The Five-Eyed Bookworm

Eclectic Reader. Lover of beautiful book covers.


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A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe

A Personal Matter Kenzaburo Oe

This is NOT the book cover. Made with Phoster and Percolator Apps.

Date Started: September 16, 2013 | Date Finished: September 18, 2013

Opening lines: Bird, gazing down at the map of Africa that reposed in the showcase with the haughty elegance of a wild deer, stifled a short sigh.

WINNER of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature | Awarded the Shinchosha Literary Prize

This is a post for the Japanese Literature Challenge 7 and January in Japan. Please click on the links to read more about the Japanese Literature Challenge (hosted by Dolce Belleza) and January In Japan (hosted by Tony of Tony’s Reading List).

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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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What I Talk When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

What I Talk When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami Book Review

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

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Author: Haruki Murakami
Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Published July 29th 2008 by Knopf (first published 2007)

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