Knowledge is sexy. I doubt this will get nearly as many hits as the "What are you listening to right now?" thread because you're all a bunch of p0st w****s *ducks for cover* but I figured I could give it a try. Currently: Japanese textbooks (in English). @ Tara/keiti/anybody else studying Japanese : any non-textbook textbooks that you could recommend? I believe we're about at the same level. (are we?) by non-textbook textbooks, I mean something a little more lively than a "Japanese Textbook." "Thriller Restaurant" -- (in Japanese) a junior high school-aged series of scary stories. "Initial D" series -- (in Japanese) by Shigeno Shuichi Want to: ---- (any recommendations?) Recommendations: "Shutting out the sun. How Japan created it's own lost generation" (in English) by Michael Zielenziger. One of the most fascinating, troubling, and informative books about modern Japanese culture. "Coin Locker Babies" (In English, or in Japanese if you can do it) by Ryu Murakami. An oldie but a goodie. Not to be confused with the more popular Murakami, this guy is much darker.