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…

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See – A Book Review

“I remember the story Tao told me about the water buffalo and why it wore blinders. He said the animal’s suffering in this life was punishment for things it had done in a past life. Now I think of a different reason. To make an ox or water buffalo work so hard, it needs to…

Alice: Brilliant Gothic Fantasy Retelling

Buongiorno my fellow bibliophiles! I come to you today with a review of a novel that I thoroughly enjoyed, one that I completely devoured. While I feel a lot of praise will be pouring out of these fingertips in a few seconds, I feel that I must warn anyone who is already considering a reading…

Pokémon GO Book Tag!

Good morning, Pokémon masters everywhere. In honour of the Pokémon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon that just began yesterday, PST zone, I decided to do one more fun book tag before I dive back into brutally honest book reviews and rants concerning diversity (or the lack of) amongst biblio-land. This tag was created by the lovely Aentee…

Arkham Asylum: Provocative, Introspective Tale on Madness

For some reason, as of late, I have been craving damn good stories in the Batman universe. I have been wanting to read a title that would, not only satisfy this craving, but simultaneously blow my fucking mind. I want to be left with this amazing feeling deep inside of my chest that just fills…

If You Dig This, Check THIS Out…

Good morning, bookwormies out there everywhere! Most of you who actually read my ramblings probably know that I’m participating in a readathon event called Bout-of-Books. Today is Day #4 in said event and there is a very special challenge on this over-heated California day: If You Like This, Try Reading This recommendation challenge. Now, I…

Binti: Brilliant Science-Fiction!!

Every now and again I will find a book that will connect with me on a very personal level. It will be a book that will just sink into my bones and my heart, and become something wholly unforgettable. Binti by the breathtakingly talented Nnedi Okorafor is no exception to this remarkable feeling. I came…

BOUT-OF-BOOKS 16!!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OF THE FANTASTIC WOMEN WHO TOLERATE BRATS LIKE ME AND RAISE US TO BE AWESOME, BADASS PEOPLE, JUST LIKE THEM!! With that excited gesture, mostly to my mommy who is the world’s greatest mum ever, I would like to announce my participation in my third read-a-thon event for the year!!…

Review: The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks

The Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks written by Igort is a graphic novel that tells two distinct stories. The first one is of a forced famine in Ukraine that was shepherded by the USSR between 1931 and 1932. The reason behind such a course of action was due in part to the people of Ukraine not…

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: Golem (Graphic Novel)

Golem was an amazing graphic novel that I feel is exceptionally underrated. I believe that it’s difficult for people to get into because the story is highly intelligent and focuses on complex examinations of a fascist government that is run on highly capitalistic practices. Being a science-fiction, politically idealistic thriller, it exhibits a setting where…