Anime: Durarara!!

This anime is the perfect example of what happens when one has high expectations before watching a series. Durarara! is a special anime that manages to blend a variety of different genres together seamlessly. There is supernatural, friendship, gang wars, intrigue and mystery, hints of romance and school life. What I liked most about the … Continue reading

Anime: Thermae Romae

Thermae Romae is a light-hearted comedy about Lucius who designs public baths in ancient Rome. Where does he get his inspiration from? Modern-day Japan of course. It’s an interesting albeit short anime about everything related to onsens. If you’ve ever wondered what historical people would have thought of the stuff we use now, this anime provides an … Continue reading

Anime: K-on! Specials

With the completion of the second season of K-on, I decided to go back and watch the specials that came with the first season. First up, K-on! Ura-on! Made up of seven 3 min shorts, Ura-on is first and foremost UGLY! It also contains very little animation. It does however play on each of the girls’ characters … Continue reading

Anime: K-on!!

talk about failed resolutions, maybe I should cut my losses and just resolve to watch an anime or read a book once a week. That shouldn’t be too difficult right? Anyways, I know I’m pretty late to the game with K-on, but at least I can now say I’ve watched the second season. It was … Continue reading

Book: The complete Cosmicomics

Let me start the new year by telling you about an amazing author I recently discovered – Italo Calvino. I found his book If on a winter’s night a traveler in the bookstore and fell in love just by reading the first line of the book. I didn’t buy it, hoping I would be able … Continue reading

Book: Out of Oz

Yes, the final volume in the wicked years from Gregory Maguire. Before I review this book, let me confess that I am a HUGE FAN of Gregory Maguire. I absolutely love how he takes our favourite fairy tales and makes them something new! So yes, this review IS going to be biased. With that out-of-the-way, … Continue reading