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Enchi, Fumiko

The Waiting Years by Fumiko Enchi

Continuing my Japanese book strikes, my first book of 2016 is The Waiting Years by Fumiko Enchi. I read this together with the Japanese Literature book group on GR. It won the most votes out of the 5 books I proposed, and coincidentally it was probably the one I wanted to read the most, so […]

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Doyle, Arthur Conan

The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes #2)

I read The Sign of Four as my last book of 2015, actually finishing on the 31st December. I read the first one in the series – A Study in Scarlet in 2014, but alas, it was a period when I got too lazy to write about every single book I read, so I didn’t put […]

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Burns, Charles

Black Hole by Charles Burns

I love graphic novels, but I’m always dreading the time I have to write about them. How does one put into words something that works visually? For me at least, it’s a challenge. Black Hole was drawn in strong style of black and white. It is set in an alternate world, similar to our world (or […]

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Didion, Joan

Slouching Towards Betlehem by Joan Didion

Slouching Towards Betlehem is a collection of essays by Joan Didion that were written between 1961 to 1968, the collection itself published in 1968. I heard the name Joan Didion thrown a lot, and this is my first time reading her book. I chose this, first because of this Great Courses, secondly because I happened to see […]

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Year 2015 Wrap Up and 2016 Plans

Happy new year good readers! I haven’t done stats for a long time on this blog, but with all the diversity talks that seem to happen recently *cough* #diversedecember #ReadDiverse2016, I feel inclined to do so. So in 2015 I read 26 books + 1 Happy Reader (the latter I don’t count for the purpose […]

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Dermoût, Maria

The Ten Thousand Things by Maria Dermoût

In The Ten Thousand Things Maria Dermoût brought us to my birth country, Indonesia. This is the first time for me to read a Dutch Indies literature so it was truly an interesting experience. I had to look up Moluccas – the place where the book is set, and only then realized it’s the islands of Maluku. […]