Thursday, October 1, 2015

What I'm Reading Right Now (17)


Quote of the day: 
Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you.
-Carlos Ruiz Zafón


With all things being equal, the books that I've read should amount to about 30 by the end of the year. I am hoping for more, but that number is as feasible as it gets.

For me, its convenient to read several books by the same author over a period. Once you stumble on an author who captivates, its easier to devour book after book after that. Which is why for the week I have settled on another book by Japanese author Haruki Murakami titled 'Kafka on The Shore'. 

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In his usual poetic style, Murakami excels with unusual plot lines and characters with this dual narrative. It's a story about Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home at age fifteen -under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The book is filled with parallel events and characters. Another main character, is Nakata, an elderly man who at a young age is rendered mentally defective and later develops an ability to talk to cats.

It all makes for fine and deep reading, and its enjoyable so far.

What books are you reading at the moment?

Happy October!


Current Listen: Billie Holiday -Strange Fruit 


55 comments:

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    1. reading three books simultaneously....currently on why men marry bitches





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  2. Someone who talks to cats could make millions.
    Reading Torn Canvas by blogger buddy Donna Weaver.

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  3. Talking to cats sounds great!
    I've been reading a book about forests and their inhabitants in the world with my son :) Kind of encyclopaedia, but interesting one :D

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  4. Talking to cats sounds great!
    I've been reading a book about forests and their inhabitants in the world with my son :) Kind of encyclopaedia, but interesting one :D

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  5. Looks interesting: right now I'm re-reading The Lady In Gold by Anne-Marie O'Connor.

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  6. Nice book! I'm reading (again!) Sense and Sensibility! Well, I'm a romantic type! :))
    Wishing you a great october!

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  7. At present not reading any book. Feeling very restless during these hazy period.

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  8. These Japanese books sound so interesting. Last time a read a book by a Japanese author I had a lot of trouble getting into it, so maybe I should try a new author! I am reading the Girl in the Spider Web, which is a continuation of the Millenium series by Steig Larsson. Not as good as the first 3 books but still not a bad read. Keep on reading!

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  9. These Japanese books sound so interesting. Last time a read a book by a Japanese author I had a lot of trouble getting into it, so maybe I should try a new author! I am reading the Girl in the Spider Web, which is a continuation of the Millenium series by Steig Larsson. Not as good as the first 3 books but still not a bad read. Keep on reading!

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  10. It sounds like an interesting book! Currently I'm reading Empire of Sin, about old New Orleans.

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  11. I never was reading any book of japanese autor, they seems interesting !

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  12. I love unusual characters and plots, and I love the idea of a mentally-challenged man talking to cats! I hope you enjoy the book. Have a great week!

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  13. Happy October to you too! I hope to get to 30 books plus in a year. I'm presently reading about the civil war in America, just grew an interest in it. I have to combine the autobiography of Abraham Lincoln and a novel about a black American boy by Richard Bright.

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  14. Kafka on the Shore sounds like a fascinating book. They should make it into a movie.

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  15. haha I talk to cats but they don't talk back in any language I can understand

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  16. Not read Haruki. Seems to be a good bet!

    Hank

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  17. i can't read because of memory issues, but you do make it sound so exciting. i really enjoyed the quote you shared today!!!

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  18. Sounds like a good pick, Blogoratti.
    Presently I am reading Dickens' Olde Curiosity Shop and Steinbeck's East of Eden. Both are very captivating and choke full of interesting characters.

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  19. Ah, so that is where the cat on the cover comes into the picture in this book! I think this sounds like a book that I would thoroughly enjoy and embrace! I have had cats pretty much all my life and have a talent for communicating with and understanding them. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  20. I love the quote of the day. Spot on. I so love to read.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  21. Such a wonderful story. I have not heard of that author before. I love the quote as always.

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  22. I love that you say the author has a poetic style, that sounds fantastic!

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  23. A man that speaks to the cats, mighty fine.

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  24. I love that you say the author has a poetic style, that sounds fantastic!

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  25. Still overburdened with Jonathan Franzen's 'Kraus Project'. It's still around here somewhere. Yesterday I thumbed through Michael Moore's 'Dude Where's my Country?' for some light relief. I just found the Franzen, it crept onto my elbow and nudged me. So back to that.

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  26. I like reading several books from an author in a row too! Baci,
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  27. When I was reading regularly, I was like this, I would find an author and read almost all that they wrote and then move on to the next one... Have a great rest of the week :)

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  28. When I find an author I like, I read a few books from them too.

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  29. You really do pick interesting authors so I can see why you want to read more of their work. :)

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  30. Like you and Mary, I tend to read books from the same author and it's worked well. Only ran into one situation where one book fell short, but no one can be perfect all the time, right? (lol) Totally love that quote and found it to be very interesting! Hugs...Ro

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  31. great choice in authors. I've read all his books

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  32. I do think many of us who find a favoured author tend to read a few of the authors books ...

    All the best Jan

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  33. I do think many of us who find a favoured author tend to read a few of the authors books ...

    All the best Jan

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  34. Sounds like a good book.

    Have a blessed evening

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  35. Thanks for visiting my blog; I'm going to add this book to my reading list!

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  36. Interesting, the dude that can talk to cats.

    P.S. new GFC follower, thanks for stopping by my blog last week

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  37. reading diabetic cookbooks as hubby was recently diagnosed!

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  38. Dear Mr. Blogoratti, this book sounds so interesting. I will put it on my reading list and thank you.
    Also, thanks for coming by my place...it's always so nice to see you.
    Have a good weekend....

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  40. Love the title. So similar to a favorite musical composition, "Molly on the Shore" by Percy Grainger --a combination of Irish reels. So maybe there's a structural similarity too. Will watch for the book, thanks!

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  41. A cat cover-- it sounds interesting! :)

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  42. Hi Blogoratti - what a great choice ... and I like the idea of reading one author, to get into their mind-set re their books. I've been reading a few on Southern Africa ... across a range of subjects ... which link in - well for me anyway. Cheers Hilary

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  43. My taste is more for the classics...I am reading Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen!

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  44. Murakami sounds like my kind of author so I'm going to look for this book.

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  45. It seems a very good book. I am reading one about Michelangelo. xoxo

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  46. Hi! Thanks so much for your visit on my blog :)
    Have a nice day and weekend.

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  47. He is a very famous author in Japan. The book sounds very interesting!

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  48. i have heard a lot about this very book and this Japanese author as well! nice plot! If I had this ability (cats) my life would have been wonderful and interesting! seriously :D

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