Autobiography of a Geisha by Sayo Masuda

(Image from Goodreads) As the title states, this is a true story of a Japanese geisha in the 1940s and 1950s. Beware though: it’s not the beautiful sweetness that you read or saw in Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha. No, life as a geisha was not about that for Masuda-san. Masuda-san was sold by her... Continue Reading →

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

(The wisteria in my backyard- sneezy but oh so pretty) I want to start off this review by saying that I’m no stranger to Murakami, but perhaps I am when it comes to some of his more surreal novels. I’ve read Norwegian Wood, After Dark and after the quake but The Wind-up Bird Chronicle is the biggest... Continue Reading →

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