Around the World With Magical Realism: Asia

Well, this is it. We have come to the end of May which means we have come to the end of Magical Realism May Mondays. I hope you’ve enjoyed traveling around the world through books! For our final trip, we are heading to Asia. Asian magical realism uses magic and mysticism sparingly to tell seriesContinue reading “Around the World With Magical Realism: Asia”

Around the World With Magical Realism: Europe

Welcome back to Magical Realism May Mondays! We’re nearing the end of the month and we have just two more regions of the world to visit in our tour of magical realism. This week, we are heading to Europe. Magical realism from Europe draws heavily from fairytales and fables, including familiar magical elements to helpContinue reading “Around the World With Magical Realism: Europe”

Around the World With Magical Realism: Africa

And we’re back with another Magical Realism May Monday! This week, we are heading to Africa with some of my favorite stories. Magical Realism from Africa draws heavily from folklore, history, and mythology and often features spirits, demons, and animals-as-guides. If you love good storytelling and a balance of realism and mysticism, African magical realismContinue reading “Around the World With Magical Realism: Africa”

Around the World with Magical Realism: North America

Welcome back to Magical Realism May Mondays! Last week, we explored magical realism from Latin America. This week, we’re heading up to North America. Magical realism from North America includes a broad variety of genres and themes, as diverse as the region itself. These books often use magical realism to feature themes of politics, history,Continue reading “Around the World with Magical Realism: North America”

Around the World With Magical Realism: Latin America

Welcome to the magical month of May! Is May actually magical? Probably not, though seeing the sun for the first time in 9 months in Washington State might qualify as magic. This month, I’ve decided to go around the world with one of my favorite genres, magical realism. Magical realism provides a beautiful balance betweenContinue reading “Around the World With Magical Realism: Latin America”

Two Quick Reads

Hello hello and welcome to February! In honor of this short month, I have a couple reviews for quick reads I picked up last week. When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo A cleric and their guide travel up a mountain where they find themselves at the mercy of three tigers. ToContinue reading “Two Quick Reads”