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Hardboiled & Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto

One more example of why the Japanese need a word for death by overworking…

Contains spoilers


Genre: Fiction, Short Stories with a hint of Magical Realism… 824 more words


Favorite Books From Every Year I’ve Been Alive: 1994

Summary: ‘A celebrated actress who has died in mysterious and shocking circumstances leaves behind an unconventional extended family that includes an older sister, a woman in her twenties through whose eyes the story unfolds; a young brother who possesses mystical powers; and a fiancé who is writing a novel with uncanny parallels to his own story.’  305 more words

My Favorite Things

April reading wrap-up

During April, the reading slump that started in March happily continued, and I spent way more time watching silly Japanese television than reading. Which is fine too, though I did miss that feeling of really getting stuck in a story. 262 more words



Desligo o ventilador, já não está mais calor.
Por mim nem teria ligado, não tenho o hábito. Foi coisa de minha irmã, não reclamei pois sei que o desconforto dela é maior do que o meu. 821 more words


My Year in Books: 26-30

These reviews are quite the eclectic bunch. Jumping from Italy to former Rhodesia to Japan to Ireland and to England. It shows oh the places you can go by never leaving your front room. 1,103 more words


Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

I didn’t exactly chose to read the novella Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto because of the cover, more because of the intriguing title, and the author’s even more intriguing name, ‘Banana’. 410 more words