About Me and My Blog

Hi there!!

I’m May (she/her), a Thai teen book blogger and reviewer, and I love reading to escape the prison of existence! I’m an enthusiast for QPOC, sapphics, and morally grey girls in books, but beyond reading, I enjoy writing, dance, language, and music. On my blog you should expect to see me talking about books, diversity & representation, and, every once in a while, my writing!

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QUICK FACTS

  • I’m Thai (born and live in the US), and if you hate Thai food, you’re wrong.
  • I’m bisexual/queer and use she/her pronouns!
  • I’m an avid reader of Young Adult books, though I do read from Middle Grade and Adult, and I read mainly diverse books.
  • I love to write, though you’ll probably find me not writing, unfortunately. I usually write in the fantasy genre, and also make an attempt at poetry!
  • I play the piano and the drums, and I’m learning French, Spanish, and Thai. Yes, I am sadly a nerd!
  • I’m currently a high school student, so you can accurately assume that at any given moment I am stressed out.
  • I’m very introverted and use humor as a shield a little too often!!

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ABOUT MY BLOG

  • On my blog, you can find book lists, book reviews, discussions, helpful guides, and more!!
  • I mainly focus on Young Adult books, as well as diverse books, because they make up most of what I read.
  • I’ve been blogging since January 2017, and I’ve loved it ever since! (Most of my 2017 posts are privated now, because I cannot handle the idea of anyone looking back and seeing how embarrassing I was.)
  • You may know me for my love for mangoes, my overuse of parentheses, my passion for Asian books, or hosting the Book Blogger Awards!
  • When you see “the Mango Queen demands your opinions” as the comment prompt… look away. I regret every single thing 2017 me did on this blog, and the option to change it has disappeared. This is my one shame.
  • I’m open to working with authors and publishers: You can contact me here.

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FAVORITES

  • Hobbies: reading, writing, dance, learning new languages, playing musical instruments
  • Book genres: YA (fantasy and contemporary)
  • Authors: RF Kuang, Marie Lu, Anna-Marie McLemore, Rick Riordan
  • Music: Wallows, Cage the Elephant, Rina Sawayama, Hozier, Lorde
  • TV shows: Avatar: The Last Airbender, She-Ra, Criminal Minds, One Day at a Time, The Good Place

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372 thoughts on “About Me and My Blog

  1. Hi! I just came across your blog and I we seem a lot alike, honestly.☺️ I’m a fellow teen blogger and love love love reading/writing, though I don’t blog about it much, every once in a while I do. I also am on the journey of fighting mental illness and hoping to empower others to love themselves along the way! I love your blog, I hope to read lots of your posts!! Keep up the good work, lovely, you’re doing great!💗

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  2. Hi May! I just discovered your blog and we really do have a lot in common! I’m Asian (Indian), I think Thai food’s the BEST, reading is huge in my life, I love Rick Riordan, and I’m also going through some tough times 🙂
    Your blog made my day. I hope you liked my (newbie) blog just as much as I like yours!

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  3. Hi, May! I just came across your blog and LOVE it! Your post writing style is so awesome and the design is gorgeous! It’s sooooo nice to meet another mango lover (they’re the absolute best 😀 ), and I really like YA contemporary as well. And I can definitely relate…I love writing but most of the time you can find me *not* writing and basically procrastinating everything.

    Anyways, I’m totally looking forward to more posts from you! 💛💛

    — Ash | ashronnel.blogspot.com

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    1. Sorry for getting to this comment so late!! I’m so happy and honored you like my blog, that means the world for me to hear 😭💗 And aahh I’ve been eating more mangoes lately and I’ve forgotten just how much I love them!! Thank you so much, and good luck with your writing! I’m sure you’re doing better with it than I am lmao!! ❤

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  4. Hi May ! I am not exactly a teen blogger….I just turned 12 in June…we have so much in common I too love mangoes, thai food ,I am an Asian and love Pjo…you have a great blog…I love your writing style….and the layout of your blog is so nice….may I ask which theme do you use and which tool did you use to make such pretty graphics….hope you like my one month old blog too

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  5. Hello! I just want to say that I love your blog so much, and it’s super cool to see other Asian teenagers/high schoolers who are my age in book blogging!! You are definitely one of my favorite people in the bookish community, and you have been such an amazing influence on what I do. Even though we are in the same grade, you seem so much more intelligent and older, and I really admire you! If I ever met you in real life, I would not know what to do or say. I hope this community lasts a long time because you are an amazing part of it, and you should revel in your fame.

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