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
“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
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!
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
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a book that I read and reviewed last year. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) for it and remember blowing through the novel within a few days. Unfortunately, I had plenty of other ARCs to read and review, and as such I never gave…… Continue reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – Book Review (2018)
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
Good morning and happy Saturday to you all! It has been raining beautifully for the past few days here in my corner of the world, and I must confess that it has created the perfect ambience for reading! So, my weekend is off to a lovely beginning. A few days ago, Sir Betrothed and I…… Continue reading March’s Secondhand Bookstore Book Haul