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Oryx
Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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Making a head start on this, because it's looooong. #camplitsy24

squirrelbrain Ooh are you going or coming home?! 2d
Oryx @squirrelbrain Going to NI 😊 2d
squirrelbrain Hooray- enjoy! 2d
TrishB Have fun ♥️ 2d
BarbaraBB Enjoy 💕🏕️ 2d
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JenP
Master Key | Masako Togawa
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Pickpick

Nor surprise that I liked this book since I stacked it from @vivastory review and several other Litsy friends with similar tastes also like it. Jan and I decided on two books for our joint read (my pick this month) and since I couldn‘t decide o picked two. This is a short and quick read with some good twists and turns. I generally love Japanese literature (Japan is at the top of my travel list) and this was no exception.

BarbaraBB Glad you liked it! I want to read more by him! 2d
JenP @BarbaraBB we are now reading your recommendation. Loving it so far! 2d
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mjtwo
Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

7-11 May 24 (audiobook)
The story of two men, a teenage boy named Kafka who runs away from home and a man named Nakata who suffers from an intellectual impairment as a result of a strange accident during WWII as their lives seemingly draw to an inevitable intersection.
Murakami‘s writing is at times beautiful and did mostly maintain my interest, but I found the Oedipal storyline a bit much. I also found the way Murakami writes about sex jarring.

mjtwo The story of two men, a teenage boy named Kafka who runs away from home and a man named Nakata who suffers from an intellectual impairment as a result of a strange accident during WWII as their lives converge. 2d
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BookishTrish
Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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Mehso-so

I loved the narration in the audiobook. The first half was excellent. Journalist Rika seeks an interview with a famous female serial killer / gourmand. Like Clarice Starling before her the killer gets deep into Rika‘s head. The initial promise of the novel is squandered as it drags on too long (and sometimes inexplicably).

Suet624 Starting it now. It‘s making me want to buy a rice cooker and some good butter. (I hate cooking.). Beautiful photo! 1d
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Hooked_on_books
Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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Pickpick

My hold came in, so I listened to this a bit in advance of camp. I ended up really enjoying it. It‘s a slow burn and there are aspects I didn‘t like (way too much focus in the first half on equating food to sex), but the main character has a really good arc. And, somewhat surprisingly, it didn‘t make me hungry!

BarbaraBB So glad you liked it! That is encouraging for the rest of us! 5d
squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! 4d
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Nessavamusic
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Mehso-so

This was fine. It just wasn‘t really the cute mystery I was hoping for. I was a bit bored. It is short and the cover is adorable. 3⭐️

5feet.of.fury Such a cute cover 🐈 5d
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BC_Dittemore
Musashi | ????
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Pickpick

If Musashi isn‘t my favorite book of all time then it‘s darn close! After recently completing Shogun I revisited Musashi for the mental exercise of contrasting and comparing the two behemoths. The similarities are endless. The differences essentially stem from the writers knowing their audience.

I would be interested in a new translation though. I believe C. S. Terry‘s is the only available, and I find myself wondering how a newer one would read.

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iread2much
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One of my new favorite books! I found this book touching and beautiful, but I can see where maybe some of the translation didn‘t catch the nuance for people who aren‘t Japanese/very familiar with Japanese culture.
A retired detective runs a restaurant with his daughter. They also run a special agency that will recreate a meal based on people‘s memories.
5/5 read this for lovely descriptions of food and the power it has to change people.

AnnCrystal 😍💕🐕‍🦺💝. 1w
iread2much @AnnCrystal 😊💜🐕💜 1w
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MicheleinPhilly
Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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Camping supplies coming in. And a couple of extras just because. #CampLitsy #bookmail

TrishB Good choices 👍🏻 1w
Librarybelle I loved Watermelon! 1w
AmyG Ha, I went shopping too…e-shopping. 1w
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Ruthiella You have to be prepared for all eventualities! 1w
BarbaraBB Camping supplies 🤣🤣 1w
squirrelbrain Well, you need books to read at camp under the covers with a flashlight! 🔦 1w
CarolynM Greta & Valdin is gorgeous. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 1w
sarahbarnes ⛺️🎉 4d
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