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In Which Other People Talked About Books

This month of First Tuesday Book Club features One Day by David Nichols. Now the premise of this book intrigued me very much: “After graduation from university, Emma, with her youthful aspirations and good humour, shares a night of passion with the shallow and vain Dexter. In a series of annual updates spanning 20 years, […]

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Tatsumi, Yoshihiro

The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

This must be the bleakest graphic novel/manga I have ever read. I was intrigued when I saw this copy at Sydney Japanese Foundation Library. The book is designed and edited by Adrian Tomine (whose Shortcomings I have yet to read), and includes Tomine’s introduction. Yoshihiro Tatsumi is known as “the grandfather of Japanese alternative comics”. […]

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Tolstoy, Leo

Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy (Short)

Russian literature is something I’m completely unfamiliar with. So when The Classic Circuit announced Tour on Imperial Russian Literature, I knew I had to partake in some way. I wouldn’t have enough time to read a full-length novel (what with Russian novels all look so freakin thick), so I was looking for short stories. I […]

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Tan, Shaun

Shaun Tan’s Short Film: The Lost Thing

Don’t know how I missed this, but I was so excited to find out about this short a few minutes ago! The short is part of Sydney Film Festival last month and will take part in Melbourne International Film Festival later this year. It is based on Shaun Tan’s book The Lost Thing (1999). He’s […]

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Mid Year Challenges Wrap-up

It’s mid year so it seems like a good time to wrap up some challenges I’ve completed! Once Upon a Time IV Once Upon a Time IV ended on 20th June. I read 6 books that fall into category folklore, fantasy, fairy tales, or mythology, so I actually completed Quest the First (5 books) despite […]

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A Picture Paints A Thousand Books

What one picture would you choose to represent your reading taste without a book in it? Simon of Stuck in a Book started the wave a while ago and I saw many who have responded to the challenge, which I loved to see (list here and pic compilation here). I know I’m awfully late, but […]

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Chang, Eileen

Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang

Love in a Fallen City was picked by Claire for our Asian Book Group. It’s a perfect selection after The Good Earth, because both women wrote in the same era, both about China. Buck is even mentioned in the Introduction by Karen S. Kingsbury, the translator. “[Chang] tried , with little success, to break into […]