Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hitachinaka Seaside Park



I work weekends, so it’s a little difficult to find time to explore around here with K, but I had last Saturday off so we went to Hitachinaka Seaside Park. We rode a tandem bicycle around the park and had a great time. There weren’t any flowers blooming yet, but we enjoyed the crisp air and sunshine regardless. The park has a traditional Japanese style house and we ate grilled potato slices and played traditional Japanese games. We also visited the amusement park and I made us ride on the tiny train for children. We rode across the entire park so I could see the ocean and we found a cafe made out of glass where we drank tea and ate spaghetti while looking out at the calm blue water.

I need more Saturday’s off from work.

January – eight


The Essence (The Pledge #2) – Kimberly Derting

Partials – Dan Wells

Fragments (Partials Novella) – Dan Wells

Through the Ever Night – Veronica Rossi

The Diviners – Libba Bray

Beta – Rachel Cohn

Shades of Earth – Beth Revis

Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins


I managed to read EIGHT books in January. I’m so freaking proud of myself! While one was a novella, another was over 500 pages and the rest were 300-400. My favorite was ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ (Pictured above) followed by ‘Through the Ever Night’, a book that I have been dying to read for the past year.

Looking forward to keeping up this pace and reading a lot this next month as well!