BookConline Day 1

The first day of BookConline is officially over. As you read this, day 2 will be underway. For those of you who may have missed the panels, I’m sure you’ll be ecstatic to know that they’re all available to re-watch on both the Facebook Group and the Facebook page. I highly recommend checking them out as there was a lot of amazing, insightful things spoken. With that said, it’s time for a recap.

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Promises in Tokyo

Five Years ago, if anyone would have told me I’d be celebrating my 21 birthday in Japan I would have said they’re full of shit before promptly fantasizing about it. Now, it’s almost surreal as I do that very thing. Not the fantasizing part, but the actual celebrating.

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Bookconline 2020

It’s upon us, everyone. Bookconline is HOURS away, and I am oh so excited. Every year that passes, I vow to attend the convention, but I never have time to. Life gets in the way. Last year it was school, the year before that I was working two jobs. This year we have a mass pandemic. Ironically enough, that’s the only reason I’m able to attend it this year, otherwise I’d be in Japan, watching everything from afar.

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Throwback Thursday

Favorite books. We all have them. We all love them. They’re that special read that sticks with us no matter how many years go by. Well, starting today, I want to celebrate those amazing books with Throwback Thursday. Every Thursday I’ll choose a book I’ve read that I think deserves special attention. I’ll go over all the aspects of what I think made the book so great from character development, to plot, to description and dialogue. If you want to join in on the fun, head on over to Instagram and tag your post with #ThrowbackThursdayBooks. Heads up to those who have not read the book. There will be occasional spoilers.

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The Tokyo Metro

Hello all! Yes, I’m still alive and kicking. No, I’m no longer in Japan. Yes, I’m still planning to bring you all things travel and book related. As I’m sure everyone is aware of with recent events, the world has been in a grim place because of COVID-19. It affected a lot of students. This includes myself, and what had been my study abroad. I’ll write a whole post revolved around this at a later date. For now, I still have tons of adventures to tell you all about that I never got the chance to. I hope you enjoy some wacky, adventurous, emotional tales of my semester in Japan.

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Korean BBQ

There comes a point after living in a foreign country for so long that things stop seeming as scary as they once may have been. That’s exactly what happened with navigating the Tokyo metro. I know the way to and from the university like the back of my hand, and the same can be said for finding my way to Asakusa. Once you learn the trick of the trade, everything falls into place, even if all the words are in a foreign language that you still have trouble pronouncing more often than not.

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Yokohama. It’s a place one often hears about when discussion of Japan starts. The city is best known for its Red Brick Warehouse and Minatomirai area, which holds tons of food and entertainment. There’s also the minor fact that it’s where the Pikachu Outbreak happens every year. Unfortunately for me, there was no outbreak going on the day I went there, but I fully intend ongoing back in August when it takes place, so look forward to that article. I had one reason for my visit, outside of being the American tourist I am, and that was for souvenir shopping, otherwise known as the おみやぎ(Omiyagi) in Japanese.

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