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…

🌈 #DiversityDecBingo TBR 🌈

Happy December 1st Book Dragons! So far this holiday season, I have been feeling immensely festive and rather quite happy. I miss being happy and positive. Unfortunately, due to my depression, it’s not an often occurrence.  I decided to take complete advantage of these precious moments and venture forth towards more bookish adventures. While pondering…

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…

Big Book Haul – Pt. 2: Young Adult Literature

Good afternoon, book turkeys! Today I will be continuing with my birthday book haul from October. I apologise for not being able to post this much sooner (as I had anticipated). My health has been quite a little delinquent lately and I had to take care of myself first. After being prodded, poked, and treated…

Red Queen: A Story of Conquering Fear

“It was easy to accept the presence of magic in the world, and that animals could talk if you knew how to listen to them… It was easy to accept the pleasant and nice things, but monsters, especially ones from children’s stories, were somehow more difficult to grasp.” Red Queen was another beautiful novel in…

Japanese Tales: Marvellous Mythos & Folklore

“Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends—these tales reflect the Japanese worldview during a classic period in Japanese civilization.” Japanese Tales is a marvellous compilation of mythology, folklore, and fables depicting the early cultural, political, and social norms for Japan during the 12th through 14th centuries. I read this alongside a history…

The Netflix Book Tag!

Good morning friends! I wanted to apologize for not writing posts consistently and on a regular basis as of late. My college studies have been hectic and quite vast thus preventing me from doing anything pleasurable, like reading for fun or blogging as I’d like. But the pile is a bit too intense for me…

4 Middle-Grade Adventure Books with Female Protagonists!

Good morning book ghouls! Today, I want to talk about really awesome adventure books. Books filled with ancient artefacts, spooky supernaturals, mysteries and mayhem—all starring dashing and daring leading ladies! The middle-grade serials written by Rick Riordan comes to mind when I consider elementary-level novels for the kiddos—Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Chronicles of…