Monday, October 13, 2008

This is... what I'm currently reading


This is also me a day late. And actually, this is what I was reading until this morning, when I finished it.

I bought it when I was in Kyoto last week. As the book was set in Kyoto and I had the Geisha makeover planned, it seemed like the perfect book. I found it really interesting. Unlike Memoirs of a Geisha, which I also love, Geisha of Gion is an autobiography and gives a lot more detailed insight into the life of a geisha.

While I've been lurking on a few blogs in the last couple of days, I've been strangely relieved that other people's book reading time has been reduced as they read more blogs. There is so much interesting reading on this big wide web now, that my bookshelf has been somewhat neglected. I know I only got through this last book so quickly because I was internet-less for a few days.

Thank you so much also to everyone for their kind words on my last post. I had a couple of days (helped by a perfectly timed long weekend) of hiding under a blanket, watching dvds, eating chocolate and getting lots of cuddles from my dh. I'm ready to happily face the world again and I hope to mend my relationship with my sister.

Thank you to Miss K for this week's theme to Angela, the fabulous hostess of This is...

7 comments:

tamakikat said...

:)

Fuji Mama said...

I've been dying to read this book, so I'm glad to know that it's worth the read!

Fiber Focus said...

Looks like a great book! I really liked Memoirs of a Geisha, too, so I'll have to remember this next time I need a title. I mostly listen to books on tape these days while I keep my hands busy, but I also have a pile of books I am working my way through. You're right, though. Reading online does cut into book time!

Jenny said...

This looks like interesting reading indeed and I love the front cover! Glad you are feeling better:)

Lilli boo said...

Thanks for the inspiration..I have eyed this book off in various stores! may well have to be on my Christmas list...

Tornadoes28 said...

I am able to do a lot of reading due to a long commute on buses and subway. I like it. I would rather read then listen to music. My current reading is on Japanese history, especially the Edo period.

Leah said...

I found this harder to read than "Geisha" but as it was "real" this is probably why.

It was a great insight into the world of these fabulous ladies.

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