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

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

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

Book Review: The Deep by Alma Katsu

I am drawn to any retelling of the sinking of the Titanic. When I saw this book coming out, which takes a more supernatural twist on the real-life tragedy, I felt I had to read it. And, while my feelings were mixed, I did find it to be a creepy and interesting novel. Release: March … Continue reading Book Review: The Deep by Alma Katsu

Book Review: And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander

This book is the first of the Lady Emily series, a series I have seen on the shelves of bookstores and libraries alike for years and, despite it being part of one of my favorite genres (historical cozy mysteries), I have never read it before. Until now. When I put it on my TBR, there … Continue reading Book Review: And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander

Book Review: The Call of the Wild by Jack London

I've read a couple short stories by Jack London and I've really enjoyed his writing, especially when it comes to serious stories about man v. nature and our separation from the harsh realities of nature. This book, is perhaps his most famous, or at least I know I've seen it around a lot. It's also … Continue reading Book Review: The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Book Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

I've watched Caitlin's Youtube channel Ask a Motician for a few years (though I haven't kept up with the latest videos), and I've owned this book for almost as long. I actually had the opportunity to meet Caitlin a couple years ago when she did a speaking event at an art museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. … Continue reading Book Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

Book Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

This book was a random find at the Goodwill months ago and I was drawn to it simply for the fact that it was originally written in Chinese and is set during Mao's rule in China during the 1970's. While I did find it an interesting and quick book to read, I probably won't be … Continue reading Book Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie