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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


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


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


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


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