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August 7: 36 Views of Mount Fuji

October 14, 2017

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09. 36 Views of Mount Fuji, Cathy Davidson (August 7) … on finding myself in Japan. This book seemed like a no-brainer for me. I am here, living in Japan, and learning a lot of new things about myself, other people, and life in general. So it made sense to pick it up and give […]

July 24: The Girls

October 14, 2017

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08. The Girls, Emma Cline (July 24) And then I didn’t read or listen to another book until July. Seriously, I don’t even remember what I was doing in that time. My guess? My in-laws came to visit us here in Tokyo in May, and I was hell-bent on learning as much Japanese as I possibly […]

March 18: The Drowned World

October 14, 2017

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07. The Drowned World, J.G. Ballard (March 18) THIS. THIS is how far behind I am right now. I’m posting a blog about a book I finished in March. Apologies. I picked up this book while we were visiting my in-laws in the UK last year. I think I just liked the cover. The colors grabbed me, […]

A new way to fight the anxiety that keeps me up at night:

March 11, 2017

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Reading. I’ve been able to MOSTLY get a hold on the side-effect anxiety that I’ve been experiencing. Once I realized it was just a side effect and not really something in my own mind, it was a lot easier to push the ‘every single way you could die on your honeymoon‘ thoughts out of my […]

March 4: Stories of Your Life and Others

March 9, 2017

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06. Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang (March 4) Remember that time when I wrote that I get impatient for movies to come out, so I go and read the book? Here’s another example of that. I was DYING to see Arrival. And it’s still not coming out here in Japan until MAY. MAY. I wrote […]

Feb 20: The Princess Diarist

March 9, 2017

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05. The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fischer (Feb 20) After we finished Burial Rites, we really wanted to actually read something that we thought might be cheery. We never choose cheerful or irreverent things, but we thought this might be a good one. This one was ‘short’ by audiobook standards: only 5 hours! We did the entire thing […]

Feb 19: Burial Rites

March 9, 2017

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04. Burial Rights, Hannah Kent (Feb 19) LOOK AT ALL THESE BOOKS! After we finished The Girl With All the Gifts, we had to listen to something else. So we chose this cheerful (true) story about the last woman to be put to death in Iceland. This story was beautifully written as well, in a more confessional […]