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

japan & korea 2017, travel

Japan and Korea 2017 Day 5 (Part 2): Ikegami, and Harajuku (the Meiji Shrine and Takashita Street)

I’m very very sorry about how late this post is! My life sort of exploded, and I really had to prioritize books, and book reviews for a while! Part 1 of this post went up on July 27th, and that is kind of ridiculous. Considering that I had to split Day 5 up into 2… Read More Japan and Korea 2017 Day 5 (Part 2): Ikegami, and Harajuku (the Meiji Shrine and Takashita Street)

Adult, book review, giveaway

The Spy Across the Table by Barry Lancet (Review & Giveaway) [CLOSED]

Title: The Spy Across the Table Author: Barry Lancet Type: Fiction Genre: Adult, Suspense, Action Publisher: Simon & Schuster Date published: June 20, 2017 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 448 Source: Publisher A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Summary: In this exciting international thriller… Read More The Spy Across the Table by Barry Lancet (Review & Giveaway) [CLOSED]

book review, young adult

Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse (Review)

Title: Seven Days of You Author: Cecilia Vinesse Type: Fiction Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publisher: Hachette Book Group Date published: March 7, 2017 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 336 Source: Library Summary: Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say… Read More Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse (Review)