The Five-Eyed Bookworm

Eclectic Reader. Lover of beautiful book covers.


Top 12 Books of 2013

Without further ado and with no order of preference, here are my top 12 books of 2013:

Top 12 Books of 2013

The Five-Eyed Bookworm’s Top 12 Books of 2013


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Notable Quotes : A Tale For The Time Being

Those who have read “A Tale For The Time Being” would probably agree with me that there is so much to learn from the book. Apart from the ‘huge’ section containing the footnotes and appendices, the book is teeming with so much wisdom and insights I can’t help taking down notes frequently while I read the book. That explains why it took me more than a week to finish reading it (plus the holiday chaos). Here’s my favorite quotes from the book:

A Tale For The Time Being Quotes

I plan to make related blog posts of things mentioned in the book soon. Please come back for more!

I hope everyone’s with friends and family as we welcome another new year! Have fun, everyone! :)


A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale For The Time Being Ruth Ozeki

Image above made with Phoster and Percolator apps. This is not the book cover.

A Tale For The Time Being

Author: Ruth Ozeki
Setting: Japan | British Columbia, Canada
Published by Viking Adult
Literary Awards: Man Booker Prize Nominee (2013), Goodreads Choice Nominee for Fiction (2013), The Kitschies for Red Tentacle (Novel) (2013), Paris Review Best of the Best (2013)

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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!