Sunday, January 17, 2016

What I'm Reading Right Now #32


Quote of the day: 
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway. -Kent M. Keith


The whole question of what to read often plagues me. Another question is when to read as I find often that timing is everything. It must be said though, that my reason for choosing authors is entirely up to how my present state and form is, coupled with varying factors. For example, I picked my book read for the previous week as it closely matched my needs.

You will understand the difficulty in choosing what to read when you have run out of books in your possession, and must then begin inspecting your reading list or those of others in order to be introduced to new authors. In the end, truth is, with old and new titles there can never be a lack of books to read...never.




My book read for the week is by Japanese author Kazuo Ishiguro and titled 'The Remains of the Day', a classic with Ishiguro managing to weave a brilliant and narrative story surrounding Stevens who is an ageing English butler, who sets out on a motoring tour through the countryside. The remains of the day is a compelling tale, touching on relationships, the dignity derived from work and life, of old traditions, and with undertones of politics, romance and sadness.

I would recommend this book if you are yet to read it. What books are you reading now, or plan to read during the remainder of the month?


Peace. Love, Light* 



Current Listen: David Bowie -Lazarus





32 comments:

  1. Give the best and it wouldn't matter if others were not bothered. Satisfaction would accrue to oneself. The Book seems interesting. Is it contemporary?

    Hank

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    1. It doesn't appear to be one, not that I know of. May thanks!

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  2. Currently reading the latest book in The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency" series by Alexander McCall Smith, titled "The Woman Who Walks in Sunshine." And, I never find a shortage of books to read as the public library is within walking distance. It has ongoing boom sales should I want to own a book, but I prefer to just borrow and if I don't like the selected book can simply return for another choice. I also have a collection of books from book sales.

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  3. Hello, thank for sharing your review and book. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. You are most welcome and many thanks indeed!

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  4. Wasn't that book made into a movie some time past? Still have a reading block here. I purchased The Nightingale on my husband's nook. Must read it for Feb book club but have been doing to much organizing, painting and such to sit and read. Have two books waiting for me at the library now so as my home improvement projects wind down I can enjoy a cup of tea and a good book.

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  5. You read a lot of books from the Orient. Must be easier to get them in the UK than the US.

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  6. Looks like an interesting book.
    Coincidentally I just put up a blog post reviewing the last book I read, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
    Right now I'm reading All My Tomorrows by Ellie Dean.

    Will definitely try to get your book.xx
    cocobellablog.com

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  7. This sounds a really intriguing read...I will definitely seek out a copy.
    I haven't been doing much reading recently. So much going on, time itself seemed to be speeding up!

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  8. Never a lack of books to be read indeed, could take a million life times to read them all.

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  9. nice! it seems Japanese authors have take over the literary world by storm!

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  10. Hi Blogoratti - I have loads of books to read .. but am reading one of the European Union "On the Edge: Britain and Europe" by Dykes and Donnelly - whom I heard talk this week. It's out of date, but is very informative as to how we got to where we are now (well 4 years ago) ... and I have a book on the detail of Eastbourne - its architecture (not the main things .. but the detail).

    Other than that I have a hundred and one books to read!! cheers Hilary

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  11. blessings......
    Still reading Final Analysis, the making and unmaking of a psychoanalyst by Jeffrey Mousaieff Masson in between this and that.

    have a great weekend.
    peace.

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  12. I have not read this one! I am reading We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson.

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  13. So true! I find that I gravitate toward books that fit my needs of the moment..

    My current read is The Accidental Feminist by Courtney Reissing

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  14. thanks for sharing, will also love to read book soon.

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  15. Sounds like a great book and thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your Sunday
    carolyn

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  16. I first met Kazuo when I was given his "Never let me go" for translation. After that, being intrigued by that book I read the Remains...Quite a unique storytelling ... Right now I am breathlessly reading "Life after Life" by Kate Atkinson.

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  17. That does sound a very interesting book, and I know you like this author.
    I like your current listen ... sad news indeed about David Bowie, his music lives on.

    Enjoy your Sunday

    All the best Jan

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  18. That does sound a very interesting book, and I know you like this author.
    I like your current listen ... sad news indeed about David Bowie, his music lives on.

    Enjoy your Sunday

    All the best Jan

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  19. Not one I've read yet, though I did read his 'Never Let Me Go' a couple of years ago. Will definitely be on the look out for this. Thanks for sharing...

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  20. I enjoyed The Remains of the Day as a movie and then I read the book. Such a poignant story of the relationship between the two characters of the butler and the housekeeper. Enjoying this author prompted me to read more of his writing. At the moment I'm reading A God In Ruins, which is the companion novel to Life After Life. It relates the life of the brother of the main character, Ursula, in Life After Life from his perspective.

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  21. Looks pretty interesting..happy reading hun...xx

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  22. I just finished reading Black boy by Richard Wright, now reading Sixty percent of a true story by Osisiye Tafa.

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  23. I read this a while back and loved the writing, such beautiful writing. it's not hard to enjoy something when it's beautiful.

    have a lovely day.

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  24. Reading Ishiguro also. The first I've read by him. The Buried Giant. It transports me far away from where I am in time and geography, and yet...perhaps I wrestle with some of the same trials as his characters.

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