Weekend Reads #7: Japanese Thriller & Chinese Zodiac

Happy Friday to you all! This weekend I will be starting October’s Birthday Book Challenge! If you’d like more information on this challenge, please check out my post for it. I’m super excited to begin this reading event and I decided to begin with a title from my favourite Asian literature subgenre: Contemporary Japanese literature!…

Restaurant to Another World: Gourmet Episodic Goodness

Disclaimer: There may be some minor spoilers for the anime in this review. Out of all of the serials I watched this season, Restaurant to Another World would have to be one of my favourites. It was feel-good and dangerously hunger-inducing. In the corner of a local shopping district lies a Western-style restaurant called Yōshuku…

Mini-Bookmark Haul!

Today, I just wanted to do a very cute and simple blog post where I share some of the bookmarks that I have recently acquired. I absolutely love bookmarks, particularly beaded bookmarks, and I’m always on the prowl towards making my collection grow! I find a lot of comfort in the bookmarks that I use…

Favourite Bookish Bromances!

One of things that is guaranteed to make me re-read a book are genuinely fantastic friendships. Maybe it’s because my family consists of my friends; people who have shared a shattered road of obstacles with me since we were wee, little youngsters. A lot of my favourite platonic relationships in books and anime tend to…

Fall 2017 Anime Watchlist!

With the Summer season of shows fast approaching their finale, I decided it was a good time to take a look at the offerings for the Fall anime line-up. I have noticed that quite a few of the simulcasts will be continuations of other serials, or films, previously released, most of which I’m not familiar…

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – A Book Review

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson is a young adult fantasy re-telling of the Peter Pan story, originally written by J.M. Barrie. Told from the perspective of a tiny faerie named Tinker Belle, the book is about a young adolescent Indigenous girl named Tiger Lily. Viewed as an outcast, Tiger Lily is a very lonely…

Planetes by Makoto Yukimura – A Manga Review

Planetes is a seinen, science-fiction manga series that is written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga). It follows a small group of astronauts who are tasked with keeping near-Earth’s orbit clean of debris. In the four volumes of the series, or two omnibus editions, we get familiarised with the individuals who are doing the…

Weekend Reads #6: Dark Fantasy & Space Survivor

Good morning and happy Saturday to all! So far my weekend has been going good. The plan is to watch films and play through Borderlands with Sir Betrothed, in addition to reading of course. If I could change anything, it would be this damned weather! It’s so cloudy outside, yet the heat is suffocating, creating…

Uprooted by Naomi Novik – A Book Review

Stand-alone fantasy novels seem to be rare finds. It seems like everything has a sequel or a saga attached to it nowadays. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, it does feel nice to occasionally be able to read a book without needing a long-term commitment; a book that gives you everything you can obtain…

Weekend Reads #5 & Life Update!

Wishing everyone another happy Friday! I hope your weekends are good and filled with things that make you smile. Today, in addition to sharing some of the books that I plan on reading over the weekend and into next week, I hope to bring you tidings of what’s been happening in this biblio-blogger’s life. Most…