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Akemi G.

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Akemi G.

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I indie-published WHY WE ARE BORN in 2014. It has been selling steadily primarily by word of mouth, and I cannot thank enough.
"I consider this book required reading for any metaphysical seeker. Pretty big praise, but well-deserved because she takes concepts that are huge and often confusing to the average Joe or Jane and makes them understandable and relatable to real life."
~ Pathways magazine


My next goal is to entertain you with fiction; novels that shake your common sense and are loving in a strange way.

What you find on GR is Akemi as a person who likes to read, among other things. I think it's awkward when an author comments to the reviews of their own books, so I restrain myself from doing so; in other words, I seldom use GR for my m
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Average rating: 4.25 · 274 ratings · 28 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Why We Are Born: Rememberin...

4.26 avg rating — 215 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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I Remember You (Book One)

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2014
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I Remember You: a novel (Bo...

4.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2015
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I Remember You: a novel

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2015 — 2 editions
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The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 by Alafair Burke
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I’m not a huge mystery fan (I don’t believe in violence as solution), but I grab anthologies in between my other reads to taste something different.

So The Best American Mystery Stories series are, from this 2021 edition, The Best American Mystery an
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Marple by Naomi Alderman
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Fan fiction written by professional authors, featuring Miss Jane Marple! The concept is intriguing.

Frankly, however, I felt a bit strange reading the book. I know Agatha Christie is rather discriminative; in her view, there is a clear distinction be
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Anne by Kathleen Gros
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Novelist as a Vocation by Haruki Murakami
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Just checking this off because I read it in the Japanese original in 2017.

From my annual review of that year (translation mine):
My favorite takeaway is, if a person says, “I didn’t like your latest novel. But I will buy your next book. (Do better),”
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Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov
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1996 Ukraine. The future is opaque. It’s not in war, not in complete mess, but then no one knows what they are doing—really. Including our protagonist. As a reader, it’s pretty obvious he is in evil hands, quite likely to be killed by the end of the ...more
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Sweet, we can keep an ongoing note on our reading life for each year.

Summary
Read more nonfiction (history & science) than fiction this year.
Regarding fiction, my fav was Submission by Michel Houellebecq (GR, bring up this book, not erotica of simil
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Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy by Rey Terciero
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I expect some brave interpretation in retelling, but this was rather plain, just tracing the original story in a new setting. (view spoiler) ...more
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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"Be careful what you ask for," they say, "because you might get it."
Yet we keep asking without much consideration to the consequences, and eternal youth is surely in the top 3 of such wishes.

After enjoying An Ideal Husband, I picked this up, knowing
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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Everything I Never Told You
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Reading this novel feels like binge reading piles of women’s magazines. The Chinese American father’s barely hidden frustration against racism, the mother’s white middle class sentiments. Their children caught between the need to maintain peace at ho ...more
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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
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Interesting short stories that occasionally made me glad I don’t have a young daughter (or a son, for that matter).
For example, in Wild, I identified more with the middle-aged woman who gave protagonist a ride home than the protagonist. I know why sh
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“Few words have been misunderstood more than “love,” perhaps with the exception of “God”
Akemi G, Why We Are Born: Remembering Our Purpose through the Akashic Records

“Synchronicity happens when we align with the flow of the universe rather than insisting the universe flow our way.”
Akemi G, Why We Are Born: Remembering Our Purpose through the Akashic Records

“Life is never against you because you are the one who is creating it.”
Akemi G, Why We Are Born: Remembering Our Purpose through the Akashic Records

“Unending Love

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times...
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, it's age old pain,
It's ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star, piercing the darkness of time.
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers,
Shared in the same shy sweetness of meeting,
the distressful tears of farewell,
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man's days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours -
And the songs of every poet past and forever.”
Rabindranath Tagore, Selected Poems

“It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love”
John Lennon
tags: love

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
Oscar Wilde

“The sky is not my limit...I am.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Albert Einstein

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Jeffrey Keeten Thanks for the friend request Akemi! I'm looking forward to watching your feed and finding more Japanese novels I should have on my TBR!


Dolors Thank you very much for your friend request, Akemi. I am ecstatic to see your love and understanding of Japanese lit. I am still a neophyte in it but I have great enthusiasm and I bet we will have wonderful discussions about books, life and other interesting matters. I notice you mentioned Shakespeare as one of your fav writers. Another match. I have "The Tale of the Genji" spotted out and your response encourages me to tackle it sooner than later.


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