Reading shorties: There’s no such thing as an easy job” by Kikuko Tsumura

Reading shorties: There’s no such thing as an easy job” by Kikuko Tsumura

FYI: This review contains spoilers. “The whole situation had come to be because I’d sat down one day in front of my recruiter and informed her that I wanted a job as close as possible to my house – ideally, something along the lines of sitting all day in a chair, overseeing the extraction of [...]

Reading: “The Makioka Sisters” by Junichiro Tanizaki

Reading: “The Makioka Sisters” by Junichiro Tanizaki

“She [Sachiko] was sometimes startled at the thought that she spent more time worrying about her sisters than about her husband and her daughter, but they were like daughters—they were on a level with Etsuko in her affections, and at the same time they were her only friends. Left alone, she was surprised to note [...]

Reading: “Sweet Forgiveness” by Lori Nelson Spielman

Reading: “Sweet Forgiveness” by Lori Nelson Spielman

As I’ve already stated several times before, I’m a cover whore. Most often, this leads to interesting books I wouldn’t necessarily read. Sometimes, this leads to me discovering that the beautiful cover is indeed the only remarkable feature of a book. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” goes both ways I’m afraid. Unfortunately, Spielman’s [...]