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Manazuru by Hiromi Kawakami

Twelve years have passed since Kei’s husband, Rei, mysteriously vanished without a trace, leaving behind her and their 3-year-old daughter, Momo. Since then, Kei’s life has remained in a sort of limbo, populated by memories of Rei and their life together prior to his disappearance. She is ‘involved’ with a married man named Seiji, their […]... Read More
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Diving Belles by Lucy Wood, and a bookish t.v. recommendation.

Apologies for being silent for more than a week.  I solemnly swear that I was reading.  And organizing my bookshelf.  And catching up on anime on Crunchyroll. But back to the reading!  Last week I finished Diving Belles, a short story collection by Lucy Wood.  Blending Cornish folklore with everyday life, Wood creates an evocative […]... Read More
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Reading as a Soothing Balm

I am officially over the stress-induced migraines, thank you very much.  In an effort to slowly restore myself, I visited my local Oxfam charity bookshop yesterday.  I haven’t been in the habit of buying books lately, preferring to save a buck by trawling the local library instead, but for £1.99 I don’t think my Market […]... Read More
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The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen

From what I had gathered reading through a handful of reviews, The Rabbit Back Literature Society sounded like a sort of surreal fairy tale mystery with magical books that altered their own contents and shady literary societies with murky backgrounds rooted in the unknown. The word ‘charming’ came up quite a few times, as did […]... Read More