Slightly Peckish Tuesday
26 February, 2013
If you live in London, you can’t ignore the number of ramen bars that have sprung up this past year. It’s one of my favourite Japanese noodles and I dive into the London ramen wars this week at Umami Mart: Slightly Peckish. Check me out!
Sometimes we need days when we give our brains a rest, right? Or more truthfully, I need a few more days to finish a book、write my review, have a snooze. I often read a book a week but sometimes it takes longer. In fact, most weekends I don’t even open a book as I’m busy doing other things. What about you?
I’m currently pondering buying a kindle. I already have a Sony e-reader which I forget to use and I can’t be bothered with having to connect it to my laptop to download books. But being able to buy books directly onto your device is so tempting. It’s a question of space, you see. I’m overwhelmed with the number of books I own and although I’m trying to read through my TBR, it’s gonna take some time. What? Just stop buying books until you’ve read and given some away, I hear you say. It doesn’t work that way. Buying books goes a lot deeper than just wanting to read it. It feeds into this primal need of wanting to possess. Sometimes I don’t even understand myself why I need that book so much, but I just do. But kindle owners, do you get overwhelmed with your digital libraries too?
Talking about book storage, how do you store yours?
And currently there is a tv series airing in Japan called Biblia Koshodo no Jiken Techou about a secondhand bookshop owner who solves mysteries with a literary twist. Each episode focuses on one book, from Natsume Soseki to Anthony Burgess. It’s a light, gentle series but provides a great insight into popular literature in Japan.