June’s Gigantic Reading Wrap-Up! (2018)

When I think about all the books that I read in the month of June, my heart swells with disbelief, to be honest. I just can’t believe that I blew through so many reads! It has been years since I was able to read more than twenty books in one four to five-week period, and…

White Flash/Black Rain: Women of Japan Relive the Bomb edited & translated by Lequita Vance-Watkins and Aratani Mariko – Book Review

“Because the possibility for nuclear warfare exists, there is always, no matter how minor the conflict, the fear and threat that any war could lead to another nuclear holocaust.” White Flash/Black Rain: Women of Japan Relive the Bomb is an #OwnVoices non-fiction Japanese poetry and prose collection with contributions from various Japanese women. The book…

May’s Reading Wrap-Up

Good morning, bibliophiles! It’s that lovely time of month again; the time where I share a master list of all the stacks that I read during the month of May. To be honest, May was a fantastic month for me because I read tons of stuff and most of it was fairly decent. It was…

Bout of Books Readathon Half-Way Progress!

Yo, ho, ho, ho and a gaggle o’ books! Okay, I’ll stop now… Good morning to all y’all bibliophiles and otaku neko! Today is officially the half-way mark for the Bout of Books Readathon that I have participating in this past week, so I thought it would be fun to share my progress so far…

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…

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…