Stacking The Shelves [2] February 18th

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

This week I received three books in one by post and


Order by Post

1Q84 (1Q84 #1-3) by Haruki Murakami

1Q84 (1Q84 #1-3)
by Haruki Murakami

I have heard such good things about this author, I have been wanting to read something by him for ages.
This was a great deal on Book Depository, so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to give it a try.
Now I just need to gather the courage to start this massive volume!

 

Netgalley ARC

Momo Freaks Out by Samone Bos

Momo Freaks Out
by Samone Bos

This year I am challenging myself to read different genres. Classified at Humor, Biographies & Memoirs, this is not something I would normally read . However, the premise sounded really interesting so I requested it on Netgalley and I think I may just enjoy it!

 

You Don't Know Me by Imran Mahmood

You Don’t Know Me
by Imran Mahmood

From what I read in the blurb this should be really interesting and not something I would normally read.


And that’s it for this week!
Have you read any of these or do you plan to?
Please comment below!

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23 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves [2] February 18th

    • Thank you! I should probably read it during the week I have off work but my Netgalley pile is so big… I would like to get it up to at least 72/73 before I grab it. Maybe next time I have a week off work. Who knows when that will be, eh. But I would really love to read all three in a row.

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      • I read all three in a row (alongside other reads) but the story is unique, you can easily read other books in between, then return to it remembering exactly where the story left off. It’s such a big book, you’ll probably use up your whole week off reading it lol

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      • Wow that is interesting! I usually don’t read more than one book at a time so sounds like it would grab my attention.

        I have heard that not everyone takes to that author. Why do you think that is?

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      • From my discussions, people seem to highly rate him. I think it’s perhaps because this book is in the fantasy genre but it not traditional fantasy (if that’s makes sense). I haven’t read any of his other books, I read this one as part of an online bookclub so I doubt it’s one I would have picked up otherwise and it’s nice to readalong with others. As I said, I really liked the book, just felt extremely let down by the ending. You might feel different though so keep me updated when you read it!

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      • Thank you so much for that. I am even more intrigued now!
        Oh well, I have found some books are more about the journey than the destination. Let’s hope I can hold on to that thought.

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    • Hello, Alyssa, thank you for stopping by!
      Yep, same here. I was lucky to find a humour book that was also classified as biography. I guess I cheated a bit, considering I never read non-fiction either.

      I will definitely check out your post! Hope you have a great weekend as well :)

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  1. I’m a fan of Murakami, though my admiration for him is sometimes qualified by his superficial treatment of his female characters. Nevertheless, he’s an amazingly intelligent writer and his books include references to such a vast range of things that they can be an education in themselves. :-) He comes up with some amazing experiments in magical realism (Kafka on the Shore is my favourite), and 1Q84 is certainly an ambitious and generally very enjoyable book. There were aspects of it that left me lukewarm, but trust me, it is worth the read. And hopefully you’ll be hooked by his quirky use of language, and you’ll be inspired to try some of his other works. Enjoy!

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  2. 1Q84 was good but I feel like you have to be in the right mood to read it. It is very philosophical and introspective, at times vague or subtly symbolic. It isn’t a straightforward book and that can be fine if the mood strikes you for that kind of novel. I was lucky to be on a long plane flight to Japan when I read it but I think it would have taken me a long time to get through if I had tried to read it on my commute.

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    • Thank you for the feedback! I think that is the feeling I got when reading reviews, which is why I want to read it when I know I will have time for it. I get the feeling it’s not a book you can enjoy much if you read a couple of paragraphs every now and then.

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