Monthly Archives: September 2019

Japanese Home Cooking by Sonoko Sakai

Japanese Home Cooking is an extremely thorough and detail oriented book that reads more like an encyclopedia than a recipe book. The key word here is traditional in that the traditions, origins of the meals, background of the ingredients, and … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, cookbook, non fiction, nonfiction | Leave a comment

Ninja Air Fryer Cookbook For Beginners by Linda Larsen

This is an add on book to help those who have just bought the product Ninja Air Fryer Max XL 101. It includes everything a person would need to understand their new purchase and also some great recipes. In reviewing … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, cookbook, non fiction, nonfiction | Leave a comment

Blue Morning 8 by Shoko Hidaka

With this Volume 8, the series completes and we have the final arc concerning Akihito doing what is necessary to consolidate the Kuze’s position in a world that has left nobility and the Shogunate behind. In this period of the … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, Historical, manga | Leave a comment

Skip Beat 43 by Yoshiki Nakamura

I’ve been of fan of Nakamura’s since the delightfully insane Tokyo Crazy Paradise series and while Skip Beat may not have the charm of its predecessor, it has been very fun to follow Kyoko and Ren’s adventures. Admittedly, I always … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, contemporary, manga, romance | Leave a comment

A Tropical Fish Yearns For Snow 1 by Makoto Hagino

This is a slow burn slice-of-life romance that tells a lot of its story through metaphors (as can be seen from the title alone). In this first volume, time is spent establishing the characters and getting to know their quirks. … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, contemporary, manga, romance | Leave a comment

The Short Story of Architecture by Susie Hodge

This is a nice quick study guide on various architecture styles from ancient (Pyramids of Egypt) to Modern (High-Tech). The book breaks down into four sections: Styles (e.g., byzantine, Moorish, Art Nouveau); Elements (e.g., Wall, Balcony, Arcade, Dome, Gable); Materials … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, Book Reviews, non fiction, nonfiction | Leave a comment

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

With Batman: Nightwalker, we get an origins-era story that pays homage to a lot of Batman Canon. Nightwalker is a psychological thriller of “who is playing whom?” reminiscent of Harley Quinn and The Joker as Bruce Wayne is manipulated by … Continue reading

Posted in ARC, graphic novel, urban fantasy | Leave a comment