• Book Review

    American Panda

    My Thoughts I picked up American Panda because I had heard a lot of positive feedback from Asian American book bloggers about how relatable it was and how stinking cute the cover was. Even though the synopsis sums up the book pretty well, I was still pleasantly surprised by what I got reading the book. It was a very fast read for me and I had a hard time putting it down, finishing the book in just two sittings. The book follows Mei, a first-generation Asian American struggling with the cultural clash that comes with having a traditional Taiwanese family. While I can’t speak personally on the authenticity of the…

  • Manga Review

    Peephole

    My Thoughts Ah, what a convoluted nightmare this manga is, but engaging at the same time. Nozoki Ana, which literally translates to peephole, is an erotic romance manga about an unwitting college student that finds himself blackmailed into playing a perverse game around a peephole with his neighbor. Kido, who is a pretty average guy, finds himself with an absurd amount of good luck with women. Like most guys, he just wants a happy relationship but ends up trapped in a psychological nightmare with the mysterious Emiru. “In reality, relationships where you can’t show your true self – make you feel like even trivial matters might cause them to suddenly…