The Five-Eyed Bookworm

Eclectic Reader. Lover of beautiful book covers.

Reading Quote Sundays #6

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Every Sunday, I’ll be posting one quote about books or reading that I really like and share how this relates to me. If you would like to join me, please post a quote in your blog and share with us why you chose it or how it personally affects you. You can leave a link in the comment section below and I’ll update this blog post with your link.

Today is Haruki Murakami’s birthday and what better way to celebrate it here than to choose this reading quote from him. Haruki Murakami is one of my favorite authors. I discovered him only last year and I read a total of 5 books from him. I started with his memoir: “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”.

If you haven’t heard yet, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage will available in English in August 2014. When I read about it last year, I posted this in the Haruki Murakami Fans Goodreads Group. I can imagine that a lot of people are pretty excited about it. Meanwhile, the German translation is already available and you can take a peek of its cover here. I’ve been a follower of Haruki Murakami Stuff: A Murakami Fan Blog for a while now. They’re got interesting stuff about the author himself and books he wrote. I especially love the photos of different book covers from different countries.

Have you read any of Haruki Murakami’s books? Are you looking forward to reading his new book?

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Author: 5eyedbookworm

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

12 thoughts on “Reading Quote Sundays #6

  1. Gosh. He’s 65. He looks so much younger in his photos. All that running I guess :)

    I have a huge backlog of his books to read, so I”ll probably pick some of his older books this year instead of jumping into his newest right away. I also need to be in a particular mind space to enjoy his books.

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    • Yes! He looks so young. Have you seen his recent photo in a recent interview? It must be… It must be the running! ;) (Which reminds me I better do some running soon).

      I have to agree with you about having a particular mind space when reading his books. I have not listed any books from him to read this year (having read 5 books from him last year, I think I should take a break – maybe not) but I hope you get to read some soon :)

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  2. Oh, you’re a fellow Murakami fan! My favorite is still The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Last year, we read 1Q84 in the book club, and the read-along made the reading experience so much fun! Murakami is always ripe for discussion!

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  3. I love what you do with your graphics on your blog. I never even thought who said that quote before. You know the quotes that I don’t find directly from books I never think who created them. I would love to read What I Talk About When I Talk About Running one day.

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  4. Huge Murakami fan, came to him through his short stories. Reading him I always get this feeling: “If he’s this good in translation, ( a notorious killer of poetic lines) how amazing must the original Japanese be??”

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