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Stewing Dinner, Spinning Stories

“The place I like best in this world is the kitchen.  No matter where it is, no matter what kind, if it’s a kitchen, if it’s a place where they make food, it’s fine with me.   203 more words

General Interest

5/16/15

So much for an easy last quarter of college. My life has been an ugly whirlwind of deadlines and papers and presentations. The Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium was yesterday, and I gave an oral presentation while my PI moderated. 463 more words

Blog

Great Short Books You Should Read

Today on Jumbleskine: good short books thay have stayed in my heart / I’ve really liked.
For that time when you want to read something meaningful at the airport waiting for your flight, on the subway, on a free afternoon with a cup of tea. 149 more words

Books

I've Been Missing Japanese Literature So Much of Late...Coming Soon: Japanese Literature Challenge 9

As June approaches, so my thoughts turn to Japanese literature. For that is when I typically begin the Japanese Literature Challenge which runs through January. I wondered how I would make it fresh this year, but my friend… 470 more words

Japanese Literature

Banana Yoshimoto's "Amrita"

This Sunday I’ve taken a look at Banana Yoshimoto’s Amrita for the Japan Times. You can read all about it here.

Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favourite Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme started by BrokeandtheBookish.com

Janet

I don’t know about all time, but here are some authors for whom I have a long-standing (and some of more recent but no less fervent) admiration. 923 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

Finishing Goodbye Tsugumi

I finished reading Goodbye Tsugumi.

The second half of the book seemed rather different from the first. The first was a sort of build up, a description of the strange character of Tsugumi, with various memories narrated, and a development of the relationship between Maria and Tsugumi. 332 more words

Bibliotherapy