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Weekend Reads #9: Sword & Sorcery, Isekai, & Being a Bawse

Good morning, book and otaku dragons! As I sit here, eating my dark chocolate oatmeal and sipping on my Milo, I have come to realise that it’s been a long time since I’ve written a Weekend Reads post! The last one I wrote went up in November. Since Sir Betrothed and I plan on having…… Continue reading Weekend Reads #9: Sword & Sorcery, Isekai, & Being a Bawse

Books · Diverse Books · Non-fiction · readathon · Romance · World Lit · Young Adult

Ramadan Readathon TBR

Ramadan Mubarak to all of the Muslims and Muslimas out there! May you have a beautiful and blessed month! This year I have decided to participate in a readathon event that is very near and dear to my heart, the Ramadan Readathon. I discovered it’s existence over on twitter with their Twitter page, and knew…… Continue reading Ramadan Readathon TBR

Manga · Non-fiction · Recommendations · Reviews

Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu by Junji Ito – A Manga Review

Junji Ito, better known for his remarkable twisted and weird horror manga, becomes a co-kitty-owner when his fiancée moves in with him, bringing her cat, Yon, along for the ride. Soon afterwards, she adopts a small kitten, Mu, to help keep Yon from being lonely. The manga was a small collection of hilarious anecdotes of…… Continue reading Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu by Junji Ito – A Manga Review

Books · Non-fiction · Reviews

Letters From the Trenches by Jacqueline Wadsworth 

This book is very insightful about what WWI was like for the people–the soldiers who fought, the friends and family affected, etc. It takes periodicals from the era along with personal diary and journal entries to help shine light into the brutal reality of war. The aspects I enjoyed consisted of how well-researched and detailed…… Continue reading Letters From the Trenches by Jacqueline Wadsworth 

Bookish Fun · Books · Historical Fiction · International · Non-fiction · Recommendations · World Lit

7 Authors I Always Auto-Buy!

Happy holidays to all of the book elves everywhere! I hope your season is going about splendidly. Last week Sir Boyfriend surprised me with two of my Christmas presents early. I was having a rough time dealing with some shit and he wanted to make me smile (I swear, he is the greatest of all…… Continue reading 7 Authors I Always Auto-Buy!

Non-fiction · Recommendations · Reviews · World Lit

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…… Continue reading Premodern Japan: Beautifully Comprehensive & Concise