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Tsundoku #1 – my new Asia books column at Asian Books Blog

Posted: February 6th, 2019 | No Comments »

Rosie Milne, the force behind www.asianbooksblog.com, asked me if i wanted to do a monthly column on Asian-themed books. Of course I said yes…

I’ve opted to call my monthly missive on forthcoming books, tsundoku, the Japanese word for all those books that pile up by your bedside just begging you to get on and read them. It seemed fitting for a column that aims squarely at encouraging you to build that pile a little higher each month…

Tsundoku will assemble a random assortment of Asia-related books – novels, non-fiction, photography, graphic art – that comes across my own desk. Being a writer on various matters Asian, as well as a regular reviewer, I often get an early peek at forthcoming books. So tsundoku is essentially me passing on a few recommendations…

Here’s the first one….http://www.asianbooksblog.com/2019/01/tsundoku-1-february-2019-new-year-new.html

And readers are welcome to send me their own (uncurated!) tsundoku piles for inclusion (paul@chinarhyming.com)

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