Monday, November 30, 2009

Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind

Wow. The big reveal is today. I can't believe it.

My sooper sekrit project is a second blog called Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind. Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind is a children's and young adult blog about books set in Asia and books with Asian characters (regardless of where they are published and whether or not their authors and illustrators are Asian), and Asian authors and illustrators (no matter where they are in the world). I started the blog because of the sheer pleasure I get from such books and from getting to know such authors and illustrators.

Also, there aren't enough blogs highlighting Asian children's and young adult books. This needs to change.

I am not going to abandon Into the Wardrobe. Into the Wardrobe will remain my more general children's and young adult book blog.

I'm launching the new blog with interviews of two Filipino writers: Perpilili Vivienne Tiongson, the author of "I Hate My Mother!", and Candy Gourlay, the author of Tall Story. Coming soon: blog posts on the children's and young adult book scene in Hong Kong and South Korea! (I've also cross-posted a lot of relevant Into the Wardrobe posts over at the new blog.)

Click HERE to check out Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind! I hope you all like it. =D

P.S. Carlo Angelo Canlas (olrac.salnac@gmail.com) designed both my blogs. Isn't he awesome? =D

20 comments:

Natalie said...

Congratulations!
Into The Wardrobe has evolved and blossomed... what a beautiful reflection of your heart and effort, and now you are really spreading your wings! This new endeavor is sure to be awesome.

Tarie said...

Natalie! Thank you so much for your support and kind words. Honestly, I am terrified of this new endeavor, but I'm excited about it too.

* hug *

Jules at 7-Imp said...

TARIE! This is so exciting. (And I'm so glad you kicked about this, since I'm embarrassingly, dreadfully behind on all my blog-reading.) This is wonderful, and the blog is in such excellent hands. What a great contribution to the blogosphere!

I've been wanting to do a post lately about links (new sites, etc.), and whenever I get to it, I'll include this.

Tarie said...

Thank you so much, Jules!!! I really appreciate all your support.

Kerrie said...

Congratulations Tarie!! I seldom have time for blog reading anymore but thank goodness for the "headlines" from Facebook! So glad I clicked over,I LOVE your idea!
Here in America it can be tough to find anything beyond superficial treatments of other cultures. I'm looking forward to your reviews and resources to help me change some of that for my children. :)

Ello said...

That's awesome Tarie! Good for you and congratulations on the launch! I will definitely be there!!!

Tarie said...

Hi, Kerrie! Happy Holidays! Thank you so much for following my new blog. I'm nervous about it. But I love Asian children's and young adult literature so much that I can't not do it!

jama said...

WooHoo! Excitement! Congrats on the new blog, Tarie. You're the perfect person to undertake such an endeavor. As others have said, it's MUCH NEEDED in the blogosphere. I'm going to add it to my blog reader right now. Good luck!!

eisha said...

That is so seriously cool! What a great idea.

Zarah Grace C. Gagatiga said...

in behalf of pbby, i congratulate you and wish you more power!

Vivian said...

Love your new project! It is much needed and I wish you all the best.

Tarie said...

Thank you so much, everyone!!! Your support really makes me happy. =D

Blessie said...

Tarie, congratulations on your new blog! It's beautiful, and I'm sure a lot of Asian booklovers -- writers, especially -- will find it very worthwhile. *kisses and hugs *

Tarie said...

Thank you, Blessie!!! =D

CY said...

Finally! A welcome - and very much needed - addition to the world of kidlit. Here's to creating more ripples in the field, Tarie! =)

Tarie said...

Thank you for all the encouragement and enthusiasm, CY!!!

Angelica Louise said...

This is awesome! :D Another blog to bookmark! Yay! Love the blog's layout, btw :)

Tarie said...

Angel, I have the world's best blog designer. Hehehe.

Just Jules said...

I love your header

Tarie said...

Thank you, Jules! :o)