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#NaNoWriMo book review: The Reason I Jump

#NaNoWriMo book review: The Reason I Jump


We’ve reached the end of National Novel Writing Month on the blog! Hopefully you’ve discovered some new books and had some early Christmas present inspiration. Our last book of the month is a rather unique one, ‘The Reason I Jump’ by Naoki Higashida. Unlike the other books reviewed this month, ‘The Reason I Jump’ isn’t … Continue reading

#NaNoWriMo book review: In the Miso Soup

#NaNoWriMo book review: In the Miso Soup


When I spotted Ryu Murakami’s ‘In the Miso Soup’ on the shelves in Waterstones, I immediately knew I had to review it for the blog. And so, that’s how we’ve come to our third #NaNoWriMo book review of the month. This book is disturbing, terrifying and hilarious all at the same time. Twenty year-old Kenji … Continue reading

#NaNoWriMo author interview with Fran Pickering!

#NaNoWriMo author interview with Fran Pickering!


Carrying on with our #NaNoWriMo theme this month, it’s time for an author interview! Earlier this week I reviewed ‘The Haiku Murder’, the second novel in the Josie Clark in Japan series by Fran Pickering, and now it’s time for an interview with the lovely lady herself. ‘The Cherry Blossom Murder’, ‘The Haiku Murder’ and … Continue reading

#NaNoWriMo book review: The Haiku Murder

#NaNoWriMo book review: The Haiku Murder


Our first National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) book review is the recently-published ‘The Haiku Murder’ by fellow Japan blogger Fran Pickering! If a murder mystery set in Japan sounds like your kind of thing, read on… ‘The Haiku Murder’ is the second book in the Josie Clark in Japan series, which follows the life of Josie, … Continue reading

#NanNoWriMo November blog special!


Seeing as November is National Novel Writing Month aka #NaNoWriMo, this blog is going to be all about books this month! Assuming you’ve been online in the last several years, you’ll know thousands of budding writers take on the NaNoWriMo challenge each November: write a book in a month! Doesn’t sound easy, does it? Every … Continue reading