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Japan: What We Do for Family

I have a strange relationship with Japanese literature. Usually Japanese books are too far out there for me. Despite of this I decided to just go for it and choose a random book for my reading challenge. 395 more words


Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

This is the third book I have read by Banana Yoshimoto, and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. It was written in 1987, and some of the language around transexual/transgender characters seems off but I believe that the intention is entirely good. 84 more words

Book Review

2017 A Year in Review (Read-olution and Goodreads Challenge Results) + 2018 Goals

2017 at The Book Ramble has been a small year, with very few reviews, and a lengthy hiatus. Reading is something I’m passionate about, and review books is a hobby of mine that I enjoy but find very time consuming. 617 more words


"Lizard" Review

Warning: If you have not read “Lizard” by Banana Yoshimoto, do not read this review unless you want minor spoilers! If you don’t mind spoilers or already read the short story collection, go ahead! 322 more words

Book Reviews

[Review] Hồ - Banana Yoshimoto

“Đâu cần phải tha thứ hết mới có thể yêu thương.”

Đây là một trong những cuốn mình đánh giá bìa đẹp nhất của Nhã Nam, kể từ sau Màn và Một cuộc gặp gỡ của Milan Kundera. 1,287 more words


‘Each one of us continues to carry the heart of each self we’ve ever been, at every stage along the way, and a chaos of everything good and rotten.

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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (a book review)

Unbelievable warmth. I was flushed with how much warmth I felt after finishing Banana Yoshimoto’s Kitchen. It was overflowing to the brim; maybe my bowl wasn’t big enough for the amount of care I ended up receiving. 796 more words