Top Ten Tuesday: Ten–Well, Seven–Books on My Syllabus

This is an old Top Ten Tuesday suggested by The Broke and the Bookish that I didn’t have a chance to finish, but I think these books are important and wanted to share them with you.  This reading list is for a difference, power, and discrimination class centered around ambilcultural or bicultural novels. Its goal follows Chimamanda Adichie’s … More Top Ten Tuesday: Ten–Well, Seven–Books on My Syllabus

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I want to Meet

Have you ever gone on a literary pilgrimage? Ever visited a childhood home of a beloved author. There’s Faulkner’s home in Mississippi or Laura Ingalls Wilder’s in De Smet. There’s the Bird and Baby for Inklings fans and the whole town of Providence for Lovecraft fans. Big Sur means something different after Kerouac along with … More Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Authors I want to Meet

Thanks a Lot Murakami-San

Haruki Murakami has an advice column, and you can find some great English translations here. The website itself is filled with charming pictures of Murakami himself attending to a host of upright animals. So many of the responses are avuncular and yet harsh and misleading. Death is met with nihilism and the desire for deep-fried oysters. Have a broken heart, Murakami wonders “Who cares?” … More Thanks a Lot Murakami-San