#Augvocacy2018: Ask the Augvocates (Day 4) + book giveaway!

In case this is the first time you’ve heard of the (admittedly made-up) term ‘Augvocacy’, let me provide some quick context before we continue with the rest of this post.

If it isn’t obvious enough, ‘Augvocacy’ is a silly play on the words ‘August’ and ‘advocacy’, which can already give you a somewhat clear idea of what this event aspires to do: to bring together like-minded individuals in actively forwarding a particular advocacy throughout the month of August, which will hopefully carry over in small, indirect ways for the rest of the year. Participants of said event are referred to as Augvocates (💖). You can learn more about the origin of Augvocacy 2018 (or #Augvocacy2018) by reading my event launch post.

For 2018, twenty-four* (24) Filipino readers, bloggers (like me!), and authors are dedicating this month towards emphasizing a single message, that is, the importance of fostering a culture of reading in the Philippines.

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#Augvocacy2018: Ask the Augvocates (Day 3) + book giveaway!

In case this is the first time you’ve heard of the (admittedly made-up) term ‘Augvocacy’, let me provide some quick context before we continue with the rest of this post.

If it isn’t obvious enough, ‘Augvocacy’ is a silly play on the words ‘August’ and ‘advocacy’, which can already give you a somewhat clear idea of what this event aspires to do: to bring together like-minded individuals in actively forwarding a particular advocacy throughout the month of August, which will hopefully carry over in small, indirect ways for the rest of the year. Participants of said event are referred to as Augvocates (💖). You can learn more about the origin of Augvocacy 2018 (or #Augvocacy2018) by reading my event launch post.

For 2018, twenty-four* (24) Filipino readers, bloggers (like me!), and authors are dedicating this month towards emphasizing a single message, that is, the importance of fostering a culture of reading in the Philippines.

READ THE ENTIRE POST

#Augvocacy2018: Ask the Augvocates (Day 2) + book giveaway!

In case this is the first time you’ve heard of the (admittedly made-up) term ‘Augvocacy’, let me provide some quick context before we continue with the rest of this post.

If it isn’t obvious enough, ‘Augvocacy’ is a silly play on the words ‘August’ and ‘advocacy’, which can already give you a somewhat clear idea of what this event aspires to do: to bring together like-minded individuals in actively forwarding a particular advocacy throughout the month of August, which will hopefully carry over in small, indirect ways for the rest of the year. Participants of said event are referred to as Augvocates (💖). You can learn more about the origin of Augvocacy 2018 (or #Augvocacy2018) by reading my event launch post.

For 2018, twenty-four* (24) Filipino readers, bloggers (like me!), and authors are dedicating this month towards emphasizing a single message, that is, the importance of fostering a culture of reading in the Philippines.

READ THE ENTIRE POST

#Augvocacy2018: Ask the Augvocates (Day 1) + book giveaway!

In case this is the first time you’ve heard of the (admittedly made-up) term ‘Augvocacy’, let me provide some quick context before we continue with the rest of this post.

If it isn’t obvious enough, ‘Augvocacy’ is a silly play on the words ‘August’ and ‘advocacy’, which can already give you a somewhat clear idea of what this event aspires to do: to bring together like-minded individuals in actively forwarding a particular advocacy throughout the month of August, which will hopefully carry over in small, indirect ways for the rest of the year. Participants of said event are referred to as Augvocates (💖). You can learn more about the origin of Augvocacy 2018 (or #Augvocacy2018) by reading my event launch post.

For 2018, twenty-four* (24) Filipino readers, bloggers (like me!), and authors are dedicating this month towards emphasizing a single message, that is, the importance of fostering a culture of reading in the Philippines.

READ THE ENTIRE POST

#SHOSPH: Interview with Lee Blauersouth


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello, Lee! I am absolutely thrilled to have you on my blog today. Clearly, I’m very curious to know more about your (amazing!!!) debut novel, Secondhand Origin Stories. But before we get to that, let’s kick this interview off with a few questions about yourself. What are three quick facts about yourself that most of your readers might not know yet?

I’m weird about pain. I’ve ignored broken bones and I wasn’t upset when I once accidentally stabbed through my hand with a crafting knife, but I will whine all day if I have a sinus headache.

When I was younger I wanted to be an animator.

I decided who I wanted to marry in 7th grade and never changed my mind. We started dating when I was 19, and now we’ve been married almost 10 years! My wife is also my editor!

I’ve heard that you’re fond of comic books and cartoons. What would you recommend – maybe you can give us two or three of each?

Cartoons: Steven Universe, My Hero Academia, The Prince of Egypt

Comics: The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal, Hawkeye, A Bride’s Story

If you could be genetically altered into a superhero, what superpowers would you want to receive and why?

The superpower I most want in the world actually isn’t genetic- it’s Allspeak- ala Thor. The ability to speak, read and understand any language. I get by in life mostly via being able to talk my way into and out of things, so language barriers are a real drag.

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#TheVotingGamePH: interview with Peter Gulgowski (and giveaway!)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello. Peter! It’s such an honor to have you on my blog today. Let’s kick this interview off with a few questions about yourself. What are three quick facts about yourself that most of your readers might not know yet?

Thank you! I love cooking, learning to play different instruments (piano, viola, cello), and I am trying to learn to speak fluent French!

You’ve written a handful of books under the dystopian and/or science fiction genre. What are some sci-fi books and films you’d personally recommend?

That’s tough! There are so many! For films, I loved What Happened to Monday?, Alien, and I, Robot. For books, I really enjoyed Divergent, City of Bones, and Dark Matter.

When you’re not working on writing projects and author stuff, what are you usually up to?

As a full-time college student, when I’m not writing, I am usually in class or studying for an upcoming exam. However, for fun, I will hang-out with friends, catch up on a few shows I’m watching on Netflix or Hulu, or I’ll play video games. I’m fairly normal for a twenty-one-year-old when I’m not writing! Haha.

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Review (and author interview + giveaway!) || The Heart Forger, by Rin Chupeco


Title: The Heart Forger
Author: Rin Chupeco
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Copy: Digital
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Synopsis:
In The Bone Witch, Tea mastered resurrection―now she’s after revenge…

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life…and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her―and took the life of her one true love.

But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea’s dark power for their own nefarious ends. Because you can’t kill someone who can never die…

War is brewing among the kingdoms, and when dark magic is at play, no one is safe.

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