I purchased this novel at Chicago’s Kinokuniya after reading and falling in love with its prequel, The Easy Life in Kamusari(神去なあなあ). This novel, 神Night Tales from Kamusari(去なあなあ夜話) is written just like the title sounds. Its been a year since the main character as moved, and he writes a diary secretly at night going over different … Continue reading “Japanese Novel Review: 神去なあなあ夜話 Night Tales from Kamusari by Miura Shion (三浦しをん）”
This is a book review for the novel We are Alive(生きる僕ら) by Harada Maha(原田マハ). I purchased this novel from Amazon.jp for 759 yen as a part of a bulk order late last year. Harada Maha is a very popular author in Japan and out of all of the books that she has written, this book … Continue reading “Japanese Novel Review: 生きる僕ら We are Alive by Maha Harada (原田マハ)”
I decided to read this novel after reading 君の膵臓をたべたい(review can be found here) as this story seemed to play a large role in story line especially at the end when Haruki is reading over Sakura’s diary. I have been looking into find more light reading as I found found many of the novels I have … Continue reading “Japanese Novel Review: 星の王子様 Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery”
I purchased this novel from Chicago’s Kinokuniya store location for 11.99. I now have a car again and am super happy that I am able to go to Kinokuniya more often. I’m just more excited about books when I can pick them out in person and it makes me happy to randomly spot a book … Continue reading “Japanese Novel Review: 君の膵臓をたべたい I want to eat your Pancreas by Sumino Yoru (住野よる）”
In 1990, Ogawa won a biannual literary award called the Akutagawa Prize (芥川龍之介賞) for this novel. The Akutagawa Prize is considered one of Japanese’s most prestigious and sought after literary awards. When picking this novel, I was a little bit intimated due to its award winning status. Usually when I pick books based off of … Continue reading “Japanese Novel Review: 妊娠カレンダー The Pregnancy Diary by Ogawa Youko (小川洋子)”
Recently Seo Maiko(瀬尾 まいこ)’s words have really made their way into my heart and she has become my favorite author. Heaven is Still Far Away(天国はまだ遠く) is the first novel’s of hers that I have read. I purchased it off of Kinokuniya’s USA online site for $9.99.
My relationship with SRS I LOVE anki. It really helped me when I was a student to get perfect grades and succeed academically. It also does greatly increase the progress that I am able to make in learning Japanese. But this isn’t something that I want to do for the rest of my life. My … Continue reading “My current Japanese vocabulary study style(i.e. Why I’m slowly quitting SRS)”
Reading Multiple Books at a time If your goal is just picking up a book and reading, then I think reading from random books based off of your mood will help to to reach that goal. But maybe try to think about what is tempting you to read multiple books at the same time. What … Continue reading “How many Japanese novels do I read at one time?”
Hey guys, its been a few weeks since I have updated this blog and just wanted to check in and say it will be a few weeks more before I am able to get back to writing again. I am a healthcare worker and my life and workload is greatly impacted by COVID. I just … Continue reading “Hiatus”
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