japan & korea 2017, travel

Japan and Korea 2017 Day 9: CoCo Curry, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo Skytree, a Matsuri at the Asakusa Temple, and Tokyo from Above

Welcome to Day 9 of my Japan & Korea 2017 travel series! If you have been following the series since Day 1 (or even since my travel prep series that I published before leaving on this trip last year), you’ll know that this day is the last full day that my parents were in Japan… Read More Japan and Korea 2017 Day 9: CoCo Curry, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo Skytree, a Matsuri at the Asakusa Temple, and Tokyo from Above

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)

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)