12 Horror Book Recommendations for Halloween

With Halloween just shy of a week away, I decided to share some of my favourite books to read around this spoopy time of year! All of the novels listed here are fantastic fright-night narratives with spookatcular elements in one form or another, and I gave them all 3.5 stars or higher! There are even…

Top 5 Books for Boring Classes

Today I wanted to do something a little on the delinquent side. Most folks who’ve ever been in a classroom setting, whether high school or university, has probably had that one class that was unbelievably boring! It may have been the person teaching, or just the subject matter. Whatever the reasons, the class sucked and…

July Reading Wrap-Up!

July was a phenomenal month for me in terms of reading. I cannot remember the last time that I was able to read so many books, and I enjoyed a good chunk of them. Most of the credit for the nineteen books read during these past 31-days can be attributed to multiple read-a-thon events that…

#24in48 Readathon Announcement & TBR!

It’s time for another readathon! The last one that I participated in was the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, which I had a lot of fun with. My luck with readathons this year hasn’t been too great as I have been battling one reading slump after another. But Dewey’s was a good one, and I’m sincerely hoping…

May’s Big Ass Book Haul!

May has been a deliciously awesome month so far in regards to book mail and book gifts, and one of the reasons for that is there’s a lot of diverse books in my haul this month! The second reason that it’s so awesome is that the pile is positively towering and leaning. It’s already fallen…

Asian Lit. Bingo Reading Challenge TBR

A most kind and brilliant book blogger, Shenwei, is hosting a super-awesome reading challenge for the month of May, which also happens to be Asian-American Heritage month, called Asian Lit. Bingo! When I first saw this challenge at the beginning of the month, I had opted out from participating  because I felt that I wouldn’t…

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…

Review: Sputnik Sweetheart

“In the spring of her twenty-second year, Sumire fell in love for the first time in her life. An intense love, a veritable tornado sweeping across the plains–flattening everything in its path, tossing things up in the air, ripping them to shreds, crushing them to bits. The genius of Haruki Murakami’s eloquently unique prose has…

Review: 1Q84

Haruki Murakami has been one of my favorite authors for quite a long time. My first experience with his work came in the form of a slim book titled South of the Border, West of the Sun. It was a tender coming-of-age love story that swept me into the night with a marathon reading. That…