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Book Review: Diary of a Tokyo Teen

Synopsis "The summer before she turned sixteen, Christine Inzer traveled solo to Tokyo to get reacquainted with her birthplace. Through charming drawings, photos and musings, Christine takes us on a journey through modern Japan. She explores the fashion hub of Harajuku, chases down geisha in Kyoto and eats the best sushi of her life in… Continue reading Book Review: Diary of a Tokyo Teen

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Book Review: The Tea Dragon Society

Synopsis "After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives—and eventually her own." -Synopsis from Goodreads Review Well… Continue reading Book Review: The Tea Dragon Society

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Mini-Review: Sophia of Silicon Valley

Synopsis "The daughter of successful Taiwanese immigrants, Sophia Young has always spoken her mind, and in Silicon Valley, that turns out to be her greatest asset—especially when she’s often the only woman in a room. As companies like Apple, Google, Tesla, and Oracle are beginning to revolutionize the world, Sophia lucks into a job that… Continue reading Mini-Review: Sophia of Silicon Valley

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Mini-Review: Stargazing

Synopsis "When Moon’s family moves in next door to Christine’s, Moon goes from unlikely friend to best friend―maybe even the perfect friend. The girls share their favorite music videos, paint their toenails when Christine’s strict parents aren’t around, and make plans to enter the school talent show together. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret:… Continue reading Mini-Review: Stargazing

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October Wrap-Up + Travel Photos

Hello friends, and Happy Halloween! What is everyone up to on this lovely day? Other than driving downtown to get our marriage license (yep, we are getting married this year, but more on that later!) we are expecting to have a pretty low-key Halloween. We typically don't get trick-or-treaters, and I am off work today… Continue reading October Wrap-Up + Travel Photos

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Book Review: Our Wayward Fate

Synopsis "Seventeen-year-old Ali Chu knows that as the only Asian person at her school in middle-of-nowhere Indiana, she must be bland as white toast to survive. This means swapping her congee lunch for PB&Js, ignoring the clueless racism from her classmates and teachers, and keeping her mouth shut when people wrongly call her Allie instead… Continue reading Book Review: Our Wayward Fate