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Fun Facts About Alice Munro – And Why You Should Be a Fan

Alice Munro, Canadian short story writer extraordinaire, was given the book world’s greatest honour in the form of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. The lady just seems so down-to-earth, full of humility and class. Here are a few fun things about Munro and her award that just may make you love her even more. […]

The subtle nuances of snow

Snow Country – Yasunari Kawabata, translated from Japanese, Tuttle Publishing, 1996, first published in English in 1956, 175 pages Living in Japan has inspired a slight foray into Japanese literature, and Snow Country was recommended by a few friends as a modern Japanese classic. I was especially interested in this novel as I live in  part of Japan that […]

Casually Designed

I was, am, and indefinitely will be a Harry Potter fan. These stories were a huge part of my growing-up years; I read the first book when I was 11, the same age as Harry. I still love the characters and the world that Rowling created, and all of the awesome names she came up […]