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

Short Story Review: The Oracle of the Dog by G.K. Chesterton

As one of my reading resolutions of 2019, I wanted to read more short stories (two a month at least), because I find so often I only end up reading longer books. And since I haven't ever reviewed a short story on my blog, I though I'd reviewed this one. I am a massive fan … Continue reading Short Story Review: The Oracle of the Dog by G.K. Chesterton

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

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

Books I’m Looking Forward To in 2019

I was supposed to post a book review today (namely, Great Expectations), but unfortunately I'm still not done with it. So I'm throwing up this post today and then (let's hope) I'll post the book review on Saturday. So, I used to anticipate books coming out more, but this year I really haven't cared that … Continue reading Books I’m Looking Forward To in 2019

Book Review: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

If you've been following my blog for any significant length of time, you've probably heard me mention Rhys Bowen or one of her books. I'm a great fan of hers and have read and loved both her Molly Murphy Series and Her Royal Spyness Series. In the last couple of years, she's started coming out … Continue reading Book Review: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen

Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

On the rare occasion I will read a Middle Grade book, and 9 out of 10 times, I will really enjoy it. With YA novels, the chances are usually as low as 3 out of 10, so it makes me wonder why I don't read more Middle Grade books. Anyway, I spotted this book a … Continue reading Book Review: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Book Review: The Alienist by Caleb Carr

No, this is not a book about aliens, as the title might make you surmise. Instead, it is a historical mystery about a psychologist, known at the time as an “alienist.” I was introduced to this book through its TV series adaptation released early in 2018, starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, and Daniel Bruhl. I … Continue reading Book Review: The Alienist by Caleb Carr

TV Series Review: Riverdale

This series has been on my radar since it started airing at the beginning of 2017. And since the third season just started, I thought it would be the perfect time to binge-watch the first two seasons. There is one main reason I avoided this drama like wildfire and one reason I finally decided to … Continue reading TV Series Review: Riverdale