Festive Book Recs: Happy Lunar New Year!


Happy Lunar New Year, friends!

Today, on the 28th of January, is the first day of the lunar calendar, else known as the Lunar New Year. For a lot of us, Lunar New Year is a very important day – one that is filled with celebration, spending time with family and the ones we love, and eating a lot of delicious food. For those of us with Chinese heritage, we call Lunar New Year¬†Chinese New Year —¬†and it’s the Year of the Rooster too!¬†However, today is also Korean New Year, Mongolian New Year, Tibetan New Year, and Vietnamese New Year. (And a happy new year to you too, my friends!)

I am super honoured and delighted to have¬†three book bloggers contribute to today’s¬†Festive Book Recs¬†– Lili, Jeann, and Alex – and share with you what Chinese New Year means to them and what they do to celebrate! In the end, Lili, Jeann, Alex¬†will also be recommending two books each that relate to Chinese New Year.

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Introducing Festive Book Recs: I need your help!

I really love doing book recommendation posts. I love sharing books with all of you, and I also love¬†it when some of you recommend some books to¬†me — and let’s be honest,¬†some of you make the best recommendations.

I recently did a book recommendation post and its theme was about¬†dongzhi¬†which is a festival that I celebrate with my family. My intention was to do this for all cultural festivals I celebrate or observe, but then a thought occurred to me: wouldn’t it be really cool if fellow bloggers and readers recommended books to commemorate holidays or festivals that are important to them?

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Book Recs: Dongzhi Festival & The Importance of Family


Something I’d like to do is to make¬†Read Think Ponder¬†more personal. Sharing details about my life (aside from my Monthly Recaps!)¬†isn’t really my style, so I thought: why not incorporate cultural festivals or holidays that are meaningful to me into my blog and do something bookish¬†to celebrate?

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