Sunday Salon: A Rant Free Reading Ramble.

colorlessI’ve been reading all over the place this week.

I think, for some reason, I have been avoiding Haruki Murakami’s new book.  It’s been sitting on the table next to my chair since it came out in the U.S. but I was inolved with Richard House’s 1003 page thriller The Kills at the time and not ready to break up yet.

When I reached the end of the second book of The Kills, it’s made up of four practically complete novels, I face a small pile of library books that I had to read before their due dates.  So I started and gave up on Kenneth Turan’s new book  Not to be Missed, though I did add his movie recommendatiosn to my queue, Michael Cunningham’s The Snow Queen  and Andy Weir’s The Martian.  

I did read Brenner and God, a detective story by Wolf Hass in translation from the German, The Nose  by Nicolai Gogol, another chapter of Five Fires, a book on California by David Wyatt and started The Raft, a YA book by S.A. Bodeen during Friday’s Reading Races.

Some of my students did make fun of me Friday’s Reading Races because I had switched from the huge book I was reading last time.  1003 pages inpressed most of them.

But yesterday I finally began Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage.  So far, so good, though I’m only a chapter in.

I have managed to avoid all of the reviews and blog post about it which has not been easy. It’s the book of the moment, at least it was last week, so it’s the one you’ll probably be sick of hearing about by the end of the month if you’re not sick of hearing about it already.

Kind of like The Goldfinch.

 

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8 Comments

  1. I’ve avoided mentions of The Goldfinch and it is now sitting on my bedside table, and it has to jump to the top of the reading pile because the library will want it back in three weeks.

  2. You have only three weeks to read it!!! It’s a long one for three weeks. I typically buy my own copy because it usually takes me longer than the library will allow to read a book as long as The Kills or The Goldfinch.

  3. Lisa says:

    I always enjoy your rants! I’very only just become aware of the hype around Colorless Tsukuru. I don’t think I’d ever even heard of the author before. I’m not rushing to buy it though.

    1. I’ll have to see if I can put together a good rant soon.

  4. Reno says:

    I just started Colorless Tsukuru yesterday as well, despite having purchased it weeks ago. I’m happy to report I’m enjoying it much more than 1Q84.

    1. I’m enjoying it quite a bit though I’m still waiting for the migical realism I was promised.

  5. That’s quite a variety of books… I really need to read Murakami!

    1. A variety that I mostly didn’t finish. 😉

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