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Top 10 Historical Fiction Books on My TBR

Historical fiction is a genre that I haven’t talked about much on my blog this year, but the truth is that it’s one of my favourite genres. I love reading stories that transport me back into time periods that I would otherwise never be able to experience. It can offer a lot of insight into…… Continue reading Top 10 Historical Fiction Books on My TBR

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The Shortcomings of Anime in 2017

Happy Friday to you all! Today, I decided to focus on my favourite pass-time (second to reading, of course): watching anime, but as I sat down to do it, I felt completely uninspired. This year has been a colossal titan of slumps and ruts, which has prevented me from enjoying many things that I normally…… Continue reading The Shortcomings of Anime in 2017

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30 Book October Reading Wrap-Up!

October was a really fantastic reading month for me! I kicked some serious arse with novels I ended up devouring, and the vast majority of them were diverse, Asian literature books! I believe I ended up reading approximately 30 titles total! I have never, in all of my 30 years of life, had such a…… Continue reading 30 Book October Reading Wrap-Up!

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Weekend Reads #8: Gothic Victorian Supernatural & Samurai Fiction

Happy Friday to all! I hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead. For today’s post, I’m going to briefly share with you all of the books that I shall be reading over Saturday and Sunday, and more than likely through the following week. Thus far, I have been liking all the titles I’m going…… Continue reading Weekend Reads #8: Gothic Victorian Supernatural & Samurai Fiction

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The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji – Book Review

The Decagon House Murders is an #OwnVoices Japanese, honkaku, psychological horror novel written by Yukito Ayatsuji who is mostly known for his novel, Another.  The book is Ayatsuji’s very first work of published fiction, released in Japan in 1987, and takes minor inspiration from his college days at Kyoto University. It was published in English…… Continue reading The Decagon House Murders by Yukito Ayatsuji – Book Review

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Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Volumes 1 & 2 by Natsuki Takaya – Manga Review

Fruits Basket is a shōjo, romcom, slice-of-life series with mild supernatural elements written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It’s an immensely popular series, one that is considered to be the very best of the shōjo manga medium! Originally, Fruits Basket was published by Tokyo Pop for Western readers, but then Tokyo Pop went out of…… Continue reading Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Volumes 1 & 2 by Natsuki Takaya – Manga Review