Yesterday was Do Nothing But Read Day, for which I signed up kind of at the last minute. As I expected, I couldn't set aside the whole day but I did manage some quality sofa time in the afternoon chilling out with some books.
What did I read? Well, since it's manga month for the June Hello Japan! mini-challenge, I finally took volume 9 and volume 10 of the Emma series by Kaoru Mori off the shelf to read. It was so fun to catch up with these characters, and especially to see Emma and William's big day! I'm sad now though knowing that there are no more stories to look forward to. Reading these last two volumes in the series definitely made me want to go back and read them all again, which I'm sure I will do at some point.
I also read a few stories in Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint. I feel like a lot of my reading, when I actually have been reading the last couple of months, has been more on the serious side, so these fantastical stories are a nice change of pace. I've only read one other de Lint book and am not really familiar with Newford, or his writing style, but already I can see the appeal.
So that was yesterday. Otherwise this past week I finished reading Silence by Shusaku Endo which we'll be discussing for the Japanese Literature Book Group. I'm really looking forward to talking about this book and hearing what others thought of it. If you're looking for the dedicated discussion post, it'll be up a little later today.
For this week, I plan to keep reading from Dreams Underfoot, and to finally start on Taroko Gorge by Jacob Ritari. I've heard such great things about it, I can't wait!
What have you been reading?
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