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. ” I cannot respect beliefs that don’t respect my existence” OMG YES I AGREE SO MUCH. As a general rule I always respect people’s beliefs and opinions, but I’ve realised lately that I don’t have to respect people’s beliefs if those beliefs disrespect others… It’s 2018 for crying out loud! We have to start respecting each other! It makes me really sad that people are still hating on others for dumb reasons like sexuality or race. :/
    Anyway, it’s good to ‘meet’ someone with the same opinions as me! 🙂

    Andrea | indigoskysblog.blogspot.com

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      1. That island life lol! We eat Mangoes like others eat bread or drink water, I swear. Like there’s always magically Mangoes in my parents house, ALWAYS. I don’t know what sorcery my mom was pulling but it’s not working out in my apartment lol!

        And you’re welcome! I’ll go hit follow now 🙂

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          1. I actually am not a fan of regular white rice… even in my sushi sometimes I’ll get tired of it and pick it out lmao! People always make fun that I’m skinny cause I don’t eat rice! Blah!

            The fruits I loved in the Philippines was the baby mangoes and the star fruit! I find them sometimes here in the US but they’re not cheap lol! I did get my bf addicted to coconuts though!

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  2. (South) Asian mango lover here and this has convinced me to follow you (yes, also I’ve read some of your blog and I like it, but whatever mangoes are what got my attention) 🙂

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  3. I love Thai food!!!
    Also I just wanted to throw this out there: not all Christians are jerks to the LGBT+ community. We might not agree but there is no reason for us to be rude. EVERYONE IS HUMAN.

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      1. I’m sorry. I had no intention of being rude. Honestly, I couldn’t care less if someone is gay, trans, queer, or anything. I still support James Charles, I still support Ellen, and I’ll still support you. You seem like a really sweet person, and I would hate to make you feel bad. If I came across as pushy or rude, I am so so sorry. I might not agree with you on certain things, but I’m not going to treat you like crap. Maybe we can just agree to disagree and then move on.

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        1. Thank you for your apology. I know you view it differently, but I and other queer people think that if you don’t “agree” with us, you can’t FULLY support us, since what you “disagree” with is a large part of our identity. But thanks for at least not treating queer people badly.

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            1. prove what? you don’t have to prove anything about your beliefs to me, why should I have to prove anything to you? I personally don’t believe in Jesus, but if you do, that’s your own choice and I don’t see why you have to attack me for my beliefs

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              1. and why not? So lemme get this straight, you want to spend eternity in hell with terrible things in it and die a terrible life, instead of living in heaven with Jesus and living a perfect life forever?

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                  1. There will be a day when you talk with your friend for the last time.

                    There will be a day when you say “I love you” for the last time.

                    There will be a day when you go to class for the last time.

                    There will be a day when you tie your shoes for the last time.

                    There will be a day when you sleep in your bed for the last time.

                    There will be a day when you laugh for the last time.

                    There will be a day when you cry for the last time.

                    There will be a day when you close your eyes for the last time here, but open your eyes for the first time in heaven.

                    I’m not sure when that day is for you. I hope it’s not soon, but that day could be today. Or tomorrow. Or 50 years from now. I’m not sure, but that day is coming. I don’t want to scare you, but your life could be gone in the blink of an eye, and we’re not here for long. That day shouldn’t scare us, but instead, bring us joy.

                    There will be a day when I meet my Lord, Savior, and heavenly Daddy face to face.

                    There will be a day when we will walk on streets of gold.

                    There will be a day where there are no sickness, pain, cancer, drugs, Hiv, or allergies.

                    There will be a day where there is no more violence, wars, shootings or criminals.

                    There will be a day with no more sadness, death, guilt, fear, loss, abuse, anger, insecurity, or resentment.

                    There will be a day when the lion and lamb sit together.

                    There will be a day when you can sit and talk with your grandpa, or have coffee with the apostle Paul.

                    There will be a day when the widow meets her husband again.

                    There will be a day when a mother rocks her miscarried child.

                    There will be the sound of angels praising the heavenly king.

                    The sun will never set there.

                    There will be no more darkness, storms, blizzards, tornadoes, earthquakes or hurricanes.

                    There will be a day with no more stress or tired.

                    There will be a day when I can dance for God without being dizzy.

                    There will be a day when all the brokenness from earth disappears.

                    There will be a day when all our tears will be wiped away.

                    There will be a day with no more enemy.

                    There will be a day when we come home, to heaven.

                    And we’ll be there for eternity.

                    This earth is not our home. I wanted to remind of the joy that awaits us home. Just think about the happiest you’ve ever been on earth(our temporary home), now multiply that by infinity and beyond. That’s the joy of our eternal home! When the troubles of this world bring you down, just remember you aren’t home yet! We’re all just waiting to go home, but in the meantime, we have a little bit more time to make a change to our world and bring Our King glory. Although I hope you don’t go home today, live like it’s your last! This *could* be the last time you play with your dog, chat with a friend, write a blog post, or go to ballet class. We have an amazing home waiting for us, but while we’re waiting, we have a little more time to shine for Christ!

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                    1. I’m obviously not going to budge in my beliefs and you obviously aren’t either. and that’s completely okay, because we all are subject to our own personal beliefs and opinions. please, I’m begging you, get a life and accept that other people have different opinions than you

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                    2. I am sorry about being so rude. plz forgive me. i just really don’t want anyone to be without god and all of his amazing glory. please.just.listen. he loves you.

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                    3. I have literally told you to leave me alone multiple times and to accept people for their own personal beliefs and opinions. I DO. NOT. WANT. TO. BE. WITH. GOD. and you need to learn to respect the beliefs of me and other people who also do not want to believe in or be with God

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  4. AHHHHH. MANGOES. THAI FOOD.
    okay, you just made me hungry. XD but, yes, I can agree that Thai food is the best. I’m absolutely in love with your blog, May! you have an amazing style, and I’m hoping to see more from you soon. have a nice vacation and a relaxing hiatus! xx Sydney

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