Deal Me In Story: The cat in the attic by Valerie Martin (Sea Lovers: Selected Stories)
Not a bad story, but I don't care much for her style. I won this collection in a GoodReads giveaway, read a few of the stories and decided not to review it. Lots of animals being mistreated by people. Not sure why it's still on my shelf or why I put it on my roster--maybe I decided to give it another try. Will donate to book sale.
Card: Nine of Hearts: Not looking for a card image this week.
from my shelves...
North Station by Suah Bae; translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith
I did not like this as much as I liked her Recitation and A Greater Music.
A Son at the Front: A Library of America eBook Classic by Edith Wharton (Kindle
A nice freebie (with no strings attached) from the publisher.
Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera
Novel of Sri Lankan Civil War and Sri Lankans in exile in California.
Free advance review copy.
Bat City Review, Issue 8, 2012
Botchan by Sōseki Natsume (Kindle ed.): translated (1918) from the Japanese by Yasotaro Morri
An enjoyable read. This classic 1906 Japanese novel tells of the adventures of a novice school teacher in a small rural community.
(Also available on Gutenberg)
When I Was a Boy in Japan by Sakae Shioya; published in 1906
What a happy find--just as I was about halfway through Botchan by Sōseki Natsume. Both books were first published in 1906. Botchan is a novel about a young teacher in a rural school. The purpose of this memoir "...is to provide an introduction by telling some of the experiences which are common to most Japanese boys of the present time, together with some account of the customs and manners belonging to their life."
California Missions: A Guide To The Historic Trails Of The Padres, by Karl F. Brown; Illustrated With Seventy-Eight Photographs by Floyd Ray; Foreword by Rexford Newcomb; 1939, Garden City Publishing
Just fun to look at all the old photos.
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