Japanthem: Countercultural Experiences, Cross-Cultural Remixes

by Jillian Marshall | Travel |
ISBN: 1953103154 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 2/21/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, February 21, 2022
This trade paperback (advance review copy) was an Early Reviewer book I won from LibraryThing. Thank you so much!

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, February 21, 2022
I really loved the beginning of this book in which the author discussed the process of becoming a PhD and how she decided to pursue this. I have always envied those who put great effort into earning a PhD so I found it fun to learn about the author’s experiences.

The bottom line afterward was that the author did not want to continue in the world of academia as a professor so she turned her dissertation into a series of captivating vignettes to try her hand at being a writer. I was interested in this book’s overlying themes—-Japanese traditional music, Japanese pop music, Japanese underground music, and the essence of being a gaijin (foreigner) in Japan.

The author minced no words in communicating her feelings about her experiences in a Japan, albeit sometimes a bit harshly. As she did so, I reflected upon my own knowledge of Japan through hearing about my older son’s trips there and from my own reading of contemporary Japanese literature. For me then, this book was an engaging read about a country I never visited yet whose culture and people were surprisingly familiar to me.

I'm releasing this book for...

***The 2022 Oh, The Places We Can Go Release Challenge hosted by awaywithfairies. The book title contains the word JAPAN. Japan (日本国) is an island country in East Asia.

Happy reading and happy traveling (when it becomes safe to do so)!

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Enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, March 15, 2022
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Journal Entry 5 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Saturday, April 2, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (5/21/2022 UTC) at Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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I'm releasing this book in the BookCrossing booth at the 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.

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Journal Entry 6 by Melydia at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, May 23, 2022
This was leftover at the end of the 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival. I hope to continue its journey soon.

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