June Reads

Another up and down month for me . . . I got a new job which has been great but also time-consuming, hence why I’ve read less this month (and this will probably be my new pace moving forward). Still, I’m still happy that I’ve had the chance to read such a wide breadth ofContinue reading “June Reads”

LGBTQ+ Visual Novel Recommendations

Hi all! This week has been pretty rough for me, and while I had intended to publish a review, I’ve had so much on my plate that I didn’t think I’d have it done in time. So for this week I’d like to instead recommend 10 LGBTQ+ visual novels to play/read! I love visual novelsContinue reading “LGBTQ+ Visual Novel Recommendations”

Review: Ace: What Asexuality Reveals about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex

Normal is often treated as a moral judgment, when it is often simply a statistical matter. The question of what everyone else is doing is less important than the question of what works for the two people in the actual relationship. It matters that everyone’s needs are carefully considered and respected, not that everyone is doingContinue reading “Review: Ace: What Asexuality Reveals about Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex”

May Reads

With #AsianReadaThon now complete, I’m happy with the books I’ve read this past month, though I do wish I was able to read even half as many as last year. Still, each piece had its own unique tale to tell and I’d definitely recommend giving them all a try (if they suit your own personalContinue reading “May Reads”

Review: Betraying Big Brother by Leta Hong Fincher

Nearly one out of every five women in the world lives in China—more than 650 million women in total. Any major demographic shift as a result of women choosing to reject marriage and children—or perhaps even to rise up collectively against the Communist Party’s oppression—will inevitably reverberate throughout the global economy. – Betraying Big BrotherContinue reading “Review: Betraying Big Brother by Leta Hong Fincher”

Review: Serena Singh Flips the Script by Sonya Lalli

I’d discovered that I did have time for a fuller life. Because it was other people that made life meaningful. – Serena Singh Flips the Script Summary and Thoughts Serena Singh is tired of everyone telling her what she should want–and she is ready to prove to her mother, her sister, and the aunties inContinue reading “Review: Serena Singh Flips the Script by Sonya Lalli”

Review: The Magical Language of Others by E.J. Koh

Neither happiness nor sadness are ever done with us. They are always passing by. – The Magical Language of Others Summary and Thoughts The Magical Language of Others is a powerful and aching love story in letters, from mother to daughter. After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh’s parents return to SouthContinue reading “Review: The Magical Language of Others by E.J. Koh”

April Reads

April’s been an up-and-down month for me. Aside from working on a variety of personal projects (which I may provide updates on here), I’ve also been busy with work/job hunting, leaving me with less time to read than usual. Still, I’m happy with the diverse books I had a chance to pick up and I’mContinue reading “April Reads”

Review: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Emigration was a peeling away of the skin. An undoing. You wake each morning and forget where you are, who you are, and when the world outside shows you your reflection, it’s ugly and distorted; you’ve become a scorned, unwanted creature. – Infinite Country Summary and Thoughts At the dawn of the new millennium, ColombiaContinue reading “Review: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel”

Review: Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

People find unusual habits more charming when they are included. Eve had always known that, in the back of her mind, but it was something she’d resented, and so she tended to ignore it. Now, though—now, here was Jacob, laying it out like a military tactic rather than some sort of moral directive. Like aContinue reading “Review: Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert”