thoughts on | record of a night too brief and people from my neighbourhood by hiromi kawakami

Hiromi Kawakami’s shorter fiction is just as promising as her long-form works. Hallucinatory, and simultaneously heart-breaking and tongue-in-cheek, both collections are expertly translated by Ted Goossen and Lucy North (Neighbourhood and Record, respectively). In the titular novella in Record of a Night Too Brief, Kawakami chronicles the life cycle of a woman in a world …

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women in translation month | recommendations and tbr

as i have begun reading more literary fiction, i've been finding out about more and more areas of publishing that have been under a lot of scrutiny. in particular, the fact that there is a massive gap in foreign works written by women in languages other than english not being translated and released at the …

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thoughts on | strange weather in tokyo by hiromi kawakami

strange weather in tokyo by hiromi kawakami hiromi kawakami's strange weather in tokyo is a novel that packs a punch. we follow tsukiko, a 38 year old woman who works in an office and lives alone, after she reunites with one of her former high school teachers, a man she still refers to as 'sensei', …

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book haul #2 | my mum’s taking my bank card

said in march i would stop buying so many books. bought 75 physical books, more ebooks, and asked for more netgalley arcs than i can possibly hope to get through since. no comment. physical books the melancholy death of oyster boy by tim burton 🍎queenie by candice carty-williams 🍎a good girl's guide to murder/good girl, …

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three thriller reviews | lock every door, night film, eight perfect murders

lock every door by riley sager riley sager's lock every door is one of the two thrillers published in 2019 that i constantly mistake for one another: the other is the turn of the key by ruth ware. i only confused them thanks to their similar covers, and the fact that both follow a woman …

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Non-fiction Review | I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell Goodreads In Maggie O’Farrell’s memoir, I Am, I Am, I Am, she recounts seventeen experiences she’s had with death-- from childbirth to brushes with murder, as well as her second hand experience as she attempts to protect her chronically ill daughter from danger. There’s a lot …

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