About Me and My Blog

Hi there!!

I’m May (she/her), a Thai American book blogger and reviewer, and I love reading to escape the prison of existence! I’m an enthusiast for QPOC, Asians, 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

  • Though young adult books were my first love and I still read them, I’ve grown beyond them and read mainly adult fiction now! I’m also primarily a fantasy reader.
  • I love to write, though most of the time you’ll probably find me not writing, unfortunately. I typically write fabulist mishmashes, have tried my hand at fantasy, and also make an attempt at poetry.
  • I dance (a lot of styles), I can play the piano and drums, and I’m learning French, Spanish, and Thai!
  • I listen to mostly indie/alternative music, and some my favorite artists are Cage the Elephant, Rina Sawayama, The Happy Fits, The Neighbourhood, and MARINA.
  • I’m currently a high school student, so you can (accurately) assume that at any given moment I am stressed out.

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ABOUT MY BLOG

  • On my blog, you can find book lists, book reviews, discussions, helpful guides, and more!
  • Most of my posts have been centered on young adult books, but as my tastes have grown, you’ll likely see other books as well. A majority of what I read and talk about are diverse books because I aim to prioritize and promote marginalized authors.
  • 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 this rather unfortunate prompt 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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353 thoughts on “About Me and My Blog

  1. 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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  2. hi may! i came across your blog a few weeks ago and i love it so much. it’s nice to meet other asian teen book bloggers (i’m korean). i don’t have many blogger friends, but i hope we can get closer ๐Ÿฅบ i’m so grateful for your blog and all your tips. they helped me so much when i was setting up my blog. i love your aesthetics, blogging voice, and everything else ๐Ÿฅฐ

    also, mangoes are very good. though cherries are the best. omggg i love thai food. it’s delicious. especially pad thai ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

    atla was so fun. i need to binge watch it again but i desperately want zuko and sokka to get together ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ™Œ

    i’m looking forward to reading more posts from you! โค๏ธ

    – katie –

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    1. ah, i’m so glad that my blog advice could be helpful!! and thank you so much, that means a lot to me ๐Ÿฅบ i love meeting other asian teen book bloggers too!!

      cherries are great but mangoes are much better, but at least you are correct in loving thai food ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž and i also am someone who likes zuko and sokka together lmao!

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  3. I just discovered your blog today after coming across you on twitter and I am hooked. I love your blog and aesthetics and it’s a rare opportunity I find a fellow bisexual high school nerd. Though you may be shocked and appalled to hear I have never eaten Thai food I am now interested. I look forward to reading your future posts!

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  4. I love your blog!! The aesthetic is so nice. I’m always trying to find other queer bloggers so this makes me super happy ๐Ÿ˜. Reading this has made me very hungry.

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