Bout of Books 22 Readathon TBR!

Happy Friday, bibliophiles, and otaku dragons! Today I am going to be announcing my unofficial participation in the Bout of Books 22 readathon and sharing the stack of books I plan on reading during the event! The reason that I say my partaking is unofficial is that I am not going to be signing up…

Impromptu Used Books Book Haul! (April 2018)

This past Sunday after attending my regular Dharma service at my local Buddhist temple, I decided to go to a used bookstore. It was a beautiful Spring day, I was properly medicated to fight off the histamine twirling in the air, and, most importantly, my anxiety was very calm and almost non-existent. As someone who…

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…