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Slowing Down

It had to get to mid-April for me to realise I still haven’t done a post on my reading intentions for this year. I also haven’t done any wrap posts for last year but we’ll ignore that for now. After the blur that was the final few months of 2021, this year so far has … More

The Reading Women Challenge – Crime Novel or Thriller in Translation

I love a good murder mystery. It offers me a safe escape room from the troubles of my mundane life and what’s not to love in a good old fashioned whodunnit? However, give me a murder revenge story, and the vindictive monster inside me rears her ugly head (I like to imagine her as a … More

The Reading Women Challenge – A Book by Yoko Ogawa

If I remember correctly, I first stumbled (rather, fell head first) into Japanese literature on one of the many long haul flights that were a temporary part of my life when I was a post graduate student in Manchester. It was Murakami that I first read (no surprises there!) and thus began my love affair … More

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