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

Reading Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

From *planning* a reading tracker to deliberately falling asleep to audiobooks, you can achieve these reading resolutions in 2022.

9 Manga Like ATTACK ON TITAN for When You’ve Finished the Series

For those who will inevitably miss this series after finishing it, here are nine manga like Attack on Titan to dive into next, including Tokyo Ghoul.

Why Do Manga Character Profiles Always Include Blood Type?

Here's what a manga character's given blood type can you tell about their personality

Why Retellings of Classics From Authors of Color and Queer Authors Matter

Through recognizable characters and narratives, retellings by queer authors and authors of color show that these stories can belong to anyone, anywhere.

I’m Getting Rid of My Books

What is your relationship to owning books? Patricia Thang examines what it means to her as a book lover to minimize her collection.

12 Lord of the Rings Bookends for Tolkien Fans

From quotes, to depictions of specific scenes, to slightly more subtle pieces, find the best Lord of the Rings bookends here!

Studio Ghibli’s Other Director: A Read-Alike Guide to the Films of Isao Takahata

Get to know the films of Studio Ghaibli’s Isao Takahata and books to read alongside them, including Where The Mountain Meets the Moon.

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.