Ms Ice Sandwich is an #OwnVoices Japanese novella that is part of the Pushkin Press Japanese Novellas line, which consists of novellas written by authors who have won the Akutagawa Literary Prize—which is one of Japan’s most sough-after prizes— at some point during their careers. The novella revolves around a young adolescent boy who is…… Continue reading Ms Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami – Book Review
Japanese literature is my favourite genre of books to read. My passion for #OwnVoices Japanese books cannot be put into words. It is a powerful and all-encompassing love that ignites my soul and keeps the bibliophile in me alive. When I picked up Battle Royale by Kōshun Takami for the very first time, it completely…… Continue reading My Top 10 #OwnVoices Japanese Books To Read!
Good morning, everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend, whether you were working, studying, spending time with friends and family, or just taking care of you. 😊 Luckily my weekend was not too terrible at all! Sir Betrothed and I celebrated with a couple of friends on them getting a new flat by…… Continue reading Current Reads: Filipino Ghost Stories & Existentialist Robots
Good morning and happy Saturday to you all! It has been raining beautifully for the past few days here in my corner of the world, and I must confess that it has created the perfect ambience for reading! So, my weekend is off to a lovely beginning. A few days ago, Sir Betrothed and I…… Continue reading March’s Secondhand Bookstore Book Haul
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
Good morning and happy Friday to you all! With the weekend upon us, I decided to catalogue all of the books that I received during the holidays so that Sir Betrothed and I can spend the entire weekend marathoning video games. We began doing this to celebrate the end of 2017, and it’s been so…… Continue reading Humongous Holiday Books & Novelty Socks Haul!
Happy new year from my small family to you and yours! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend as 2017 ended, whether you were with loved ones or went solo. Instead of blogging, I decided to take a break so that I could spend my holiday time with Sir Betrothed and our kitty clan.…… Continue reading Top 12 Favourite Kickass Books of 2017!