Why Six of Crows Duology is Better Than Shadow and Bone Trilogy

As I’m writing this, I just finished the last few pages of Crooked Kingdom, the second and last book of the Six of Crows duology, written by Leigh Bardugo. For those who might be a bit unfamiliar with the series, it’s the set of books that sort of serves as the sequel to the Shadow and Bone trilogy. I first encountered Shadow and Bone when I saw that they would be making … Continue reading Why Six of Crows Duology is Better Than Shadow and Bone Trilogy

6 Reasons to Love Nam Do San in Start-Up

Start-Up is a Korean TV series that came to Netflix last year, starring Nam Joo-yuk, Bae Suzy, Kim Seon-ho, and Kang Han Na. It follows the story of young people who want to build start-ups and make the world a better place. For young entrepreneurs and people of any age who want to set up their businesses or start-ups, this series is inspiring and comes with … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Love Nam Do San in Start-Up

4 Reasons Why You Should Watch Hospital Playlist

In the world of fiction and dramas, it’s rare to be treated to a series as delightful as what they serve us through the Korean drama, Hospital Playlist. With only 12 episodes, this medical drama doesn’t follow the usual length of Koreanovelas (or even some of its longer counterparts). It doesn’t feature action-packed scenes or mind-boggling, multi-verse possibilities. Neither is it a sweet, sappy romantic … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why You Should Watch Hospital Playlist

What The Little Paris Bookshop Tells You About Hurting and Healing

(Disclaimer: I’ll try to keep this post as spoiler-free as possible, but if you’re the type of reader who wants to live through the characters’ lives as you go through the pages, I suggest that you stop first and then come back afterwards when you’ve read the book. If you’ve read this already or you’re okay with some minor spoilers and hints, read on!) Have … Continue reading What The Little Paris Bookshop Tells You About Hurting and Healing

Anne Shirley, Jo March, and Other Inspiring Women I Wanted to Be Like While Growing Up

The very first “novel-sized” book I read while I was growing up was Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved Laura’s spunky personality and the way she tackled life’s challenges–straight on. Never mind that she was a girl and wore skirts; she never used that as an excuse or a reason to slow her down. She was brave and did so many things. … Continue reading Anne Shirley, Jo March, and Other Inspiring Women I Wanted to Be Like While Growing Up

From Severus Snape to Samwise Gamgee: 5 Fictional Characters Who Became Unlikely Heroes

When we think of heroes, we think of brave young men and women who take up their swords to fight those who oppress the poor or the weak. The first people who come to mind are those natural-born leaders, those who can stand for themselves and defend a worthy cause. We think of Robin Hood who stole from the rich to give to the poor, … Continue reading From Severus Snape to Samwise Gamgee: 5 Fictional Characters Who Became Unlikely Heroes

Drawing Hope from The Lord of the Rings in Uncertain Times

Ever since news of the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, people have taken to the comfort of books. Certain classics like J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, despite having been written several years ago, are somehow able to capture what we are all feeling as we face times of uncertainty. Perhaps one of the most popular quotes taken from The Lord of the … Continue reading Drawing Hope from The Lord of the Rings in Uncertain Times

Classic Literature Heroes We Can’t Help But Swoon Over

Gentlemen in stiff cravats and fancy coats. Hazel-eyed boys with dreamy smiles. That boy next door. That gentleman who comes to call. These are the heroes of classic novels that we’ve read either when we were young or somewhat later. It doesn’t matter when you encountered them, but what matters is that they’ve captured your heart and the hearts of thousands of women around the … Continue reading Classic Literature Heroes We Can’t Help But Swoon Over