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Book 1: The Power, January 14

January 14, 2018

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01. The Power, Naomi Alderman (Jan 14) It’s going to be that kind of year. I can already feel it. I read a review of this book in November, and grabbed it as soon as it hit the shelves in Tokyo in December. I think it may have taken some time to get here, but since […]

Book 13: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, November 14

January 14, 2018

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13. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, Sarah Knight (November 14) I picked this one up on a whim. I got the Marie Kondo joke immediately from the title and cover, but knew that there have been other books written that are basically following the same principle: you need to give fewer fucks about […]

Book 12: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Nov 11

January 14, 2018

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12. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy (November 11) This is how behind I am: I completely forgot to list the final two books that I read in 2017. And I LOVED this one. I was just so caught up with the trip to the states a few days after I finished this one, that […]

I Illustrated a Children’s Book

January 9, 2018

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I just posted about my goals, and this was a goal of mine for 2017. I accomplished it. It took me 9 months to actually do it, although it took me closer to 8 years to get around to it. My dear friend Kristi sent me the story when I moved to Germany, and I […]

Book 11: The Butterfly Effect, October 27

October 27, 2017

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11. The Butterfly Effect, Jon Ronson (October 27) It’s Jon Ronson, so of course I had to read it. I’m not sure if this technically counts as a book. I am qualifying it as such because: It’s by Jon Ronson and he writes books It was available on Audible as an Audiobook It was long enough […]

Book 10: Sapiens (October 25)

October 27, 2017

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10. Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari (October 25) I picked this up because I want to read Harari’s Homo Deus, which I already have. I thought it would be best to read this first. The book has been hailed as the Book of the Month on Amazon, and is an NYT Bestseller. I enjoy reading about evolution and human […]

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 […]