Never Able To Judge A Book By Its Cover

Just finished ‘In The Miso Soup‘ by Ryu Murakami (one of my sisters Christmas presents to me) which I usually read whilst commuting to and from work on the train. It has a bright cover and can obviously be seen by anyone and everyone which probably doesn’t sound too interesting to you but in Tokyo it’s fairly impossible to see what anyone is reading as they all tend to be hidden away in the brown paper dust-jackets which the bookshops wrap each book in when they’re bought.

It has been said that you can tell a lot about a person from what they read. I’m too sceptical to believe that but nevertheless I do like to be a bit nosey sometimes to see what they are reading. I guess its typical of the Japanese (in terms of your general stereotype) that they again give very little away about themselves in public in terms of their book title being freely seen by others.

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A Leicester City fan teaching English in Japan
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