I finished Food Wars!

Spoilers ahead! This has been an interesting series. I am a little conflicted about the ending. Mostly the last arc felt superfluous. Although we finally got some information about Erina and Soma's moms. That made me happy. But the characters reached their final form by the end of the previous arc so there wasn't much…

Review: Pachinko

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Grand Central Publishing, 2017 Adult Literary Historical Fiction Summary: This follows generations of a Korean family who eventually live in Japan. Likes: Sunja anchors the story but she isn't the only interesting character. It is also important to depict the complexities of the relationship between Korea and Japan. Plus the…

2021 Reading Goals

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com After much deliberation I've made three main reading goals for 2021. I have tons of things I want to do but I decided that it was better for me to narrow down what I'd focus on. One, I want to complete the PopSugar Reading Challenge. I chose this one…

Review: The Family Medici

The Family Medici: The Hidden History of the Medici Dynasty by Mary Hollingsworth Pegasus Books, 2018 Adult Nonfiction History Looking at the list of things I've read and reviewed I realized I hadn't done this one yet and I still want to. This was a good general overview of multiple generations of the Medici family.…

Review: Rent a Boyfriend

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao Simon and Schuster, 2020 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: Chloe's parents want her to marry a person she doesn't like because he's rich and can provide for her and can give her family a lot of perks. But he's also a horrible person which is why Chloe rejects him. Her…

Review: Trading in Danger

Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon Del Rey, 2003 Adult Science Fiction Summary: Kylara Vatta's family runs a multiple-planet shipping business but she wants a military career. She works hard and does well until one mistake gets her kicked out of the academy. Her family decides to send her on an easy run as captain…

Review: Witchmark

Witchmark by C. L. Polk Tor, 2018 Adult Fantasy Summary: Miles works as a doctor. He's also a veteran and hiding from his aristocratic family. Then two men show up at his hospital. One was poisoned and the other isn't who he appears to be. They team up to solve the murder and along the…

Review: Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim Berkley, 2019 Adult Contemporary Magical Realism with Romance Summary: Natalie comes back home after her mother dies so she can sort everything out and reopen her grandmother's restaurant. But things get complicated fast when the dishes she prepares have unexpected results. Likes: I liked the…