CH 7 UNDER PRESSURE (Hanako)

 

Something deep in her, a familiar voice she had trusted many times before had said, you take a step, I’ll be there to meet you. It felt as though by putting herself physically in motion, she was saying “yes,” to that voice, thereby mobilizing her destiny in the process. (Read the rest of the chapter at HanaHawley.Com)

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Photo by Tom Parkes 

CH 5 A KOREAN IN JAPAN (Hanako)

Korean. I’m Korean. Did she speak Korean? Anyoung haseyo? A shake of the head. “I’m sorry. I don’t speak Korean, either.” 

Sometimes, she couldn’t help but say, “sad, I know. Pathetic, really,” depending on how insecure she felt about it at the moment. (READ the rest of the chapter at my website.

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photo by Thien Dang on Unsplash

A HAUNTING MEMOIR, PLUS A FUN ADAPTATION OF A BELOVED AUSTEN CLASSIC!

If you’re like me, you’re constantly on the lookout for good reads! Last week, I read two books I normally wouldn’t have tried. And I am so glad I did. The first was, Jane of Austin, by Hillary Manton Lodge (a surprisingly fun adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility), and Gone: a Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung, by Min Kym. I couldn’t put either of these books down!

See if you might like to add these books to your reading list this summer by skimming my book reviews at:Hana’s Book Reviews

 

CH 4 WHAT IS THIS? AN APARTMENT FOR ANTS? (Jiro)

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Photo by Joseph Albanese

He feels like a sardine in a tin. A gorilla in a too-tight suit. Gulliver living among the Lilliputians. Okay. So that last bit was a small exaggeration, but every time he bumped his head on a doorframe at the Airbnb he and Hanako had leased, or ran his shoulders into something because the space was too tight for his six-foot-one frame, or he had to sit on the toilet and his knees jammed up against the closed door (was that TMI?): He felt like Gulliver. He felt, cramped. READ MORE www.hanahawley.com