Book Review: CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN by Sayaka Murata

CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN by Sayaka Murata 4⭐️ When the publisher asked if I'd like a copy of CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN, I didn't hesitate to say yes. I love reading Japanese fiction (usually novels translated from the Japanese) or any novel that has some connection to Japan. It's a culture I admire and respect, and at … Continue reading Book Review: CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN by Sayaka Murata

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Book Review: SUICIDE CLUB by Rachel Zheng

SUICIDE CLUB by Rachel Heng ⭐️⭐️⭐️ "In near-future New York, life expectancy averages three hundred years. Immortality is almost within our grasp. It’s hell."SUICIDE CLUB for me was one of those books that I really wanted to love and appreciate, but couldn't because it felt like the core of the book was missing an important … Continue reading Book Review: SUICIDE CLUB by Rachel Zheng

#LittleBlackSundays: № 03, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue

Episode 3 of #LittleBlackSundays № 03: The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue "If a woman loves a man, her eyes won't hide it." . 3/5⭐️ . Passed down through traditional oral storytelling, this saga featuring an epic love triangle is an Icelandic and Norwegian literary treasure. It was written down in the 13th century, but the … Continue reading #LittleBlackSundays: № 03, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue

#LittleBlackSundays: № 02, Gerard Manley Hopkins

‘Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;’ (Pied Beauty) Do you read classic poetry? Episode 2 of #LittleBlackSundays № 02: As kingfishers catch fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins 2.5/5⭐️ Regarded as one of the greatest Victorian poets writing about religion and nature, Gerard Manley Hopkins’ work was actually … Continue reading #LittleBlackSundays: № 02, Gerard Manley Hopkins

#LittleBlackSundays: № 01, Giovanni Boccaccio

"When the men were off somewhere, he would come visiting their wives more solicitously than any priest they’d had before..." Episode 1 of #LittleBlackSundays № 01: MRS ROSIE AND THE PRIEST by Giovanni Boccaccio 4/5⭐️ This was an unexpectedly humorous start to the Little Black Classics collection, although the last story was quite appalling. Mrs … Continue reading #LittleBlackSundays: № 01, Giovanni Boccaccio