Excited by the diversity of the titles that have been added to my reading list recently, and we even have a paperback copy of one of these to giveaway internationally! Winter Traffic by Stephen Greenall [ Amazon | Book Depository ] This debut novel from Stephen Greenall is one of the 2017 releases by Aussie Authors I’ve been particularly looking forward. […]
The Nakano Thrift Shop Synopsis : When Hitomi takes a job on the cash register of a neighbourhood thrift store, she finds herself drawn into a very idiosyncratic community. There is Mr Nakano, an enigmatic ladies’ man with several ex-wives; Masayo, Mr Nakano’s sister, an artist who has never married; and her fellow employee Takeo, a shy but […]
Happy New Year book lovers! More great titles added to my reading pile, the bulk Christmas gifts – lucky me. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Having absolutely adored Amor Towles’ debut novel Rules of Civility back in 2011, his much anticipated second novel earned a spot on my wish list pre-publication. Have heard so many […]
Happy Easter break everyone – it’s time for a literary blog hop! Booklover Book Reviews is excited to be part of the Literary Blog Hop hosted by My Book Self. Without further ado, here are the details of my international giveaway: I’m giving entrants the chance to select from the following 4 literary titles.
Strange Weather in Tokyo (aka The Briefcase) Synopsis : Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, ‘Sensei’, in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the pair continue […]
As the year draws to a close it was time for me to organise my books for Tony’s January in Japan Challenge 2015. This initiative is a great way to kick of a new year of reading, with something really distinctive and dare I say it palate cleansing about J-Lit. The nominated read-along titles in 2015 are: 15 […]