June 2020 Reading Wrap-up

I can't believe it's already the beginning of July. This year indeed has been insane. This month I read 13 books, and they mostly fell in the middle range of rating around three or four stars. There weren't many amazing books I read, but also not many bad books I read. It's getting to be … Continue reading June 2020 Reading Wrap-up

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: 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

The Translated Literature Tag

A few months ago, Diana from Writings on Papyrus created this tag and I knew it was right up my alley. Be sure to check out her blog, because I absolutely love her analysis of all the books she reads. I read so many translated books, especially in the last couple years, so I thought … Continue reading The Translated Literature Tag

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

Book Review: The Good Earth by Pearl. S. Buck

So, my first week back in college has been a bit hectic, especially since it rained most of Monday and Tuesday (so lots of running in the rain between classes), but in between the freaking out over syllabi and all I'll have to do this semester, I read this book. This classic is one I've … Continue reading Book Review: The Good Earth by Pearl. S. Buck

Reading Wrap-up: July, 2019

It is so hot here in Ohio! It's the main reason summer is my least favorite season, because I'm like a flower: I wilt in heat. Anyway, this month I read twenty-two books, and two short stories. I'm proud of this, because I have been busy with college orientation and figuring out class schedule and … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: July, 2019

Book Reviews: A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong

I have mentioned this frequently on my blog before, but I am a massive fan of Chinese dramas, especially Wuxia dramas. Wuxia pretty much combins martial arts with heroes (wu 武 meaning military and xia 俠 meaning hero or chivalrous person). Probably the most famous Wuxia author is China was Louis Cha, who wrote under … Continue reading Book Reviews: A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong