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About meI enjoy posting comments about books on LT and some of my reviews and remarks also appear on my blog.

--Interests: world cultures, China, Chinese Language (Mandarin), Japan, Japanese, Africa, India, French, linguistics, teaching English to speakers of other languages, phonics, art, music, literature, history, cinema, anthropology, sociology, and dogs.

About my libraryIn Tokyo two good places for new books in English are BOOKS KINOKUNIYA at Shinjuku Takashima-ya Times Square and MARUZEN BOOKS, north side of Tokyo Station.

Groups50-Something Library Thingers, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Club Read 2009, Club Read 2010, Club Read 2011, DimSum Thing, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Indian Authors, Japanese Culture, Japanese Literatureshow all groups

Favorite authorsRoald Dahl, Chitra Divakaruni, Lafcadio Hearn, Diane Johnson, Yasunari Kawabata, Garrison Keillor, Armistead Maupin, Peter Mayle, Annie Proulx, Donald Richie, David Sedaris, Susan Straight, Tobias Wolff (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBooks Kinokuniya Shinjuku Main Store 紀伊國屋書店 新宿本店, Vroman's Bookstore


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