[Get Graphic! Friday] The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins

This is the story of The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil or as I like to call it “The Importance of a Well-Charged Beard Trimmer”. It is set in a world where people live ‘here’ and not ‘there’ and everything in ‘here’ is organized and everyone goes through the same daily routine until one day a beard starts growing on a man’s face…and chaos enters the island of ‘here’. The people and especially the authorities of ‘here’ (and yes, there is a tidying police in case you’re wondering) do not know what to do. How can you get rid of an evergrowing beard that you can’t cut? Continue reading “[Get Graphic! Friday] The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins”

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life, or A Very Long Book, follows four friends who live in New York starting in their mid-twenties. It centers around one of the friends, Jude, who has had a traumatic past and shows the effects it has on him, as well as the people around him with brutal honesty. I’m not going to lie, this book was a difficult read for me and it will definitely stick with me for a while. Not necessarily for all of the good parts though. Continue reading “A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara”

[Top Ten Tuesday] Books I Want My Future Children to Read (or anyone really…)

I may not have a clue whether I will actually have children or not, but I certainly have an entire list of books that I want them to read (a little longer than this one but for obvious reasons I’ll only list ten). And if I don’t have any, I’ll certainly push them onto my friends’ and sisters’ children. So let’s go in chronological order, shall we: Continue reading “[Top Ten Tuesday] Books I Want My Future Children to Read (or anyone really…)”

What Makes A Book Your Favorite?

Every once in a while someone asks you the dreaded question: “What’s your favorite book?”. Or even worse: “Which book would you take with you on a lonely island?” The usual answer is: “Only one? I’m supposed to pick only one book?! That’s impossible!” To me, it almost feels like choosing between pizza and brownies. Why can’t I have both? They are completely different things and I can’t choose just one.

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[GET GRAPHIC! FRIDAY] The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

Is it a true story?

It could be.


This graphic novel starts with two men arguing about women (classic). One man believes all women are scheming, unfaithful creatures that cannot be trusted (well, haven’t heard that one before). Another man, however, believes his wife to be virtuous and loving. (Isn’t that sweet?  No, not really. Just keep reading.)

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How To Design A Japanese Book Cover

The fact that a Korean American author wrote a story with a Korean American main character and was rejected by a publisher because the character in said novel wasn’t Korean enough, just shows how exoticism in literature is going too far. Book covers are a great example for that. This issue will deal with Japanese covers, but a lot of the things can be applied to ‘westernized’ Korean covers as well.

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Guess I Should Introduce Myself…

Hello there! I’m Lisa and I decided to start a book blog in the same month that I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo and learn Japanese. Am I overly ambitious? Nope, unless you count my never-ending TBR pile and the little monster in my head saying “We are going to be able to read all these books in a month!” Only to then sit down with a huge bar of chocolate, frustrated for not being able to conquer the TBR pile. I mean, let’s be honest…it’s not a TBR pile, it’s more of a mountain.

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