I re-discovered these books on my bookshelf while I was home this weekend. The left one my mom gave me years ago when I had my heart set on someday going to Japan and she wanted me to be ready…supportive in her own way even though she probably thought it was a dream of mine that I would outgrow in time. The book on the right my aunt gave me I think two summers ago on the condition that I would read it. I never did but I promise I will make time to read these two books sometime soon.
edit: Just realized the book on the right is about a guy who teaches English in Japan for a year! I think it was perfect timing for me to forget about it for a while and re-discover it now…when I’m hoping to do the exact same thing.