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…

Review: Tea with Hezbollah

No, just no on so many levels. While the premise is fascinating, and I do believe that a “sit-down” like this is inherently necessary if we are to find some semblance of peace and understanding between all of these nations and religions as a whole, I just could not get past Dekker’s writing, and unnecessary…

Review: Akatsuki no Yona (Manga)

I am going to start this review by blatantly stating that Akatsuki no Yona is one of the best manga serials that I have read in a long time, quite possibly ever. Fear not, the spiel as to why my love for this story is so profound will follow with bits of fangirling theatrics, but…