Review ♦︎ Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol. 1-4

Review ♦︎ Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii Vol. 1-4

Narumi and Hirotaka start dating out of convenience; they’re both otaku, they’re both single, and they both enjoy each other’s company. It’s a great idea, and it works well for them. It’s almost as if they’re not dating. Narumi is adorable and a bit of an all-rounder otaku (games, manga, idols, etc); her main interests are shoujo manga and BL. Hirotaka is dead-set on games, he’ll give other things a chance if you recommend them, but he’s […]

Posted 27 July, 2017
Book Review

Do comics really count?

Do comics really count?

Recently I finished my Goodreads Challenge goal of reading 100 books. It’s not as great as it sounds lol It’s mostly manga which brings me to what this post is about. Ages back, back when I was far more active in booklr, I found a post where someone was complaining about people who ‘only read comics’ and how ‘comics/manga shouldn’t count for Goodreads Challenges’ because it’s mostly images. I can kind of half-understand where they’re […]

Posted 26 July, 2017
General

Translating Woes

Translating Woes

If you follow me on twitter you might see me complaining about translating every now and then (or a lot). Mostly it’s complaints about not translating and other times it’s complaints about silly typos. What I usually want to complain about, though, is that my Japanese is so damn awful. So, translating woes… AKA Jade complains about her Japanese proficiency for far longer than necessary. Let me just say, before I get into this, that […]

Posted 25 July, 2017
Japanese

Not to be a hipster, but…

Not to be a hipster, but…

I have to admit before I start that there are a lot of popular books I like; I can quite easily join in the hype about a new announcement for a book in a series or a book that’s getting a lot of attention for its representation, etc, etc. I’m not denying that at all. I buy a lot of books based on hype. Yeah, yeah, I know. Everyone’s reading the same books these days, everyone’s […]

Posted 24 July, 2017
General

Review ♦︎ Dating You / Hating You

Review ♦︎ Dating You / Hating You

I slump my shoulders in mock defeat. “But that’s in married territory.” “We don’t have tickets to that side of the room,” Carter adds. Give me these awkward nerds or give me death! Dating You / Hating You switches points of view between Evie and Carter each chapter, and both of them are complete messes of awkward and very entertaining. Evie, or Evil as Carter calls her, is in her thirties, married to her work, […]

Posted 23 July, 2017
Book Review

Review ♦︎ If We Were Villains

Review ♦︎ If We Were Villains

It’s been days and I’m still not over this book; I think everyone at work is sick of me recommending it, but it’s really good okay. If We Were Villains switches between present time, where Oliver has finally been released from prison, and his past at Dellecher Classical Conservatory. The characters lives are entrenched in Shakespeare that sometimes, even for them, it’s hard to tell where one of them ends and the role begins. They swap […]

Posted 22 July, 2017
Book Review

Review ♦︎ A Million Worlds With You

Review ♦︎ A Million Worlds With You

Traveling to other dimensions can be scary—but I’ve never been thrown into anything as terrifying as this. I stayed up too late reading this. A Million Worlds With You is a vast improvement over Ten Thousand Skies Above You already; it doesn’t drag, and the way it ties all the dimensions together is great. You know how in YA novels sometimes you end up rolling your eyes because no one even thinks to just ask an adult? Well, […]

Posted 21 July, 2017
Book Review

Things I Love Thursday ❤︎ Tropes

Things I Love Thursday ❤︎ Tropes

It’s been a while since I’ve seen this around, but way back in the day when I was on my expat blog kick (my adventures as an expat were nothing interesting to write about, but everyone else’s were fun) I used to see this a lot. The blog I saw it on the most isn’t active any longer, but they generally used it for positive things that had happened in their life recently, and a […]

Posted 20 July, 2017
Meme

Review ♦︎ Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Review ♦︎ Ten Thousand Skies Above You

There are cliffhangers galore in this series, I swear. Ten Thousand Skies Above You drops you straight into the action after A Thousand Pieces of You, but I couldn’t help but feel like it was missing something. This book confronts many of the questions I wish had been mentioned at least slightly in the first novel. The idea of splintering was something that would have been a great thing to bring up in the first novel as […]

Posted 19 July, 2017
Book Review

Shiro to Kuro no Alice ♡ Rain

Shiro to Kuro no Alice ♡ Rain

There are spoilers ahead, but they’re hidden unless you click on them.  And then there’s this asshole. Remember how I said that Snow was boring? Well, Rain’s even worse. It took me so long to finish his route which is annoying because it could have been pretty interesting. Oh well. Airi is brought from the White World to replace Luna who was taken there instead. Rain tells her that she’s to be the new Queen until […]

Posted 18 July, 2017
Otome Game Review