My Favorite Book of the Year: 1909-1900

We are finally to the turn of the century. It seems like we've been traveling back so fast, and yet I started this series nearly a year ago. Anyway, the first decade of the 1900's marked a shift from old traditional towards a new way of life. Queen Victoria died in 1901, the Wright Brothers … Continue reading My Favorite Book of the Year: 1909-1900

Book Review: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani

This is the first YA book I have read in a long time (at least a couple months). I have forgotten, honestly, the common tropes and style of writing found in young adult fantasy. But I picked this one up mostly because it is filled with Japanese mythology and I love learning about mythology in … Continue reading Book Review: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani

Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

I finally did it. I finally read the book that the internet has been raving about for the last few years. This is the book that on YouTube I swear everyone was talking about a couple years ago, even those who don't read books. The minimalist movement really started to appeal to me a few … Continue reading Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

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 surprised how many books I read this month, with how busy I am with school. Most of the books I've been reading are in the audiobook format, and I find it astonishing just how many audiobooks I can listen to just while I'm driving to school or doing other things. In total, I read … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: August, 2019

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

Reading Wrap-up: June, 2019

I got a bit carried away with reading this month, finishing a total of twenty-three books and three short stories. Clearly summer makes me read...a lot. It's so hot currently in Ohio (about 90 Fahrenheit, or about 32 Celsius). It makes me not want to leave the house unless I absolutely have to, enabling me … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: June, 2019

Book Review: Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

I had absolutely zero knowledge of the book going into it. I happened across it on Overdrive from the library and decided to listen to the audiobook of it (all twenty-four hours of it). I went in with expectations of a fast-paced thriller, and instead this book is a slow psychological mystery, examining the inner … Continue reading Book Review: Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

Manga Series Review: Death Note

Right...where should I start with this series? It's a manga, released from 2003 to 2006. It took the world by storm. By the world, I am being serious. It has prompted many tv and movie adaptations, both in Japan and America. If you ask any anime/manga fan which series is probably the most popular, this … Continue reading Manga Series Review: Death Note

Book Review: Hiroshima Diary by Michihiko Hachiya

If you haven't noticed, I've been writing a lot of book reviews lately and I apologize for the lack of diverse posts. I've been super busy, and yet the one thing I always have time for is reading. Besides, writing book reviews are the easiest posts for me to do, so for the next month … Continue reading Book Review: Hiroshima Diary by Michihiko Hachiya