Shakespeare’s Worst Play? Pericles, Prince of Tyre

I have been a great admirer of Shakespeare since high school. I even took an optional class to study his plays in both high school and college. In total, I have read and studied twenty (now twenty-one) of his thirty-seven plays. And I have not read one I didn't enjoy, even the tragedies. So imagine … Continue reading Shakespeare’s Worst Play? Pericles, Prince of Tyre

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

Reading Wrap-up: March, 2019

Despite being so busy this month, I read a total of 24 books and 2 short stories. This is probably because I'm reading every moment I have free. I find it so relaxing when I'm stressing about moving to just sit in the silence and read. Plus, it helps that ten of those books are … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: March, 2019

Book Review: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

I feel like I've been starting every book review recently with, "I've been wanting to read this book for forever, and I finally did!" And this is yet another book which falls into this category. However, in my defense, I'm working really hard this year on decreasing my ever-increasing TBR (it's a constant struggle!). Daphne … Continue reading Book Review: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

Book Review: The Bhagavad Gita

I have absolutely zero knowledge of the Hindu religion outside the fact that it believes in reincarnation. This is strange considering how much research I have done it many Asian religions (like Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, etc.). I came across this book among several lists of most important ancient books. It is a 700-verse scripture text … Continue reading Book Review: The Bhagavad Gita

The Valentine’s Day Book Tag

I know, I know, I'm two days late with this post (Valentine's Day was Thursday, for reference). However, I am writing this post on Valentine's Day, in my defense, and I wanted to do another fun book tag. Holiday-themed book tags are some of my favorites. I found this tag on The Sassy Book Geek, … Continue reading The Valentine’s Day Book Tag

Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell

George Orwell (real name Eric Blair) is one of those authors that I have an overwhelmingly positive view of, even though I've only read one of his books: Animal Farm. He wrote during a time where there was universal upheaval around the world. He was born in 1903 and died in 1950, which means he … Continue reading Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell

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

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