripple effects that the hate crime has had in their community and uncovered the truth behind the perpetrators identity publication is set for spring twenty, twenty two. It sounds interesting because You know like we talked about this in our episode with minor feelings, but a lot of like Asian Americans are. Considered to be. Next in next in line to be White and people forget that model minority is a myth and it is a way to create a wedge between. The different minority groups. So I, think it is a very interesting Subject, to explore for WII novel. So yeah. congrats to she she for getting the story out there. our next Greystone kids acquired world rights to bioluminescence by Julia club a picture book that explores bioluminescence in nature under the seat in the woods and in the air publication scheduled for Spring Twenty, twenty, two bioluminescence. That sounds like something Like I'm just picturing a light, the illustrations for it and I'm pretty sure it's GonNa look beautiful because bioluminescence in nature is just gorgeous. If you look at photographs, have you seen in person I've seen the type of happens in the ocean when I was in San Diego when I think I, don't know if this jellyfish or it's like a glowing in the ocean. That's really beautiful. no, I have never come across bioluminescence in person the closest would be the James Cameron Movie Avatar. which is not real but Yeah I'm guessing that the illustrations will be a very beautiful. Our next book deal. Our next book deal is critical world rights to the snail by emily, H- hugues. The picture book is an exploration of Japanese American artists, Osamu Noguchi who found acceptance through the act of creation in the face of rejection from both of his homeland's publication is planned for Spring Twenty twenty two. So is this like a BIOGRAPHY PICTURE book. Yeah. It would be a biography picture look from what the description is saying your interested in why it's called the snail mail. It's a very unique title.
"book news" Discussed on Books and Boba
"Welcome back to books blew up a flip and podcast. Nutri expect. Asian. Asia the author grains. And I'm rewrite you and welcome to our mid month but moves that be socor number. Twenty twenty. re-re going people even can actually see the sky again. Inside, my apartment. For like so long I've been, I've been checking my phone seeing like how the air quality has been, and it's just been awful for the last couple of days and I think was it yesterday when it was actually okay. For people to go outside it said air is aires. Okay. For everyone else except for those who are compromised in their health like call. Yeah. Yeah. for those of. You who've never been through a wildfire season with the water. So close The. Sky Eight literally turns like red and there's asked from the skies pretty apocalyptic This is probably the second maybe third time I've experienced this The first time was when I was in San Diego College, we had a fire that was really close and class was actually cancelled for four days. Yeah Yeah. I have some friends who live in the bay area and it's been pretty bad over there as well. Well. But we safe even though we're really close the fires. I think I think there like two fires in the town that I live in. So I was just like, okay. I guess I'm in the evacuation zone, but like living is pretty like. It's pretty big and the thing is for it to get to where we live it to burn through like at least. I, still, residential. Well, this just goes to like just to say have an emergency kit always prepared. Like whether you live in the West Coast or east coast I mean there's hurricanes there's blizzards just be prepared I know I should have a bug out bag especially since we live in country. But I don't. Early, shut though you really should considering that you're a native California I think that's why you know how Like when I was on the East Coast, I would freak out more by hurricanes and the people that live there. Yeah. Like my old apartment in New York was right by the Hudson. and. There was that really big hurricane I forgot the name of it. Was Sandy I don't remember it was the first one I experienced when I was living there and twenty eleven. Okay. I I think it was sandy but like my one of my roommates and I, we went to New Jersey during that are other roommate was like Nah. I'll stay here like she's like I have enough food and water I'll just stay here and we were just like but our apartment is right by the river and Like it's probably not a good idea but she was okay, it's I think it's because she's from Singapore ed she's like used to the. Ti. Typhoons. Yeah. She she was just like hurricane. It's just a drizzle. It doesn't like we're fine. While wherever you guys are I hope you're all safe and wearing masks and taking precautions. But. You know we're GONNA move onto book news because there's a couple of great books that are coming out in the next year or so you as always we're gonNA, start out with publishing news rewrite. Once you take the first one all right. Wednesday books acquired North American rights to three kisses one midnight, a collaboration book by Ronnie Chomsky. Manon an Evelyn Sky told them to tradition of let it snow. The book is set in a town reminiscent of stars hollow and follows three, which he best friends and the romantic quest involving love potions that may or may not work and true love's kiss before the clock strikes midnight publication set for twenty twenty two. Now do you know what it means by the traditional? Let it snow I don't I don't I don't know. But the south the sounds really cool. I'm all up for more books about witches and best friends, and this sounds like a great team. Yeah. I'm excited for it. Should be fun. next up underlined world rights to the holiday switch by Marcello in this debut why a romance a bookish Filipino American girl with a secret blog works at an end in the finger lakes during the holidays to earn cash for college when she crosses paths with the innkeepers cute nephew and they accidentally switch phones she learns he has a secret of his own that might draw them together publication the separate fall twenty, twenty one this sounds really cute I'm all for a stories about mix up mix up phones and I think there should be more romances where Like characters fall in love through social media or texting. It reminds me of you've got mail and I love that broadcom so much. Next up crown acquired, the middle grade novel OBI is man enough by transgender. korean-american author athlete and Activists Schuyler Baylor. Ob knew that his gender transition would cause waves but he didn't think he'd have to give up his swimming coach the pool where he grew up and the team mates who were his best friends. As obie works to prove, he can hold his own against the fastest boys in the pool. He'll also have to contend with new friendships believes and his biggest competition himself publications planned for Fall Twenty Twenty one. Sounds Amazing Yeah I'm glad that there's like an own voices story about a trans boy for middle grade. That's that sounds yeah. For Middle Grade. That's really great. Especially, for Asian, American representation I feel like I've I have not seen that many transgender stories around korean-americans. Next up Berkeley bought world rights to two novels by SRI. Lankan. Author amended it. the first. My sweet girl is set for twenty twenty one and is a twisty and compulsive voices thriller in it. A young woman discovers her dead roommate in their San Francisco apartment the police believe the roommate never existed, but the woman is Vince or something else going on something related to her Childhood in Sri. Lanka this sounds like some get out shit. I mean listeners of this podcast will know that I'm a really big thriller and Crime Enthusiast. So I am really looking forward to reading this young just like the premise of the police believing that the remain didn't exist and just gas lighting sounds sounds great. All right. Next up flat. Preempted Jenny Ting as hangs debut novel five. Chinese hanged in Idaho. The book is set in the American West Circa. The eighteen eighties the backdrop of the Chinese exclusion act and eighteen eighty, two law barring most Chinese citizens from immigrating to the US. The novel follows a Chinese girl who is forced to reinvent herself as three different people in order to survive. Yeah. I don't know if there's many books about this era It's an era rife with drama both political and like in general. So I'm glad to see.
Why Pioneering Journalist Maria Hinojosa Put Herself in the Story
"Maria I loved the Book A. So, good I told you. I was texting with you I devoured it and I want to jump in in the middle. You tell a story about writing a television script for Walter Cronkite what was the assignment? It's a juicy story. So I love 'cause nobody's asked me about this one yet short story is that I am the first Latina hired NPR. And then very quickly I'm like. This feels weird and I go and work for a Latino public radio in Spanish and San Diego and I experienced. Deep my cheese more there, and so I end up working kind of miraculously back in New York at CBS News in the Radio Department. And, I was doing fill in work the summer, and then I was asked to stay on through the end of December to produce a segment from Walter cronkite they asked me to write his end of the year commentary. And so. I was terribly nervous as a Latina journalism in the mainstream and being the first I was terrified most of the time. I write this piece and I go in I, show it to my boss Norman and Norman Light Me Norman hired me. But he saw this piece he said, Walter Cronkite is not going to read this and I was like no, he's like because it sounds like you wrote it. And I can't remember if he said and you're a little bit of an angry Latina I, don't think we talked in that way but it was almost like as he didn't have to say it he was like because it sounds like you wrote. and. I said well. Let's take it down to the FISHBOWL and have one of the evening news writer writers, read it and see what they think. Something just said. Stand up for yourself. You really hard. You actually worked on this you talk to other journalists. This shit is good. and. You're angry in this piece because every American should be angry at what is happening in the United States of America in the year nineteen, eighty seven. and. So I said, let's onto the fishbowl the people who edit the evening news with Dan Rather. We walk toward the writers who did not know me and he's again this is good. Yeah he'll read it. Yeah change this one word. and My boss had to eat his words eat pro as it were and I was like damn and so the point of the story is that as journalists of color as journalists conscience. When we are the first or one of the few in many newsrooms. We have to battle for ourselves. The way we see the world as journalists is as valid as Walter cronkite sway of seeing the world or Katie couric or Dan Rather we're journalists just like them. There are so many pivot points on your journey from intern to staff producer to on air from Spanish English. Is there one moment that stands out to you as the moment where your career to turn and where you really started to set out on your journey as a journalist? Well, look to decide basically that you're going to walk away from a steady Gig because you want to become a correspondent, you want to try to become on air that was pretty risky move and I feel like I did that in one of those moments where I was like you just have to do this. Like there are no Latinas. There are no Latina voices out there. And you have done radio, you have a voice, you know how to use it Noah. So that was a turning point. I think when CNN recruited me, that was another moment. It was very scary because I had never done television much less live television. But to answer your question, I feel like it really like. Like really came to fruition once I moved into doing now on PBS, which was long form investigative close to sixty minutes in terms of its style and production and deep investigative, and that led me to then doing documentaries and led to the front line which happened at the same time that I created my own company football media and I just WANNA shout out. The book. News for all the people which is was written by Juan Gonzalez and Joe Tories once I read that book I was like, okay. All of this suffering of being a journalist, a Latina you know woman of Color Immigrant. All of this is there is a reason why and it is because you have a responsibility to be part of this long arc. Of Responsible Journalism in the United States. You right I had heard rumblings at NPR some folks that I got too close to stories. I know all about you and your agenda one of my editors a nice middle aged white guy said to me agenda I said, what are you talking about? Maria come on you and you're Latino agenda. How did you respond in that moment? I said so does that mean that you've got a white guys agenda and he was like, no, it's not the same thing and I was like the same thing I'm able to tell you those moments because they were few and far between when I was just like ski is. Key you know like the same in Mexico is style plateau. SAMANCOR will plateau no one mass when I would just like suddenly rip something out and just be like that. But a lot of the times as you know, you're mostly just like dodging dodging you're doing a we've you're doing another we've and then sometimes you're just like a skin nope Wilma's I'm GonNa answer back. I hope that a lot of journalists read this book journalists because. You do have to be incredibly strong willed, and I would hope that they understand that this is not a job it is in fact, a mission that we're lucky enough to love. We need them.
Book News For August
"So let's start work as always we open up our episode with the latest Book Publishing News Rewrite What's our first story? As always, we get our book deal news from Publishers Weekly and our first piece of news is in an eight house auction carper Collins teagan books one north. American rights to Michelle quashes debut novel not here to be liked. This why a ROM COM follows Chinese Vietnamese. American, girl allies, kwan who snubbed as the next editor in chief of the school paper for less qualified but more likable male peer as she leads a feminist reckoning at her school she begins falling for the boy she she's asking to step down publication is scheduled for fall twenty twenty one what are your thoughts on this premise? Sexism exists everywhere and yeah. Yeah. But what if she falls in love with him and let them have job I'll take him down regardless. He doesn't deserve the position. So yeah, take him now date him after you get the job you know if he really loves her he'll step Tom. because. He wants her to do her best right isn't that what partner supposed to? Yeah and also you want a boyfriend who likes supports feminism. Sorry. This is this is a way for him to prove his worth. Yeah. But you know given the recent state of the publishing industry and like the news industry, it's a pretty timely story. You know it's weird how a lot of these books are coming up at just the right time. We'll also just you know books are a reflection of what's happening in the world and. Sexism. Racism. Capitalism none of that is going away anytime soon. So it's always going to be timely. Yeah. OUR OUR NEXT STORY HARPER TEEN bought axios exile EXO Bya Rom. com fall is a Korean American cello prodigy who spent part of her junior year at an elite Music Academy in Seoul where she falls into a whirlwind secret romance with the Lead Singer of K pop's biggest boy band. Publication is scheduled for summer twenty twenty one reread. This sounds like your jam. Kind of. Here's the thing I. I love Korean music I love Korean indie hip hop and some and some pop here and there. But I'm very skeptical when it comes to books that. Are Romances with pop stars. I don't I don't know like for some reason it just kind of. Makes me feel. Like, will they it right? Will they get the culture? Right obviously AXIOS is Korean American and she Malo Kate pop for a very long time. So I'm sure she'll get it correct. I mean wasn't her last book on rebel soul about like K. pop and robots. I don't think. K pop poison there. Oh. Yeah it was like Mecca. Feel checks, all the boxes though you know you have not just the the K pop part but also. School. Drama set in Korea at a music academy. Those check a lot of box. I will I will read it because, Acsi Oh, I've read rebel soul and it was a fun book and I I have trust in MC owns all of these elements right. So I am excited for her twenty twenty one it is pre diabolical that she named the book after herself because it's it's excellent. So's axial twice isn't it like kisses and hugs is Trying to make a joke never mind. All right. So our next book deal is McMillan top? Bought World English rights to Karen chows Middle Grade debut miracle, which is about an Asian American girls struggling to find herself through friendship and music in the wake of her father's death publication is planned for twenty twenty two. This one's not as. not, as upbeat as the last one and not as feel-good. But that's pretty deep subject for a great novel. Yeah. I mean, it does have music in it music. Yeah. Next up William Morrow. Science Sequoia Nagamatsu debut novel how high we go in the dark according to the publishers the novel Explores Humanity's struggle to rebuild itself in the aftermath of a climate plague and is akin to stationed eleven and cloud atlas very timely. Yeah. I don't see a release date. I'm going to assume probably twenty, one, twenty, twenty, two. I really loved station eleven. So I am very interested in seeing what the book is about or I guess we already know what it's about, but again, get more familiar with. And the characters
"book news" Discussed on Books and Boba
"So one of the one of the things that was like a really big deal for baby sitters. Club series was how they changed the ethnicities of. Of like the babysitters, so don who was a white California girl. She was changed to be Latina California girl. Marianne, who was a white girl with Brown hair, she was changed to being a biracial black girl with a white dad, and of course Claudia, because she who is Japanese American so you have like I. Think half of the baby sitters club be. Like people of Color Sir Bats. Like. That's really good And I've heard great things about like other representation in the series like the queer representation is really strong. Don who originally had divorced parents? She now has two gay DADS. one of the teachers at their middle school who is like one of the main clients for the baby sitters club. She's in a lesbian relationship, and there's like one episode that got a lot of praise. It was episode four and in that episode Marianne Takes Charge Bailey to the hospital because Bailey has like a high fever and wants to get to the hospital doctors. Miss Gender based because Bailey is a trans girl and Marianne confronts the doctors saying. Hey, you mis gendered. Bailey, like that's not right, so it's been praised for a lot of its progressive storylines, which is. Which is kind of refreshing for a kid series I'm not sure if it's kid series it is, it's it's a it's a preteen and younger audience Have you watched near the associate? No, I, I don't know if I don't know if I'm GONNA. Watch it because it just doesn't sound like my time of show. I feel like like I. I, really appreciate what the writers have done, and I know that it means a lot to. People my age, who are big fans of the series I I'd. The series growing up so I don't have any of that nostalgia factor going for me, but like I'm really impressed. I'm really impressed by like how much work they put into series to make sure it reflects the world that kids are living in now because the series is set in twenty twenty, not the nineteen nineties like the original series I mean. Yeah, so I've been making my way through the series and have is what's interesting is like yeah. They didn't make the cast more diverse, and it's not like a clerk. Conscious thing words just just happens to be a person of color like. Them being a person of color Saddam being Latin necks Marianne being black. It becomes a core of their character like Marianne data's played by the Great Marc Evan Jackson who you know as Kevin from Brooklyn, nine nine and Sean from the good place and there's a reason why she's always has her hair in pigtails and this because it's the only hairstyle that her. Mom taught her how to do. and so great commentary, the black hair like how that's an important thing, and it's definitely ain't a kids, but the material story in the quality of acting, and just the the strength of the performances is something that a lot of people can enjoy and I know a lot of people, our age really appreciate just watching a show with this much heart, and really like not pulling any punches right like there's there's certain things that they could have done better of course, but all in all. It's a very progressive show. That's done really. Really well, there's not a lot of just from the first half this he's not. I've wash there hasn't been any clunkers and you know it's only ten episodes, so it's it's pretty tight, but as someone who didn't read the baby sitters club. It's totally watchable enjoyable, so I would recommend. Anyone just was just looking for something. You Know Fun and Breezy to watch while they're on lockdown because it's on Netflix, so if you have Netflix, there's no reason not to watch it. The episode's go really quickly about twenty minutes long and. In his lot of fun. I heard that there was an episode where Claudia She finds out that her grandmother was in a Japanese internment camp. She was in Manson are back. When she was a kid and I thought that was like a really nice touch. Obviously I have not watched the series. like Marvin has been just hearing about that I. was you know we've talked about Japanese internment in previous episodes and how we've been saying more books on that subject up? And it's just really nice. That part of history is being acknowledged And it's through Netflix, it's such a walk world. It's a worldwide distribution so. It's really nice that people who are not japanese-american not Asian American can. Understand impacts of internment this country. Isn't there. Another Netflix thing on Claudia Kishi. I I saw it on preview. That's the documentary by soothing se. Era There are a couple of familiar faces in the trailer. Thou adjacent to the series. There's a documentary called the Coffee Club by soothing. Who is a a program at the Asian Pacific Festival that does feature a lot of our frantically. Fill you angry Asian man. Sarah Koon lot of familiar faces from the asian-american community in that documentary, and that's available now on Netflix as well so. I kind of feel bad. Because like an as an Asian American millennial I feel like I should feel a kinship to cloudy Kitschy by. Just. I don't have it. I mean not read the series girl. I mean I didn't either, but the character is really well played on the show. I wonder if you wash it if you will feel anything because she is I mean the whole thing. Aquatic UCSE was the first a lot of people. She was one of the only examples of D. representation of Asians in media, right and on top of that is also a bad Asian. She's not good at school. She does better test. She's not GonNa Homework, but she is very colorful. She's very like. Like like, she's an artist and she wants to pursue that even though her parents want her to like studying like become a lawyer, or whatever because she has an older sister. Who is the perfect Asian? Good at school, Super Smart, and so I think for a lot of us who do have more artistic tendencies. She was probably one of the first places where you can see yourself in like mainstream media, yeah! I missed out. On, just saying even though you haven't read the book I think there's something you probably see something Claudia she's definitely She's not your model minority Asian. I'm sure and I guess with that that also to a for this episode of books and Boba. Don't forget that are July. Twenty Twenty Book Club pick is widows of Malabar Hill by Jetta Massey. And we'll be talking about that book at the end of the month. Thanks so much for joining us once again for the books in Bobo mid-month News ground up re-re I'll see you at the end of the month. Things were listening to books and Boba. This podcast was hosted by Marvin Emmy Regroup and edit it and produce for Marvin. You follow the Book Club on twitter and Instagram by going to act books and Boba and engage with us on good reads on our goods. You can also check a past episode of the podcast by going to book symbol dot. COM and by subscribing to us on your favorite podcast APP. Book symbol is a proud member of the potluck podcast -flective. They collected the Asian American hosts of PODCASTS, featuring unique voices and stories from the Asian asphalt..
"book news" Discussed on Books and Boba
"We're here to let everyone know upheld holly books that you're about to add to your TB are list because. Even though the world seems to have slowed down, due the Cova, the publishing industry has not. <hes> and there's there's a there's a ton of book deals in never stops. So. Let's get started. A rewrite wants you tell us about the first book deal all right in a six figure deal. Salaam breeds acquired Hana coughs. Why a novel Queen of the Tiles! When cryptic messages begin appearing on a dead girl, social media account during an international scrabble championship in Malaysia. A girl must investigate the mysterious circumstances of her best friend's death, and uncovered the truth before a would be killer strikes again. Publication is scheduled for Spring Twenty twenty two. This feels like a like a thriller. Yeah. This definitely sounds. Like. It's going to be my jam because it has. Well why? Apple. Grapple murder because of the scrabble, yes. We so well Marvin. Like it sounds really really cool. It reminds me of called God there is this one really bad <hes> horror slash thriller movie I watched like a a long time ago. It was about like. This one girl who befriends like this antisocial girl, and then the antisocial girl. <hes> she kills herself at, but her social media account is still going, and she's like I. Guess like the Ghost of her is attacking like the girls, other friends and stuff. It was really bad breed, but it kind of reminds me of that. Is that the one where it all takes on the computer screen? Yes. I think unfunded. Right Oh my God. Yeah, you're right. Yeah, what's bad movie? I had a great time. Next up in another six figure deal Thomas and Mercer acquired world. English rights to choose me a standalone novel by bestselling authors, Test Garretson and Gary Braver. The Thriller Follows Boston Detective Francis Frankie Loomis as she unravels the cost of the death of a student intern. More Lewis's investigation uncovers a dark sight of relationships including obsessive. Affair with her professor and mentor. Gets in is the author of twenty nine suspense novels including the Resilient House series, which was adapted for TV BY A T and T. Another murder buck yeah yeah. Also. I don't know Hana's book is about a college student, so I don't know if it's both. Murder Mysteries about college students at Yeah Yeah. I mean this is definitely like if anyone has followed our booklet podcast for any period of time, you should know that we are definitely down for the detective story <hes> I think a good half of our book picks out been detected. Fiction earlier feels like it so <hes> definitely right up our alley. It's been like maybe a quarter I. Try my best to diversify hard Chandra's at the very least. <HES> NEXT UP ABRAHAMS SPOT world rights to Little Red Riding Hood and the Dragon by Ying Chang. Compass Stein illustrated by joy. Hang the picture book. retelling relocates. Fairy Tale in China where it was really the WHO ate little red, not the wolf and read his Account Foo fighter, who doesn't need rescuing publication slated for Spring Twenty twenty three. What do you feel about these like retailing's of? Fairy Tales. I mean, is there. Is there a fairy tale that similar to little red, riding Hood and Chinese culture, there is actually <hes>. It's a lot darker. <hes> which I guess. Fairytales are in general. The versions that we are used to in. I guess. American culture are via highs, version of a lot of these fairy tales right? <hes>. I remember there is a version of the story Chinese fable. Where there's I think two kids. Who Go visit their grandmothers in the grammar has been replaced by. A wolf or some SORTA creature. And they actually end up eating one of the kids, and I remember because they made the younger brother or sister into like little critters or something. I remember being really really. creeped out what I listen to the story Oh back when I was a kid 'cause he came on the <hes>. Book fables that came with a <hes> a cassette tape, and it would be in Chinese I listen stories, and like this one was extra gruesome, and I remember I. Don't remember the details, but I remember. Like one of the kids got literally chopped up in eight so <hes>. Yeah, that's not something that's not something. A child should see and yet and yet and yet.
July 2020 Book News
"We're here to let everyone know upheld holly books that you're about to add to your TB are list because. Even though the world seems to have slowed down, due the Cova, the publishing industry has not. and there's there's a there's a ton of book deals in never stops. So. Let's get started. A rewrite wants you tell us about the first book deal all right in a six figure deal. Salaam breeds acquired Hana coughs. Why a novel Queen of the Tiles! When cryptic messages begin appearing on a dead girl, social media account during an international scrabble championship in Malaysia. A girl must investigate the mysterious circumstances of her best friend's death, and uncovered the truth before a would be killer strikes again. Publication is scheduled for Spring Twenty twenty two. This feels like a like a thriller. Yeah. This definitely sounds. Like. It's going to be my jam because it has. Well why? Apple. Grapple murder because of the scrabble, yes. We so well Marvin. Like it sounds really really cool. It reminds me of called God there is this one really bad horror slash thriller movie I watched like a a long time ago. It was about like. This one girl who befriends like this antisocial girl, and then the antisocial girl. she kills herself at, but her social media account is still going, and she's like I. Guess like the Ghost of her is attacking like the girls, other friends and stuff. It was really bad breed, but it kind of reminds me of that. Is that the one where it all takes on the computer screen? Yes. I think unfunded. Right Oh my God. Yeah, you're right. Yeah, what's bad movie? I had a great time. Next up in another six figure deal Thomas and Mercer acquired world. English rights to choose me a standalone novel by bestselling authors, Test Garretson and Gary Braver. The Thriller Follows Boston Detective Francis Frankie Loomis as she unravels the cost of the death of a student intern. More Lewis's investigation uncovers a dark sight of relationships including obsessive. Affair with her professor and mentor. Gets in is the author of twenty nine suspense novels including the Resilient House series, which was adapted for TV BY A T and T. Another murder buck yeah yeah. Also. I don't know Hana's book is about a college student, so I don't know if it's both. Murder Mysteries about college students at Yeah Yeah. I mean this is definitely like if anyone has followed our booklet podcast for any period of time, you should know that we are definitely down for the detective story I think a good half of our book picks out been detected. Fiction earlier feels like it so definitely right up our alley. It's been like maybe a quarter I. Try my best to diversify hard Chandra's at the very least. NEXT UP ABRAHAMS SPOT world rights to Little Red Riding Hood and the Dragon by Ying Chang. Compass Stein illustrated by joy. Hang the picture book. retelling relocates. Fairy Tale in China where it was really the WHO ate little red, not the wolf and read his Account Foo fighter, who doesn't need rescuing publication slated for Spring Twenty twenty three. What do you feel about these like retailing's of? Fairy Tales. I mean, is there. Is there a fairy tale that similar to little red, riding Hood and Chinese culture, there is actually It's a lot darker. which I guess. Fairytales are in general. The versions that we are used to in. I guess. American culture are via highs, version of a lot of these fairy tales right? I remember there is a version of the story Chinese fable. Where there's I think two kids. Who Go visit their grandmothers in the grammar has been replaced by. A wolf or some SORTA creature. And they actually end up eating one of the kids, and I remember because they made the younger brother or sister into like little critters or something. I remember being really really. creeped out what I listen to the story Oh back when I was a kid 'cause he came on the Book fables that came with a a cassette tape, and it would be in Chinese I listen stories, and like this one was extra gruesome, and I remember I. Don't remember the details, but I remember. Like one of the kids got literally chopped up in eight so Yeah, that's not something that's not something. A child should see and yet and yet and yet.
"book news" Discussed on Books and Boba
"Back to books and Boba Club in pocket, which impose Asian and Asian American Authors Marinas Marina. And I'm re-re. You and we are here today our mid month episode toward the month of. July July. Twenty twenty. How're you doing? Good I can't believe that we're ready like halfway into July. Honestly if each like just started no right. Also, I realized that <hes> because Marvin and I used to record in studio. I used to see Marvin by twice a month in person, but we haven't. We haven't seen each other in like. <hes>. Ever since March I don't think we've seen each other. It's been. It's been a while I think the last time we saw each other was when we were recording. What was our? Was? Our February book even. Was! It not <hes> south no map assault stars. was after I. Think it was May. who was such a long time, we? Can just look it up right now. I'm looking at right now. Because the Internet exists, I don't WanNa be one of those people who don't know how Gorka. Let's see now that there's like this website where you put in a Google Inc and then you send you send it to someone who asks you a question right like they could totally yes. Let let me Google there for you. Yeah, yeah, I <hes> back. When I was in Grad School, I was send to. My classmates would ask me dumb questions. They can just google themselves. <hes> sat quite a lot. In College as well our February Book Club pick was the kiss quotient. God so the one recorded with <hes> your friend Kaitlyn. That was our last the last time we saw each other. That's wow. Yeah. I feel like <hes>. These past few months has reinforced idea that. I'm. Pretty Okay with staying at home all the time, which is something I didn't really know about myself or didn't remember about myself. What's your? What's your Myer Briggs by the way? I know it's I. I know it's complete bullshit, but. It does give me a good handle on whether someone is a really extroverted or introverted, and so my with the Myers Briggs is like so if I take the test I usually test at an NF, which is like the Uber. But because of the people I work with I'm often forced to take the set <hes> characteristics. So people are often surprised that I am at NFP because I was surprised, too. Because you know like your co host used to be Mindy. The. She does now she now does first of all which is. which is one of the PODCASTS Einar podcast collective and Like she's she's definitely like more extroverted. She's an actress, so yeah I was pretty surprised once I started co hosting with you. <hes> I thought it was just going to be to interest talking about books. That totally was not the case. The thing with like introvert extrovert is it's not really. Outgoing. This isn't the it's a trait of extroverts, but it's not. It's more of a symptom than like a core thing, right <hes> extroverts just means I. IF I'm out with people are like I can stay up all night. socializing gives me energy instead of expending energy I. Mean I think that's the core difference so? <hes>, but but what I found is I do gain energy from socializing even online with people so <hes> I don't need face to face to be energized and the complete opposite for for. I mean like my Myers Briggs is on twitter, so a lot of people probably know already, but I am <hes> I've tested as I N T J. and. socializing is definitely not my strong point. Every time I do go out to Asian American like shindigs. People are always surprised that I'm there. 'cause tonight, because I, really I. Really don't go out. I'm pretty much a unicorn if you see me out in about. So I definitely adapted to <hes> the whole self isolation thing. Better than others I mean it helps. There's a lot of media to enjoy at home so I've been seeing a lot <hes>. Final fantasy like the past. The past three weeks. Grace I recently I talked about this on some of the other pockets that I'm on <hes> I binged <unk> content this past week, so I washed the old guard, and that I watched all three seasons of dark, I watched the first season of umbrella academy I watched both current seasons of food wars, the the horny food anime, and then I went online and read the rest of the Manga series, so it's been Dan Marvin. I have unhealthy binge habits, which is why I try not to binge as much as possible because. Once I start something I will finish it. It's like it's not even it's not even a of a question. And then I'll spend the next ten hours reading pieces and analysis, so which is why like when you were watching killing eve as it was airing. It definitely curbed that addiction. I know <hes>, but I've phone behind killing eve so now I have a whole season to binge later, so it's so good Marin about that <laughter>. So good. Yeah, I mean. It's the same with books to write I typically read books in like s few sittings as possible because. A because I have <hes> zero self-control, and if you give me the chance to just stay up all night and read something and free or something. I will take that chance
July 2020 Book News
"Back to books and Boba Club in pocket, which impose Asian and Asian American Authors Marinas Marina. And I'm re-re. You and we are here today our mid month episode toward the month of. July July. Twenty twenty. How're you doing? Good I can't believe that we're ready like halfway into July. Honestly if each like just started no right. Also, I realized that because Marvin and I used to record in studio. I used to see Marvin by twice a month in person, but we haven't. We haven't seen each other in like. Ever since March I don't think we've seen each other. It's been. It's been a while I think the last time we saw each other was when we were recording. What was our? Was? Our February book even. Was! It not south no map assault stars. was after I. Think it was May. who was such a long time, we? Can just look it up right now. I'm looking at right now. Because the Internet exists, I don't WanNa be one of those people who don't know how Gorka. Let's see now that there's like this website where you put in a Google Inc and then you send you send it to someone who asks you a question right like they could totally yes. Let let me Google there for you. Yeah, yeah, I back. When I was in Grad School, I was send to. My classmates would ask me dumb questions. They can just google themselves. sat quite a lot. In College as well our February Book Club pick was the kiss quotient. God so the one recorded with your friend Kaitlyn. That was our last the last time we saw each other. That's wow. Yeah. I feel like These past few months has reinforced idea that. I'm. Pretty Okay with staying at home all the time, which is something I didn't really know about myself or didn't remember about myself. What's your? What's your Myer Briggs by the way? I know it's I. I know it's complete bullshit, but. It does give me a good handle on whether someone is a really extroverted or introverted, and so my with the Myers Briggs is like so if I take the test I usually test at an NF, which is like the Uber. But because of the people I work with I'm often forced to take the set characteristics. So people are often surprised that I am at NFP because I was surprised, too. Because you know like your co host used to be Mindy. The. She does now she now does first of all which is. which is one of the PODCASTS Einar podcast collective and Like she's she's definitely like more extroverted. She's an actress, so yeah I was pretty surprised once I started co hosting with you. I thought it was just going to be to interest talking about books. That totally was not the case. The thing with like introvert extrovert is it's not really. Outgoing. This isn't the it's a trait of extroverts, but it's not. It's more of a symptom than like a core thing, right extroverts just means I. IF I'm out with people are like I can stay up all night. socializing gives me energy instead of expending energy I. Mean I think that's the core difference so? but but what I found is I do gain energy from socializing even online with people so I don't need face to face to be energized and the complete opposite for for. I mean like my Myers Briggs is on twitter, so a lot of people probably know already, but I am I've tested as I N T J. and. socializing is definitely not my strong point. Every time I do go out to Asian American like shindigs. People are always surprised that I'm there. 'cause tonight, because I, really I. Really don't go out. I'm pretty much a unicorn if you see me out in about. So I definitely adapted to the whole self isolation thing. Better than others I mean it helps. There's a lot of media to enjoy at home so I've been seeing a lot Final fantasy like the past. The past three weeks. Grace I recently I talked about this on some of the other pockets that I'm on I binged content this past week, so I washed the old guard, and that I watched all three seasons of dark, I watched the first season of umbrella academy I watched both current seasons of food wars, the the horny food anime, and then I went online and read the rest of the Manga series, so it's been Dan Marvin. I have unhealthy binge habits, which is why I try not to binge as much as possible because. Once I start something I will finish it. It's like it's not even it's not even a of a question. And then I'll spend the next ten hours reading pieces and analysis, so which is why like when you were watching killing eve as it was airing. It definitely curbed that addiction. I know but I've phone behind killing eve so now I have a whole season to binge later, so it's so good Marin about that So good. Yeah, I mean. It's the same with books to write I typically read books in like s few sittings as possible because. A because I have zero self-control, and if you give me the chance to just stay up all night and read something and free or something. I will take that chance
June 2020 Book News
"Is a lot of great news I mean. Throughout this you know quarantine. What's going on? People making stuff and people are still making stuffing. People are still getting deals and people were still like there's a lot of really great books coming up in the next few years that we're super excited about so really once you started off the for story. Okay? I! First story is could not acquire Noble Prize for literature winner Couso Ishiguro's newest novel Clara in the Sun. The story follows a highly observant artificial friend Clara who monitors the shoppers who come into our store? Hoping that someday will choose her publication is set for March Twenty, twenty one I'm intrigued. But also. The sounds like I mean Kazuyoshi. Girl is known for writing bombers right I mean I don't mean that in a pejorative way like his historians are melancholic and introspective and like are not necessarily Like, fuel good pieces right I think. Ishiguro is definitely one of those author who. Takes the time to reflect on what is happening in the world and incorporate that into his story so yeah I could feel like a bummer, but it can also be a reflection of of the truth set. We're living in today and a lot of people don't understand that writing is political like there is no neutral ground for it, so Yeah like. A cousin grew is the author of never let me go for those who are unfamiliar with the name and never let me go was a book that we have covered a for a book club. Yeah, next up, Hall. Health acquired chains. Wong's picture book. Rainbow Shopping set in Manhattan's chinatowns. The book celebrates the joys of a mother daughter trip to the grocery store publication scheduled for summer twenty, twenty two. I hope never. It's an Asian grocer. You probably Chinatown. I will say that I have never liked my grocery trips with my mother. Just grocery trips in general I hate grocery shopping. Actually Dan is the one who grocery shops. In this household because I hate it so much. Trips with your mom to the grocery store is when she bites. It's like you know you find that one. Always get me. Like when I would go with my mom like when we would pick up, seafood showed like like. Like she would like. Ask me like Oh, which Crabs d want for dinner and it's like Oh. Wow, I'm going to pick the animal that. Arena kill to eat. Not really a pleasant
"book news" Discussed on Books and Boba
"Jumps to Like present day. I haven't read this book yet but I just bought it some probably GonNa read it very very soon and stuff. Cha is actually a local author. Susan lives in Los Angeles is so a lot of her books. Have like very familiar landmarks. Just like Naomi Harare. Yeah and this is another kind of major event happened in La History. That like I felt the full story hasn't been told especially from a Asian black perspective They nineteen Southeast Asian. Main character would have for this one. I picked the best we could do by. Tb We we had teaboy early on on our show. I think we interviewed her in like episode eleven. So very very early on. And it's a graphic memoir about her family's escape from South Vietnam during the war all the way to their relocation in San Francisco and is pretty much about like Displacement and how you like rebuild your life after us after like something was so traumatic. Yeah apparently like a lot of people really life the book as well because we've been getting a lot of positive reviews on our books Boba instagram. I mean there's a lot of There's more more stories these days about the refugee experience. Especially if me and southeast Asian refugees on stemming from the conflicts in Southeast Asia in the seventies I think what we can do does really well is tell the stories no way. That's very accessible right. Learn about things like not only war trauma but the trauma refugee trauma and what that does to families and their sense of stability. It's a perfect book to give to someone to like get them into graphic novels as a storytelling device. Because it does this job really really well. Yeah and like you know graphic memoirs like. That's a relatively new John. Rhea I think A. We've been seeing it with a lot of Asian and Asian American authors. So it's really awesome to to see that. Yeah in literature. Y-you pick was dog eaters by adorn. It's a book that I I read in Asia Class back at back in university. It's an older book. I think it was published in the early two thousands. It's a historical fiction book. It's a multiple perspective story about life in the Philippines during the Marcos dictatorship and reading it in a class where you're forced forced to To Re- critically it was the first time a was confronted with the ideas of like American purely especially cultural imperialism in like developing countries in Southeast Asia. Where we're essentially the. Us was economizing. Power not only politically but also culturally during this time like the. Us was like an export American values no capitalism consumerism to the entire world in an effort to combat the rising communist regimes in Europe and Asia. And how America kind of export our class divides to to these countries as well so Stephanie it's not an easy to read. There's a lot of perspectives and the book does jumping around into a lot of characters but It's definitely a book that helps you understand like the effects of Western influence in Asia during this time So Day twenty of our Asian books challenge with a Middle Grade Novel by Asian author My pick was stand up. You May Chung Him who we also had on the show. We had a lovely conversation about the Korean American experience. And like I said some of my Crean Dad Jokes. It was the highlight of the show. I'm kidding but for those of you who don't know the plot it's about a it's about a eleven year old create American kid who wants to become a comedian but her immigrant parents they are. You know they're kind of like well. You need to be good at wall in order to ensure your future. Yeah as a hobby and pretty much. What happens is she stumbled across this comedy camp that is hosted by her favorite youtube comedian and they mistaker as a camper End She pretty much like Accidentally steals someone's identity so it's it's a really fun book. I recommend you guys listening to our conversation with Jessica Him. Yeah my book pickers also with an author that we interviewed. It's the peace broke. Chen series a middle grade fantasy series about a Young girl named peacebroker Chen who enrolls in the League. Academy for Kung Fu ice-skating Which SOUNDS PRETTY AWESOME. Actually gifted the first book to one of my nieces Because I love the premise. All much Having checked on her received if she's actually read it but We had a really great conversation with Henry. the author. And he's a dude and it's an re-re you are really on you. Read both of these right. Yes longtime listeners of the show. No Ni- obsession with figure skating. Sir It was a book that I really enjoyed. It's really fine and If you have a kid I'm pretty sure they'll enjoy it too so yeah all right day. Twenty one story about refugees so for this one I actually picked up avent listed on my on my profile you haven't posted yet but My pick was also The best we could do by TB. I felt like this was a good place to To put that book because it's all about the revie's experience For reasons we've already covered Re-re I recommend it to books on the first one. I recommended what was exit. West by Mohsen honeyed This is a book that we previously for club and It it it's pretty. It's a universal story about refugees in displacement. It's not just Asian refugees which I really liked about the book and it's a magical realism book where refugees are able to flee their countries through magical doors so magical words magical portals. It's an element of fantasy that I really like so I really enjoyed this book. It's also very short for those. Who want a lighter read although the subject is pretty dark so fair warning The second book that I recommended was the refugees. Five here ten when I picked it because it has. The title is refugees. How can I not pick it Vietnam when is a Pulitzer Prize? Winning author his novel We read his his novel for Club on his novel was sympathizer And the refugees is a short story collection. So there's eight stories in it and pretty much explorers identity sexuality love and loss from Vietnamese refugee perspective so Kylie recommend you read at ten wins novel as well as his short story collection. Yeah so twenty. Two of our Asian books challenge was Asian Muslim main character. I picked I picked a previous book that we read. I picked the previous book club. Pick and that was home. Fire by Camilla Shamsi End. The book is a Modern Day. Retelling of the Greek tragedy antigone and it said in London a where tensions are very high with Islamophobic sentiments and the book follows to South Asian British families that are caught in this insurmountable gap between love nationalism. So in the episode where we discussed this book. We talk about what it means to be loyal to your family. What means to be loyal to your country when you're considered an enemy of the state so we discussed home fire in episode eighty seven of our show. So if you're interested in listening to that go so might book pick is also a past exit very recent book club pick. It's on the map of Salton Stars by Zanesville Cadore It's also another book about refugees up. It's set during the Syrian refugee crisis of the past decade and also Eight hundred eight hundred years ago During the Crusades and it's another kind of historical fiction magical realism book similar to exit West but centers on the experiences of a young girl. I think she's like twelve years old and her journey with her family to escape. Syria During the uprisings that led to the civil war also not the most lightest re. There's lot of Turtles that happens to this family. But it's also a I mean as far as I can see in trail of being refugee through the eyes of a child which is something that a lot of people you know when you when people think about refugees they think about like teams of people trying to like and her country or seek safety. But you know sometimes don't realize that these large groups of people all include individuals with their own wants. Desires needs and importance right. So for those of you who haven't read it yet. Who have listened to our discussion yet. Definitely check it out. I think it's worth reading to gain sympathy towards you know towards refugees. Yeah definitely so. We're all cut up with our Asian challenge. We only have one more week left. Yeah and I think we'RE GONNA slip next week's episodes up into two episodes on one to wrap up the Asian books challenge in one to discuss our may twenty twenty book club pick. Which again is the woman warrior? By maxine. Hong Kingston A. Asian American literary classic. I have not started so I'll have to hurry up and Tennessee looking for discussing a book with you at the end of the month and for everyone else. Thanks so much for joining us or this edition of books and Boba Hope. You're keeping safe during the lockdown and reading some good books. Yeah a great time to read especially with social distancing so I'll definitely check out some of the recommendations that we listed on episode and also Check the Hashtag to see what other people are recommending. Most bookstores right now are opening for pickup Philippine. Look now's the time arena. That's a wrap on her sued and we will see you guys next time. Yeah thanks for listening bye bye things. Were LISTENING TO BOOKS AND BOLA. 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HarperCollins Acquires Rights to Yo-Yo Ma Book 'Playing at the Border'
"Harpercollins. Acquired world rights to playing at the border. A story of Yo. Yo Ma by Joanna Jojo illustrated by Teresa Martinez the picture books centers cellist. Yo-yo Ma using his music to build bridges instead of walls a testament to music humanity and what unites us. Publication is set for fall. Twenty twenty one most probably the first person I ever saw like on TV. Asian person you know like he's like one figures you know like like that's really unexpected. I mean back in the day like there weren't that many on on Connie Chung Michael Chang annual ma since my family like half half of my mom's side of the family are musicians are classical music musicians. Like I've heard of Yo Mamma but like to me it was like. Oh there's so many Asian classical musicians so I I didn't really see the big deal Around Yoyo Ma until much later when I got into new American community you know. Heard about the impact of your Moss. Work so yeah picture book. That's great
"book news" Discussed on Books and Boba
"Month. Two of the great lockdown of twenty twenty. I'm here in L. A. Is it really months to? I mean I mean we started. It's been it's been a month. It's like it started at the end of March. No it started like the weekend. That the lockdown. Yeah it started the weekend. South by South West was supposed to happen which was like the thirteenth of March. I guess it's because I was still working By the by the end of March like myself isolation start until done so time has no meaning. Yeah I know you work out bookstore. So how how's that been for you? All we are gearing up to do virtual events. So we've just been doing a lot of technical tests and Like everybody has to be really innovative at this time which is good but also kind of bad kind bad because you know like independent bookstores. The thing that makes them special is going to the store getting like personal staff recommendations like the vibe there so you don't really get that through a computer screen which is unfortunate but also the author talks are more More available like readily available Internet. It's twenty twenty where we promised like virtual reality by now we should be able to virtual reality but they have like they have the ours now or you can like do commutes where you can like be in an office meeting. It's just that the cost for it is very expensive. I know but I'm talking about like the like sensory virtual reality working just plugging something to my neck and to experience things online too sane so before we go over news actually Marvin. How are you doing sorry I was talking about? Are you safe? Are you keeping your? I've I've been keeping busy. I've been home for the last month. barely going on. Maybe like you know. The last time I went out was to stock up on groceries like earlier this week but before that hadn't been out of the House for me be like for at least two weeks you know. I mean luckily enough to have a yard so I can go outside and breathe fresh air every once in a while but It's been I don't know if you feel this and maybe the freelance nature of my work. But I feel like I've been busier than I've ever been before and because you're at home like every day just feels like one long work day and I don't know it feels feeling as well I think it. I think it's also because you don't have that separation of of just like okay. I'm going on my commute now and I'm going to place where I work and then once I leave that's when I stopped work. Lee Don't have that boundary when you're at home so like you said all of the hour is just kind of blend together. The workday means nothing. I'm eating at odd hours. I'm staying late. It's it's like. I'm back in college but less fun because I'm not seeing anybody anymore. Yes you are more of the extrovert out of us. So you're probably suffering a little bit more. I mean I haven't looking for ways to you know socialize so I been playing like online board games with friends having virtual happy hours. And maybe that's the reason why my brain went to like. We should have a better ways to socialize. Virtually and I think that's like the next frontier of telecommunications in our post virus world because This outbreak isn't going away anytime soon. No matter what anyone says like until there's a vaccine who like people say eighteen months but that's a. That's like a very optimistic prediction. You know who knows when life will return normal if life will return to normal not to put a bleak Topper conversation but like the world is changing you know and who knows what it looked like on the other side. I think on top of the world changing America's just been so broken in so many ways in terms of just like health care and like a capitalism work culture. I think I think this pandemic is proving to a lot of Americans right now. That like all the stuff that's been happening so far has not been great. Right tying healthcare to your workplace is not great because people are getting laid off and they don't have their health insurance anymore. Yeah we're seeing the cracks and like you know as people who books a lot of genre fiction in particular you know we've been predisposed to be at least aware of all these flaws. But I think we mentioned this before even like after reading severance and seeing kind of like all these things that people have observed is completely true and we have learned. Nothing from reading. Fiction speculative fiction about this type of situation. Well the people who can actually make a change in like in in like healthcare and like a government. They have not read those books. They're not the type to to read The TOPI- version. There are the people who watch game of thrones and say I want to do so it sounds like you're talking about like the people who watch parasite for example end just like man. This is why you never trust the help. Yeah exactly are the worst. Well one bright spot in this is at least people are still writing books and making book deal so at least for the foreseeable future. We're going to have new stories and you know who knows what kind of new stores will come from this time and because books aren't just limited to physical things people can still right and be paid to write stories which is which is great. This is just reminding me of like. I remember when I was out like a book. Event Book Launch Event. And I was reading on my phone and this old lady like saw me and she said as she said to her old lady friend of young people don't read anymore. They're always on their phones and like it's an excuse me. Karen but it's just like now a Lotta people are reading through digital books because that is like the only way to buy new books nowadays unless you WanNa like wait very long time and it's just like you. Maybe you should not be snobbish about about digital books and how you know like proper. Reading is reading with a physical copy. I don't know that's just. It's just something that popped up and now I kind of feel. I don't know validated as like an avid digital book reader but moving on our April Twenty Twenty Book Club pick again is Mimi. Lee gets a clue by Jennifer Jay Chow which I actually finished last night so the wall. Maybe there's the benefits isolation I is. I have more time to you. Know do stuff But Yeah I love how is it how is it far? I enjoyed it. It's It's an interesting take on detective fiction I won't say more until discussion at the end of the month. But it's It's a pretty cute story of it. Did I. Deliver on on a happier book? Flew to deliver a light read. This is like a book that is is not particularly challenging But has a lot of great moments and is just overall. I really fun read and definitely a good break from all the you know All the existential Despair that we're faced with every day in real life. So thank you for for doing that. Are you not entertaining them? And speaking of thanking re-re. I wanted to also thank you for compiling all the Book News. We actually have a ton of news episode which is which is A contrast to the last few we've kind of had to dig for for as American League News. Yeah that's the strange thing about publishing you know like book deal comes out but the deal was being made like maybe two years ago. All of the all of the books that were being written like two years ago. Now they're coming out No our first book deal. Marvin can you take the lead? Sure Penguin team. Canada acquired two books in a why Douala by debut author Sheron Jae Jao pitched as Pacific Rim meets the handmaid's tale the first book iron widow is setting a world with a Patriarchal Military System. Where male pilots of giant magical? Mecca are treated like celebrities and female pilots. Must serve as their concubines. The novel's heroine is eighteen year. Old Wounds again. Who embarks on a journey to avenge her sister's murder? Publication is slated for fall. Twenty twenty one for the first title and the Second Book is slated for fall. Twenty twenty two. This sounds amazing I don't know if you know but was not an is a legendary figure in Chinese history. She that she is a real life. Empress of China like she started her own dynasty in imperial China and the story is like she started as a concubine for the emperor of the previous dynasty and pretty much arranged for her to succeed him. I think I've seen a documentary on her. I never remember the names of of like of like important historical figures it's been entire for struggle dramas and movies based on her life in China. Well it sure on book sounds pretty bad ass considering that there's like like Mecca robot young and I am all for that as a as a gundem fan not just make up a magical So like ESCO Floyd type thing you know Escalona. It's been so long watch that show and I don't know if you follow on twitter. But she made a post recently about announcing this book deal and following up on twitter. Promise that if she ever got a publishing deal she would Do you her author picture in her. Because I guess he's a Avid cost player as well and so she did the photo shoot with her wearing a calcium which is pretty amazing. So check that out. That's that is the promised to make as as an author that is you know. That's quite the dedication of right so our next book deal is bought an island with you. A why a debut by Malani Moreno set in Contemporary Hawaii. This own voices novel features. Two boys struggling with identity and loss in their community. After other boys in their town go missing. Publication is planned for Spring. Twenty twenty one between the trend of awesome own voices. Books is this like. Is this a niche of of like like Hawaiian Crime novels? 'cause I feel like kind of common to have like a deaths or like a missing persons case in quote Unquote Paradise. Like I feel like that that has to be a trope a very like unlike very like niece trope.
April 2020 Book News
"Our April Twenty Twenty Book Club pick again is Mimi. Lee gets a clue by Jennifer Jay Chow which I actually finished last night so the wall. Maybe there's the benefits isolation I is. I have more time to you. Know do stuff But Yeah I love how is it how is it far? I enjoyed it. It's It's an interesting take on detective fiction I won't say more until discussion at the end of the month. But it's It's a pretty cute story of it. Did I. Deliver on on a happier book? Flew to deliver a light read. This is like a book that is is not particularly challenging But has a lot of great moments and is just overall. I really fun read and definitely a good break from all the you know All the existential Despair that we're faced with every day in real life. So thank you for for doing that. Are you not entertaining them? And speaking of thanking re-re. I wanted to also thank you for compiling all the Book News. We actually have a ton of news episode which is which is A contrast to the last few we've kind of had to dig for for as American League News. Yeah that's the strange thing about publishing you know like book deal comes out but the deal was being made like maybe two years ago. All of the all of the books that were being written like two years ago. Now they're coming out No our first book deal. Marvin can you take the lead? Sure Penguin team. Canada acquired two books in a why Douala by debut author Sheron Jae Jao pitched as Pacific Rim meets the handmaid's tale the first book iron widow is setting a world with a Patriarchal Military System. Where male pilots of giant magical? Mecca are treated like celebrities and female pilots. Must serve as their concubines. The novel's heroine is eighteen year. Old Wounds again. Who embarks on a journey to avenge her sister's murder? Publication is slated for fall. Twenty twenty one for the first title and the Second Book is slated for fall. Twenty twenty two. This sounds amazing I don't know if you know but was not an is a legendary figure in Chinese history. She that she is a real life. Empress of China like she started her own dynasty in imperial China and the story is like she started as a concubine for the emperor of the previous dynasty and pretty much arranged for her to succeed him. I think I've seen a documentary on her. I never remember the names of of like of like important historical figures it's been entire for struggle dramas and movies based on her life in China. Well it sure on book sounds pretty bad ass considering that there's like like Mecca robot young and I am all for that as a as a gundem fan not just make up a magical So like ESCO Floyd type thing you know Escalona. It's been so long watch that show and I don't know if you follow on twitter. But she made a post recently about announcing this book deal and following up on twitter. Promise that if she ever got a publishing deal she would Do you her author picture in her. Because I guess he's a Avid cost player as well and so she did the photo shoot with her wearing a calcium which is pretty amazing. So check that out. That's that is the promised to make as as an author that is you know. That's quite the dedication of right so our next book deal is bought an island with you. A why a debut by Malani Moreno set in Contemporary Hawaii. This own voices novel features. Two boys struggling with identity and loss in their community. After other boys in their town go missing. Publication is planned for Spring. Twenty twenty one between the trend of awesome own voices. Books is this like. Is this a niche of of like like Hawaiian Crime novels? 'cause I feel like kind of common to have like a deaths or like a missing persons case in quote Unquote Paradise. Like I feel like that that has to be a
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"And the legends of the ten rings next year on the series will be drawn by Dyke Ron For the present day scenes and Philip drawing for the flashbacks. There's like a New York Times feature on a Gene Wind. Yang's news about writing this miniseries. And he said that the new mini series will explore Shanxi family including his evil villain. Father Zang Zero. I don't really know anything about Shanxi. And and his place in the Marvel Universe but I know that a lot of people are very excited for the film because it. It's I think it's our first Asian American Superhero in marvel movie is right in in the. Mc You Yeah MCI to the. The original character was conceived as a reaction to Bruce Lee being really cool back in the day And he was conceived as the son of Man Shoe. So Oh my God why so. It'd be interesting to see how the movie kind of re contextualize narrative especially because the director destined Janik redness also of Asian descent. So that stuff is on his mind so they just got announced this past week is he's actually corentin because of just about to mention that. Yeah I just I just heard about yesterday so to ruin virus screwing everything up for us. We don't know if it's going to. We don't know if the movie's GonNa come out in time because they're aiming for February but we shall see yeah. A lot of things are getting pushed back like fast in the theory. I know it's a it's a bummer. Moulana getting pushback as well the Disney live action version of it like all sports are over. They've all been suspended. I'm not a sports person but I can understand because I'm waiting for the BTS tour to be cancelled when of course it's it's just a matter of is the venue gonNA cancel. I I for financial reasons and I don't really WanNa get into the boring crap but I understand Let's not get into the weeds. Let's just everyone knows that this coronavirus is affecting our daily lives and we all should take it seriously. I think that's the most important thing. Yes speaking of a movie adaptations risk. Ahmed is now attached to executive produce and star in the film adaptation of Mohsin. Hamid's novel exit West which is a past book symbol book. Pick the roussel brothers. Ag Beal productions spot the rights to the novel back in August Twenty Seventeen Netflix and the obamas higher ground productions are now onboard to help produce. Yon Damange who helmed White Boy Rick? Seventy-one is being considered as director. This is interesting. I'm interested to see how they take this because For those of you who remember Exit West is a book about the refugee experience in the Middle East with lots of magical realism. Yeah I think. Resume is like a definite like good choice in in someone to help. Produce and Star Star in the adaptation. Yeah a lot of interesting parts here like you have the Russo brothers who worked on Avengers Endgame. And then you have the Obama production company. Who WORKED ON THE DOCUMENTARY AMERICAN FACTORY? And then you have Jawan shoe like I think White Boy Rick Starred Matthew mcconaughey and it was kind of like a like a heist movie or Rick. It's a crime movie about like the first movie it's like the youngest crime kingpin or something. Well Yeah like I said. This is a very interesting ensemble producers and creative so. I'm hoping that it's good but it's always hard to tell But the fact that they have written on it on there is definitely like a good sign in my opinion. Yeah and one less piece of news rerun let you take this because I think I don't know are you. Are you into the babysitters club or you into them? No not really I think I think I read like maybe two or three books growing up but I don't really remember it all that much But yeah like Seventeen magazine. They revealed the cast of Netflix X.'s. Adaptation of the baby sitters club. And this time around actress Mona Tomato. Who IS JAPANESE? Canadian will be playing Claudia. Casey and this is what she told the magazine in her short Interview with them. I definitely related to Claudia. A lot growing up. I always lean towards the creative side of school and when I read the books because she's a Japanese American character and because I'm Japanese Canadian I definitely got to see myself in this series which was a first because there weren't really many Asian characters that I could read about when I was younger. So Yeah Yeah. I guess the biggest news is that they're making the baby clip into live action series. Which I think I might have known about but wasn't really top of mind so it was. We call it a sea when they released the cast photos. Yeah the release date. Hasn't been announced yet but we do know that it's a ten episode series and it's each episode is going to be half hour so Yeah like relatively short series. But I think it's going to be pretty good. They got the styling down by it. It is on point so will take place in the nineties or is it GonNa take imprisoned day. It looks like it's taking place in the nineties just judging by White Claudia. Mona is wearing but to fair nineties. Fashion is making a comeback in twenty twenty so yeah but it's like Khalil. Ninety s like like early nineties like not quite pass. The eighties nineties right. Yeah but yeah. We have a lot of friends like angry. Asian man and Sarah Koon who are like really into the baby sitters club. So they've been really really excited. Yeah I'm looking forward to learning more about it as come closer to launch. And maybe we'll get Some people together to talk about Babies Club because that was and still is a seminal moment for a lot of a writers and creatives in our industry so yeah and what that does it for. Our Book Deals News for the month of March Rear thank you once again for putting together this list and Doing the work of letting US know what's coming up like. I said it's a really important temporary to support authors especially those with books coming out in the next few months because of the Disruptions in their promotional schedule So re-re ask someone in the book in this three What are some ways that we can help authors out? If it's a book that has not come out yet. Pre orders are definitely a a big contributor to Boosting sales It also helps. The publisher know that there is a demand for it so it helps with printing your independent bookstores around your area. A lot of them do sell e books. So that is one way to purchase books without having contact with anybody And also a lot of bookstores. Now they're doing free shipping to help with sales so if you are interested in buying like a hardcover or paperback copy of a book that you've been wanting to read check with your store. See if they do free shipping they might have other other benefits. They might be doing giveaways so make sure to follow your local bookstores twitter instagram. That's like a good way to stay updated. There's also newsletters and if you are someone who likes to write book reviews like that really helps authors with their sales so make sure to write book reviews on Amazon on good. Reads like do crossover pose Y'All like there are a lot of ways to support Authors in Bookstores in this pin this dire time will definitely play our part and try to get as much coverage for for books that are coming out this month so yeah and on that note. I guess I'll do for this episode of books and Boba a quick reminder that are March Twenty Twenty Book Club pick is the map of salt and stars Zane Jokhadar. So we'll be discussing that book at our episode at the end of the month. So if you have been reading along with US. Or we have our refinish the book and some thoughts Please let us know. Agrees Forums We always to hear what you have to say And on that note. If you've been enjoying this podcast these let people know about it. We get a lot of our listeners. Through word of mouth from and it's always great to see so many support the podcast so your health is very much appreciated. And yet with that re-re please stay safe. U2 and we'll talk soon bye everyone thanks for listening folkston. Boba podcast.
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"Book Hundred Years of happiness illustrated by quantum and Lian. The book is about on and her grandfather as he tried to untangle her grandmother's memories with songs stories and photographs but only when they sprout seats of a squash called Quad. Guk and make a dish called Soya Gawk. Does she finally remember her past who? Yeah those are some tongue twisters. I I am not the mies. It's always tricky where pronunciation. I'm pretty sure I've mispronounced. Someone's name reread. It includes some pronunciation guides on this This is a Vietnamese. But yeah it's it's really cool. That more picture books that depict like immigrant families and you know second gen hanging out with their grandparents always sweet young just normalizing things like Quad Cock and so he actually never heard of them before. So I had to Google it. Yeah but it's like what is this. I mean for children of Vietnamese descent. It's cool to see something that a grew up with and see on the page for people who aren't from Vietnamese descent. It broadens your concept of what a family meal can look like so works like these are really really important and glad that more and more coming out of it. I'm I'm glad that a lot of art. The book deals that we're there we announce on this podcast is focused on youth readers and younger next up. First Second Acquired Victoria Yang's waie contemporary graphic novel. Hungry Ghosts the book follows Valerie. Chew as she grows up with an eating disorder. In Chinese American family navigates great loss and ultimately comes to terms. With how sometimes those you love most can hurt you. Most publication is slated for twenty twenty. Three whoa those are like the Trifecta of growing up as an American from an immigrant found on my God. The fact that this is a graphic novel to me is really interesting because like with like eating disorder. I don't know it's like it's like something that I really haven't seen in graphic novels like movies definitely and in books also. Yeah it's like a different way to shed light on the disorder and also just like a really nice that an Asian American author is tackling such like such a big and sensitive topic like that 'cause it's like a really big deal among Asian American women and girls I forgot like the statistics of like Asian American women having eating disorders but just growing up a growing up as one. There hasn't really been a day where I've sat with my family for dinner. And they don't ask me how much I weigh. It's just like it's just a normal thing and And it's just like it's not like gender agnostic neither like guys get it all the time as well but like girls get way more and with more Innuendo baked in right because with guys it's more like. Oh you look like you're doing well your soul you know whereas girls like you should lose weight or else you're not going to get a man. Yeah I remember like it was like maybe last year or a two thousand eighteen. There was a trend on twitter in Korea analyst called like the Anorexia Diet and it was just a bunch of middle school high school students. Who Were Just like keeping track of their quote Unquote Diet. It really wasn't a diet. They were starving themselves and And a lot of the criticisms that they receive they they. They said like well society prioritize prioritizes like looking good in in Korean society so You're the ones who are making us do this. And you should just accept that you know once we look prettier The results will will be worth it. It was just like a terrible thing to see at the time. So yeah like really interested to see how Victoria Ying writes this story. I'm really really interested next up. Echo one North American rights to two books by New Yorker contributor ethnic fiesta for mid six figures while get that money The first book after parties is a collection of linked stories that follows young Kenyan Americans grappling with race sexuality enter inherited traumas from the root genocide even as they carve out their lives even as they carve out lives in California's Central Valley and Bay area after parties is scheduled for summer. Two Thousand Twenty one at an second book straight through Campbelltown is a sprawling Ciro comic novel about three billion American cousins. Who inherit their late on illegitimate loan shark business and then become embroiled in Hollywood conspiracy? Yo- d- sound really good. They really do. I actually like I have not seen that many books by Cambodian Americans other other than poetry. So I do want to take a look at these once they come out. So we're GONNA move onto the last book deal Harper Collins Imprint Quilt Tree acquired North American rights to Stanford Undergrad Christina. Lee's debut clues to the universe. This middle grade novel is about a budding rocket scientist named Rowe who becomes friends with an introverted artist. Benji the two then set out to build a rocket and search for Benji Long. Lost father using clues in his best selling space comics. Publication is slated for winter. Twenty twenty one. I mean cool story. But I'm kind of stuck on the fact that this is an Undergrad Christina. Christina is only twenty years old and I'm just like Dang like what's you have time to write this. What's it's I'm feeling very very very very self conscious about my own personal accomplishments in life and Okay Marvin. I think you've accomplished quite a bit in the last couple of years. But congratulations to Cristina. That's amazing and I love that. There are like little kids now these days Christine your kid twenty. Who are doing it. So it's it's a great. I think it's a great sign for the next generation of artists who are growing up in the world where they can conceptualize themselves as creatives artists without having to feel like. They're doing something that's like against what they're supposed to be doing. I think it's really cool. Times have changed. Well that'll do it for book deal recap for the month of March. Let's move onto news as you guys are probably aware on twitter. A lot of things have been canceled. A lot of bookstores and speaking events have been canceled. And due to a large number of these cancellations. There have been there have been authors on twitter asking for way asking for creative ways to promote books that are coming out in March and April so some of them teamed up to create a virtual. Kid'LL ITT book festival called everywhere. Book Fest. The details are still in the making but the festival dates are set for May first and may second and some of the participating authors. Who are helping. Create this Virtual Book Festival our Christina Sinturin Bat Ellen Oh who is the CO founder of? We need diverse books cat show. Grace Lynn Gill Villanueva a definitely like way more authors. Who I have not mentioned but those are the ones who have been seeing in my in my twitter timeline But if you're if you're an author who wants to take part in this festival if you're someone who's interested in volunteering you can follow the festival at everywhere fast on twitter. Yeah and I guess a quick update because we did spend a lot of times talking about last Book News. The Y'ALL WEST FEST HAS BEEN CANCELLED. So for those of you who are thinking coming up to that Or looking for our coverage of it We're GONNA have to do that a later. Time electronic book. I also got cancelled right. Yeah that was a really big deal. That's that's the biggest book festival in Southern California. Obviously and it got postponed to October. Well it's really cool that people are mobilizing to support authors. Especially those with books coming out in these next few months So yeah check them out So just to segue into that so one of the authors who were coming out with books This month was gene. Luen Yang His new graphic novel Dragon. Hoops is coming out later. This month and After cancelling his book tour he decided to be touring as a cartoon. So what he's been doing is going on instagram. And he's been sharing comic strips of himself talking about his book and He actually like answers questions that he received via email and it's just been like a really cool creative way to promote his book In absence of a book tour. And I like it's really funny because when I'm like when I go to corona virus related news in terms of like publishing. They've all mention jeans. Incredible like marketing strategy for for his for his new Book Dragon Hoops so yeah yeah like He. He's speaking of gene. He also just announced that he'll be writing a new hsien-chi miniseries starting in June preceding marvel's theatrical release of Shanxi.
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"Back to another soaks. Bobo of the Pope and treatments by Asian and Asian American author minds. Marvin you're and I'm re-re you and it is our mid-month episode are locked down for March. Twenty twenty We're recording this on Friday. The Thirteenth March twenty twenty. It's probably a couple of days afterwards but we are in the middle of I. Guess Super Flu season here in La and across the world. I guess. How're you doing Rita doing okay? I work at a bookstore so it has not been a good time for for authors in independent bookstores and just small businesses in general But I'm glad that like bloggers and podcasts. Like us are picking up the slack. I guess and promoting books. That should been on tour this month. Ya for community how you doing. Are you keeping keeping healthy? I mean do you have your month's supply of toilet paper like everyone else getting right now have you seen. The lines are costal. It's insane. I saw it insane and also like do you really need that much toilet paper even for like a month supply. I think that is that is exceedingly too much. It's really annoying. Yeah like for for me. I GO GROCERY SHOPPING. Like maybe like once every week and a half. I never really by any more than I need. So it's it's just been really really annoying to just see people online talking about how much they went how. They went to trader Joe's and everything like wiped clean. And I'm like this is not helping a lot of families who can't afford to buy groceries until they get their paycheck and elderly folks who can't have access to the food that they need like it's like I have like my own hot takes on it and it's just been me like for the past few days. It's just been me on twitter just like getting angrier and angrier because of people selfishness and just like how bad our country has just been like with the testing and not having an available. It's just been a mess and of course because I have family in Korea I get updates and it's like why can't we have the drive through testings here like nationwide? Why is that? No why is that not possible? Why do we not have the? Who's free testing? It's it's it's a lot. I have a lot of anger over it but I'm I'm just really glad that there are books that exist these types of situations. Where you're in lockdown. I mean I was thinking about it. It's kind of a little frightening. How accurate some of these books have been predicting what a reaction to a pandemic would look like and of course you know. We've learned nothing from reading these books. We have not come together and work together towards the common good. We are all looking after ourselves. And that is harrowing. Yeah go listen to our severance filing Ma discussion and also interview with Mike Chen. The author of a beginning at the end. Yeah it's it's quite something but like you said there's never been a better time to curl up with a good book Especially since we're going to be spending a lot of time by ourselves in the near future Case in point in case you haven't noticed. This is the first time in the while that we were and I have recorded remotely. I am recording from my house. Rearrest recording from hers Because the studio that we usually used in downtown. La is on lockdown but Okay and let's get into our book deals for March Twenty Twenty Re-re why don't you start us off our right in a three book deal? Holt acquired surviving the wild by author illustrator. Remmy lie the author of Pie in the sky inspired by True Events. This early reader graphic novel series comprises stories of animals heroically escaping. Dangerous situations that have arisen due to man made environmental changes the publication of the First Book Bima. The elephant is planned for twenty twenty two. I wish I had like early reader. Graphic novels growing up. I had one. I think I mentioned this. Before it was like a collection of Jules Verne's hills But I am the only thing that I had these kids. They have a good. You know I feel like they're like in a couple of years. Maybe there might be like an early reader series about surviving pandemic and just like how to prepare and you track. I'm just saying that that is something that might happen. In the course of so many authors being cooped up in their house with you know just Theaters that's true next up. Aladdin acquired debut middle great author Jenner Unions Korea. Methology inspired novel Leah Park and the missing jewel pitched as Harriet. The spy meets race to the Sun. This contemporary finally follows a twelve year old. Who was a part of a magical spy organization and must use her skills as she chases clues with your best friend to rescue her parents from an evil diviners spirit. Publication is scheduled for summer. Twenty twenty two re-re. Do you know which career mythology this is inspired by. Not a clear. Nothing with joy. I think we've mentioned as like multiple times on those podcasts. My my knowledge for Korean mythology and folklore almost non-existent ninety two. And that's about maybe it's a social world where it's like you have like the Fox spirits and the what do you guys call Goblins in the whole k. Drama Potter Right. Yeah took maybe yeah. Yeah but but the English title is Goblin Magical spy organization. I mean there were spy networks In like quote Unquote Futile Korea. So it might just be like a spin on that. I don't know sorry. I'm like a very uneducated person when it comes to Korean mythology. Yeah I have nothing to contribute. One of our listeners can witness or we can talk to one of these days. Yeah so next up little. Be Yellow Jacket. Bought North American rights to writer food long and illustrator and Rica's graphic novel black blood in a world where magic is outlawed a young age versus the Kingdom of Aliyah to rescue his sister. Publication is set for fall. Twenty twenty one a lot of magic. I love it. We need it. We need a desperately time coming out until two thousand twenty one okay. That's for though next. Inky wordpress acquired debut author Kylie Baker's the keeper of the night and it sequel set in nineteenth century Japan that is haunted by the goddess of death. The novel stars a half reaper. Have Sheena Gami copy between her two worlds and belonging to neither as she fights monsters and struggles for acceptance. Publication is set for fall. Twenty twenty one way so half reaper. Have Schnitt gummy. So like is that like some sort of hopper situation where you're half lake the Western death and half the the eastern gotTA death. I'm not sure it wasn't really clear. If like half the half Chigney Gami part was just like Explaining what should he got me was a three per half. She got me but like I am not sure that is probably what it is because there is a common in between the two so. I totally read that wrong. I thought it was going to be a battle between death. And he's a nominee the Japanese of death and this this percents pick sides. This is still cool. I guess not. Yeah I mean like there's a lot of cool stuff out there. That's based on like shinnied. Gummy Lor like. That's always call like bleach and like you. Hawker show which bleach ripped off their soul eater. There's lot there's also death node obviously lots of good stuff to pull from. But if you think about it are we always haunted by? The God of death is in a constant state of being. Just think about well in these times against so so deep Marvin next up MC Eldery Books Bought Twenty Twenty Morris Award Finalist Nafisa Assads. Why a novel? The wild ones a broken anthem for a girl nation. The novel is a multi perspective feminist narrative about a fierce band of magic wielding girls. The wild ones who have survived unspeakable things and are determined to save other girls from the cruelties and tragedies they have had to endure. Publication is set for summer. Twenty twenty one. I feel like there are a lot of these stories coming on now involving like a is which organizations like I think I think like May Matt like Magic Organization has always been part of literature. It used you're seeing an uptick for the next year or two years. Judging by like the book deals that people have been getting cool. Our next deal. Harpercollins acquired North American rights to NBA. A newbery honor author tank lies. I Picture.
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"Aladdin acquired debut middle great author Jenner Unions Korea. Methology inspired novel Leah Park and the missing jewel pitched as Harriet. The spy meets race to the Sun. This contemporary finally follows a twelve year old. Who was a part of a magical spy organization and must use her skills as she chases clues with your best friend to rescue her parents from an evil diviners spirit. Publication is scheduled for summer. Twenty twenty two re-re. Do you know which career mythology this is inspired by. Not a clear. Nothing with joy. I think we've mentioned as like multiple times on those podcasts. My my knowledge for Korean mythology and folklore almost non-existent ninety two. And that's about maybe it's a social world where it's like you have like the Fox spirits and the what do you guys call Goblins in the whole k. Drama Potter Right. Yeah took maybe yeah. Yeah but but the English title is Goblin Magical spy organization. I mean there were spy networks In like quote Unquote Futile Korea. So it might just be like a spin on that. I don't know sorry. I'm like a very uneducated person when it comes to Korean mythology. Yeah I have nothing to contribute. One of our listeners can witness or we can talk to one of these days. Yeah so next up little. Be Yellow Jacket. Bought North American rights to writer food long and illustrator and Rica's graphic novel black blood in a world where magic is outlawed a young age versus the Kingdom of Aliyah to rescue his sister. Publication is set for fall. Twenty twenty one a lot of magic. I love it. We need it. We need a desperately time coming out until two thousand twenty one okay. That's for though next. Inky wordpress acquired debut author Kylie Baker's the keeper of the night and it sequel set in nineteenth century Japan that is haunted by the goddess of death. The novel stars a half reaper. Have Sheena Gami copy between her two worlds and belonging to neither as she fights monsters and struggles for acceptance. Publication is set for fall. Twenty twenty one way so half reaper. Have Schnitt gummy. So like is that like some sort of hopper situation where you're half lake the Western death and half the the eastern gotTA death. I'm not sure it wasn't really clear. If like half the half Chigney Gami part was just like Explaining what should he got me was a three per half. She got me but like I am not sure that is probably what it is because there is a common in between the two so. I totally read that wrong. I thought it was going to be a battle between death. And he's a nominee the Japanese of death and this this percents pick sides. This is still cool. I guess not. Yeah I mean like there's a lot of cool stuff out there. That's based on like shinnied. Gummy Lor like. That's always call like bleach and like you. Hawker show which bleach ripped off their soul eater. There's lot there's also death node obviously lots of good stuff to pull from. But if you think about it are we always haunted by? The God of death is in a constant state of being. Just think about well in these times against so so deep Marvin next up MC Eldery Books Bought Twenty Twenty Morris Award Finalist Nafisa Assads. Why a novel? The wild ones a broken anthem for a girl nation. The novel is a multi perspective feminist narrative about a fierce band of magic wielding girls. The wild ones who have survived unspeakable things and are determined to save other girls from the cruelties and tragedies they have had to endure. Publication is set for summer. Twenty twenty one. I feel like there are a lot of these stories coming on now involving like a is which organizations like I think I think like May Matt like Magic Organization has always been part of literature. It used you're seeing an uptick for the next year or two years. Judging by like the book deals that people have been
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"But I've seen a lot of like sad. Dan Stuff in my life so I don't know maybe maybe maybe would have been my jam when I was when I was a kid. I read a lot of dark. Things are last book. Deal for For News episode is thirty seven ink imprint acquired North American rights to just mean chance debut novel the the School for good mothers. The novel is about an anxiety prone thirty nine year old Chinese American single mom who finds herself under the scrutiny of child protective services after leaving her infant daughter alone for an extended time forced to complete a year. Long parenting course. The mother finds herself paired with a helper whom she must learn to love like a child in order to be reunited with her daughter. Damn did your parents ever like leave you alone as a as a kid. I mean we're adults now so like it's fine. I mean I was kind of a latchkey kid like growing up like starting elementary school. I had like a key to my house. I my parents both worked My Dad worked overseas. My my mom worked part-time at a bank so like starting from third grade. I would walk home by myself in like two homework till my mom gets home. She worked part time so she'll get home like a little bit early. Yeah Yeah but my mom didn't start doing that until I was old enough to. Yeah like yeah see. That's the thing because like in a lot of countries Leaving your kid for you know like ten minutes by themselves. It's not considered a big deal but like here in America like God forbid you're filling up gas in your car and you go to pay for it inside like at to the cashier and if you leave your baby in the carseat like you get your child taking away like someone call. You're such an. You're such an irresponsible parent. And I think with American parenting culture there is there are so many parenting books in in American publishing and This idea of like this is the perfect way to be a mom. Like there's a right way in a wrong. There's a right way and a wrong way. And it's very geared towards like upper middle class white mothers who have the resources to buy Nannies of access to like childcare and childcare in America is expensive. It's really expensive and like the people who do take care of children. They get paid very very low wages so it would be really interesting to. I'm really interested in reading this because I think it's like an interesting study of of like Chinese American parenting versus the ideal American parenting also millennial parents close. Let's be honest. Most of my friends are going to be parents when they're in their late thirties. So this is kind of a reality. These days Yeah congrats to just mean Chan on her debut novel looking forward learning more about it And also for publishing news Before we go though. I did want to congratulate Abigail King when our guests from our last episode for making onto the near sellers list with her debut novel local type. Hey congratulations and it's It's so interesting to me that so many people are going to learn about this. Love boat thing. I wonder if they're going to have a bump in their enrollment next year to is this just all a long. Con- Marketing Ploy for this this educational program for Taiwan. Who knows but so many people are enjoying that books congratulated Abigail and Casanova? Lost You for this episode of Book. Simba like we mentioned at the top of our show are January. Twenty twenty book is the three body problem by switching Lou Translated by Ken Liu. We'll be talking about that at the end of the month So in our next episode. So you still have a good two weeks to finish the book if you haven't started yet And so looking forward to talking with the RIRA. You've wanted to read this book for a very long time. I am very interested in if it meets your expectation is it is it a tradition lew or Lou. Chechen I mean it's both are you re-re or you were you. I mean here in America every introduce myself like that to to Korean I think both is fine. But that's fine. I think in terms of how it's written on the book that's fine. I mean as if we WANNA be. That's true because like a Murakami is definitely the surname. Yeah so yeah I'll get him hats. We could have half. We're creatures of this country where we've had these western norms of integrated into our very being. So something somethings it's something's we just gotTa do survive. You know But thanks again for compiling the book news again. Really appreciate The time that you put into this lists because I've done it before and it does take a lot of time and thank you to the people who have sent in tips young twitter or through direct messaging yet as always Please chat with us on our good reforms We always hear from our members and for those of you who wants to know how to support us some. You can support us by giving us a review on I tunes I think that's still the best place to go. 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"Episode six in Irish devils hole by our W murphy. I was treated like like a returning prodigal son when I arrived amazingly. Joe Seemed to be just sitting in the catbird seat is if not a shred of culpability had attached to him as I surmised my mother was not in the mood for any more battles and wanted to make it a genial family gathering the ring. There were a few cryptic words that went between us the we both clearly understood but to the casual observer. Nothing appeared out of skew. She'll probably knew more than she was showing but she sure wasn't taking sides. It's hard for me to fathom that my mom. Tom Would not have been brutally honest with her as to why I had not arrived earlier with the rest of the Murphys underlying abyss are the spiritual considerations if indeed it had been lucifer who had motivated and incented the behavior of me and Joe in Boston tune which to this day I swear ahead to have been the case. Why would he so peacefully release his hold. Now the potential for wrangler cler chaos was great indeed. It was highly probable given the factors yet. It did not occur why when it would've been a slam dunk consistent with his evil agenda they answer has to be in the winter of penultimate battle of good and evil. Oh I said earlier that she sits at the right hand. I believe that other why do concede it is probably a few seats down. Even my mom has some sacrosanct betters. It is possible one of them was in Karnataka with a babe in arms the night before Sheila Ella was likewise spiritually armed it but not to the degree of my mother as a side note. I should mention that my two sisters seemed seem to have also become similarly inexplicably imbued adulthood. 's The reasons for that I will certainly have have to ponder later sub time. It is not clearly intuitively obvious what is obvious is that the evil of Lucifer was no match against against Alice Murphy once she evoked her cosmic connections there will be peace of goodness this Christmas are there will be hell it'll to pay so said the judge whereas Joe and I have been easy targets the day before we were now under the hardened protective umbrella breath of one with superior powers. He could no longer touch us. His evil was comparatively impotent relative to the goodness of of Alice the rest of the afternoon went without any remarkable events I gave my father the book and it was improperly grateful for the effort and getting it who is pretty careful not to appear to justify any of the behavior those attached to the effort basically it was cool cool with our Boston trip until about the time we had our second beer at faneuil hall from that point on he what an ownership of the venture clearly leading a sleeping dog lie was the impelling motivation for all of us as Sheila's about four pm as the Great New England sky was with rapidly darkening towards evening. We drove back to my parents house in the two cars. Joe Wasn't too interested in facing me. After I emptied left holding the blame bags so unrighteous -ly all day he opted to ride with my mother and father and I drove home alone. I'm not quite sure what I did immediately after getting back I do know that I still felt somewhat in survival mode at best I went to the dent. Watch football or to my room. I can only remember my mother's voice calling me to come to the mantle area where the stockings normally. Hong mine was back and it was full. All there are almost a half dozen presence with my name on them under the tree. She looked at me without saying words. They weren't necessary. It wasn't really really a truce. She knew she had been the victor. She was just being genteel and enforcing the terms. The rest I could read in her is she just hugged her arms around me and said Merry Christmas and she whispered. One other. Thing never again was then that I realized how she had been able to keep my father in line. Although as years the grit did not come out often with this docile Irish Catholic woman but when it did get out of the way and episode six in Irish devils coal by our w murphy the final episode in a six part series.
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"Episode five an irish devils hole by our w murphy brother other joe decided to ignore the advice of his older wiser sibling. He concluded that he needed to go downstairs and have a chat with the four or of them. His intent was probably pure sharing our adventures of the day with them rationalizing. Our lateness were noble. Objectives lives conversely. I just knew without the least reservation that it was a really bad mistake. He ignored my <hes> warnings for me. I chose the avoidance strategy. I mentioned and headed to bed with the book that had been the proximate cause of the entire entire course of events i plan to face the music a few hours later knowing that joe had become a self destructive lightning rod and might consume most the ringer before then that being the case. I never really saw what joe actually did that night but i can conjure up what has to be a reasonable facsimile in my mind fairly easily. There are two living witnesses joe and my dad but neither either are talking at this point picture my mom sitting there with to a very good friends in front of whom she would become mortified by two of her sons behaviors bad enough right now picture joe coming down the stairs looking like a survivor from the battle of gettysburg leesburg and talking ragtime bloody dirty torn trousers drunk somewhat incoherent flying solo without his partner in crime any attempt on his part to explain away. The events were subsumed by my parents horror. You're just at the sight alone. The backs did not matter the friends new to they listen to jo's rant for a bit but having thank figuratively held my parents hand during what had been a long night in mourning their job was done the boys were home safely and what was to to happen next was between the murphy's not them they tactfully bid goodbyes and we're out of there as quickly as decorum when wouldn't allow what i did not know at that point is what part of the whole thing with most upset my mother with the continuum running from rudeness rudeness due to the late hour to carnage joe's physical state. My guess is that it was not long. After the guests had left the my folk's sorted joe to his room and they shut down have become a form of situation room for the last six seven hours going to bed themselves elves. Yes i had voided the direct confrontation however i probably had not factored in the simmering anger of an irish mother cou perceived her cubs to be a mortal danger especially one of them several hours later when i woke up with the obligatory hangover commensurate answer it with a prior days partaking and went downstairs from my bedroom to the first floor. I expected to have to start some serious explaining. It was not required. The house was abandoned. Mother father in joe were all gone the last being as culpable as myself itself. I figured they must have just mercifully. Let me sleep in if he had walked away relatively unscathed at seems it's the consequences would be minor. His skit of a few hours ago would never have been enough to indemnify him. We both must be safe. I was so very wrong again. Instead of a cool down period i had just given my mother enough time to build up a head of steam something in my entire life i only seen a couple of times and hardly ever towards me personally in the present case she had clearly drawn a straight great line from lucifer to me while somehow failing to indict her youngest son the charges were not clearly levied the punishment certainly was she had removed my stocking from where the others hung and left a note there that in so many words said that i had forfeited my invitation to enjoy christmas in her home a pariah in my own mother's home wow she in my dad and brother joe had all gone for the day to my mom sister's house a few towns over about ten miles away standing there alone. I realized that there were no presence with my name on them under the tree. If she had left the stocking up filled mine to the top with an irish doubles those coal she would not have been able to cut any more excruciating way to my heart yet. I couldn't understand how or why i was being singled singled out for such extraordinary treatment joe had been as bad or worse than me but he seemed to have gotten a pardon. I was soon to find out why the array of transgressions was brought. Indeed however the one that's utterly enraged. Mrs murphy would hardly have been on my radar head. I tried to discern the source. The conundrum was solved for me a few hours later. It was not the early morning our it was not the we had left to worry. It was not the embarrassment in front of her friends. It was not the bloodied countenances. Let's have joe coming down the stairs. No it was the short drive from oak grove station to her house. In fact was even more narrow arrow. It was the fact that i as the eldest had allowed my younger brother to get behind the wheel. When we were both clearly seriously impaired haired the fairness of this one-sided indictment notwithstanding implicit in her logic was it. I as the eldest had some degree of control roll over joe after he tumbled down the stairs at oak grove. Nothing is far from the truth. I could not have dissuaded him from driving no matter how strong my argument in addition possession being the operative consideration he had the car keys from earlier in the evening very hypothetically late we possibly could have argued to a stalemate and maybe taken a cab from the station to her house but that would have assumed a level of sober contemplation relation far beyond the reality of the situation who would also have required some means of communication in the wee hours with a cab company. Hey which inner by itself would have been problematic in the presell bone world any counter arguments by me were futile concluding her position -sition my mother's argumentative kudarat what's so simple. It was indefensible. She told me that as the oldest it was just my responsibility ability period no matter how much culpability rightly rested with my brother as the oldest i would serve the time so order the judge at least the only one mattered in her house so what to do. I doubt it my mother would be able to hold the punishment line in a a public setting. Although i'll kantor she had already shown behavior that day that did not resemble what i knew to be her core personality analogy she had been on an labral tear. Just a few hours earlier facing her would still be a role of the dice. There was another it to remain factor my mom's sister sheila had always been somewhat doting on me. It probably stemmed from when she lived with my family a. and her early twenties and i was a sort of surrogate younger brother to her. I was pretty sure that there would not be a united front there. It would be harder if my mother to make a scene if she was so inclined. I also knew my mother would not be the really vindictive or confrontational hopper. Take the type of person once she had vented her splaine by removing the stocking and writing the note she would inevitably be looking for a way to be more conciliatory without however losing face on the underlying issue that continued to burn for long time somewhat like a smoldering smoldering peat bog wildfire the takes a winter's followed snow before it can be extinguished. I also had a pacifier of sorts. It's i still had the book we had towed it all through boston. The prior day. It was still a great present with all that quasi logic in mind signed. I cleaned up and hopped in a second car. My parents had at the house and made the drive to sheila's house. This car had seen much better days. Ace was more reserved vehicle than daily drive yet. Even with a loose steering linkage a questionable breaks as successfully navigated through through a few small massachusetts towns until i got there about noon. Sheila lived in the small town which had grown up before moving to florida. I knew the route well and episode five an irish devils coal by our w murphy..
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"Oven advocating during my lost our two brother joe be giving him more credit than as do he had kept up with me. Drink drink since our bell gig he had me by a few pounds but not enough to cause a metabolic miracle whereby he was not as effective elected as may in all candor. We were both toast very brown. Well done on both sides toast. It was more more likely it was a joint effort that between us caused us ultimately to be on the right train. It would seem that once aboard the orange line car. You're pointed north book in hand. Little more could go wrong says the ride north into the suburbs is part of my last hour. I cannot be certain charton either way. We're probably lucky that oak grove was at the end of the line for two reasons. I made it harder to get off at the wrong. Stop stop. I'm pretty sure joe was still head navigator at that point of course that it might have been some form of spiritual intercession which to this day escapes me. There may have been an epic battle of good versus evil with the latter being bested as we headed to see one who we knew who sat at the right hand our mother secondly it gave us more time to sober up before the last leg from oak grove station and to our parents home. This is where my lost our ended. I recall pulling into oprah station about one thirty a. m. we we seem like the only to humans alive at that time of night. The state should do not have another soul in it and i still had the book you will soon soon. See why i said earlier that at this point it would appear that lucifer might have been loosening his grip. Don't be deceived his his hold was never diminished pulling into abro station on the train late at night with nobody around should have under other circumstances. Tom snatches almost completed our trip however it was not to be the tracks at that station are elevated about ten to twelve of feet above ground level. We had to make our way down a long flight steel stairs and then over to the soul car sitting in the commuter parking lot all that should have remained was a short drive to the house and some deferential ahah culpas if our parents were still up at around around when we got there as i said above it was not to be as i pondered again now i am almost certain that it had to be one of the dark minions of lucifer that gave him a nut so gentle shove but left me untouched whatever the catalyst without warning thanks joe did a total header down the stairs from the boarding platform all the way to ground level a good ten feet below. Oh on the way down during the fall he carved himself up pretty well with cuts and abrasions tore his trousers in numerous places and became thoroughly blood spattered after hitting the ground. He rolled a bit so as close face and hands were also dirt smeared. He looked like he had been in a pitched battle without lucifer's hand. We likely would have found a payphone and called a cab report a ride from there. I fortunately with his assistance and with the benefit of the logic that came with the largess of the a cheers bartender who are just plain stupid joe took the driving duties and i became navigator as we headed out the last few miles it became problematic drive pretty quickly required reflex responses notwithstanding the town hound to which we're headed was laid out a neat blocks of old houses. There were block after block of houses through almost all constructed the same way painted the same and had the same fieldstone wall at front of them clearly. I have introduced some hyperbole here. Let us suffice to say that landmarks were extremely hard to come by when every neighborhood looks like the next in the inky dark late late loaded and lost what a crew however it got even worse we couldn't read the street signs in the dark as we drove blindly from block to block the headlights from the car were too low when we got close to them father back they were eliminated but joe was nearsighted it and hadn't brought his glasses. He's basically a blind as a bat. I'm just the opposite farsighted but just as blind in the opposite way leap out here the salty conversation between us that had gone from paternal banter earlier to genuine anger and we started to drive circles between us. We could not read any of the signs until finally joe abruptly stopped the car. I got out walked walked up to a streetside to read. It was thankful that it was a street that i recognized. We were actually only a couple of blocks away from our destination asian. We were there in a matter of minutes. Once we got oriented and retrospect we should have spent more time in planning our homecoming. It was not pretty in fact there was adequate warning which we chose to ignore who is now two a._m. However there was an extra car in the driveway. We recognized it as belonging to a couple who are very good friends of our parents wants and about their ages none of them being night owls in any way. They should have been obvious to us. It wasn't like many old new england homes. There was finished recreation room that spanned half the basement area functioned as a den for informal gatherings gatherings the living room and dining room were at the ground level above the rec room was cozy with a fireplace in television. However however that night i knew in my heart that it was about to become site of the inquisition. Clearly my parents friends had stayed late to share in the worrying about the two missing boys they came from the same irish catholic stock and much of the emotion was likely shared subconscious late. The woman wasn't old inner city boston hand and had a pretty fair idea of just how much trouble with a get in if we went looking for my mother had also grown up a city girl before marrying and moving to the suburbs. It was not lost on her either. Although up to this is point there had been no indication of peril at any form yet they were quietly becoming more and more distraught as the clock ticked oft early christmas morning minutes when they heard our car drive up and the back door to the house open. They knew it was not santa arrive at that fine line between concern and anger quickly began to shift in the direction of the ladder. We were about to be double teamed might not only one irish mother but to even so we still had a pretty wide open escape route had we've chosen to use it. Only the wise survive and this type of situation are so i thought at the time survival could be hard hard to define concept at times when we came in the back door. It was clear that the four of them were sitting downstairs in the den. There was a long flight eight of stairs from the kitchen down to the sitting area. I warned joe as a as i could at that point not to go down. If if we had just called down announced our presence and high tailed it to bed later in the morning there would have been some residual wrath about the late our a lack of communication but it would have failed to what actually did occur and the episode for irish devils coal by our w murphy..
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"Episode three and irish devils coal by our w murphy the bar area was a relatively large open space joe and i set they're chatting with the bartender her. The woman with a child was kind of huddled off in a corner on the opposite side of the room at about eleven thirty pm. I i felt tug at my elbow. It was the lady with the child in her arms. I was surprised by her approach but even more surprised allies but what she had to say. There were never any introductions between all of us. She may have been listening to our conversation with the bartender. Whatever made her feel. We were safe. It was still odd when she told joe in may that she was going to midnight church service nearby and asked asked if we would go with her and her child there are three of four churches within reasonable walking distance of that corner beacon street the catholic cathedral would probably have been more a cab ride than walk with babe in arms as padre today. It seems to me see that is what she had in mind but it could have been one of the other closer churches. The actual church is moot. We were hardly in the church-going mindset sits. It was now after eleven thirty. I told her that the best plan was for her to go ahead without us us and we would meet her at the church shortly. I hope she did not reserve space in a pew for us because we never showed the services is a cheers at midnight seem to fulfil our spiritual needs just fine right about then again in retrospect a sawyer woman with babe in arms seemingly alone on a dark christmas eve night asking for the companionship of strangers was it a lifeline highflying being thrown by opposing forces to data the fallen angels who had been guiding has so far had we accepted her invitation with the balance of our trip turned out differently to the former most would only say who knows although others more inclined would swear very clearly a sign to the latter question. There's actually very little to ponder by spurning that mess approach. We likely made the next few hours virtually inevitable. We were not aware but clearly chosen a side. Since we were the only customers in the place he was willing to keep serving as gratis just to keep him company until his closing time which was a few hours off still in a brief moment of lucidity and realizing it had now actually become christmas per se hey we opted to decline his generosity and began our egress back. Out of boston was only about twelve thirty a m late late but reasonably explainable to our parents. It was hardly the first time we had partied together and being m._i._a. For a few ours wouldn't cause too much concern even so it was somewhat rude that we didn't call tell them always okay. I knew knew it would not be all roses when we got back but it was really a small san and no one would want to make bigger christmas day besides we have been successful at securing the president of all presence from the publishers rep again the beer logic having now been made more found by scotch logic allowed me to rationalize away how my mother might react to her eldest child and her youngest child gal leaving her to worry for hours. I was pretty sure it was a survivable faux pas on our part however there we're still more advanced to unfold that night that caused that conclusion to be far off the mark. I said earlier earlier. The part of this story is missing in my mind. It starts about here some my call it a blackout drunk. I personally don't think it rises to that diagnosis. However what is absolutely undeniable is that roughly twelve thirty a._m. to one thirty a._m. December twenty five nineteen eighty five is not recorded anywhere in my memory banks <music> as much as i have strained recall that our it is indeed missing apparently ad infinitum what makes the missing missing our the lynch pin of this entire story is that as navigator on our jot it was up to me to find a way from a barstool a cheers to a warm cozy bed fifteen miles out in the suburbs joe had no experience with the subway system and i wrote out would not be exactly backtracking the one which again none of the nearest t. stations were the one we're used earlier in the morning. All i recall is telling joe as we exited cheers that we had to find the park street station on the opposite side of boston common. I knew from experience that most of the lines intersected there..
Apple's MacBook news: The good, the bad and the meh (The 3:59, Ep. 583)
"Slugging his research i understand ben fox ruben i'm oscar gonzales apple unloading some a big mac book news today oscar you're on top of it what what's going on so they upgraded and killed a some mac books a so early mac book twelve inch no longer their new mac book air that was just four ninety nine their entry level no long on apple's website so they are gone okay i but what they did as part of their backs school program now only ten ninety nine a mac book air it's been a little bit with its retina display an available for nine ninety nine a thousand bucks should for college students only let's keep that yes none of us qualify for this discount so yes not anymore so effectively what they've done i mean yes there's a college student discount which i don't think it's actually that that that that sort of throwing up donut folks the way they're giving something to you but they're taking away a lot right effectively increased the entry cost to buy a mac right is now if it went from the ninety nine ninety nine mac book air to now there's ten ninety nine new mac book air with the retina right right to be fair that nine ninety nine mac book air starting to look pretty pretty old pretty miserable especially after they updated the mac book air and as much as i really wanted to see them keep that price at nine ninety nine for the newest mac book air you knew they weren't gonna do that and i thought the new one anyway so yeah i mean i have one an icon regretted 'cause the keyboard is not great now speaking of which then the new mac book air in the new macbook pros to get the new survey jen mac a keyboard which still still the butterfly keyboard stood about keyboard but there is supposed to be like a little bit of rubber underneath please give it a little bounce to protect from a debris in dust that that's what they do with the second generation one other thing that i think they did that was smart was killing off the twelve inch mac book has that was a really strange edition inside the lineup after they already moved in the pro any air 'em what what exactly was the value of the twelve inch mac up in the air was definitely the the twenty eighteen air definitely made it a mac book relevant right much faster heavy sbc portillo's delivered slimmer sexually almost the same size twelve inch mac book so 'em yeah not surprised that it's dead yeah yeah it's it's thick he'll be as the i phone assay too so it's going back to your whole point about you know getting rid of getting all the budget options all the budget options sorry you're so yeah sorry it yet if you're on a budget doesn't care bye bye all right so next up the research teams out to figure out which is the best voice assistant when it came to recognizing requests were specific brand but what did they find out a what was really interesting about this why is that there have been a lot of studies already that have looked into different places then this one really not only reinforced by a showed how strong google assistant is when compared to other voice assistance so it wasn't even close like if you're asking about different brands like jet blue or chevy or starbucks just any sort of basic questions like what is chevy or where do i buy starbucks google assistant in general was able to answer it was something like ninety percent of the questions especially on your smartphone allow whereas alexa siri and bixby weren't even close it was about fifty percentage point difference lougee if you really wanna get a voice assistant that's gonna work for any number of questions i've seen a lot of these reports and unfortunately the truth is is that google assistant continues the outpaced the competition titian by a pretty significant margin does the burning question and like if you're if you're not go home like mine is like is it worth upgrading to a google lineup of list assistance maybe maybe i know alford if he were here i'll never did that that for that very reason you know he saw the the google assistant had actually been functioning better and decided to switch the good news with alexa is is that it works much better what smart home capability and then it has a lot more of those smart home partnership so it's not like it's terrible
Disney, Director and US discussed on First Light
"Five fighter jets Nike raising the salaries of more than seven thousand workers around the world wants to make sure women get paid the same as men for. The same, work good news For meat lovers US tariffs have slash global demand for American. Meat and now there's. A big glut of beef and, pork and. Prices are already heading lower Chick-fil-A will begin selling meal kits next month but you cook, them at, home and sixteen varieties of Ritz crackers and Ritz bits are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination no injuries reported all, right thanks Tom trade group says business travel. Air fares, and, hotel rates, going. Up next year the forecast predicts a two point six percent bump in air fares and hotel rates going up three. Point seven percent in two thousand nineteen twenty five minutes after the, hour and entertainment critic Kevin car is here. And you've got some bad news for, the director for the guardian of the galaxy series for morning Kevin good morning Michael. Well this weekend and happened. Right during common kind and. The big comic book news that that kind of overtook the announcements that came out of San. Diego was the fact that James Gunn who directed guardians of the galaxy and guardians of the galaxy volume two and is set or was that to direct. The third The one that is set to come out on twenty twenty he was abruptly severed. From the production by Disney after a series a, long series of tweets resurfaced and they were very offensive jokes that he had made eight to ten years ago through Twitter about. A variety of. Of inappropriate, content. And they were extremely, offensive and, caustic jokes at the expense of victims in the. And of course Disney steps as, they often will do to spin and control a PR problem and they, severed ties with them no word yet on who's gonna be taking over so I, know that his fellow director Joe Carnahan started an online petition to bring him back as director of this movie over the weekend. And within, the. First, twenty four hours it has something like fifty. One thousand people signing is there any thought that that could actually make a difference as I understand there's about five or six of them out there with hundreds of thousands of online signatures for this and who knows we'll see what happens as this plays out again Again the bottom line that's going to be. A business decision from Disney if they, think that this is going, to be a liability. Or if they think it's gonna look good to look past? Former discretions and, move ahead and we'll give somebody a second chance all right thanks Kevin car twenty seven past the hour stay with? Us first light is coming back after a break.
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