Jan 2018_Roundup The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa dorayaki

The Roundup: Books Read in January 2018

I have been inching my way through Caleb Carr’s The Alienist since the beginning of the new year. I can’t fault the story for my slow-like-molasses progression; I’m only 100+ in, and I am HOOKED. It’s just that I can’t help but double-dip sometimes, ya’know? This time around, I found myself reaching for quick reads, […]... Read More
2017

See ya, 2017!

It’s been a fantastic year of reading for me, but I’m not sorry at all to see it finally go. Go on, 2017, git! I managed to go above and beyond my reading goal this past year, so I’m giving myself a break in 2018 by not setting a goal. I would also like to […]... Read More
Record of a Night Too Brief_Hiromi Kawakami

Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami

No matter how much I poured into the cup, it never filled. And then I realized that the liquid I assumed to be coffee had, unbeknownst to me, turned into night. Peering into the night as it poured into the cup, I could see tiny stars and gases whirling near the surface, and down at […]... Read More
The Book of Lost Things_John Connelly

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

The world of the old tales existed parallel to ours, as David’s mother had once told him, but sometimes the wall separating the two became so thin and brittle that the two worlds started to blend into each other. That was when the trouble started. That was when the bad things came. That was when […]... Read More