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 I am not writing this to fish […]

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 sick of seeing people posting […]

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, and knows she has to […]

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 lines like barbs, and the […]

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, Marguerite’s parents are fantastic in […]

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 reminder that there were lots […]

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 well as another reason for […]

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 the unrest in the Black […]

Posted 18 July, 2017
Otome Game Review

Review | Our Dark Duet

Review | Our Dark Duet

That’s okay, I didn’t need my heart anyway. Seriously, just take it. Seems like I’m rating everything four stars or higher these days, and Our Dark Duet is no exception. I’m still in love with Kate and August, and I was really looking forward to seeing what happened next for them after This Savage Song. I expected pain, and I was not disappointed. If Verity’s sins were knives, quick and vicious, then Prosperity’s were poison. Slow, insidious, but just as deadly. […]

Posted 17 July, 2017
Book Review

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

 I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Rimpy’s Reads, thank you! The Rules: – Thank the person who nominated you. – Answer the 11 questions they gave you. – Nominate 11 blogs. – Give them 11 questions to answer. The 11 Questions Rimpy had for me 1. Why do you love to read? I could write something here like: to escape the monotony of my life, and how if I can’t go on adventures myself at least I can […]

Posted 16 July, 2017
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