Looking For Murakami


This year, I will focus my investments on books. I promise to buy a book every pay day. And I will start come next pay day, which is on April 15. I already have my eyes set on a title: Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore.

I have only read one Murakami novel, After Dark, which I finished in one sitting. I must say that I fell in love with his words. He writes in images, so to speak. Every sentence is vivid, riveting, and compelling. The setting in After Dark is a wonderful play on realism and surrealism. One paragraph he’s walking you through the streets of Tokyo and the next thing you know, you’re transported to another dimension.

After Dark is a good read for Murakami-virgins. Trust me, I still am a Murakami-virgin.

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Earlier today, I visited Powerbooks with some college friends. It has been a while since I last saw myself scouring the shelves of a bookstore and being surrounded by books once more felt good, really good. I’ve always loved a good read ever since I was a little girl. But of course, when I was in elementary, I was a Sweet Valley and Archie Comics girl. But I never really got hooked with it to the point where I simply had to buy every issue.

I can’t say that I’ve read a lot of books because if we were to list down all the titles out there, I would only have read less than .01% out of all of them. When I finally have my own home, I need to have a library. ¬†I want it to be filled with books, books, books, and more books. It doesn’t matter if I marry a man who doesn’t love to read. He just needs to let me have my library. Haha.

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