Adult, ARC review, book review

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (ARC Review)

Title: Convenience Store Woman Author: Sayaka Murata Translator: Ginny Tapley Takemori Type: Fiction Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Cultural, Japan Publisher: Grove Press Published: June 12, 2018 A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by Publishers Group Canada, in exchange for an honest review. Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents… Read More Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (ARC Review)

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