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Adrienne

My only books were women's looks

Trying to move from GoodReads. Hope this site is a good fit!

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The Two Krishnas: A Novel
Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
The Diviners
Libba Bray
My Blue Notebooks PA: The Intimate Journal of Paris's Most Beautiful and Notorious Courtesan
Liane de Pougy

Hana Monogatari

Hana Monogatari - Nobuko Yoshiya, 中原 淳一 I'm actually reading the second volume, but it didn't have a pictures, and I've read this one, so yeah. Nobuko Yoshiya is one of my favorite Japanese authors, even though she kills me with the early 20th century (aka 1918) Japanese. The Hanamonogatari (Flower Tales) books are her shorts stories, usually involving what used to be known as Class S (romantic friendship) which will be familiar to readers of Maria-sama ga Miteieru. The other day it hit me why I love these stories so much. They are very much - in tone and theme - the Japanese equivalent of L.M Montgomery's short stories: pretty (usually orphaned) girl sacrifices herself and wins happiness through her kindness.