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Summer Reads: Joyland

So, I actually just found out a few days ago that a new Stephen King novel is coming out in June, called Joyland. From what I understanding, this is more of a whodunit type mystery than a scary book, and I think it will end up in my summer reads list! He talks a bit […]

Book to Movie – Ender’s Game Trailer

So, we went to go see Star Trek this weekend, and saw this sweet, sweet trailer. I am not sure how I feel about the tattoos all over Mazer Rackham’s face, but that’s OK. I really hope they do this book justice, because if they don’t my husband will be very disappointed! He has been […]

Top Ten Tuesday Favorite Book Covers

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National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – Jorie’s Reads

Check out Jorie’s Reads post about another author we both enjoy, Jhumpa Lahiri, the author of The Namesake.

National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – Tite Kubo – Creator of Bleach

“The son of a town council member in Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima. He never took drawing seriously until he was 17; after reading Dragon Ball he knew he wanted to be a manga artist. At the age of 18 he submitted his first concept for the series Zombiepowder but it got rejected. Zombiepowder was rejected […]

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

“May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru […]

Top Ten Books That Deal with Tough Subjects

I love books that deal with depressing subjects. It has been a while since I have really read anything like these books. Maybe I should revisit this genre. I particularly like ones that either greet depressing subjects with humor, or at least end on a happier note, eventually. That doesn’t always happen, but I think […]