Diverse Books · Recommendations

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami – A Book Review

What a peculiar type of book! It’s actually a Borzoi book, which means there’s special attention to detail such as the card stock, illustrations, and overall format that make it very unique, creating a seemingly “special” feeling to a rather ordinary book. The structure of it was definitely interesting and helped provide creative visuals for…… Continue reading The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami – A Book Review

Diverse Books · Recommendations

The Lord of the Sands of Time by Issui Ogawa – A Book Review

Over the weekend, I had the wonderful pleasure of re-reading an #OwnVoices Japanese, science-fiction novel called The Lords of the Sands of Time by Issui Ogawa for Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon. It’s a book that I’ve owned for a long time, and one that I had only read when I originally bought it. After reading it…… Continue reading The Lord of the Sands of Time by Issui Ogawa – A Book Review

Light Novel

Re:Zero #1: Starting Life in Another World – Light Novel Review

Good morning, book dragons. I’m here today with a relative short review for the light novel, Re: Zero Volume 1: Starting Life in Another World written by Tappei Nagatsuki with illustrations from Shinichirou Otsuka. I’m not going to write up a full, super-detailed review here. Very much like manga, I enjoy writing those for light novels…… Continue reading Re:Zero #1: Starting Life in Another World – Light Novel Review

Readathon · To Be Read

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon TBR!

After what feels like an aeon, I am finally participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon again. This is a readathon that takes place twice a year–April and October–where you spend an entire 24 hours reading a bunch of books back to back. I think it’s a fantastic way to quickly knock off some titles on your…… Continue reading Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon TBR!

Otaku First Impressions · Spring Anime

The Silver Guardian – First Impressions

The Silver Guardian (Gin no Guardian; Yín Zhī Shǒu Mù Rén) was originally a Chinese manhua that’s being adapted in to a Chinese-Japanese anime, produced by the studio Emon and directed by Masahiko Ohkura (Road to Naruto: The Movie). It’s a short-form, fantasy series about a guy named Suigin who is an over-powered character that’s…… Continue reading The Silver Guardian – First Impressions

Otaku First Impressions · Spring Anime

as the moon, so beautiful – First Impressions

as the Moon, so beautiful (Tsuki ga Kirei) is an original romance anime that’s produced by feel. Animation Studio and being directed by Seiji Kishi (Kamisama Dolls, Assassination Classroom). The story revolves around middle-schoolers Kotaro, a bookish boy who aspires to become an author, and Akane, a track girl who really enjoys running. They meet…… Continue reading as the moon, so beautiful – First Impressions

Current & Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads #1: Comics & Light Novels

Recently, I’ve noticed posts going around the bookish community that are short snippets of what people plan on reading over the weekend, and into the following week. It looked like a fun way to share current reads and in-the-moment biblio-experiences, so I figured I’d give it a shot! My allergies have been making reading absolutely…… Continue reading Weekend Reads #1: Comics & Light Novels