Friday, August 21, 2009

Reading, and reading, and ...

Yes, any free time I've had lately has gone to either reading or taking advantage of the lovely weather we are having here. I've done a lot of walking both before and after work and on weekends. Between work and reading and getting some much needed exercise, I've not been online posting or even visiting. I will be back though!

I'm currently reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami and loving every minute that I can spend in his surreal world. As usual, it will probably be a challenge to convey my thoughts on this Murakami book in writing! By the way, did you know that there is a Reader's Guide to this Murakami book? I just stumbled on it: Haruki Murakami's Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Reader's Guide by Matthew Strecher. I can't vouch for the guide since I just found out about it, but I wanted to put it out there for anyone else who might be interested.

Hope you all are doing well and getting in some fantastic reading and last minute summer fun!


  1. It's good to hear from you, Terri! I'm glad you're enjoying The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Enjoy the rest of your summer too!

  2. I was thinking about you the other day when I came back from my two-week absence and noticed you hadn't posted anything--was hoping you were OK. Thrilled to hear that you're enjoying the weather and outdoors--and Murikami of course. :) Take care, Terri.

  3. That Wind-Up book has been on my TBR shelf for a long, long time. I just never seem to be in the mood for surreal.

  4. Hi Terri, I've finished Murakami's memoir (WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING) a few days ago and loved it. :)

  5. All: Thanks for missing me!

    Alice: I've got this book on audio and still need to listen to it. Glad you liked it! I look forward to "reading" it.

  6. Glad you've been enjoying The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. It's quite the book. I read it before I started blogging and I think it would be a hard one to do justice to in a review. Looking forward to yours though. :)

    I read the Reader's Guide after the book but don't remember anything about it now! I have a Reader's Guide for The Tale of Genji too for whenever I finally get around to reading it.