Day: November 25, 2017


Reading progress update: I’ve read 40 out of 436 pages.

I kind of like Pierre, but can’t stand Frédéric (even at this early point already).  Have yet to meet Maxime …   Thank God it is a linear read after all — now I really wonder what’s up with the chapter numbers, though.   French buddy read with Tannat. Original post:

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Kazuo Ishiguro: An Artist of the Floating World

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 3 – St. Martin’s Day A Post-WWII Japan Vignette My completist quest regarding Kazuo Ishiguro’s novels and short stories (begun long before he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature) took me back to one of his earlier works — I only had An Artist of the Floating […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 7– St. Lucia’s Day Tasks for Saint Lucia’s Day: Get your Hygge on — light a few candles if you’ve got them, pour yourself a glass of wine or hot chocolate/toddy, roast a marshmallow or toast a crumpet, and take a picture of your cosiest reading place. The […]

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