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Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston – Book Review

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston is an #OwnVoices Japanese non-fiction memoir. It is the autobiography of the author’s time spent in a Japanese Interment Camp during the Second World War, when she was seven years old, and follows her life after her family was released. One of the first things that I noticed…… Continue reading Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston – Book Review

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

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My Top 10 #OwnVoices Japanese Books To Read!

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!

Current & Weekend Reads

Current Reads: Filipino Ghost Stories & Existentialist Robots

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

Current & Weekend Reads

Current Reads: Military Crime Fiction & YA Magical Realism

Good morning bookworms and otaku dragons! Mondays tends to be sluggish days for me as I wind down from the weekend and prepare for the work week ahead. As such, I decided to keep things simple today and share with you all the books that I am currently reading and hoping to finish before the…… Continue reading Current Reads: Military Crime Fiction & YA Magical Realism