Sun and Chai 2.0: A blog (and blogger) relaunch

Hello everyone and a happy 2021! It’s really been a while hasn’t it, huh. I actually can’t even remember the last time I wrote a blog post. It’s unfortunate because right before the pandemic hit, I think I was actually starting to feel good about book blogging again and was convinced my reading slump was behind me. 

Turns out that, while the pandemic did provide me with a bit more free time than usual, it also made doing everything I considered a hobby feel like a chore. And then it made existing feel like a chore. Long story short, I didn’t read a single book until Christmas time. 

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Pride, Acceptance, and Understanding Comes With Knowing You Exist #RepresentationMeans

Author: Jo @ Jo_Scribbles
I’m Jo, a children’s bookseller, and I’ve been a book blogger for ten years. I adore diverse YA, high fantasy, and retellings. Outside of books, I love musical theatre, intersectional feminism, period dramas, and old school point and click adventure computer games.

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I’m Not the Villain of Your Story #RepresentationMeans

Author: Noémie @ Tempest of Books
My name is Noémie, I’m a 25-year-old living in France. I’m currently studying law at university, after having graduated with an English degree a few years ago (almost 4 years ago now that I think about it, but it feels like a lifetime ago). Proud Slytherin who loves to read, play video games and drink tea. I sometimes write but I mostly procrastinate by making pinterest boards for my characters.

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Check Your Ability: On OwnVoices Disability Representation

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m coming at you with a quite long but very important post that I hope you’ll at least skim through til the end. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ll recall a tweet I made a few weeks ago about the abysmal disability (physical and mental) representation in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. That tweet spurred a lot of great conversation, particularly from the disabled writing community, and it struck me just how invisible disabled voices are to the able-bodied/neurotypical population.

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Goals and Gut Checks: June 2019

Hey everyone! I hope everyone’s had a great month of May and a lovely start to June. I know this is a bit late for a monthly wrap up post, but I’ve unfortunately been swamped at my job and then been way too tired to do much else when I do get free time. It’s also why I haven’t been able to read as many of your wrap up posts as I would have liked, but from what I’ve seen, May was an overall good month, and there’s an air of positivity going into June! As for myself, I’d say I’m on a similar wavelength.

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My Love Letter To Queer Latinx Stories #RepresentationMeans

Author: Cande @ Latinx Magic
Cande is a bisexual Latinx girl trying to figure out what to with her life. She spends most of her time on twitter (iamrainbou) rambling about how much she loves sapphic girls and Latinx authors, co-hosting Latinx Book Club and crying about all her book children. She has a ridiculous amount of love for YA contemporaries, fantasy and romance novels.

It was thanks to books that I realized that not only my love for girls was valid but that I was bisexual. Queer books made me rediscover myself and find a sense of acceptance that I needed in my life. But as I got to read more queer books, something was missing.

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