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When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka – A Book Review

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka was a remarkable novel. To be perfectly honest, I finished it last week and I have been struggling with writing this review. I rarely cry when it comes to books, but this title was extraordinarily poignant that I was moved to tears. For the past five days,…… Continue reading When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka – A Book Review

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday #4: Chinese Edition!

Good morning, biblio-dragons! Welcome back to another week of sharing fantastic diverse literature! The meme was created by the wonderful Aimal Farooq over at Bookshelves & Paperbacks in an effort to feature more diverse authors and books within the bookworm community! If you are interested in checking out this fun diversity party, just click the…… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #4: Chinese Edition!

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The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata – A Book Review

The Old Capital written by Yasunari Kawabata is an #OwnVoices Japanese fiction novel about the modernisation practices that began to spread across Japan post-WWII, and the struggle that the older generation Japanese society had with compromising their traditions and customs for the sake of a new era. It’s told through the eyes of a young…… Continue reading The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata – A Book Review

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February’s Massive Diverse Book Haul

Once again I’ve fallen victim to fabulously irresistible book deals that have lured me into their traps! As such, I have a diverse book haul that consists of approximately 35 books!! On one hand, I’m extremely proud of myself for being able to discover so many awesome diverse titles. On the other hand, I’m kicking…… Continue reading February’s Massive Diverse Book Haul

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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – A Book Review

Pachinko is one of those books that sticks with you even after you’ve finished it. There’s this lingering feeling in your gut that you can’t shake as you ponder all of the wonderful, and sometimes intense, thoughts that are left in its wake. Min Jin Lee accomplishes a fantastic feat with her novel and I…… Continue reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – A Book Review

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Dreams of Joy by Lisa See – A Book Review

“I remember the story Tao told me about the water buffalo and why it wore blinders. He said the animal’s suffering in this life was punishment for things it had done in a past life. Now I think of a different reason. To make an ox or water buffalo work so hard, it needs to…… Continue reading Dreams of Joy by Lisa See – A Book Review

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Deck Z: The Titanic – A Book Review

“Where men are the most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken, and have there given reins to passion, without that proper deliberation and suspense, which can alone secure them from the grossest absurdities. -David Hume An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals I have always been extremely fascinated by the Titanic. It…… Continue reading Deck Z: The Titanic – A Book Review