Monday, January 14, 2008
As per the request, or threat as it were, I have updated the link accordingly. Welcome to blogger.
It may have passed some people's notice that lately, most of my 'currently reading' books have not had anything to do with Korea (or East Asia). I have been aware for sometime now that my reading of books on Korea/East Asia has been woefully lacking. I decided to remedy this on the weekend. As part of my 'spend more money' resolution, I went to the bookshop determined to stock up on books I should have already read.
The trip, sadly, was not very successful. It would appear that the UK public is not very interested in Korea. The choice of books was dismal. I tried Foyles and Blackwells. In the end I only got 'Rogue Regime' by Jasper Becker. I also picked up 'The Rape of Nanking' by Iris Chang and 'Modern Mongolia' (can't remember the author). US, and Washington DC in particular, was great for the wide selection of books on Korea.