May wrap-up

May wrap-up

Monthly wrap-up When you read this, I am in the US of A! I’ve scheduled a bunch of posts for the coming few weeks 😉

I kept myself occupied in May. Most of my free weekends were spent on KonMari-ing my house, which was a great (and intense) and liberating experience. Work was busy as I had to prepare for my vacation, and I also had to actually prepare for my vacation. So there wasn’t much time left for reading.

Read in May

  1. Making Sense of Japanese: What the Textbooks Don’t Tell You by Jay Rubin
  2. The Angel’s Cut (Vintner’s Luck, #2) by Elizabeth Knox
  3. Wij, twee jongens by Aline Sax
  4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  5. Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  6. The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
  7. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Two of the books were non-fiction (which is more non-fiction than I’ve read in a long time), and another two were wonderful LGBT+ reads.

Book haul
First let me say this: I got rid of nearly 300 books when I was tidying with KonMari. This should be the beginning of a new era, where I don’t buy as many books as I used to. I really do think KonMari inspires living with less.

But of course I still bought new books. Just three and I really really wanted these. I got two Dutch LGBT+ YA books, and Otsuichi’s Zoo.

Reading in June
I am spending a large chunk of June in the States and I plan to read a lot. I posted the list of books I hope to read for last week’s Top Ten Tuesday.
I had given up on 吾輩は猫である (I am a cat by Natsume Soseki), but our Japanse reading club set a new date for the end of June, so I’m also giving that another try…

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