Not much tsundoku
for me, well ok a bit
but blame the tv!
You all know what tsundoku means – having piles of books that lie around unread. Well I don’t have a pile as such but I do have a few I want to pick up again or make a real start at, like those novels I bought back in February, but I just keep getting distracted by other books (though I have given up on one series of novels as I just couldn’t maintain an interest in it anymore so that’s one less distraction). I think that’s ok though as you have to be in a certain state of mind to start a certain novel. The Tale of Genji for example (I have the abridged version which is serious enough, nevermind the full version) requires a lot of time. Other books are good for keeping for travel as they might be light in weight or subject matter. Though if they’re really serious looking ones, they might put the person next to you, on a plane or train, off talking to you, which can sometimes be a good thing! I’m half joking. They are good if you’re travelling on your own (or even with other people if you want to take a break from conversation) but not in all situations.
I’m reading non-fiction at the moment which is good and watching various things online has also been keeping me busy – dramas from various parts of the world and historical documentaries. Oh and I do earn (or scrape) a living in my spare time!! N/F have added some more Japanese stuff to the bill lately so I’ll have to check those out. They look funny. It’s a pity you can’t review anymore on N/F but I guess they thought that not enough people were reviewing or people were maybe putting up spoilers. Who knows what the reason was. I don’t think they explained it in the emails they sent around warning of their intention to remove reviews. I wrote a lot of reviews (but avoided reading them before I watched something because of spoilers or ranting reviews). The star system was inadequate though so at least they took that off as well. This thumbs up thumbs down system is ok but not when you have something to say!
Well, speaking of which I must pick up my latest series – a french drama set in Paris. It’ s good stuff. jya, matta ne!!