Or rather: It's Monday and I am finally reading. I haven't read all that much in the past weeks. My mind was so full from the past months that I just couldn't focus at all anymore. It is still a bit like that. That is why I am currently watching a lot of J-drama instead of reading books. But I did read a little bit.
I got a lot of bookcrossing books that I am currently trying to read.
I actually finished Fear and Trembling by Amelie Nothomb today. I started in The Old Capital by Yasunart Kawabata a few days ago. It is a slow paced book that I really need to take my time for. I won't do the book justice if I just rush through. So I am only reading it when I have found the rest in my head to enjoy this.
Next up will be The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. I am curious of that one since it has been in the news a lot lately. Simplify Life is a Dutch book by Sjoukje van der Kolk that I am reading in between of things. On how to lead a less busy life. Funnily enough, I don't recognise the typical image of the Western society of busy. busy. busy. As for me, I am already living on a slower pace. So I don't really connect with the book yet.
In other news: I finally wrote a review of Room by Emma Donoghue, which I read a couple of weeks back.
I now see that I have a bit of an Asian theme going on because of the bookcrossing bookrings. Are you into Asian literature? If so, which Asian book did you really like?