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Haruki Murakami
“Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream...

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This week I’m reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami and The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien.

I’m farther into 1Q84 and I think I’ve found my new favorite author, looking forward to reading more of his books.

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The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch

Finished this last week. I enjoyed it. I felt the deaths were a little too easy though. Like boom! dead.

The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken

It was okay, I guess. Out of all the characters, I like Chubs the best. Events such as what Ruby did to her parents are built up but have little payoff. I predicted that Clancy was going to be the Slip Kid at the start.


1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

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I finally finished 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami!

I will start No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear today.

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I finished Fight club, by Chuck Palahniuk and watched the movie as well. I absolutely adored the punchy writing style of Palahniuk's.

I then started reading 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami. I started reading it since I fell in love with the magic realism of Cortázar and Allende and heard that Murakami was worth looking into.

So far im very pulled by 1Q84. I love how every chapter has certain closure to it. It feels as if every chapter could of been a short story. I especially love the first chapter in how it is so relatable to that feeling you get of doing things out of the ordinary. I never considered that a feeling but looking back at it, doing a weird thing certainly shapes the rest of the day.

Thanks to that I now want to live a week in which every day I would do something out of the ordinary - lol.

Edit: book formatting.

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Finished reading: Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu & James A. Robinson

This one took me almost a year to finish. I'm a little ashamed to admit I'm a slow reader sometimes, but also I feel this is a very dense read. Great political/economic theory book that clearly breaks down counterarguments and establishes its own arguments through historical case studies. Serves as a good intro to geopolitics imo.

Start Reading: I need to choose: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

I've heard this book is a great option for a complicated romance novel, which is good for getting out of my comfort zone

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

or rereading Crime and Punisment

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Something a little lighter, more fun, and because I enjoyed Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

If anyone has read these before or has any new suggestions, lmk what you think :)

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I'm reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, just finished book 2 and started book 3.

Probably the most openly paranormal Murakami book I've read, yet very familiar in rhythm and style.

The story itself is fantastic, it builds itself up wonderfully and the characters are wholly interesting.

Probably a bit more sexual than I expected and I think the positive or negative reactions to some of the "acts" will be wholly dependant of the reader's cultural background.

Some stuff feels more like fan service than actually relevant to the story.

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I finished All Systems Red, by Martha Wells. It was funny. Murderbot is pretty adorable.

I started Less, by Andrew Sean Greer. It's funny and sweet and sad, and I'm enjoying it.

I also started IQ84, by Haruki Murakami. So far, it mostly seems to be about boobs and experiences related to boobs. Or at least, that's what the author talks about the most. I'm only three chapters in. Maybe he moves on to other topics soon. So far, still ambivalent about the book, but lots of people like it so I probably just need to get further in.

The other two books I started were The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein, which I'm enjoying well enough, and Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, by Kelly Robson, which needs more descriptions.

I normally don't read this much sci-fi, but everything that has been coming in from my requests at the library has been sci-fi recently.

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This past week I finished The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien and 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.

I absolutely loved The Fellowship of the Ring, and I get it now why everyone raves about it. My husband has been ecstatic that I’m reading the series, so I’ll start reading book two this weekend or next week. He has warned me that book two will be slower.

I really enjoyed the first two volumes of 1Q84, they were kind of slow but still enjoyable. However, volume three was just so slow and had so much unnecessary pages to it, I wound up pretty disappointed with it. This is my first Murakami book to read and I think that I should have started out with a different book.

This week I started A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

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This week I read Censoring an Iranian Love Story by Shahriar Mandanipour. I loved the writing style and themes within the book throughout, however a little disappointed by how everything tries to wrap up at the end.

I'm going to start re-reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami tonight. Wasn't too immersed reading it the first time a few years ago, but after reading Wind Up Bird Chronicle last month (which I loved) I think that I'm more ready and willing this time around. Let's hope I manage to keep up with his surrealism whilst working the graveyard shift tonight.

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1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

I just finished it so I still haven’t made up my mind on whether I really liked it or not. My first impression is that the book could have been a bit shorter. The prose is nice and some of the characters are well developed, particularly Tengo, whom is my favorite.

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I finished 1q84 by Haruki Murakami It's a good read. The author manages to maintain the suspense until the very last chapter. It also captures the essence of Japanese culture and still doesn't deviate too much from the main plot :)

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1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

Finished book two yesterday and will start book three tonight. Definately one of Murakamis best books! Love the characters and the plot.

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1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

Not far at all in the book, but so far intriguing.

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I finished reading 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami today and I'm a bit disappointed. It's just a long-winded love story, really.

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami


IQ84, by Haruki Murakami

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Finished Star Crossed by Minnie Darke. Not my usual style of book but I enjoyed it. Very light compared to a lot of stuff that I read. If anybody is looking for a good beach read I would recommend this one for that purpose

Started 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. Only about 30 pages in so to soon to give an opinion on it yet.

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Started and finished Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Very much enjoyed it. I love a book that gets me thinking about something and this one did that.

Still working on 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.

Also started The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.

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Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

Just finished this. I love the Discworld novels, but this one is near the bottom for me. I just didn't laugh as much as I do when reading, for instance, the Guards books. Since I use Discworld to unwind, it's a bummer.

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

I imagine this book will take me awhile to read, given it is 1k+ pages. But I'm excited!

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1Q84, by Haruki Murakami I read the first two parts of the trilogy.. I think I will finish the third in a couple of days.

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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, by Elena Ferrante


putting down 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami for a bit because my library loan ended and I didn't know ahead of time it was 1,300 pages**

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For my 52nd book, I finished The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn last week. I wasn't especially impressed or not impressed with it, but it's not a book I'd care to re-read. Anyway, 52 books challenge complete!

BUT of course I want to continue reading, and I have a few books that I will be trying out this week to see which one is worth reading entirely.

1Q84, by Haruki Murakami, Medusa Uploaded, by Emily Devenport, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon, and also To Kill A Kingdom, by Alexandra Christo (a little too much emo romance YA for me if the first few pages are any indication, and a few others I've had on my shelf for a while. Let's see which one sticks first! :D

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Finished Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez felt it was strong in consept, but poorly executed.

Starting 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

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Still working on 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Been kind of slacking this week with my reading. Thinking a reading marathon might be in store soon.

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Finished: Blood Sucking Fiends by Christopher Moore

I absolutely loved this book and am eager to read more by him. It was light and funny, but still had enough depth to make me root for the protagonist.

Just Bought: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

This will be my first book by the author and I’m really excited to get started! If anyone has thoughts or opinions I’d love to hear them.