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

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

Winter Themed Book Tag

I haven't done a book tag in so long (as it turns out, since the beginning of December), so I thought I'd do a fun Winter-themed book tag, since currently (as I write this) it is -10ºF (-23.33℃). So, yes, it's a bit cold. Anyway, I came across this tag on a blog called Marissa … Continue reading Winter Themed Book Tag

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

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

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: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

I have seen this book (and its subsequent sequels) on bookstore shelves since I was a child. However, I never bothered to pick it up. I'm not sure why, since the cover is rather appealing. But, apparently the movie adaptation is being made, so I thought it was about time that I tried reading this … Continue reading Book Review: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Book Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

I have been burned too many times by classic retellings, and yet I still decided to pick this book up and read it, for two reasons. First, I am a massive fan of Jane Eyre. Jane is one of my favorite protagonists in literature, mostly because she is such a strong character despite her horrible … Continue reading Book Review: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

Book Review: Winterfrost by Michelle Houts

This will be the first of many Christmas/winter themes books I will be reading, both this month and probably for the rest of winter. I don't what it is about winter that makes me want to read books set in cold places. Anyway, I was drawn to this book both because of its cover and … Continue reading Book Review: Winterfrost by Michelle Houts