Kitsune Mythology in Inari Shrines

Torii gates at the Inari Shrine As a deity, Inari is one of the most confusing kami of the Japanese Shinto/Buddhism tradition. Primarily, Inari is known as the god of rice and agriculture, but also of fertility, tea, sake, industry, general prosperity, and success. At one point, Inari was also the god of swordsmiths and…

Book Review Ideas and My Process

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Writing book reviews doesn't have to be really complicated. There's no one right way to write them. However, book reviews can be daunting for the first time reviewer. Or maybe you're a seasoned book reviewer who wants to mix them up. So today I decided to look at how…

Book Review- Hello, Honeybee by Caity H

https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1372107711l/18121015.jpg (From Goodreads) Olivia Martin was eight years old when she was stung by a honeybee and given a permanent nickname by her best friend and neighbor Lex Diamond. She shared her heartbreak, her joy, and her first kiss with him. She fell in love, and he walked away. With senior year coming to a close,…

Book Review- Reached by Ally Condie

https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1330717582l/13125947.jpg Please note that this is a repost from my old blog. I will continue to post old posts until I'm done transferring over posts. If you see an error, please let me know, thanks! (From Goodreads) After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were…

Blog Posts I read recently #8

Writing Update #8: Tackling Tough Topics in a YA Novel I agree with Brianna's post that tacking tough topics in YA novels is important. While I think it's impossible for us to truly understand some experiences without experiencing them ourselves, I also think we can get close to some topics through deep research. Let’s Talk…

My Anticipated Book Releases for June.

Winds of Change (Warriors Manga) by Erin Hunter Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon This Poison Heart(This Poison Heart #1)by Kalynn Bayron  This Poison Heart (This Poison Heart #1) by Kalynn Bayron An Atlas of Extinct Countriesby Gideon Defoe An Atlas of Extinct Countries by Gideon Defoe The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and…