Should go back to reading heavy-duty Buddhism. Life is being-- well, that which requires heavy-duty Buddhism. And a slew of three-year olds are leaving for the incorrectly designated All-day Kindergarten, who were howling babies just a while ago. The fall of 2013 was the first time we had this mass exodus/ mass influx; it seems... long enough ago to feel historical but nothing like 'ages and ages back.' When kids left at 5 or 6 to start grade 1, yes, *that* was saying good-bye to people one had known in another life. This lot- oh yes, I remember them as inconsolable infants only too well.
Cellini, The Autobiograpy of Benvenuto Cellini
Brucker, Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence
Carrison & Chhean, Cambodian Folk Stories from the Gatiloke
Ima, Phantom Moon Tower 4
Lin, Famous Chinese Short Stories
Gladstone, Four Roads Cross
Merriman, The Midnight Court
Machiavelli, The Prince
Akunin, Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog
Ima Ichiko, Hundred Demons 25
None of which stays with me at all except reliable Ima Ichiko.