Now let's get to the stuff that I know my best friend Nali is the most interested in: what I ate while in Japan.What is it about vacation that has you eating your body weight in yummy (but very healthy!) food?I eat Japanese food nearly every day in one way or another, so it wasn't … Continue reading Japan Trip: Food Part 1
I'm somewhere in Chapter Three of a draft of The New Bride of Banner's Edge, which takes place in the Keegan family/Pearl Georgian England world, but focuses on a character who did not make the cut in Pearl, a lady who becomes Miles Keegan's second wife.This particular story starts in 1804, when Jane Windham's husband … Continue reading Writing the Same Characters, Years Later
Hey! I finished reading my tenth book of the year last night!I'm so glad I decided on a 35-book challenge this year; it makes for a gentler reading pace, especially since I'm writing at the moment as well.Here is my list. Click on the title links if you're curious about my reviews (the one for … Continue reading 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge: 10 Books Read!
We got on a train headed for the hinterlands.And by the hinterlands, I mean western Kanagawa Prefecture. We got on a train with wide windows in Tokyo and rode it for about three hours.Hakone--which I didn't know a thing about before this trip--is a town in the mountains, mostly within the bounds of the Fuji-Izu-Hakone … Continue reading Japan Trip: Hakone
Senso-ji templeAll right--more Tokyo, guys!After the Imperial East Garden, we got back on the bus and headed to Asakusa, which--I have since learned--is a district in Taito, Tokyo, and used to be an entertainment district from the Edo period on to about--you guessed it--World War Two.(Are we sensing a theme here with Japanese history?)We went … Continue reading The Tokyo Bus Tour: Stops 3 through 6