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When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen – Book Review

I have really been enjoying poetry lately. Chalk it up to the fact that I am currently writing my own poetry book, or that I have had many experiences last year and the best way for me to process it is via poetry—reading and writing alike. Whatever the reason, I am very grateful for my…… Continue reading When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen – Book Review

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Mind-Blowing Manga of 2017!

In celebrating all of the things that made 2017 awesome this week, today I’m going to share with you all my top seven manga serials that I absolutely loved and will always recommend to anyone in search of amazing stories in the graphic novel medium. Each one of these completely blew me away by either…… Continue reading Mind-Blowing Manga of 2017!

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Blade of the Immortal Omnibus I by Hiroaki Samura – Manga Review

Blade of the Immortal is a seinen, chanbara (media about/involving samurai), jidaigeki (period drama) manga series with supernatural elements. It’s a series that has been credited with redefining the jidaigeki genre with its near-flawless execution. Dark Horse Manga picked up the series and has been releasing them in breathtaking (yet very heavy) omnibus editions where…… Continue reading Blade of the Immortal Omnibus I by Hiroaki Samura – Manga 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

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The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim – Book Review

The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim is an #OwnVoices Chinese literature, young adult fantasy novel. Even though the novel has a twelve-year old main character and is classified as a middle-grade read, the content and subject matter of the  book would be more appropriate for mid-to-older teens, personally speaking. It was originally published in January…… Continue reading The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim – Book Review

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Revenge by Yōko Ogawa – Book Review

Revenge by Yōko Ogawa is a collection of eleven short stories that are all interconnected in one way or another. It’s an #OwnVoices Japanese literature novel that also falls under the psychological thriller and horror genres, and was originally published in January 2013. I read the UK Vintage International edition released in January 2014. The…… Continue reading Revenge by Yōko Ogawa – Book Review

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12 Horror Book Recommendations for Halloween

With Halloween just shy of a week away, I decided to share some of my favourite books to read around this spoopy time of year! All of the novels listed here are fantastic fright-night narratives with spookatcular elements in one form or another, and I gave them all 3.5 stars or higher! There are even…… Continue reading 12 Horror Book Recommendations for Halloween