Saturday, November 07, 2015

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What I'm Reading Right Now (22)


Quote of the day: 
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. -John Burroughs




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I am currently reading 'Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman'. Its a short story collection by Haruki Murakami. As usual he weaves a convincing web of events through the stories, with unforgettable characters, from the surreal to the mundane.

For those new to Murakami, this offers a great introduction to his writing style. There are various stories that resonates...a woman granted a birthday wish by her employer, a couple who decided to travel to Greece after a disastrous affair, a baby kangaroo in a zoo, a man with a mysterious ghost experience in a mirror, and all other kinds of stories. 

Its a very interesting book, very engaging and its hard to put down once you get started.

What books are you reading at the moment?


Peace & Love. 


Current Listen: Jimmy Witherspoon -Nothing's Changed



38 comments:

  1. Love it!

    http://helderschicplace.blogspot.com/2015/11/shouldve-been-us.html

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    1. If this act from an 11 year old doesn't teach you forgiveness, I doubt if anything else will...

      It reads:

      "My daughter has not seen her biological dad since she was four. She’s 11 now. When she was two he contacted me and asked if I would allow him to terminate his parental rights so he could stop paying child support and I agreed.. I wanted to spare her the heartache of a revolving door father and the sacrifice of the financial support was well worth him never being able to disappoint her again.

      I never lied to her about where he went or who her dad was.. I have always answered her questions in the most age appropriate way possible.

      When she was four he contacted me and told me he has been diagnosed with cancer and would like to see her. I set aside a day and we met in the park. He had asked for two hours. He stayed 20 minutes and we never heard from him again..

      Over the summer we ran into somebody that knows him and they commented on how she looks like his other children. They elaborated that he has settled down and has a family now. My stomach tied itself in knots thinking of how hurtful that must be to my daughter..

      I cut the conversation short and we got in the car to leave and that’s when I saw her smiling. She said:

      Continue...






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  2. Greetings Blogoratti, Thank you for the book suggestion and the wonderful little side bar info on the Tower House ... I would love a house like that! I am currently reading Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. Wishing you a fine weekend!

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  3. Must pick up a copy! Love Murakami!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  4. Just finished his Tsukuru Tasaki and his years of pilgrimage....have a great weekend

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  5. Stupid White Men by Michael Moore (the version with the two banned chapters). The chapter on Junior Bush - you couldn't make it up. It's a horror story.

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  6. Yes, short story collections can be a good introduction to an author.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Yes, short story collections can be a good introduction to an author.

    All the best Jan

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  8. This book seems to be very interesting:)

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  9. Oh, I like short stories. They must be most difficult to write
    but very engaging to read.

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  10. I love the idea of story collections whether in books or films. This one sounds quite interesting! I'd also like to check out that song as I truly like listening to new music, or at least new to me, that is. :)
    xx

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  11. Still reading the same book I was a month ago and enjoying it.

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  12. An engaging read is usually a great choice indeed

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  13. I think I read one of his books a few years ago.

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  14. Hi Bloggoratti!
    Just finished reading "Uncontainable" and possibly will read, "Conscious Capitalism" next.
    I love the quote by Burroughs, but want to reply with, "Don't look back (on time)".
    Have a Great Weekend!
    Peace :)

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  15. Furiously Happy by The Bloggess...Jenny Lawson. And some novel that I pick up every so often. I can't remember the name because the Kindle makes me forget what I am reading. You never see a cover...you know?

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  16. Deep interest here, Blogoratti.
    __Presently, I am reading "In Search of New England's Native Past" a collection of essays by Gordon M. Day, that discuss Native lives here, prior to and during the European settlements here.

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  17. That sounds like something I'd enjoy. As soon as I'm finished with NaNoWriMo I'll see if I can track it down. (12,660 words and counting!)
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  18. al the books you read are interesting.... hmmm... impressive



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  19. Looking up some of his works now...impressive.

    check out this piece on the 'Deadliest aviation in history' that killed over 500 and more news and articles on duketundedblog.

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  20. It sounds like a great book for when I have time to real!

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  21. Sounds like a variety of genres as well.

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  22. Interesting collection of stories...Reading other people's poems and stories, learning Tarot/day...smiles.

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  23. I don't remember reading any of his work. Will have to get this copy!

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  24. Love your recommendations - will pick this one up! Your quotes always resonate with me in some way; this one is no exception. Love your blog!

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  25. Amazing quote! i love Murakami s books so much!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  26. Sounds good! Thank you for the recommendation!

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  27. Short stories are always fun and a quick read. I am not reading any books currently. Have a great weekend!
    Titi's Passion

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  28. Enjoy the book and have a lovely weekend :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  29. Short stories are quick to finish. Nice read Ratti!!
    Greetings and continue to have a splendid weekend.

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  31. I love to read a baby kangaroo in a zoo!
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  32. I like very thick books, as if it is interesting, it will not end immediately. :)
    Wish you happy sunday. (Here is raining.. :(

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  33. This sounds wonderful--I tend to read mysteries of all sorts--The Collector of Secrets right now

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