thoughts on | strange weather in tokyo by hiromi kawakami

strange weather in tokyo by hiromi kawakami hiromi kawakami's strange weather in tokyo is a novel that packs a punch. we follow tsukiko, a 38 year old woman who works in an office and lives alone, after she reunites with one of her former high school teachers, a man she still refers to as 'sensei', …

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Manga Review: Yokohama Shopping Blog Volume 1

Yokohama Shopping Blog Volume 1 by Hitoshi Ashinano Goodreads Hatsuseno Alpha is a girl who runs a small Cafe Alpha in the remote country side. Alpha's life is calm and slow-pace, yet anything but boring. Alpha enjoys drinking coffee, seeing her few neighbors, making new friends, riding her motorbike along overgrown roads, watching the sunset, …

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THE GRAPHICS READATHON: TBR

AAAA! A graphic readathon! My favourite! This readathon is being hosted by Ellyn@ allonsythornraxx and Destiny@ HowlingLibraries.  It begins February 25th (so, tomorrow) and goes on until March 3rd. It's a super chill readathon with no challenges besides reading any graphic (manga, comic books, graphic novels) stories on your TBR. Literally half of my TBR …

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Three Horror Reviews: Beautiful Darkness, Portus, Hideout

Beautiful Darkness  by Fabien Vehlmann, Kerascoët Beautiful Darkness is, at its core, an anti-fairytale. It begins with princess Aurora having tea with the boy she has a crush on, only for things to turn sour when their surroundings suddenly start collapsing. When she emerges, we realise she wasn't in a building: instead, she was inside the …

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Booktubers I Loved in 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by That Artsy Reader Girl (originally The Broke and the Bookish). For information on how to participate and the topics of each week, click the link! For Top Ten Tuesday this week, the prompt was Bookish Discoveries.  While I didn't necessarily discover some of these booktubers in 2019, it was definitely a year …

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BTS and Books #1: Books to Read Based on Your Bias

I want to disclose before I even start this post that the day I started writing this, BookTube came out with a whole load of videos inspired by Jin's birthday that follows the exact same concept. I promise I'm not trying to plagiarise any of their ideas behind the videos, I've been planning this series …

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