I've been up for a while by 6.12am today, marking essays. We have short turnaround times these days which makes it harder to properly read and critique student work, give it the time it deserves. Everything gets rushed now and the superficial wins over the substance just about every time.
|Essays, at 6.12am|
I'm also gearing up for a likely trip to Tokyo next month for the upper house election. It is interesting following the political discourse in both countries in the run up to their respective elections. There is another book coming on, I hope to do that next year.
|More reading, at 6.12pm|
It is a Japanese translator's blog-view of ten female novelists who should be translated into English. I'd love to have the time to participate in this project. It gives me some things to follow up when I head to Tokyo...who are the must-read authors. I'll hang onto it.