Book Review: Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

I've been reading a ton of books by Asian authors this year, and have been enjoyed many of them. However, reading them has made me realize just how many places I have never read a book about. One of those places is Nigeria, which is why I was thrilled to stumble across this book at … Continue reading Book Review: Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag

This tag has been on my list to write for a long time, but as it actually takes work which does not include shifting from web tab to web tab as research and actually getting up from my chair, I've avoided doing it. I'm clearly lazy. Anyway, I couldn't find out who created this tag, … Continue reading Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag

Bollywood Review: Mohenjo Daro

I don't watch many Bollywood movies, but the main reason I snatched this one up at my local library because it is set during the Indus Valley Civilization in 2016 BC. The civilization spread through modern Afghanistan, Pakistan, and northern India. The title of this movie, Mohenjo Daro, refers to an actual ancient city in … Continue reading Bollywood Review: Mohenjo Daro

Series I WON’T Finish

A little over a month ago, one of my favorite Booktubers, Merphy Napier, did a video on this topic and I started thinking of all the series I've started that I know I won't continue on in. It may be because I didn't like the first book, or that after reading a few books I … Continue reading Series I WON’T Finish

Book Review: The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

I'm pretty sure I have never read a book so depressing and yet so interesting as this book. Most probably know of this book due to the 2006 adaptation of it starring Naomi Watts and Edward Norton (I've seen parts of the movie, so I knew the basic plot, but not the details). I've avoided … Continue reading Book Review: The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

My Favorite Book of the Year: 2009-2000

This is my second installment of the series, and be sure to check out my previous one before reading this one: My Favorite Book of the Year: 2019-2010 If this is the first post you are seeing of this series, it's a series where I take a look at my favorite book of certain years. … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 2009-2000

Book Review: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

This book is the longest one I have ever read, sitting at early 1,500 pages. It kind of feels like reading five similar books back to back, and reading it in about two weeks like I did felt a bit overwhelming. It's a lot to take in, and I'm still processing my thoughts on it. … Continue reading Book Review: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Reading Wrap-up: August, 2019

I'm currently a couple weeks into college, and super busy. During the first few weeks of August, I tried to read as much as possible to prepare for starting college, and I ended up finishing 19 books and 2 short stories. This is great, even more than my average of about fourteen books a month. … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: August, 2019