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I am an immigrant, born in Italy but living in the UK since 2009. My mother is also an immigrant (US to Italy), as were my maternal grandparents (Italy to US), and both my maternal great-grandfathers (also Italy to US). 1,256 more words

Book List

Welp, it's definitely not Monday, but I still read some things

This was a good weekend. I went to a wedding, which…I love weddings. I don’t ever want to have a wedding (at least not in the traditional sense), but they are a delight. 818 more words

Young Adult Lit

The Buddha in the Attic: A Review

I bought this book from a used bookstore for $4.99 after eyeing it for several weeks. I noticed the cover right away– a person clad in a traditional Japanese kimono, holding a parasol. 640 more words

Book Reviews

A post of two Otsukas

When the emperor was divine ¬†is the second of Otsuka’s books that I’ve read and I’ll start out by saying that I prefer The Buddha in the attic… 198 more words


100 days 100 short stories:: story one

story: Diem Perdidi 

author: Julie Otsuka

year: 2012

where: kitchen table, Reem Island

note: a reread

a line: “She remembers once loving someone more than anyone else.”

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One