Premodern Japan: Beautifully Comprehensive & Concise

After many months of searching, I finally found a history book about Japan that is co-authored by a Japanese individual, and I have to say that I absolutely loved this book. This is a very comprehensive telling of Japanese history from ancient times right up to the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate, and thus the…

The Rise: The Originals Book One – A Review

“You may be closer than ever to finding some quaint little hovel, brother, and Rebekah may still win us an army. But I’m building us an empire.” – Niklaus The Rise originally appealed to me because of my guilty-pleasure-like interest in Niklaus and Elijah. I find them to be devilishly delicious and this novel was…

Big Book Haul – Pt. 2: Young Adult Literature

Good afternoon, book turkeys! Today I will be continuing with my birthday book haul from October. I apologise for not being able to post this much sooner (as I had anticipated). My health has been quite a little delinquent lately and I had to take care of myself first. After being prodded, poked, and treated…

The Vault: Lacklustre Creature Feature

“All our stories and legends and religions have roots in some form of reality. As scientists, we are trained to believe that it was man’s primitive way of explaining nature…We have seen something that is behind all stories…We may argue over whose god is the real God but no one will argue when they meet…