One of the trickiest writing obstacles to navigate is writing authentically about a culture that is not your own. Very few authors have managed to do so successfully — Tony Hillerman and his Navajo mysteries are a prime example — but with love and care and research, it CAN be done.
Enter M. H. Boroson. His biography makes it VERY clear just how much time and research he has put into Chinese culture, and it shows in his writing. Come see what I thought of The Girl with Ghost Eyes!
The end of year always makes me nostalgic, so when Kmuse suggested I do a “then and now” post about some of my favorite artists, I jumped on board. Come see how IU, BTS, and SHINee have changed over the years!
Y’know, without MiataMama, these posts would not happen nearly as often as they do. She does a great job of curating the new kpop that comes out every week, throwing the songs I like most my way and pushing me to try new groups. I totally need to credit her as a co-writer!
Come see what has caught our ears this week and tell me if we missed anything!
On last week’s post over on Facebook, DwaSoK fan Melissa mentioned that we were moving into Kpopvember, and she was RIGHT. The releases from these last couple of weeks have been amazing – strong, emotional, and downright skilled. Come see the gems released by Taeyeon, GOT7, HyunA, DAWN, and IU!
When all the comebacks hit within the few weeks of each other, it can either be overwhelming or a delight for the ears. Right now, my ears are absolutely delighted! From Dreamcatcher to WayV, come see what’s new!
Karie the Maknae: You know what? I’m so glad when I’m not wrong about a group. ATEEZ had a strong, STRONG debut and they’ve kept that momentum going for the last year. I’m ridiculously proud of them and I love their latest album Treasure Ep. Fin: All to Action.
Kmuse knows that I don’t really enjoy girl groups, so she’s always encouraging me to broaden my horizons. She convinced me to give T-ara a try, and I have to admit, their songs leave me with a smile on my face. Come see which T-ara MVs made me a fan!