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Patricia Thang

Patricia Thang is an educator located in Los Angeles. Though a native Angeleno through and through, her heart also belongs to Tokyo, where much of her family is from. Besides books, she is an enthusiastic devourer of many things, including podcasts, television, and J-pop. She realizes there’s not enough time in the world to consume all of that content, but she’s trying anyway. Other endeavors to which she has dedicated herself include cuddling her dogs until they’re annoyed and taste-testing every vegan ice cream she can find. Twitter: @aintnopthang

My Relationship to Manga: A Microcosm of Growing Up Japanese American

One reader explores how growing up Japanese American impacted the ways in which they viewed manga.

Kishōtenketsu: What It Is and 8 Books That Use It

A guide to kishōtenketsu, the classic East Asian four-part narrative structure, with examples in popular media and a reading list to explore.

How I’m Trying (And Failing) to Rebuild a Reading Habit Destroyed by Trauma

I’ve always turned to reading as an escape, but this time, I didn't have the capacity to push a button on my Kindle, let alone read.

13 Useful Wall Book Racks For Any Home

Not only do wall book racks serve a practical purpose, but they can also be a lovely piece of decor to brighten up your living space.

10 Books About Cryptids and Cryptozoology

Get your fix about Nessie, Bigfoot, Yeti, and more with these books about cryptoids and cryptozoology, including Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide by Kelly Milner Halls, illustrated by Rick Spears

7 Fiction Podcasts for Fans of Epistolary Novels

Fiction podcasts that experiment with form for fans of epistolary novels, from queer urban fantasy to ghosts and missed connections.

Assigned Reading That Changed Our Lives

From the classics to radical feminist theory, the assigned reading that changed these Rioters' lives—for better or for worse!

The Expanded Star Wars Universe, Explained (By Someone Who’s Never Seen a Star War)

Venture out into the great, wide universe of Star Wars and its books, including A New Dawn, with a Star Wars noob.

Reflections and a Reading List for the 10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Disaster

10 years after 3.11, these books give context for how this disaster changed Japan. Including journalism, a manga memoir, poetry, and more.

13 Great 2021 Short Story Collections by Asian Authors

Here are 13 excellent new and upcoming 2021 short story collections by Asian authors that this reader is excited about, including Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap.