The Ninja's Blade

Lily Wong is a lot of things: half-Hong Kong Chinese, half North Dakota Norwegian, and full ninja. She works with a women’s shelter to extract women from dangerous situations. In The Ninja’s Blade, Lily is trying to break up a child sex trafficking ring in her own Los Angeles backyard.Continue Reading

Mystery of Henri Pick

The Mystery of Henri Pick is about how such a pragmatic man, a local pizza maker, could write such a beautiful novel. Delphine is an editor at a small French publishing house. She selects Frederic’s book, The Bathtub, from her slush pile and publishes it. It bombs. However, Delphine andContinue Reading

Dark Hollows

Long-buried secrets are revealed in the Dark Hollows of Jacob’s life. Jacob lives in The Hollows in Vermont. He owns a coffee shop. Jacob also short-term rents out a cottage on his land to leaf peepers and other tourists. His large black Lab mutt, Murphy, is prominent in his adsContinue Reading

Art of Ramona Quimby

Beverly Cleary captured the rebel inside every little girl when she first captured Ramona on a page. No one could replace Beverly. However, the illustrators did change throughout the years. Louis Darling, Alan Tiegreen, Joanne Scribner, Tracy Dockray, and Jacqueline Rogers all had a hand in creating the Art ofContinue Reading

Not Your Idol Vol 2

In Not Your Idol Vol 2, high school students Nina and Hikaru continue to explore their relationship. But now there is another student trying to break them up. I was disappointed by Vol 2. It was much slower paced than the first volume, which I loved. There are many conversationsContinue Reading

Cook Anime

Calling all otaku! If you adore anime, manga, or Japanese culture in general, you will love learning how to Cook Anime. Wow, the author has spent some quality time watching anime! Each recipe is based on a single show episode. However, there is list of other anime where the foodContinue Reading