August was basically a come-down month from YALC, but I also went away on a mini-break and read a lot (?!) of books, so it wasn’t all bad. I managed to read six books this month and one of them was an entire web comic series. I actually changed the books I was going to… Continue reading August 2018 Wrap Up // ARCs, articles, and travel
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is: May 22nd: Best Character Names Sometimes, character names come… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Striking character names
Before coming to Japan, I knew that the food was going to be pretty different to back home in the UK. I bought British breakfast tea with me because I didn’t know if they’d have it over here, and even googled whether the Japanese were big on coffee (they are, as it turns out).… Continue reading 10 Foods I’d Never Encountered Before I Came To Japan
Osaka Castle, or Ōsaka-jō, lies in the Chuo ward and is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. The castle was built in 1583 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who wanted to model it on Azuchi Castle, but make it even grander and more vast. He made it so grand, in fact, that the tall turrets have been… Continue reading Visiting Osaka Castle
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish, and this weeks theme is: characters you’d name a child/pet/car after: ‘Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After — we did this topic back in 2011 and thought it might be fun to revisit it…feel free to spin it how you need!’… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten manga characters I’d name a pet after
Hello from Osaka, Japan! After month of planning and preparation, I finally flew out on 7th October. My journey involved two flights; a 1 hour flight from Manchester to Amsterdam, and then a connecting 11 hour flight to Osaka. The flights themselves were good (I watched Star Trek: Beyond on the long hall flight and loved… Continue reading Arriving in Japan
So I’m currently packing for Japan, and as the title suggests, I need help deciding which books to take with me. I’m currently reading Empire of Storms, so if I don’t finish it before I leave then I’ll definitely be taking it with me. Here are the other books I’m considering: Realistically, I can only… Continue reading Help me decide which books to take to Japan!
As the title suggests, I have exciting adventures around the corner. At the beginning of October, I’m going to Japan for three months to work in a guest house. I’ve been fascinated by the country and its culture from a young age and have wanted to visit since I was about 14, so I’m thrilled… Continue reading Travelling to Japan