Historical Fiction · Modern Fantasy · Review

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

Li Lan is a young girl from a good, bankrupt family. She soon learns that she her reclusive father left her with few marriage prospects. Then one of the Lim family’s women contacts her with a proposal. Marry her dead son in exchange for security. Li Lan and her grandmother are horrified by this offer. Her ghostly stalker haunts her, dragging her into the affairs of the afterlife. As she discovers dark secrets, she has to escape cold, ghostly clutches.

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Classics · Quotes

Two Weeks into the #LesMisReadalong: An Upright Man

When I read a title like Les Misérables, I assume most of the focus on this book will be about miserable people or miserable conditions. Even though I entered this knowing the first section would be about “An Upright Man,” I did not expect these chapters to make me feel warm toward any character in… Continue reading Two Weeks into the #LesMisReadalong: An Upright Man

Graphic Novel · Nonfiction · Review

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

After reading Hostage by Guy Delisle last year, I wanted to read more of his graphic novels, which brought me to Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. This one focuses on the Delisle’s adventures while working at an animation studio in Pyongyang. He deals with corrections to animations, being followed everywhere, and seeing attractions and behaviors that glorify the leader of North Korea. This travel memoir gives an unsettling look at North Korea.

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I’m a Reading Challenge Addict who only completed half of her challenges

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s time to wrap up where I am with all of my challenges. I would have put this in my wrap-up for December, but I think it deserved its own post. I also wanted to make sure I squeezed everything in by December 31st. 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Goal: Creative… Continue reading I’m a Reading Challenge Addict who only completed half of her challenges

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1st Quarter (January – March) Fanfiction Reading Challenge Link-Up

Welcome to the First Quarter Link-up for the 2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge, hosted by Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf. Welcome, challenge participants and fanfic lovers! I hope you find lots of fanfics to read as the year goes on. Remember the challenge starts and ends for you in whatever time zone you’re in. If… Continue reading 1st Quarter (January – March) Fanfiction Reading Challenge Link-Up

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Book Tag: Are You on Santa’s Naughty List or Nice List?

I was tagged by Gayathri @ Elgee Writes. Thank you! The Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag was created by Jenniely @ A Page of Jenniely. I know Christmas was a couple of days ago, but I’m doing this tag anyway. It’s never too late to start thinking about Christmas. On to the tag! Received an… Continue reading Book Tag: Are You on Santa’s Naughty List or Nice List?

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Signing Up for 2018 Reading Challenges

Jolly Christmas and happy holidays! It’s almost the new year, which means I need to sign up for new challenges. I’m keeping a few challenges from 2017 and joining new challenges, including one that I created. 2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge Of course, I’m participating in my own Fanfiction Reading Challenge. In this challenge, the goal is… Continue reading Signing Up for 2018 Reading Challenges