Can You Ever Have Too Many Books?

Six new books that have joined my bookcases this week: from Japanese crime fiction to race and identity in the American south.

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The Great Passage by Shiona Miura: a voyage through words

Until I read The Great Passage my understanding of the complexities involved in writing and publishing a dictionary was next

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World Literary Tour: Visit Japan in 5 Books

Today is National Foundation Day (Kenkokukinen-no-Hi), in Japan, a day which marks the enthronement of the country’s first Emperor. Although

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Reading Horizons For Japanese Literature Challenge

Events like the Japanese Literature Challenge give me a great excuse to have a rummage through the shelves and stacks

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#Read into 2016 – at the midnight hour I was reading

Having challenged you all to stop the reading clock at midnight on New Year’s Eve 2015 and share what you

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