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Old 02-24-2020, 04:57 PM   #28741
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And now I'm reading Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2019 edition.
Which was very good indeed.

Then I started a recent freebie, Unto The Last Generation by Juanita Coulson It had a nice premise. but it was terrible in setup, plot and characterisation. I quickly abandoned it.

Then I started another freebie, A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill. It was an excellent historical murder mystery, set in early 1930s New South Wales. Highly recommended!

And now I'm reading Asimov's SF magazine for March/April 2020.
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:27 PM   #28742
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I am still re-listening to The Lord of the Rings and I have read the last two volumes of Mizuki Shigeru's Showa: A History of Japan. I am now spending some time slow-reading my first Iris Murdoch - The Sea, The Sea.
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Old 02-25-2020, 05:38 PM   #28743
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And now I'm reading Asimov's SF magazine for March/April 2020.
Which was a good issue, as usual.

I forgot that I also read A Man’s Word by Martin Jensen. Another excellent murder mystery in the time of King Cnut

And now I'm reading Analog SF for March/April 2020
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:49 PM   #28744
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I have read the last two volumes of Mizuki Shigeru's Showa: A History of Japan.
I just, as in, this evening, finished the first volume of this. My first manga and it was fantastic.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:27 PM   #28745
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I just, as in, this evening, finished the first volume of this. My first manga and it was fantastic.
I am ECSTATIC about this! I speak Japanese and the way Western society markets Japan has made it so hard for gems like this to be taken seriously. Please PM me if you want to discuss!
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I am ECSTATIC about this! I speak Japanese and the way Western society markets Japan has made it so hard for gems like this to be taken seriously. Please PM me if you want to discuss!
I've been considering reading The Tale of Genji. I checked your Goodreads account but only found, in your books read, a series of essays about the chunkster book. Is there a reason why you didn't read Genji?
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I've been considering reading The Tale of Genji. I checked your Goodreads account but only found, in your books read, a series of essays about the chunkster book. Is there a reason why you didn't read Genji?
Oh, I've read it. Not added it on GR because they didn't have my Japanese edition. I strongly recommend reading it with a companion guide of some kind to aid with cultural and historical context.
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Oh, I've read it. Not added it on GR because they didn't have my Japanese edition. I strongly recommend reading it with a companion guide of some kind to aid with cultural and historical context.
I've read some Japanese cultural coverage from Our Oriental Heritage. I hope that's preparation enough.
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I've read some Japanese cultural coverage from Our Oriental Heritage. I hope that's preparation enough.
Genji is very much its own world. The names can be a little confusing as they jump back and forth between formal names, nick names, and family names. I read the World of the Shining Prince to understand the government and societal structures at the time.

There is also a decent audio version of Librivox in English and one in Japanese.
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Genji is very much its own world. The names can be a little confusing as they jump back and forth between formal names, nick names, and family names. I read the World of the Shining Prince to understand the government and societal structures at the time.

There is also a decent audio version of Librivox in English and one in Japanese.
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Oh, I've read it. Not added it on GR because they didn't have my Japanese edition. I strongly recommend reading it with a companion guide of some kind to aid with cultural and historical context.
You can add it yourself to GR and then go to the librarian forum and ask for it to be merged.
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You can add it yourself to GR and then go to the librarian forum and ask for it to be merged.
Honestly not a priority for me. I know it can be done, but I don't really care to do Amazon's work for them. I have requested corrections before, though.
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