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Catching up on some reading, will resume regular reviews this week.

As regular readers may have noticed I didn’t get around to a book review last week, either. I had intentionally skipped the previous week’s review so I could try to get caught up on some other reading. 257 more words


Indian Summer

Title: Indian Summer
Japanese Title: 小春日和(インディアン・サマー)
Koharu biyori (Indian samā)
Author: Kanai Mieko (金井 美恵子)
Translators: Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley
Publication Year: 2012 (America); 1988 (Japan) 681 more words

Contemporary Literature

Moshi Moshi - Banana Yoshimoto

Another random pick from the library. But a good one, I must say.


The cover of this book drew me in, as did the author’s name, to be honest. 197 more words


The Halfway Point: April 2017

The end of April is quickly approaching and I’ve finished a big stinkin’ total of 0 books in the last month.



RIP Patooty – the first casualty of the great reading slump of 2017… 669 more words

The Half Way Point

Book Review: The Lake

Things look different depending on your perspective. As I see it, fighting to bridge those gaps isn’t what really matters. The most important thing is to know them inside and out, as differences, and to understand why certain people are the way they are. 627 more words


The Book Edit | 02/17

Marguerite Yourcenar, Il colpo di grazia

Ho provato a leggere la Yourcenar più volte dopo Le memorie di Adriano, che mi aveva fatta innamorare, ma nessun tentativo è andato a buon fine. 1,037 more words


February in Banana's Kitchen

I loved Kitchen by Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto from the first time I read it and I think I’m going to love, read, and treasure this book my whole life. 620 more words