Just a quick post this week. Not a lot of bookish news to report plus H spent several hours today first changing the hard drive on my computer, then re-installing most of the software in an attempt to make it less sluggish. It's been hobbling along like an old man lately but this seems to have helped. Having a live-in techie is certainly nice! Anyway, that means it's now late and time to get to bed but I had to at least stop by the salon.
I haven't gotten too far in Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse yet but it is quite engaging despite the heavy subject matter. In fact I had to return it to the library and decided to get my own copy. It seems an important book to read and one I won't mind hanging on to. Someday it would be nice to have a big shelf full of the Japanese books I've read.
Today though I spent a couple of enjoyable hours reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, my first selection for the Once Upon a Time Challenge. What a lovely children's story! I wish I'd read it when I was a child but better late than never I suppose.
In writing up my monthly recap for March, I realized that I didn't buy any books at all last month! So to make up for that I ordered a few from Amazon Japan, a couple of which have already arrived (including my copy of Black Rain, The Digital Photograpy Book by Scott Kelby and the Royall Tyler translation of The Tale of Genji) and a few more that will arrive in a couple of weeks. I have a feeling I'll be sniffing around The Book Depository soon as well. There's the new Philip Pullman book out that I want and a few others.
But in the meantime it's back to Hiroshima and life after the bomb. Have a good week!
P.S. Next up, the winners of my BAFAB Week giveaway.
P.P.S. I know I said last week that I'd be posting some pictures from our trip. I haven't forgotten and I'll hopefully get some up in the next few days.