Women & Power: A Manifesto

Women & Power: A Manifesto

Title: Women & Power: A Manifesto Author: Mary Beard Publisher: Liveright Publication Date: December 12, 2017 Pages: 128 Format: Hardcover Source: Library At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. In Women & Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the ways that history has mistreated strong women since…

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Shiver

Shiver

Title: Shiver Author: Junji Ito Publisher: Viz Media Publication Date: December 19, 2017 Pages: 392 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased This volume includes nine of Junji Ito’s best short stories, as selected by the author himself and presented with accompanying notes and commentary. An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl’s window… After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing faces appear in the sky, some even featuring your own face… An amateur film crew hires an extremely individualistic…

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American Panda

American Panda

Title: American Panda Author: Gloria Chao Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: February 6, 2018 Pages: 320 Format: Hardcover Source: Library At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy…

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Voices in the Dark

Voices in the Dark

Title: Voices in the Dark Author: Junji Ito Publisher: Asahi Shinbunsha Publication Date: 2007 Volumes: 1 Format: Paperback Source: Borrowed Also titled “Yami no Koe”. A collection of one-shots. 01. Blood Slurping Darkness A girl who decides to lose weight to win her boyfriend back encounters a boy who will not eat until she does. 02. The Ghost of Golden Time A humorless boy is invited to a comedy show which, although not funny, leaves the audience gasping for air….

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Mid-Year Freak Out 2018 Book Tag

Mid-Year Freak Out 2018 Book Tag

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but better late than never! I was not tagged by anyone in particular but saw this tag on Aimee, Always and decided that I would like to do it as well! 1. The Best Book You’ve Read this Year There are very few books that I would re-read but the prose was so beautiful in Heart Berries that I actually plan on picking up a copy to re-read it again…

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