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"jennifer jay chow" Discussed on Books and Boba

Books and Boba

14:56 min | 1 year ago

"jennifer jay chow" Discussed on Books and Boba

"You can check it out at Asian men DOT com. I think he posted on his front page But yeah lots of stuff happening if you're in to Eysenck Merican Culture Heritage Media Arts speaking of digital events everywhere fest which we have talked about in the last couple of episodes. They'RE GONNA START TOMORROW MAY I. And it's going to go until may second. A lot of our author friends are going to be doing panels and the schedule should be up on. Everywhere DOT COM also Asian author alliance. They just announced today on twitter that they're going to be doing a lot of panels with Asian authors for for this month so Check OUT THEIR TWITTER AT AGE author alliance. They'll be updating their schedule soon. Soon I'm assuming the creators of Asian Author Alliance. You'll probably recognize some of their names There's can't show the author of wicked Fox Cindy Pon Laurie Emily Lots of Asian authors. That have been around the block. So they're pros so I'm really excited to see what they have going on There's also Asian Rita thon which is a month long read a thon in May to celebrate Asian characters and authors. They have a jain enormous list of Asian books and it's categorized by like ethnicity and John Rose. So you could check that out At Asian Rita Saen on twitter. It's on there. It's link on their profile and also we're going to be doing a thirty one day book recommendation challenge so for each day of. May WE'RE GOING TO BE RECOMMENDING A book. I'll be posting the template on twitter as well as instagram. So that you guys can recommend books along with us so it's GonNa be a fun. May we can quit on our website to probably on our website as well. So yeah it's going to be. It's going to be busy anyways. Let's get her club discussion. Yes so we're GONNA start off with our jacket description So this is a jacket description for Mimi. League gets a clue by Jennifer. Jay Chow. Mimi Lee is in over her head. There's her new Los Angeles pet grooming shop to run her matchmaking mother to thwart her talking cat marshmallow tend to. Oh and the. Oh and the murder of a local breeder to solve now. If only Mimi hadn't landed herself on top of the suspect list me Lee hoped to give Los Angeles animal lovers something to talk about with her pet grooming shop Hollywood's. She never imagined that the first cat she said hello to. We're talk back or be quite so catty especially about those disastrous dates Mimi. Lee's mother keeps setting up when marshmallow exposes local Breeder Russ Nolan for mistreating. Chihuahuas Mimi steal some of her cats attitude to tell. Russ off the next day the police shows up at Hollywood off. Rough has been found dead and Mimi shouting match with him has secured her top billing as the main suspect hoping to clear her name and save the PUPS Left Behind Mimi. Enlists help from Dreamy lawyer Neighbor Josh. But even with Josh on board. It'll take me and marshmallow a lot of sleuthing and more than a little. Sas to get back to the pet grooming life and off the murder scene. Yeah and longtime listeners. Know the drill. This is a book club discussion. We're going to be discussing the whole book including any in all spoilers again. This is a mystery story. So if you don't want to know what happened Go read the Bug. It's actually a breezy read. You can probably finish a pretty quickly. So go read the book. Come back welcome back. How did you read the book? So fast So Mimi gets a clue. We would probably categorize this as a cozy mystery which is a sub genre in the mystery umbrella where the murderer isn't grotesque? It's kind of taken with the more lighthearted humorous tone and usually the murder takes place in a smaller community and it focuses more on Like slice of life stuff mixed in with the murder so it is. It is like a weird Spin on on the usual detective stories. But I like that about About this book. I think that we needed a lighter. Re this month it's definitely one of those Unintentional detective stories. Where you know the main character is doing detecting. But they're not a detective. I would go as far to say that. Mimi Lee is a terrible detective because she doesn't think Oh yeah she's so bad she barges into like her main strength or skill is her Persistence but she keeps finding yourself a places. She really shouldn't be if she's trying to throw suspicion off her as a suspect and if it wasn't for her cat it would've been a I think he would have ended badly for her. Yeah definitely she is. She is not very great at detecting before we get into the murder parts of this book. I just want to mention. This book is set in Los Angeles and Marvin and I are both space in Los Angeles. So a lot of the setting was very familiar to us. The traffic was very familiar to us to be fair. It said in like a different Los Angeles in the one we live in because we live on the east side and Mimi leaves on the West Side. Totally different lifestyle which you kind of see with the characters in this book by all the characters that Mimi interacts with this story actually had a really large cast. I was having a little trouble keeping track of all the characters especially all the white ladies. Yeah especially like the Chihuahua owners. Oh wait which white lady says. I don't remember all terrible. There's a Tammy Lauren. There's a Nikola the only person that really stood out is Indira. Who has the Loan Brown person in this entire like privileged rich people. Would she had a really? She has a really interesting story. We can go into a little later when we talk about characters. I really liked her as a character. I just want to mention so when I posted a winning announced book on our Instagram. I took a picture of the book with my Mug at my Mug says I would take the one. Oh one to the ten to the four. Oh five for you and and while I was reading this book I was drinking from it so I I was definitely in the moon on I. I was on Brad. So yeah the cat in this. Dark marshmallow was definitely a scene. Stealer in my opinion yeah. He's a very a very. I won't even charming because he's not really charming. But Very Sassy right well. This is the Sassy cat mystery series which makes sense the. Sassy cat mystery series. Yeah and he's like the real star because he's able to not only communicate with humans but also with other animals and he's kind of set up as the Watson to Mimi's sherlock but I would say she might actually be the Watson she's definitely the Watson she has no idea what she's doing. I think okay so the thing is. Mimi reminds me a lot of Sandra. Oh's character in killing eve where I'm always constantly yelling at them for making very very bad work decisions. I'm just like why are you going over there? You're like you're like the prime suspect or like why why didn't you? Why didn't you secure location like you're so stupid It's just me being very frustrated at the main character the entire time most likely because I have read so many murder things and watched so many procedural where I'm like how can you. How can you forget gloves? Can you touch that with your dirty fingerprints? Which is something that detective Brown brings up when she when she finds like a crucial clear. I mean she is a bad detective. I think we've we've established that and she doesn't really plan things. She's a character with impulse control and she tends to like do things without a plan. Right like there's a scene where she goes and tries to confront her sisters boss with like no real planner. How okay. But that's not her fault there. It's it's her mom's fault because her mom was her mom was the one who set up an appointment with the principal after the principal gave a alice. Mimi Mimi sister the pink slip. A she's like you're the older sister. You're supposed to take care of a younger sister. Go Talk to her boss and make sure that she is not fired. Which is such a such an older child responsibility in my opinion also just bad decisions on her part for even giving her mom access to her accounts and her identity who the coon does a. Who gives who gives their Asian parents access to their Google calendar. Like who does like her. Mom is definitely just identity feeding her the entire time studying. Let's say that the matchmaking dates were. We're like probably some of my favorite scenes. 'cause it's just it's just so cringe-worthy -I but at the same time because it's not happening to you. It's really fun to watch. So I don't I don't have the experience of having a super micro amenity parents or someone who's like super stressed out about my ability to Mary. Maybe that's because I'm a dude But yeah like her mom's Thir- seen this was very very frustrating as a reader. Because you're like mom like the thing is her. Mom created a dating profile for her daughter with lies filled. It with lies say that she got a doctorate degree. I'm just like Oh my God. If my mom did this to me I would kill her lake. I mean in. I'm saying that as like my mom has tried to set me up with other guys before and even then I just wanted to kill her but if she if she had done the stuff that Mimi's mom did like trying to set Mimi up with a college student and like a delivery boy who delivers food to her pet grooming shop randomly. Her mom has terrible taste in men well because her mom we joke about how Asian parents at some point their standards go down so at first. It's like you must marry a doctor or engineer or someone like with a career then as eventually becomes Mary anybody it doesn't Matter Q. The grandkids Mary anybody. I I think I think Mimi is a little bit too young to be at that stage of Mary. Anybody She's only twenty five years old No no which I found really surprising because Like Mimi is twenty five years old and she started a business of our own like mom right or Santa. Marta yeah in like West. La I'm like how like. How are you going to survive girl? I mean she got like she got funding from a rich white lady. Who existing dog. She say it's a very rich person name. I guess a lot of rich people names in this story. Yeah Yeah I guess so names. I will say that West. La There are definitely a lot of weird speciality pet shops A lot of like Beverly Hills type. They have like they have cute little dogs. They bring everywhere. I've had friends who work in retail business in in West. La and they sometimes complain about a white ladies bringing in their chihuahuas. They're tiny dogs even though the venue even though the shop says no pets allowed. They're very insistent saying that. Oh my dog is like my dog is really well behaved. I don't understand my my dog in my purse like they're not going to hurt anyone and it's like well. They're not a service dog so please don't bring them in. This isn't a dog. It's my baby. It's my baby in the stroller. Wearing clothes would a dog were close and being a stroller. It's it's very stereotypical but also stereotypes exist for a reason. Well I think the book is a really good job of like showing how far people can take this concept Because there's Doggie Yoga. There's like Doggie like acupuncture. There's like Doggie tupperware parties. Yeah why Guy Said? There's a lot of pet specialty shops and activities in in West. La and even some here in in East la. I would say there's a lot of dogs in Pasadena's while opacity is the west side of the east side to be honest guy so I guess I mean we've kind of like all over the place but this is this is one of those types of books where it's more about like The atmosphere and also just like like the character just being themselves. I mean while we're talking about like the west side setting unlike the rich people and what they do with their fancy dogs. We've talked about the person who was like working these people which is Indira who someone who we first meet as like. Oh maybe she's just another like rich lady except she's Indian and She's a business woman As you learn more about her like and as you learn more about her business which is selling high end bags to all the rich people in the during these part that she she attends. Doggie Yoga to like Hawker Hucker BAGS. after class She.

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"jennifer jay chow" Discussed on Books and Boba

Books and Boba

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"jennifer jay chow" Discussed on Books and Boba

"And it is time to discuss our April Twenty Twenty Book Club. Pick meany league a clue by Jennifer Jay Chow. The first re-re how was your April? It was good. I turned thirty last week It was really weird because everything. Is You know in panic mode and and this wasn't really quite the birthday that I would add that I thought I would have. But it was really nice. 'cause people's people sent me food over door dash kept getting food all day We had an animal crossing party. So that was nice. Yeah Anyway how are You Marvin? How is your April April was long not as long as March? Actually I take that back. April went by really quickly. I feel like it's one of those time. Warp things are everyday felt long. But I'm looking back in like worded April. Go you know especially coming up a May which is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Which for us organizers in the Asian American community space is the most busiest month in the world and at first. We thought okay. Well everything's been cancelled. Maybe it'll be a lighter month for us but we were wrong. It's going to be a very heavy month of digital programs and somehow I found myself on the producing end of like a lot of these programs. So it's been a couple of weeks of just nonstop meetings technical tests livestream tests and where it's going to be a big month The L. A. as in Pacific Film Festival is doing their virtual showcase collaborations during the conference. I think Dan the LA still doing their concert at some point cam like all the Asian film festivals are doing some sort of showcase panel. And Yeah it's GONNA be It's going to be a busy month for those interested in a lot of these digital F- asian-american programs for Asian Pacific American heritage month..

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"jennifer jay chow" Discussed on Books and Boba

Books and Boba

08:31 min | 1 year ago

"jennifer jay chow" Discussed on Books and Boba

"For best graphic story or comic Bear is monstrous volume for the chosen written by Marjorie Liu and illustrated by John Takeda which I have caught up with monstrous and that story is still is still banks is still real. Good not just really good to hear. Yeah for the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book We Have Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee and for the astounding award for the newly renamed astounding awards the newly renamed Astounding Award for the best new science fiction writer. We have our a new video San and Tasha surgery and they're all in their second year of eligibility. So those are the Asian Asian American finalists for the Hugo Awards. Looking forward to seeing who wins Personally I'm rooting for Aqualung with. Cause I really liked the popular so next step in our news. We have actually to book. Festival News So one of the book festivals that we're going to mention is y'all stay home and it's it's the virtual book festival version of. Y'All west because y'all West was cancelled due to a covert nineteen. And they're going to be doing a bunch of virtual panels. I'm not sure which platform yet. But you could find out more on Y'ALL WEST DOT COM and their panels are GonNa go from April twenty fifth to twenty six and there's a bunch of Asian American authors who are listed as featured authors for the panels One of them is Abigail. Hang Win who we've had on the show before so check it out if you are interested. Yeah and speaking of a digital book vests everywhere book fest is taking place may first to May second reba everywhere fest. So since a lot of book festivals GOT CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT VIRUS Ellen O. and Christina Seen Torn Bat. They decided to create a digital programming for for authors who were unable to promote their books. A this season. It's obviously it's. It's a very hard time for everyone. But for authors specially debut authors Like the rely on book signings and speaking speaking events to sell their books so this is a really nice way for authors especially those who are marginalized backgrounds to share their work and to connect with readers The festival will be providing a list of independent bookstore A list of independent bookstore links for the audience to purchase books from Some stores will even have signed books or book plates available so Make sure to check that out. One one panel. I'm really looking forward to is the middle grade lunch bunch panel and that features a Debbie Machiko the author of keep it together capable. Carter Jessica Kim the author stand up Chung. Who We've had on the podcast before Zeo The author of any day W- issue so in this panel. They're gonNA talk about what's inside the lunch. Box of their characters and it. It sounds like super cute. And you mean Chung probably has like Gogi rice and like an act shore like like there's an actual scene in stand up Chung were like. You may opens her lunchbox and it's like it's like rice in critical year and Mike a Bunch of side dishes and you means dislike all like. I don't Wanna eat this because it's it's cold it's cold now and she eats it everyday. So she's like I'm GonNa toss the trash and then go get tacos across street so sad but it's also super relatable but I think the panel like all the panel listings are going to be up on the site on April seventeenth so you can actually look and see what is scheduled and the website is just everywhere book. Fest Dot Com amazing I'm it's really. It's been really caught a see how different industries have responded to this new digital first as our in especially to support new works right like with book events going online now. I know It's been really cool to see all our favourite authors on twitter plugging and supporting other. It's it's been really nice to see. Yeah it's really nice that there are a digital options for authors right now especially since a lot of independent bookstores and just like mainstream bookstores have laid off a lot of their workers. I know recently Barnes and noble has temporarily closed more than like five hundred of their stores and furloughed. Most of its employees. So even even like the Titans of the book. Industry are struggling So yeah it's really nice to see Like I said earlier in this podcast that like independent bookstore owners are being innovative with technology to bring authors and their works to their communities style. Robbo to them. I mean this new day and age I think having community based businesses are more important than ever. Because I don't know about you but I am craving some community right now. Yeah I feel it. Feel the tug of it. Yeah well with that. I also do it for this episode of books. Imbaba Hope you enjoyed our recap of the latest Book News in Asian American Literature Thanks again to refer compiling the stories And if you have time has been very active on the book symbol blocked at BUXTON MOBILE DOT COM. So if you want to check out her. Rundown of March and April Books by as much as American authors or her mystical will about what as stacks should pair with your y. a. asian-american books on checkout. Took those out. I know she's been the direct cause of all the people becoming hungry these past few days. Yup I'm working on some more but it might take time. I'm not the fastest book blogger. So so I have. Major respects for book bloggers who are able to read like ten bucks a week and get posted up nearly every single day. Yeah I don't know how you do it. I have north most of the time I'm just like why am I doing this? No one is making me force. No one is forcing me to write this blog posts. But it's amazing. What happens when you have a lot of time on your hands? Yeah maybe all right one on these days one of these again again. Our Book Club pick for the month of April is Niimi Lee gets a clue by Jennifer Jay Chow. We'll be talking about that at the end of the month So stay tuned for that. And if you've already completed the book and WanNa talk about it right now you can go to reach group activities. Dot Com Search for the simple group and let us know your thoughts and with that re-re they say be healthy and you next time Byron. Thanks for listening to books and Boba. This podcast was hosted by Marvin Review. And Edit it and produce for. Marvin yet followed the book club on twitter and Instagram by going to act books and Boba and engage with us on good rates on are you can also take past episodes of the podcast going to symbol dot com and by subscribing to on your favorite. Podcast APP. Books in Boba is a proud member of the potluck podcast clip. It collected a Asian American podcasts featuring unique voices and stories from Asian the asper learn more about the collective and check out our fellow potluck shows by visiting the website. Podcast POTLUCK DOT COM. Thanks for listening..

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"jennifer jay chow" Discussed on Books and Boba

Books and Boba

11:53 min | 1 year ago

"jennifer jay chow" 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.

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April 2020 Book News

Books and Boba

04:31 min | 1 year ago

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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"jennifer jay chow" Discussed on Books and Boba

Books and Boba

09:15 min | 1 year ago

"jennifer jay chow" Discussed on Books and Boba

"Keep going. Yeah and each place that they go through It becomes a part of them. It helps them get stronger and helps them find themselves in a way I mean I know I complain about this being kind of a heavier either. The at the beginning of the conversation. But I'm glad I read it and I think you mentioned this Off Line to me. But it's Britain in a very beautiful way. The pros really really. It's really lyrical. Yeah starts off the Paul. So you know yeah. It's very Because because it's lyrical because the the pros is so vivid it does give like a fairytale quality to it also like matches Because like she's able to see colors us through sound and through Through words at it's like I think it really works all together with the pros and And like the symbolism of the maps and I don't know it's just really beautifully written Even though a lot of shit happens like you said not the most articulate way of putting it but yeah I'm not the writer here. I'm pretty sure for a lot of people. This is going to be their first time reading about Syria reading about About Syrian refugees. And hopefully it kind of opens their eyes and give them empathy and I think that is the power of books and representation you know trading creating apathy. Yeah it's it's real easy to just generalize them as people who just want to come and take but the star of the whole truth and we do see examples of great kindness throughout this book people who you know. They may have lost so much but they're still willing to give what they have to other refugees and they're still willing to help out strangers. Yeah so yes. They are not just people who are trying to invade our countries. Take our jobs on that note. I guess Any final thoughts on the book itself. I recommend people read the book through Audio Book. I read this book through Audio Book. I think it really helped because One concession 'cause even though. I probably pronounced names incorrectly throughout this episode Like to be able to hear the correct pronunciation that was really nice and also just like Because the pros was so beautiful. Lyrical having a narrator. Read it out loud to you. It definitely helps visualize a lot of things and And I think the narrator did a really good job capturing all of the characters voices And it was. It was very very distinctive Overall I liked the book. I wish that I read it during a time when it wasn't it wasn't I wish I kind of didn't read it during a pandemic but I think because we are in a pandemic it definitely hits harder Gal Yeah I mean the effects of this pandemic to is GONNA BE. Pretty far-reaching you know I mean they're very well could be another refugee crisis in the near future especially in countries where medical capacity isn't up to par. There's GonNa be a lot of like medical refugees. I feel like trying to get into places with medical capacity. I Dunno it's might now goodson uncertainty. It's an uncertain time and we have to hold onto what we can and Yeah Yeah Yeah. I really enjoyed reading this book to and even though it was a heavier read. It's good reminder that you know people I think in we see it in you know our healthcare workers and people trying to set up donations and services for our first responders but people are inherently giving people a harrowing want each other to do well and like. I think it's you know it's it's a natural human state to be communal and to want the best for everyone As opposed to you know sometimes you feel like people are only off for themselves I think reading through the story of Nora and Rawia and seeing that deep down everyone wants the same thing which is to live in stability and to be able to be themselves without worrying about dying or danger from others I think it's an. It's an important message for today's world where we're about to see a lot of people lose that stability and you know reminding ourselves that we're stronger together is an important message to have and with that. I guess that'll do afford discussion of a map of salt and stars with Zane to Dr as always. If you have anything to add to our discussion please let us know on our good. Reese Group We always love to hear what our club members are saying. I'm so pleased. Sound off a so like we said. We would have been nice to read a lighter this month during quarantine. But don't you worry we're going to be reading? A lighter? Lighter vote for the month of April Yup for April twenty twenty. We're reading Mimi. League gets a clue. The first book of a Sassy cat mystery series by Jennifer. Jay Chow. It is a mystery right. It is a murder mystery novel. But it's like There are some like really funny aspects to it like there's a talking cat named marshmallow and it's like they're like a dog groomers pet groomers and the main character is it becomes the main suspect. She has to like prove her innocence. And from what? I've heard it's a pretty fun. Read it it just came out in March so it is a brand new book. I know that a lot of March and April authors who have books coming out. They are unable to promote as usual because of the quarantine. They're unable to go to speaking events and signing so offer this month. I wanted to pick a new book. Yeah and we're reading Jennifer cells book. I'm excited all local bookstores. I'm excited we're always I think we always have a lot of fun with murder mystery. So I'm looking forward to this one But Yeah I hope you all are keeping safe at home or stay home stay safe. Don't get each other sick Curl up with a book. We play a lot of animal crossing. But you know reading. A book is probably a better way. There's never been a better time to catch up on that list including our April Twenty Twenty Book Club Pick. Yeah before we close. I would like to apologize to some of our listeners. If you're hearing noises ambient noises in the background. That's my fault. I don't have soundproof. Walls in my apartment so there's been landscapers that's been going on for like over an hour so I apologize for any Like for the less than perfect audio quality. But thank you for listening. Yeah I guess we'll see you all what's your next week. We actually have co author interview coming up with either. W Gregorio the author of one of our earlier clip picks none of the above all be talking to her about her brand new book. This is my brain in love so stay tuned for that will. We'll bring you got interview in about a week but with that Re-re wishing you another good week in isolation I'll see on Adam crossing. I guess yeah thinks everyone. Thanks for listening to book. 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