January 18, 2017by Rezinain Books19 comments
These are books that I think haven't got much recognition but I feel deserve more. I've rated all of these books 4+ stars (or at least in my head I have). I originally tried to be as diverse as possible, genre-wise, but I only just started trying reading outside my favorite genres, so I didn't succeed. But then again, I only know about these books because I read so much fantasy, so this list wouldn't be possible if I didn't like fantasy as a genre so much, haha.
Here's a short summary (or key words) of each book and then longer summaries, along with some short personal thoughts about each book, if any catch your interest.
Nice Dragons Finish Last: Dragon Shapeshifters, Urban Fantasy, Mages, Spirits
The Legend of Eli Monpress: Wizards, Thieves, Swordsman, Demons, Goddesses
Deadly Class: Assassins, Assassin High School, 1980s, San Francisco, Graphic Novel
Brave Story: For RPG/Manga Fans, Adventure, Quest
So originally this post was called "Why Are People Prejudiced" but I decided to edit the post and combine my reflection post with my Life Update post. Making this a really long post, but it's divided into sections, so if you don't want to read the whole thing that's totally fine! I think this is actually one of my longest posts so far but I had so much to say and I didn't want to divide this into two posts.
For my on-campus elective, I had to choose a project and I chose to do the project on my grandpa. [1. More details on that later] I asked my aunt and she dug through her old boxes and came across this super cool picture of my grandpa at his 60th birthday, posing with my grandma. My family history is actually really fascinating, which I may expand in a separate post, but my grandparents from both sides of the family actually came from North Korea.
My grandpa was actually born in a Korea before it was separated into the North and South but lived in the part of Korea that later became the North. And as you can sort of tell from the picture, he was very much the gentleman. Meaning he was well-educated and well-off. He later escaped via the Nam River when the war broke out with my uncle and then later met my grandma.
January 05, 2017by Rezinain Blog12 comments
I thought I would briefly introduce the page "100 Books for 2017" that I've had up for a couple weeks now.
As many people who read my blog know, I really like to read. But I usually only stick with the genres that interest me, which are fantasy and romance or anything in-between. I don't really expect to read 100 books in one year. The number isn't really the important part but rather to set my goals on a high number, so I try to fit reading into my free time whenever I can. One of my long-lasting goals, not just for this year, is to become a better reader and a better writer. And one way I can accomplish both goals is by reading more. And not just more of the same genre but also a variety of different books.
I think that by reading a variety of different books, I'll discover new perspectives, stories and ideas that I wouldn't encounter by just reading fantasy or romance.
So yeah. That's what that page is for. If I really enjoy a book or have strong feelings for a book, I may write a review but otherwise, it's just a page to document what kinds of books I'm reading throughout the year. At the end of the year, I'm thinking about trying and making an infographic of all the different books I have read but since that's still a year away, it's sort of a far-off project.
But that's not why I started this post! I actually planned out 10 posts until the end of March but saw this circulating the internet and thought I would share this (spontaneously) with everyone else.