Author: Terry Graves

  • 7 Japanese Fantasy Light Novels to Get You Started

    7 Japanese Fantasy Light Novels to Get You Started

    In Japan, a light novel (LN or ranobe) is the equivalent of a tween/young adult book. They’re shorter than normal fantasy books, running about 50,000 words, and are often illustrated with manga-style drawings. They are normally published first in pulp magazines as serials and then compiled in book format. Being fantasy such a popular genre…

  • How to Get the Most Out of Goodreads

    How to Get the Most Out of Goodreads

    YouTube and Facebook may be more popular, but, for a true reader, Goodreads is THE real social network. However, there is much more in there apart from book ratings and reviews, and not many users get the most out of it. In this quick list I will guide you through some of the most interesting…

  • Yuki-Onna: The Snow Woman of Japan

    Yuki-Onna: The Snow Woman of Japan

    One of the figures that shares the most resemblance to Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen is, unexpectedly, a spirit from Japanese folklore popularly known as Yuki-Onna. As happens with the Snow Queen, Yuki-Onna is a woman who, in some stories, personifies winter. In her most famous depictions, she has black hair, pale skin and a…

  • Recipes From Fantasy Books: Get Into Geeky Cuisine

    Recipes From Fantasy Books: Get Into Geeky Cuisine

    Have you ever got hungry while reading a fantasy novel? Are you planning a theme night? What follows is a list of websites where you will find a lot of recipes from fantasy books of five different sagas and a couple of personal suggestions. Some of these recipes are easier than others and results may…

  • Sleeping Beauty: Folklore vs. Film Analysis

    Sleeping Beauty: Folklore vs. Film Analysis

    Sleeping Beauty is a classic fairy tale with various versions, most notably those by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and the adaptation by Disney. Isn’t it amazing how different story versions can offer us such a diverse range of perspectives? Each is influenced by unique cultural values and artistic goals, making them fascinating to explore.…