Catch-Up Quickies 12

First a quick explanation! Due to some severe health issues over the last few years, and a lingering chronic condition, my planned review schedule went right out of the window and I have been scrabbling ever since to get it back on track. In my latest attempt to try to regain some lost ground, I … Continue reading Catch-Up Quickies 12

Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café – Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot)

*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Picador – Pan Macmillan and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop … Continue reading Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales from the Café – Toshikazu Kawaguchi (translated by Geoffrey Trousselot)

The Cat and the City – Nick Bradley

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Atlantic Books and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes … Continue reading The Cat and the City – Nick Bradley

Blog Tour: Drowning in the Floating World – Meg Eden

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  Drowning in the Floating World by Meg Eden immerses us into the Japanese natural disaster known as 3/11: the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi … Continue reading Blog Tour: Drowning in the Floating World – Meg Eden

KA-E-RO-U Time to go Home – B. Jeanne Shibahara

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A whisk-you-away, thought-provoking novel. Desert-dweller Meryl travels to Japan, returns a WWII flag, and brings home an understanding of life that opens her heart for the unexpected. "In Japan...everywhere...red … Continue reading KA-E-RO-U Time to go Home – B. Jeanne Shibahara

Shin – T. Cook

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A conscience stricken warrior; a blindly brilliant assassin; and a war without reconcile. Shin is a powerful shapeshifter, but he is yet vulnerable, and too many creatures, both mythic … Continue reading Shin – T. Cook

Milk of the Moon – Sen Rajah

  *I received a free copy of this novella with thanks to the author and Jake Lynn at The Lazy Writer's Friend.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb: In the midst of an existential crisis, poet and author, Sen Rajah stumbles blindly and emotionally empty into the world of Milk … Continue reading Milk of the Moon – Sen Rajah

Spinning Silk – T. Cook

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A brilliant weaver; a conscience stricken gardener; and a journey through deadly ancestral secrets. An orphan’s weaving genius ignites the envy of her peers, the possessiveness of her mill, … Continue reading Spinning Silk – T. Cook

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories – Ken Liu

Blurb:  Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his multiple award-winning stories for a groundbreaking collection--including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume. With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories. This mesmerizing collection features many … Continue reading The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories – Ken Liu

Fire in the Dawn – Justin Fike

Blurb: A prince in hiding. An empire in turmoil. A gathering storm. Kyren e'Cania is the last son of a fallen House, raised in secret in the shadows of the city his family once ruled. Trained by his father in the ways of his people, Kyren has avoided the notice of the tyrant who murdered his … Continue reading Fire in the Dawn – Justin Fike