August wrap up

So, phew, August went by fast. I did a lot of reading in the beginning of the month, expanded my yearly reading goal to 60 books (was I perhaps too overconfident? Because I hardly read anything after I changed my reading goal). It was a good reading month, though, and I discovered some of my… Continue reading August wrap up

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea | a review

When an unidentified “monster” threatens international shipping, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil join an expedition organized by the US Navy to hunt down and destroy the menace. After months of fruitless searching, they finally grapple with their quarry, but Aronnax, Conseil, and the brash Canadian harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard… Continue reading Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea | a review

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim | a review

Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama,… Continue reading Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim | a review

June wrap up 2022

Hello friends! Turns out it is five days into July and we're well past the mid-year point. Seriously. Half the year's over, and I'm still processing that. Nothing big happened in June except for the fact that my work life severely messed up my sleep schedule, and that I'm maybe falling into a reading slump… Continue reading June wrap up 2022

Things I’d like to see more in books // a discussion

Hello friends! It's been quite a while since my last discussion post. This idea has been fermenting at the back of my blogging notebook for over a year, and finally I'm putting it into words. Here's a list of things I don't see in books as nearly as often as I'd love to. Friends drifting… Continue reading Things I’d like to see more in books // a discussion