How you can get involved in the Romance Festival

If you are a fan of romance novels, be sure to check out Romance Festival. I participated in last year’s events and it was really fun to chat with authors & fellow bloggers.

Starts: 7th February 2015 at 2 pm GMT
Ends: 8th February 2015 at 8 pm GMT

Sign up for the free event here

For more details, read this reblogged post!

romance festival

We are very excited to announce our next virtual festival and we’d love you to be involved. For those who took part last time, you will know that we have a program of events on Twitter, Facebook and a few Google Hangouts.

Again we plan for the Saturday to be a professional development day for authors (last time we had Script Doctor sessions with editors, Goodreads, tips on getting reviews and much more.)

On the Sunday, we will focus the programme for romance fans which last time included author interviews, romance in YA, discussion around romantic places, steampunk, the men of romance etc.

This event is open and inclusive; everyone is welcome.

If you are an aspiring or established author and you’d like to get involved in a live event, then do let us know. Or if you aren’t around that weekend, we also have a Q&A you can complete…

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KL Book Exchange: Special Event on 25th of January 2015

Are you looking to give away old-but-in-good-condition books?

Check out this book exchange event organised by KL Book Exchange:

Date: 25th of January 2015
Time: 9 am – 6 pm
Location: SS Two Mall
Event is part of The Mustard Seed charity day

Bring your books for a one-to-one exchange. You could also buy their books at RM5 each. All proceeds go to the Mustard Seed charity.

For more details, visit the Facebook page.

Comic Fiesta 2014 – 27th & 28th December 2014

Love comic books and graphic novels? Why not check out Comic Fiesta 2014, the biggest comic convention in Malaysia? Here are the details:

Date: 27th – 28th of December 2014
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (Map)
Time: 10 am – 7:30 pm
Admission fee: RM20 for one day / RM40 for both days (ticket info can be obtained here)
Highlights: Special guests – Shinji Hashimoto & Wan Hazmer; Art booth; Cosplay competition; Game tournaments; Night Concert; Take the stage (refer below)

Schedule for #CF2014

For more details on this event, check out the Facebook page, Facebook event page and Twitter.

Seussical The Broadway Musical from 12th – 21st Dec 2014

Are you a fan of Dr. Seuss?

If YES, then don’t miss this Tony award-winning musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss.

Dates: 12th – 21st December 2014
Time: Weekdays 8:30 pm except Monday & Tuesday
Weekends 3:30 pm & 8:30 pm
 PJ Live Arts, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Ticket prices: RM33, RM63, RM73, RM103, RM133

You could buy tickets online at

For more details on the musical, visit this Facebook page.


KL Book Exchange Club: Preloved Book Sale on 29th November 2014

Dear book lovers in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor,

School’s out so why not check out KL Book Exchange Club‘s preloved book sale? Here are the details:

Date: 29th of November 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Location: Brew & Bread Coffee Bar, One City Mall (click here to view map)
What to expect: book sales, special coffee & cake offer, children’s picture book exchange, lucky draw (for children only), voucher giveaway

If you would like to sell books, please contact event organiser. RM10 booking fee will be imposed but don’t worry, it is fully redeemable against Brew & Bread Coffee Bar’s excellent options.

For more details on the event, visit the event page.


As advertised by Time Out KL:

Georgetown Literary Festival: 28th – 30th November 2014

Georgetown Literary Festival 2014 is one of the many state-sponsored arts festivals held in Penang, Malaysia. The festival provides a platform for Malaysian writers to conduct dialogue, performances, book launches and much more.

Here are the details for this year’s festival:

Date: 28th – 30th November 2014
Venue: The Whiteaways Arcade, Lebuh Pantai (map)
Programme (click on the day(s)): Friday, SaturdaySunday.

Georgetown Literary Festival: 28th – 30th November 2014

There are many types of activities planned for the festival, such as:

  • Panel discussions
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Performances
  • Storytelling
  • Film screenings

Malaysian writers that are confirmed to be at the event include Amir MuhammadShivani SivagurunathanRozlan Mohd. NoorBernice Chauly. International speakers that are scheduled to make appearances include Susan Barker (UK), Miguel Syjuco (Philippines/Canada), Leila Schudori (Indonesia), Brian Stoddart (Australia).

For more details, visit the website and/or Facebook page.

Lang Leav visits Kuala Lumpur on 30th November 2014

Lang Leav, an internationally exhibiting artist and bestselling author, is coming to Malaysia. Ms Leav will be in Kuala Lumpur to promote her books on poetry, ‘Love & Misadventure’ and ‘Lullabies’.

Here is an overview of ‘Love & Misadventure’:

Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair—from the initial butterflies through the soaring heights to the devastating plunge.  And, in the end, the message is one of hope.

The journey from love to heartbreak to finding love again is personal yet universal. Lang Leav’s evocative poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey.

An overview of ‘Lullabies’:

A sequel to the hugely popular, best-selling Love & Misadventure, Lullabies continues to explore the intricacies of love and loss.

Set to a musical theme, love’s poetic journey in this new, original collection begins with a Duet and travels through Interlude and Finale with an Encore popular piece from the best-selling Love & Misadventure. Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.

If you would like to meet the author, make sure to visit:

30th November 2014 Date 30th November 2014
Kinokuniya KLCC Location MPH Midvalley Megamall
11 am Time 3 pm

For more details, visit her blog and/or Facebook page.

Meet Lang Leav at Kinokuniya KLCC or MPH Mid Valley Megamall on 30th November 2014

Sydney Author Event – 29th November 2014

If you enjoy reading romance novels and are based in Australia, check out this author event. Sydney Author Event is a great chance for you to meet & chat with more than 20 Romance authors. Here are the details of the event:

Date: 29th November 2014
Venue: The Ivy Sunroom,
330 George Street, Sydney 2000
Sessions: (i) AM (9 am – 12:30 pm),
(ii) PM (1:30 pm – 5 pm)
(iii) After Party (8 pm till late)
Attending authors:

Tickets for the meet and greet sessions during the day are sold out. However there are still tickets for the after party cruise. Get your ticket(s) to the after party here.

For more details on the event, visit the link, Facebook page and/or Twitter.

The Paperback Book Club: November 2014 meetup

The Paperback Book Club is a Kuala Lumpur-based book group that meets every month. Since its first meetup in October 2011, the book club has discussed 40 books including ‘The Book Thief’, ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

The meetup in November is scheduled as follows:

Book: ‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads reviews)
Date:  29th of November 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Location: Nook Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Who is invited? Any readers aged 18 years and older
What will be discussed? Themes, characters, plot, style, takeaway points from the book, etc.

One of the many ‘Coraline’ book covers

RSVP at the website if you are keen to join the discussion. If you have not finished reading the book or are feeling rather shy, you are still welcome to take part in the meetup.

For latest news on the meetups, check out their official website and Facebook page.

American Association of Malaysia (AAM) Book Club: November 2014 meetup

Members of American Association of Malaysia (AAM) Book Club meet again end of November. This time around, the club has chosen ‘Bento Box in the Heartland‘ by Linda Furiya. Here is a synopsis of the book:

While growing up in Versailles, an Indiana farm community, Linda Furiya tried to balance the outside world of Midwestern America with the Japanese traditions of her home life. As the only Asian family in a tiny township, Furiya’s life revolved around Japanese food and the extraordinary lengths her parents went to in order to gather the ingredients needed to prepare it.
As immigrants, her parents approached the challenges of living in America, and maintaining their Japanese diets, with optimism and gusto. Furiva, meanwhile, was acutely aware of how food set her apart from her peers: She spent her first day of school hiding in the girls’ restroom, examining her rice balls and chopsticks, and longing for a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.

The cover of ‘Bento Box in the Heartland’ by Linda Furiyia

Here are details of the book discussion:

Date: 21st of October 2014
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Ambiance Coffee Café
Ambiance Ampang, 379A 4 Jalan Ampang,
First Floor (near Ampang Grocers)
Kuala Lumpur
Cost of drinks/food: Individual
RSVP: kindly appreciated but not necessary.

Please be informed that non-members are welcomed to join the event as a guest for the first two visits only. They will have to be a member of AAM if they would like to participate after the complimentary visits have been used.

To get the latest information on the book club, visit their weblink or email to them.