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Book Review: Losing Touch by Sandra Hunter

Book Review: Losing Touch by Sandra Hunter

Sveta November 9, 2014 0

When I first began to read Losing Touch by Sandra Hunter, I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but the last thing I expected was to completely fall in love with the book. I

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Book Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Book Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Natalie Vaynberg October 7, 2014 0

Ishiguro is one of the few authors with whom I would like to curl up with for a few months, reading through every single work he has written.  I can honestly say that I

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Book Review: The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon Translated by Arthur Waley

Book Review: The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon Translated by Arthur Waley

Sveta September 19, 2014 0

In my early twenties, I took a World Literature class where we were given an assignment to read some early snippets of Japanese literature, Tale of Genji and The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon.

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Book Review: The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma

Book Review: The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma

Sveta September 16, 2014 0

For those that know me, know that I love all sorts of books, including those that deal with Asian or Asian-American issues, thus the Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma is yet another

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Book Review: Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, by Kathryn Lasky

Book Review: Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven, by Kathryn Lasky

Sveta September 12, 2014 0

With few exceptions, whenever I read a book that’s written by a European and it takes place in Asia, I ended up being disappointed because I feel that the books are inaccurate, portray Asians

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Book Review: When the Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon

Book Review: When the Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon

Sveta September 5, 2014 0

When I was given a chance to do a book tour for When the Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon, I really did jump on it, mainly because of the amazing cover that seems

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Book Review: Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner

Book Review: Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner

Sveta August 31, 2014 0

When I did a book tour for Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner, I didn’t expect to like and enjoy it, much less award it five stars. But yes, that’s what ended up

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Book Review: Blossoms and Bayonets by Jana McBurney-Lin and Hi-Dong Chai

Book Review: Blossoms and Bayonets by Jana McBurney-Lin and Hi-Dong Chai

Sveta August 26, 2014 0

When I learned that there was a book tour for Blossoms and Bayonets by Jana McBurney-Lin and Hi-Dong Chai, I knew I had to participate in it because  it talks about Japanese occupation in

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Book Review: The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

Book Review: The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

Sveta June 6, 2014 0

The Tale of Genji was translated into three types of translations: Waley, Taylor and Seidensticker: this review is for the Seidensticker Edition. A long time ago, back in 2007 or even earlier perhaps, a

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Book Review: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Book Review: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Stephanie Spencer May 6, 2014 0

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami is about a class of 42 third year junior high Japanese students who are sent to an island to fight to the death. The last student standing is declared

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