book review, comic/graphic, nonfiction, picture book

Gudetama’s Guide to Life & Eggsistential Thoughts by Gudetama the Lazy Egg (Double Review)

Physical copies of these books were kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for honest reviews. Title: Gudetama’s Guide to Life Author: Brian D Clark Type: Nonfiction Genre: Sequential Art Publisher: Penguin Workshop (Penguin Random House) Date published: April 10, 2018 From Sanrio, who brought you Hello Kitty, Gudetama the Lazy Egg returns with a… Read More Gudetama’s Guide to Life & Eggsistential Thoughts by Gudetama the Lazy Egg (Double Review)

top ten tuesdays, weekly meme

Top Ten Tuesday #46: Top Ten Books That Take Place In Another Country

Happy Tuesday, and happy Top Ten Tuesday day, everyone! This week’s theme allows us to travel outside of our own countries, and encourages us to explore the rest of the world! Since most YA books are set in the U.S. (well, the contemporary ones anyway, since fantasy settings didn’t really count for me, for this… Read More Top Ten Tuesday #46: Top Ten Books That Take Place In Another Country

japan & korea 2017, travel

Japan and Korea 2017 Day 7 (Part 2): Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion, and the Geisha District

Welcome to part 2 of Day 7 of my 2017 Japan and South Korea trip! If you read my blog post about Day 7 part 1, you’ll know that we had quite a busy start to our first day in Kyoto (to the point where I had to slice what would normally have been one blog post… Read More Japan and Korea 2017 Day 7 (Part 2): Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion, and the Geisha District

japan & korea 2017, travel

Japan and Korea 2017 Day 7 (Part 1): Japanese Countryside, Fushimi Inari Fail, Cherry Blossom Ice Cream, and the Kiyomizu-dera Temple

This post took quite a while to actually plan, write, and post! The reason for that is … December happened, and I had a lot of catching up to do in my reading and review-writing. Plus there’s also this little thing that I mention in almost all of these posts: writing about Japan is painful.… Read More Japan and Korea 2017 Day 7 (Part 1): Japanese Countryside, Fushimi Inari Fail, Cherry Blossom Ice Cream, and the Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Adult, book review

Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa (Review)

Title: Sweet Bean Paste Author: Durian Sukegawa Translator: Alison Watts Type: Fiction Genre: Contemporary, Cultural, Japan, Asia Publisher: ONEWorld Publications Date published: November 14, 2017 Page Count: 209 Source: Publisher A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher and Raincoast Books, in exchange for an honest review. Sentaro has failed: he has a… Read More Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa (Review)

japan & korea 2017, travel

Japan and Korea 2017 Day 6 (Part 2): Bento Lunch, the Hakone Tozan Line, and a Long Walk Home Through Tokyo

The second half of Day 6 was a little more exciting! As you can tell from the title, we had an amazingly delicious lunch, then made our way from Odawara to Hakone where we had been planning to go and view Mount Fuji. That didn’t work out (and you can read all about it in… Read More Japan and Korea 2017 Day 6 (Part 2): Bento Lunch, the Hakone Tozan Line, and a Long Walk Home Through Tokyo

japan & korea 2017, travel

Japan and Korea 2017 Day 6 (Part 1): Riding the Shinkansen, Odawara Samurai Museum, Odawara Castle, and Miyukinohama Beach

It’s finally time for another episode of Flavia goes to Japan and South Korea! Just kidding. Unless you think of these as episodes. Which is fine. Haha. Anyway, as you can probably tell from the other posts I’ve made about this trip, we made sure to stay busy every single day! Because Day 6 was… Read More Japan and Korea 2017 Day 6 (Part 1): Riding the Shinkansen, Odawara Samurai Museum, Odawara Castle, and Miyukinohama Beach