Some stuff to help you get through the week.
⇒ An article to read:
What the cleaner saw: secrets of strangers’ apartments (Guardian)
⇒ A book to read:
Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda
Matsuda’s book is a collection of stories, translated from Japanese, that take Japanese ghost stories/folktales and retell them – often in a modern setting. Each story stands alone, but as you read the book, there are threads that connect the stories together. I am not a huge fan of short stories, but I am a big fan of Japanese ghost stories and this book did not disappoint. Although ghosts are often associated with horror – this book is not a horror novel, though there are some slightly suspenseful aspects. There’s an added bonus at the end of the book: there’s a short summary of each the ghost stories/folktales referenced in the book, as well as which story it pertains to.
Rating: 10/10 – would recommend to everyone who likes a good retelling.
⇒ Music to listen to:
⇒ YouTube video to watch:
ARIKITCHEN – How to make Cherry Blossom Sweet Dream Cake 🌸 (use the CC button for subs)
⇒ Something nice to look at: