Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (unpopular review)

Why is it whenever I read the most popular books coming out, I always end up hating them? I have heard universally good things about Celeste Ng's books. I was debating reading this one or her debut novel Everything I Never Told You, but I decided on this one because I read several people saying … Continue reading Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (unpopular review)

Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

I saw the movie adaptation of this book when it first came out and while it was a little outrageous, I loved the casting choices and the hilarious jokes. My only complaint was the ending was a cliched, boring mess, but most of the movie was fun. Since then, I'm been hoping to find time … Continue reading Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Reading Wrap-up: February, 2019

I read 9 books this month, and two short stories. Not as good as my 17 from last month, but it's not completely horrible. And most of the books I really enjoyed. Before I get to my ratings, let's take a quick look at how my New Year's resolutions and reading challenges are going. Reading … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: February, 2019

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 clich├ęs 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