Book Review: The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang

This book is possibly the most traumatizing book I have ever read. I almost couldn't get through it all, considering just how graphic and detailed it is. It is rare for me to do this but trigger warning if you plan to read this book. I will not be including any of the graphic details … Continue reading Book Review: The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang

Indie Book Review: Raining Men and Corpses by Anne R. Tan

This was another book I found free on Amazon, and since I'm trying to read more Indie authors this year, I had to pick it up, both because I'm addicted to murder mysteries and I love humorous novels. Even though this review might come across as slightly critical, before I continue, this book is up … Continue reading Indie Book Review: Raining Men and Corpses by Anne R. Tan

Reading Challenges I’m Competing in 2019

I know, today's post was supposed to be about foreign films, but I wasn't quite sure where to put this post, so it's going up today. As one of my reading goals for 2019, I said I was hoping to compete in more Reading Challenges. My problem is that I'm incredibly bad at reading challenges, … Continue reading Reading Challenges I’m Competing in 2019

Chinese Movie Reviews: Detective Dee

Since finishing the book Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, translated by Robert Van Gulik, I was anxious to watch movies based on his character. If you're curious to read my book review and haven't, here's a link. As it turns out, there are quite a few adaptations centering around this famous magistrate during the Tang … Continue reading Chinese Movie Reviews: Detective Dee

Chinese Drama Tropes I’m Sick Of

I love Chinese dramas, and within the last couple of years I've been watching way more than is probably good for my health. However, the more I watch, the more I realize there are certain clichĂ©s that I see a lot in different dramas that I'm so over. A quick disclaimer before I get into … Continue reading Chinese Drama Tropes I’m Sick Of

Blog/Reading Goals 2019

Usually, I'm inclined not to have many New Year Goals, mostly because of the negative connotations around such resolutions and because they are difficult to follow. However, I wanted to share some general changes you will be seeing on my blog and my reading goals over the course of the coming year. So, this post … Continue reading Blog/Reading Goals 2019

My Favorite Asian Dramas of 2018

Since the year is coming to the close, I thought I could do some posts on my favorites of the year. And today we are starting off with my favorite dramas from Asia (China and Korea mostly). These won't be in any order, because all of them are good for their own reasons. Without too … Continue reading My Favorite Asian Dramas of 2018

Top 11 Korean Dramas

I watch a lot of Korean dramas—probably more than what is good for my health. I talked about this briefly in my American vs. Korean Dramas blog post. So today, instead of my usual Top Nines about books, history, or writing, I am doing something a bit different. A good friend of mine recently asked … Continue reading Top 11 Korean Dramas