Book Review: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani

This is the first YA book I have read in a long time (at least a couple months). I have forgotten, honestly, the common tropes and style of writing found in young adult fantasy. But I picked this one up mostly because it is filled with Japanese mythology and I love learning about mythology in … Continue reading Book Review: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani

June 2020 Reading Wrap-up

I can't believe it's already the beginning of July. This year indeed has been insane. This month I read 13 books, and they mostly fell in the middle range of rating around three or four stars. There weren't many amazing books I read, but also not many bad books I read. It's getting to be … Continue reading June 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Real Neat Blog Award

I'm not usually nominated for awards, but a couple weeks ago The Pine-Scented Chronicles Blog nominated me. I really enjoy reading this particular blog, so you should definitely check it out! I'm not going to do the entire thing (like I'm not going to nominate other people), but I thought at least I'd answer the … Continue reading Real Neat Blog Award

Author Taste Test: Nora Roberts

Today I am starting a new series on my channel, and one to which I must give some credit to Chandler Ainsley, a Booktuber on Youtube, for giving me the idea for this series. She's done several taste tests where she'll read the favorite books of other Booktubers. I thought it was such an interesting … Continue reading Author Taste Test: Nora Roberts

Book Review: The Library of Legends by Janie Chang

This book is a mix between history and fantasy, and was released a little over a month ago. I am so happy I was able to read it because this book may be my new favorite book released this year that I've read--so far. This may simply because of my immense interest in learning about … Continue reading Book Review: The Library of Legends by Janie Chang

Chinese Drama Review: The Chang’an Youth

It seems like forever since I watched and thoroughly enjoyed a Chinese drama, and I've never actually individually reviewed one on my blog. However, since it is summer and I have a lot of time on my hands, I ended up binge watching this in the last two days. And, for all its faults, I … Continue reading Chinese Drama Review: The Chang’an Youth

My Favorite Book of the Year: 1919-1910

Ah, the 1910's, perhaps most famous for WWI, but also marked with massive changes in society with the women's right to vote and famous incidents like the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and Alfred Wegener's theory of continental rift (which I learned about in my Geology this last semester). However, this is also the … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1919-1910

Book Review: Daughter of the Reich by Louise Fein

This book came out just about a month ago, and I picked it up because I was interested in a historical novel from the perspective the Nazis during WWII. I love reading WWII novels in general, but usually it's from one of the allied perspectives (like American, British, or French). So I was happy to … Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of the Reich by Louise Fein

Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

I finally did it. I finally read the book that the internet has been raving about for the last few years. This is the book that on YouTube I swear everyone was talking about a couple years ago, even those who don't read books. The minimalist movement really started to appeal to me a few … Continue reading Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo