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Book Review: "Kitchen" (and "Moonlight Shadow"), Banana Yoshimoto

Just finished a book by another Japanese writer, this one with young people set in the more recent years. I was actually reading another book of speeches, but it was left behind when I moved so I can’t finish it yet. 41 more words


Banana Yoshimoto

“Per pigrizia avevo lasciato tutto com’era, così avevo finito per pensare che non mi importasse più di nulla, ma in realtà non era vero, avevo solo mentito a me stessa” 7 more words


Red Letter Day

The one thing that continues to astound me about the snail mail community (besides, you know, the sheer fact that it’s actually a thing) is the kindness and generosity of each one of the kindred spirits with whom I exchange letters. 520 more words

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Top Ten Tuesday: Translated into English

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the folks at The Broke And The Bookish.

Officially, this week’s TTT theme is all about characters and books that celebrate diversity. 755 more words

Top Ten Tuesday


It was a nice short read. Although I have never grieved over the loss of a loved one, the way the characters handled it felt very genuine. 86 more words


Strange Weather in Tokyo

How could I possibly resist Hiromi Kawakami’s Strange Weather in Tokyo? As soon as I glimpsed Natsumi Hayashi’s cover photograph (see right) I knew I had to read it. 625 more words