BOOK THOUGHTS: Letters from Korean History 3: Joseon – from founding to later years by Eunbong Park

As I research my historical fiction books and read more and more about Joseon Korean history, I become more and more fascinated! There is so much to learn, and this book is a wonderful place to start! I LOVED this book. Such a fascinating and eye-opening overview of Joseon. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: Letters from Korean History 3: Joseon – from founding to later years by Eunbong Park

Lee Evie WRITING Diaries: November 2020

I am trying something a little bit new, which will be a way for me to keep track of my goals and writing progress. I feel like it is good for me to track this stuff, if only so I can look back and see things slowly taking shape. I have a bad habit of aiming for rather crazy goals in terms of my writing progress, and then instead of feeling happy and proud of everything I did achieve, I instead feel sad I didn’t quite make it to my wished for ideal destination … which is a very silly approach, haha. So here is what I achieved this month in terms of my writing! 🙂 … More Lee Evie WRITING Diaries: November 2020

Kdrama Podcast 67: PROMISE THIEF publication day and SPLASH SPLASH LOVE kdrama overview

Today’s episode is a weird one, because it is a PUBLICATION DAY episode! The second book in Lee Evie’s Promise Series, which is set during the Joseon dynasty of old Korea, is out today. PROMISE THIEF is a dark and romantic mystery adventure about a gisaeng trying to make a better future for herself. But because it would be weird to release an episode of a kdrama podcast and not talk about kdrama, Lee Evie is also discussing her feelings around the totally swoony, charming and funny gem of a mini Korean drama, SPLASH SPLASH LOVE. This Korean drama was released in 2015 and stars the always wonderful Kim Seul-gi, the very handsome Yoon Doo-joon, and also side roles by Jin Ki-joo and Ahn Hyo-seop. This is a time slip drama worth your time! … More Kdrama Podcast 67: PROMISE THIEF publication day and SPLASH SPLASH LOVE kdrama overview

Kdrama Podcast 62: THE CROWNED CLOWN overview

Poke a stick into your ear (it’s fine! it didn’t even hit anything important! don’t even worry about it!) and go completely crazy, before being usurped by a doppleganger who is in love with your wife, because this week on the show Lee Evie is ranting about the 2019 Korean historical drama THE CROWNED CLOWN. Starring Yeo Jin-gu as both the stick-poking mad king of Joseon and his clownish look-alike, as well as the always beautiful Lee Se-young as his very confused queen, this is both a wonderful sageuk filled with secret identities and plot twists, as well as an ethically confusing conundrum. Well, at least that was the case for Lee Evie, listen to her ranty waffle to find out why! … More Kdrama Podcast 62: THE CROWNED CLOWN overview