Tag Archives: translation

Spark Joy, by Marie Kondo

Subtitled: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up This is a follow-up to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which I read and loved last summer. I spent six months last year doing a giant … Continue reading

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Readathon: Folk Tales

During the Readathon, I read two collections of folk tales. The first, Nine Magic Pea-Hens, is a collection of 35 Serbian folk tales collected by Vuk Karadzic. The second, Alexander and the Golden Bird, is a set of 19 Danish … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Translations

When I recently read Love in Lowercase, I decided to take a look back over my books-in-translation numbers over the last few years. What I found was absolutely pitiful. I knew Love in Lowercase had been my first translation in … Continue reading

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Love in Lowercase, by Francesc Miralles

Samuel de Juan is a mid-30s professor living a solitary life when a cat shows up on his doorstep on New Year’s. Little did he know (ha!), by opening his door to that cat, Samuel would open his life up … Continue reading

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo

Subtitled: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing So…basically this is a kind of self-help course in decluttering and organizing, as the subtitle suggests. It’s been traveling around the blogosphere for a time now, and I first heard about it … Continue reading

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Emma (series), by Kaoru Mori

Vague series synopsis: A maid named Emma in 19th-century London becomes romantically attached to a man above her station. He loves her as well, and the two of them must navigate this treacherous ground together. I read the first volume … Continue reading

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The Tarot Cafe (series), by Sang-Sun Park

I don’t read a lot of manga. I’ve tried a few in the past and they didn’t appeal to me, artistically, plus I had a hard time following the plots. So I’m not sure why, on my first trip to … Continue reading

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