Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books to buy for a reader who enjoys East Asian-inspired tales

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish, and this weeks theme is: November 29: Holiday Gift Guide freebie (ten books to buy the YA lover in your life, 10 books to buy for your dad, etc.) For this week’s theme, I decided to go for ten books that… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books to buy for a reader who enjoys East Asian-inspired tales

Japan blog

10 Foods I’d Never Encountered Before I Came To Japan

  Before coming to Japan, I knew that the food was going to be pretty different to back home in the UK. I bought British breakfast tea with me because I didn’t know if they’d have it over here, and even googled whether the Japanese were big on coffee (they are, as it turns out).… Continue reading 10 Foods I’d Never Encountered Before I Came To Japan

Book Reviews

Book review: The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

I received this copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. “Love saves you, as long as there’s a you to be saved.” When I started this novel, the first thing I noticed was that it’s incredibly character-driven. Which didn’t bode too well because I didn’t like the characters. The Wangs vs. The World… Continue reading Book review: The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang

Japan blog

Exploring Kyoto part one: Ginkaku-ji, Gion and Ponto-cho

Last weekend, my friend Jennie came down from Saitama to visit Kyoto and Osaka. We’d had it arranged for a while so I was really excited to see her. Our plan was to go to Kyoto for two days, since we’d both never visited the city, then I’d show her around Osaka for two days and… Continue reading Exploring Kyoto part one: Ginkaku-ji, Gion and Ponto-cho