The Five-Eyed Bookworm

Eclectic Reader. Lover of beautiful book covers.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
Image above was made using Percolator and Phoster apps.

Having finished 11/22/63 yesterday, I’m moving on to my next book A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. This has been in my to-be-read list for a while now.

I’m a sucker for colorful and beautiful book covers so, of course, this book’s cover caught my eye in an instant. Plus this book was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize. Like any 21st century book reader, I searched for reviews and most of them were favorable, some even calling it one of their best reads this year.

From Ruth Ozeki’s site, we come to know more about this novel:

A Tale for the Time Being is a powerful story about the ways in which reading and writing connect two people who will never meet. Spanning the planet from Tokyo’s Electric Town to Desolation Sound, British Columbia, and connected by the great Pacific gyres, A Tale for the Time Being tells the story of a diary, washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox, and the profound effect it has on the woman who discovers it.

Open up this book and discover: an earthquake-causing catfish, a hundred-and-four-year-old Buddhist nun, French maid cafes in a manga-fied world, cyberbullying, natural disasters, Zen philosophy, the infinite possibilities of time, and an uplifting story of love, loss, and wisdom old and new.

Here are some related links that might interest you:

I should get reading. Meanwhile, I’m leaving you with the official book trailer. Have a fantastic week ahead!


Author: 5eyedbookworm

Eclectic reader. Lover of beautiful book covers and stories of lasting interest.

8 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. I’ve heard great things about both books, but I haven’t read either of them…yet. I’m going to go look sadly at my giant tbr list for a while.


  2. A Tale for the Time Being sounds stranger than I thought based on that trailer. That’s not necessarily a bad thing (;
    I love your recreation of the book cover. Cool apps!


  3. Nice blog…I don’t think I have ever visited.

    ENJOY your books and your Christmas week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My It’s Monday, What Are You Reading


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