Book review: Sanshiro

Sanshiro

Sanshiro
by Natsume Soseki
First published in Japanese in 1908
Translated by Jay Rubin
With an introduction
by Haruki Murakami
Penguin Classics edition
ISBN13: 9780140455625
2009
Literary fiction/Japanese literature
235 pages

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I recently decided to keep this long format only to review books received for review, and write shorter reviews in my Sunday Posts, right later I finish reading a book.
Well, my review of Sanshiro was getting too long, so here it is by itself. It makes sense, for this amazing classic.
I read it both for the Japanese Literature Challenge, and for The Classics Club (Classics Spin #22).

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Book review: Minimalism Room By Room

Minimalism

Minimalism Room By Room:
a Customized Plan to Declutter
Your Home & Simplify Your Life,
by Elizabeth Enright Phillips,
Rockridge Press
1/14/2020
Nonfiction/House & Home/Organizing
210 pages

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So many books have already been written on minimalism, but there are also lots of wrong ideas about it circulating. I think the author of Minimalism Room By Room: a Customized Plan to Declutter Your Home & Simplify Your Life is trying to refocus the conversation on what’s really at the center of minimalism, and is giving us practical ways to do it.

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Book review: Perfect Little Children

Perfect Little Children

Perfect Little Children
by Sophie Hannah
William Morrow/HarperCollins
2/4/2020
Thriller/Suspense
336 pages

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Sophie Hannah is I believe the only author who’s received the official permission to write new episodes with the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (who by the way, celebrates this year the 100 anniversary of his creation!). I have read two of these, and her fourth is coming up in August 2020: The Killings at Kingfisher Hill. She has been writing many other mysteries, independently from this series. Perfect Little Children is her latest, and a new chance for us to enjoy Hannah’s writing skills.

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