Tag Archives: Books

Welcome to the #SignForOurBookshops Campaign

I’m so excited to collaborate with renowned British author Holly Bourne and more than 200 other writers in a national campaign to support bookshops throughout lockdown – #SignForOurBookshops. During the last lockdown, bookshops had to work so hard just to remain operational – taking orders online, or over the phone. They now face a second…

My First Article for The Japan Times and Our Holiday in the Caribbean

November and December were busy but relaxing months for my husband and me. I know this sounds like a contradiction but let me explain: we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with two weeks in the Caribbean staying at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort and Spa in beautiful, balmy Jamaica, I read all five books…

Review of ‘The Memory Police’ by Yōko Ogawa for Books on Asia

The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa (translated by Stephen Snyder) (Pantheon, Random House August 13, 2019) This internationally-acclaimed writer transports you to a disturbing dystopian island where everyone and everything gradually disappears, leaving its vulnerable inhabitants at the mercy of a terrifying totalitarian regime. Imagine, if you will, waking up knowing something seems strange, eerie…

20 Awe-Inspiring Quotes from Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

I recently read and reviewed Killing Commendatore for Books on Asia, a wonderful reference site that describes itself as a “guide to finding quality books on Japan and Asia from new releases to enduring classics, that deserve to be read, discovered and discussed.” If you’re thinking about reading Murakami’s latest book and you want to…