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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings | Elsie Chapman, Ellen Oh
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SilverShanica
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I loved this collection. Growing up with the Grimm fairy tales and Aesop‘s fables, I am not as familiar with a lot of the stories from other places in the world and it was amazing to be able to read these stories and see what kinds of lessons were passed down in other cultures through story. My favorite stories were Olivia‘s Table by Alyssa Wong, The Land of the Morning Calm by E.C. Myers, and Girls Who Twirl and Other Dangers by Preeti Chhibber.

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ju.ca.no
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A gift from dear @Sarah83 that I finally finished😊 retellings of asian fairytales and myths, by asian writers. Some stories I loved a lot, some a bit less but it is certainly a great book for any lover of asian myths! 4/5⭐️

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ju.ca.no
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A gift from dear @Sarah83 that I finally finished😊 retellings of asian fairytales and myths, by asian writers. Some stories I loved a lot, some a bit less but it is certainly a great book for any lover of asian myths! 4/5⭐️

Sarah83 So great you like it 😍 6mo
tpixie @ju.ca.no Lovely cover! @Sarah83 great find! 6mo
Cathythoughts Lovely review! Great cover & title ♥️👍🏻 6mo
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fleeting Oh yay, this one just came in the mail! Glad to hear you liked it; now I'm more keen on reading it! 6mo
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 it was really perfect😍 6mo
ju.ca.no @fleeting ooh enjoy it!! I hope you‘ll like it as much as I did! 6mo
RadicalReader @ju.ca.no beautiful cover 6mo
ju.ca.no @RadicalReader yes, I think so too😍 6mo
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ravenlee
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3/3 @jpmcwisemorgan You have spoiled me! Thank you so much for all the amazing things. This is my first Pop, and I adore Giles. I love the bag - Dracula is one of my favorite books ever. The books are fantastic (I‘ve been wanting to read Jackaby) and the goodies - yum! Beautiful journal and bookmarks; I love Celtic knots so much I have a tattoo! I just love everything. I‘m so grateful.
#mythsandlegendsswap

jpmcwisemorgan Yay! I‘m so glad it all worked! 6mo
MeganAnn Great package! 💙🎉✨👏🏻⚡️🎉💙 6mo
jpmcwisemorgan You said you liked Buffy and you have all sorts of books so you needed a librarian! I saw you read to your kiddo and while Jackaby is YA I figure they might grow into it so it‘s for you and maybe something you can someday share with them if it‘s of interest to them. Also, it has some Buffy-ish vibes to it. It‘s a 4-book and maybe 2 short stories series and is complete so if you get sucked in you‘re not stuck waiting forever for the next book. 6mo
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orange.books
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I really enjoyed this collection of short stories! I read about one a day before going to bed and it was a really nice way to end the day, learning more about other cultures while reading great plots and characters. Of course, there are some I enjoyed more than others!

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ju.ca.no
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A thousand thank yous to @Sarah83 for my lovely birthday present😍 asian myth retellings - perfect book for me😍 and I love the cover! Also thank you for all the other gifts, I love them all❤️

MayJasper Happy birthday my dear 😘 I love that cover too. 9mo
iread2much Looks super cool! 9mo
ju.ca.no @MayJasper thank you☺️ 9mo
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Tanisha_A Hello! You address hasn't changed right? 9mo
Tanisha_A *your 9mo
ju.ca.no @Tanisha_A nope, it‘s still the same😊 9mo
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This collection of short stories features twists on mythologies and tales from East and South Asia. A strong array of YA authors presents their updates on inspirational source material and then provides a note explaining the original stories and why they chose that story in particular. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod My favorites were Roshani Chokshi's "Forbidden Fruit," Alyssa Wong's "Olivia's Table," Renee Ahdieh's "Nothing into All," Cindy Pon's "The Crimson Cloak," and Julie Kagawa's "Eyes like Candlelight." I was only marginally familiar with a few of the original stories, and I thoroughly enjoyed both the modern reimaginings and the beautiful original tales. 9mo
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BiblioNyan
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🏵An excellent anthology of #OwnVoices Asian YA fantasy stories.
🏵Based off Asian mythos & folklore from Eastern & Southern Asia.
🏵Many stories are marvellously written.
🏵Packed w/lush traditional, cultural, & social traits unique to each country/culture‘s specific focus.
🏵Great variety of romance, friendships, self-discovery, & family dynamics.
🏵Highly rec‘d for fans of YA narratives &/or Asian Lit.
🏵4.25/5.

#diversebooks #diverseya

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BiblioNyan
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Checked out this #OwnVoices Asian anthology of short stories about/inspired by various Asian mythos after reading a few brilliant reviews on it. The goal is to read a story a day (minimum).

Sorry I‘ve been MIA. Been on bedrest and playing more video games than reading lately, oops. Hope you‘re all well! Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year! 💙💙

#diversebooks #asianlit #shortstories

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Dorianna
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As a lover of retellings of fairy tales, myths, and legends, I had to own this collection of short stories based in Asia. The book was very interesting, and I especially enjoyed how the end of each story had a synopsis of the original myth/legend and why the author chose to do a retelling of it.

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JSW
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Next up! From the flyleaf: “Fifteen acclaimed authors reimagine tales from their own East and South Asian cultures.” #ownvoices

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Lindy
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If you like retold tales as much as I do, I suggest this collection of 15 stories based on Asian mythology. A feast for hungry ghosts and readers alike, written by YA luminaries like Roshani Chokshi, Julie Kogawa, Cindy Pon, Melissa de la Cruz, Aisha Saeed & Aliette de Bodard. They include fox spirits & other shapeshifters, familiar tales like the Cowherd & the Weaver, and 2 from the Mahabharata. #diversevoices #audiobook

Lindy I ran out of room to mention that the audiobook narrators are Kim Mai Guest and Vikas Adam, depending on whether the story is from a female or a male point of view. (edited) 11mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead Sounds great. Beautiful cover! 11mo
Tonton @Lindy whoa, this is on my TBR; are we on the same wavelength this week? 11mo
Lindy @Tonton Ha! I guess we are. 👯‍♂️ 11mo
Lindy @LoveToReadLiveToRead I appreciate covers like this that actually are relevant to the stories inside. 11mo
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Lindy
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Still chugging away on my qiviut & cashmere undervest. A good #audiobook helps! #knittersofLitsy

Texreader Looks comfy!! 11mo
Lindy @Texreader Thanks. The weather is getting cold and I want to be wearing it instead of knitting it! 11mo
Texreader @Lindy It‘s so gorgeous. You‘ll look great 11mo
Lindy @Texreader 😘 11mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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BookInMyHands
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This was an excellent collection of Asian folk tales reimagined and retold by young adult authors. After each story the authors pay tribute to the original story, giving the reader a better understanding of the folk tale.

Edited in part by Ellen Oh of #weneeddiversebooks this #ownvoices collection is worth the read.

#crossculturalstories 62 of 100 read

iread2much Looks like a fascinating read! 13mo
Peddler410 I just bought this! 13mo
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CaseyCassidy
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Some recent things I‘ve acquired! Today, actually. Release day for Pride and the Check, Please! vol 1 graphic novel!! Excited to get to these but who knows when I will. So many books, too little time.

I was like “I just culled my shelves so I can get more books right??” 🙄 #bookhaul #newreleases

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Phantasma.Maddie
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This book is a fantastic and magical collection of short stories. The retellings span many aspects of Asian folklore, myths, religious texts, and fairy tales which makes it hard to pick favorites. I was easily transported to new worlds while also learning more about Asian cultures. I highly recommend it for everyone. #AThousandBeginningsandEndings #EllenOh #ElsieChapman #VariousAuthors

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amma-keep-reading
Thousand Beginnings and Endings | Rene Ahdieh, Julie Kagawa, Sona Charaipotra, Roshani Chokshi, Cindy Pon, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Elsie Chapman, Ellen Oh, Aisha Saeed, Alyssa Wong, Rahul Kanakia, Preeti Chhibber, Lori M Lee, E C Myers, Shveta Thakrar
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I love the entire collection. I refuse to pick a favorite.

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BillBlume
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Woke up to book mail this morning! My wife Sheri and I both wanted this book (that rarely happens these days, especially without either of us mentioning the book to the other beforehand), so Sheri ordered it along with her textbooks for college for this semester. #bookmail #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Bookishthoughts Wonderful cover! 1y
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morevna
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"Fill your pockets with salt. Turn your shirt inside out. Tell Maria you have taken nothing.
But when you walk away, say a prayer.
For it is not her fault."

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Itchyfeetreader
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I had put myself on a book buying ban whilst I complete #backpackeurope which I am tying to do using only already owned books but then I read about this one and all promised flew out of the window !

KellyHunsakerReads That cover is lovely! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart Beautiful cover 😍🖤 1y
mhillis This sounds so good! 1y
Itchyfeetreader @mhillis I am super excited about this one and @Hunsakermountain and @Sorceryandswords the cover is more beautiful than my photo gives credit to! 1y
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theshrinkette
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I burned through this collection of stories. Each of them was so magical. #asianlit #litcelebrasian #24in48

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BooksAtNight
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Getting my #24in48 TBR stack ready. I‘m aiming for 12 hours minimum this time :) I know I won‘t finish all the books but I want to at least dip into most of them - hopefully the pile of graphic novels will go quickly!

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hwheaties
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Loved these retellings, and the notes from the authors about the original myths and why and how they chose to reimagine them.

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melveena
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'A Thousand Beginnings and Endings' features a collection of 15 retellings of Asian myths and legends written by Asian authors. Got my copy and can't wait to read this fascinating book!
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#athousandbeginningsandendings #elsiechapman #ellenoh #book #books #yalit #booktography #currentlyreading

BooknerdsLife Sounds interesting 😃 & that cover is gorgeous! 😍 1y
rather_be_reading welcome back to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @litsywelcomewagon 1y
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hwheaties
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Next up for fiction!!

BillBlume Want this one so badly! 1y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Short stories based on folk tales from Asia. Super interesting. A lot of folk tales I haven‘t heard before. Like all collections, some stories connected with me more then others.

Ruri_kaichou The cover is gorgeous! 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#YAWednesday #YATBRGiveaway
I love reading folklore, myths and fairytales. This anthology of Asian retellings features 15 short stories rarely seen in Young Adult literature. Authors include Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon. Sounds fascinating and I‘m eager to read it!

Thanks for having this giveaway! 💜

TheFunkyBookworm Sounds great! Stacking! You have 2 entries since you reposted yesterday! Good Luck! 🍀💜 1y
ElishaLovesBooks This looks so good!! Stacking! 1y
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hwheaties
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*FLAILS HAPPILY*

BillBlume I need this anthology! 1y
mhillis 😍😍😍 1y
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balletbookworm
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Do you like fantasy, mythology, and retellings? Do you like strong characters in your YA stories? You need this book! Such a great collection of Asian-mythology-inspired short stories from all over the diaspora written by YA fantasy writers at the top of their game. Out Tuesday! So much fun!
(Full disclosure: my friend Preeti has a story “Girls Who Twirl and Other Dangers” in here and ngl, it‘s my favorite ❤️)

Liatrek Sounds amazing! Adding to my TBR list 😊 1y
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BeckyLeJ
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Soooo excited to dive into this new collection! I may have peeked at it briefly and I may be utterly in love with Alyssa Wong‘s story already!

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
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Started reading A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS this week! ⭐️ This beautiful YA anthology takes East and Southeast Asian mythology and reimagines it in short stories from authors I adore. I‘ve been reading a story a night from this beautiful anthology before bed and so far I‘m really impressed. I don‘t know much about Asian mythology and so each story being accompanied by some backstory has been as fun to read as the stories themselves.

398.2 A story a night.... that‘s a great way to go to bed. 2y
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Tanzy13
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A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother‘s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place. From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish.

Maike Sounds really interesting! 2y
shendrix413 Oohhhhh, I need to read! Love the cover! 😍😍 2y
MeganAnn Gorgeous cover. I need this book for sure!!! ❤️ 2y
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