Friday, February 12, 2016

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What I'm Reading Right Now #34

Quote of the day: 
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. -Voltaire

I have several books in my reading list for the month. The plan is to read least 5 books -matching the total number for last month.

Norwegian Wood Book

One of which is Haruki Murakami's 'Norwegian Wood'. It is a coming of age book, and set around early 70's Japan. The story revolves around Watanabe, his love interests, and his awkward relationship with the world around him. It is set against the backdrop of student strikes and political disorder during the period. It touches on love, old and new relationships, loneliness and pain -all recurring themes in Murakami's books.

The characters are rich, and easily admirable. With this book, the feeling one gets is one of hypnosis, a leap to an unforgettable world where everything and nothing matters.

What books are you currently reading? Do share, and thanks for stopping by.  

Peace & Serenity*

Current Listen: Radiohead -Creep


  1. Currently reading a older Donna Leone mystery and a James Patterson mystery-thriller. Also have a collection of short stories by Patricia Highsmith that I have not yet started.

  2. I'm reading the third book in the Outlander series.

  3. Continuing the Japanese theme, I am reading The Remains of the Day, by an author with the Japanese name of Kazuo Ishiguro. The book is certainly not about Japan and I expect many are already familiar with the book.

  4. Don't you just love it when you find characters that are admirable? I need to get some books by this author.

  5. Sounds good. I have been re-reading Peter Ackroyd's book on London- Valerie

  6. Japan in the 1970s? That's one place and era I know next to nothing about, so I suppose I could learn lots from this book.

    Right now, I am (as nearly always) parallel-reading a work of fiction ("Seagulls in the Attic") and non-fiction ("The Future Agenda").

  7. Sounds amazing!
    Happy rest of the week !

  8. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

  9. That is quite an accomplishment to read five books in a month. Love the read and dance quote. I will pass it along to my daughter, who is a book lover.


  10. That doesn't sound like my kind of book. However, I recently joined a book club and it's been wonderful! It forces you to read things you wouldn't normally and that has been much more fun than I would have expected.

  11. I haven't read this one, but I am glad you are enjoying it. I am hoping to get a lot of reading done this month. :)

  12. Não conhecia esse livro. Parece ter uma história bem interessante!

    Ótima sexta!

    Beijo! ^^

  13. Seems like an interesting one...
    I am currently reading One Hundred Years of Solitude!

  14. Sounds interesting and happy reading.

  15. It sounds like a great read. Enjoy!

    Rachel xx

  16. i always think i need to look back and see how many books i have read over a month, & always forget by the time the month is over. good luck with your goal of 5. ( :

  17. I admire your commitment to read more. I love to read, also, but have slackened in that effort in recent years. Maybe I should dump the TV?

  18. The book sounds interesting. I'm currently reading Lord Kindoss's "Attatuk: A Biography of Mustafa Kemal, Father of Modern Turkey" and Emma Larkin's "Finding George Orwell in Burma"

  19. Sounds like an interesting read indeed

  20. I've never heard of this book before but I love the song

  21. A great writer :)
    I'm currently reading readng a book on Japanese sense of beauty.


  22. Sounds like its going to be interesting.
    Not reading any book for now..
    Watching more of (movies)series than reading.
    A good book as a gift for valentine will be nice.
    No boo, no gift.
    Wish you a lovely weekend!

  23. You are so disciplined and good reading 5 books a month. Lately I am not getting through as many books as I want too, but with our cold weather and a warm woodstove fire, I am hoping to do some reading this weekend,:)

  24. Just started reading 1Q84! Funny timing. I am new here and pleased to meet you. I was just listening to Bowie--can't seem to get over him. Well--I am a new follower--see you around the neighborhood. xo

    1. Hello, I appreciate your visit and nice meeting you. See you soon!

  25. I don't have time to read right now but it seems a great book. xoxo

  26. Just finished two books I loved, All The Light We Cannot See, and The Little Paris Bookshop.. reading Fates and Furies right now.. interesting and thank you for the book recommendation and the blog visit!

  27. Nice choice! I'll get some books by this author soon :)

  28. blessings....
    5 book a month is a lot, sometime i can accomplish that and sometimes not, to be quite honest am a mood reader and some months i would not read at all. This book sounds interesting.

    Happy reading.

    “The highest education is that which does not merely give us information, but makes our life

    in harmony with all existence”-Rabindranath Tagore

  29. I've just finished reading Capital by John Lanchester, excellent novel. I always enjoy reading Garuki Murakami's novels.


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