Hi, I'm Angi
Welcome to my corner of the internet! My passions include travel, photography, books, music, Japanese language and culture, Italian language and culture, and art.

Here at Abbott Lane you'll find my thoughts on these topics and much more. Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Quarantine Day 31: Scenes from Home

A few iphone-shot scenes from home. I was feeling lazy - though I have all the time in the world - and so didn't edit them, but they represent well enough how home has been for the past few weeks...plants, light, and shadows.

I've been minding my time by studying Japanese (probably more th…

Best Books: January-March 2020

My negligence in doing my Best Books series for the first three months of the year pretty much mirrors my reading habits for the same time period. I'm roughly six books behind what I should be to reach my Goodreads Challenge of 60 books this year, and while I thought quarantine would encourage…

Quarantine Day 19: How I'm Learning Japanese (Part 1)

Dat Quarantine Life continues, and while times are sad and scary, I'm grateful for so many things. One of them, oddly, has been my Japanese language learning. I've been studying Japanese for about a year now, and it's been a daily touchstone for me; a way to feel some semblance of norm…