Book Review: Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki

According to the forward of this book, this collection of short comic stories is "quite possibly the single most famous Japanese manga series you've never heard of, even if you happen to be a manga fan." And I confess, even though I'm not an avid manga fan, I had never heard of this series. The … Continue reading Book Review: Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki

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 Wrap-up: January, 2019

I read a total of 17 books this month, and two short stories. This is over twice the books I've been reading in the last few months. But I suppose being stuck inside the house with temperatures the same as the Antarctic outside might be the reason. Yes, it's really cold here...the morning that I'm … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: January, 2019

Throwback Book Series Review: The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker

I have been burned so many times by fairytale retellings, but this series is one that keeps me hoping that the next retelling I read may actually be good. I discovered this series around 2007 (at the time, only five of the books were released, which is also how many I've read), and fell in … Continue reading Throwback Book Series Review: The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker

Book Review: The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, translated by Robert Van Gulik

Before I actually review this book, I feel it warrants some explanation of three different times which attributed to this book. During the Tang Dynasty in China, a man named Dee Gong An (630-700 AD) was a renowned magistrate (whose job encompassed detective, police, jury, and judge) and later state politician in China. During the … Continue reading Book Review: The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, translated by Robert Van Gulik

Books I Love: ABC Edition

Several of the blogs I follow have been doing The ABC Book Challenge, where you take one letter of the alphabet and mention the books you've read and the books on your TBR which start with the letter. This seems like waaayyy too much work for me (but props to anyone doing this challenge), so … Continue reading Books I Love: ABC Edition

Book Review: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

I saw The Princess Bride movie when I was probably about eight years old, and have watched it numerous times ever since. It was a part of my childhood, and I'm pretty sure I could say the entire movie verbatim. But, for some reason, I never bothered to read the book. Whether it was because … Continue reading Book Review: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Book Review: A Passage to Shambhala (The Explorers Guild #1) by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner

Why have I never heard of this book before? It has been out for three years and only when my mother took it out at the library did I ever hear of it's existence, which just astonishes me. And yes, the second author, Kevin Costner, is the same actor and filmmaker that so many people … Continue reading Book Review: A Passage to Shambhala (The Explorers Guild #1) by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner