Library Loot: January 30 to February 5

Hi, folks!

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Sharlene from Real Life Reading, encouraging bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

Here is what I got this week:

  • The Pillow Book, by Sei Shōnagon, tr. Meredith McKinney (2006. Original: 枕草子, 1002)
    • Meredith is hosting a readalong of this book in February, along with with FrancesCaroline, and Deb, and I decided to join in!
  • Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata, tr. Ginny Tapley Takemori (2018. Original: コンビニ人間, 2016)
  • The Akhmatova Journals, Volume I: 1938-1941, by Lydia Chukovskaya, tr. Milena Michalski and Sylva Rubashova (1994. Original: Записки об Анне Ахматовой, Книга 1, 1980)
    • This is a record of Chukovskaia’s meetings with Akhmatova. I don’t recall where I read about this book, but I have a feeling it must have been in one of Karen‘s posts on Russian literature (Please, correct me if I am wrong, Karen!).
  • The Tale of Murasaki, by Liza Dalby (2001)

That’s all for now, folks. What will you be reading in February? 😊

Yours truly.

J.

John George Brown, ‘Reading on the Rocks’, c.1877


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  1. The Convenience Store Woman is really special, I think. I won’t soon forget it, especially after seeing them in real life this October. But, the remarkable part in the novel was the strength (and oddity) of the character.

    So glad you’re joining in The Pillow Book!! I’m off to add you to the links. xo

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    1. Thank you, Bellezza! I will be starting to read the Pillow Book tonight, and I am looking foward to The Convenience Store Woman. I’ve just finished Territory of Light – loved it, and will try to write a review later this week 🙂

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  2. LOL! Well, it *should* have been me, especially as I’m sure I have one of Chukovskaya’s books on Akhmatova – but I can’t see any mention of it on my blog so maybe I just transmitted it telepathically! 😀

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    1. This is funny! I could swear it had been you! 😀

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      1. It may well be and I just can’t find it on my blog…. :DDD

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  3. Convenience Store Woman was a lovely read!

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    1. I am looking forward to it, Sharlene! 🙂

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  4. Very interesting picks, as always! The Akhmatova Journals in particular look fascinating. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you, Claire! I was happy that my library had a copy of it 🙂

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