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Lindy
Zen Attitude | Sujata Massey
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I like the central character in this cozy mystery series. Rei Shimura is a Japanese American with a fledgling antiques business in Japan. She‘s impulsive, stubborn, knowledgeable, scrupulous and fiercely independent. Aside from her Scottish lawyer boyfriend, the rest are pretty much one-note characters. The plot is improbable but gripping. The Kamakura setting holds extra interest since I visited there last year. I‘ll pick up the next #audiobook.

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Lindy
Zen Attitude | Sujata Massey
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In Japan, Buddhism was more of an old age passion than a New Age one.

BiblioLitten I love Buddhist temples! 2w
Lindy @BiblioLitten 😊I took this photo in Kamakura. So many lovely temples there. 2w
Butterfinger Beautiful. 2w
batsy Love this photo. 2w
Lindy @Butterfinger @batsy Thanks! 😘😘 2w
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Lindy
Zen Attitude | Sujata Massey
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#Audiowalking by this cannabis shop today, I decided to take a photo. Pets and cannabis? 🧐

Texreader Does that mean the pets have to be over 18? In dog/cat years? 🧐 2w
Butterfinger 😂 2w
Lindy @Texreader 🤷‍♀️ 2w
julesG So I can bring my old sniffer dog, but the kids have to wait in the car? 😁 2w
Lindy @julesG Apparently. Although the signage looks like it was lettered by a child. 🙃 2w
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SqueakyChu
Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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I started reading this book last night. I love reading contemporary #Japanese fiction so I feel certain this book will appeal to me. I‘m reading it as a shared read with three others on the #TIOLI challenges on #LibraryThing. Cute rice ball image on it‘s cover, eh? 😃

Smrloomis I LOVE that cover 😂 and I do mean ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Such an adorable cover💕💕 2w
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bookwrm526 I read this one last year and found it very odd and slow but somehow still engrossing...the cover is delicious though 2w
SqueakyChu @bookwrm526 I usually like odd but hate slow. I‘ll see how it goes. 😃 2w
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Tonton
Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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erzascarletbookgasm Interesting! 👍 2w
fleeting 🤩 2w
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essayareayaitch
Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Growing up, Keiko doesn't fit into society. It's not until she becomes employed at a convenience store while at University does she really feel like she belongs. Here she's given specific tasks, phrases to repeat, a uniform. Basically a list of how to conform. Sure also picks up how to act when not working by mimicking her fellow employees. I feel like it has so much to say about Japanese society, but it's not something I'm qualified to analyze.

BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too. The same goes for 3w
essayareayaitch @BarbaraBB I'm hoping to get to it soon. Library holds and new releases became available, so my own books get the back burner once again 3w
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gossamerchild
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So. So good. 2020 is off to a great start!

#graphicnovels #theunreadshelfproject2020

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Smarkies
Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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This was an interesting book. The main character was not one that I was expecting but the writing and setting really spoke to me. The book does reflect Japanese society well.
Nothing this one down as #covercrush for #booked2020 as I only picked this up in the bookshop after I fell in love with the cuteness of this. 😂😂
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Maria514626 I loved this book! This cover is different than the one I read. I live it! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 3w
batsy I really liked this book. And these covers are super cute. 3w
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Smarkies @batsy I was holding off buying it until I saw the 3 covers at the bookstore. And then I had to! 🤣🤣 3w
Smarkies @Maria514626 this is the cover that they have for this region. I have seen the other covers which are also nice. 😁 3w
Cinfhen I agree!!! Cover is fantastic 💗 3w
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CaseyMoore
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A thoroughly depressing book. Great read. Highly recommend for people interested in journalism. Good to know no matter how big the paper or story, reporters always have to fight to get the good stories published.

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Read66
Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Really enjoyed this character driven novel about a woman who does not fit in with society - people, feelings, relationships, emotions et al - and feels most at ease when at her job in the structured world of the convenience store where she works.