Hello there! Welcome to WWW Wednesday, hosted by Sam from Taking On A World of Words. I didn’t really have the time to read as much as I usually could the past couple of weeks but I’m somehow back to it now so here we go. Just answer the three W questions:
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What are you currently reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
The Princess and the Penis
was a hilarious read. I’ve read it while on lunch break alone. This was a cute and silly read that made me giggle and smile like an idiot for a good half an hour!
I’ve completely forgotten that I have a copy of Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes if not for a friend’s reading update on Goodreads. So I’ve decided to start on it a few days ago. I tried to read a few pages in between my work and glad to be able to finish it. It was captivating but heartbreaking as well.
I was also able to finish Cream, a short story by Haruki Murakami. A beautiful and refreshing story.
I haven’t gotten far from A Dance with Dragons
and I don’t think I still have enough time to finish it before the year ends because I’ve just started with The Russian Concubin
e and A Christmas Carol
. I have both on my Kindle so I can possibly read in between my work again or while commuting.
Not sure what to read next as I am having a really busy time at work (and even after work) these days so it’s not very easy to find time to read but my eyes are on Out
by Natsuo Kirino and The Driver’s Seat
by Muriel Spark. I’d be glad to hear some suggestions, though, so feel free!
Some book reviews I’ve managed the previous weeks:
Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata
The Princess and the Penis by R.J. Silver
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
I’d be glad to know what you’re reading, what you’ve just finished and what you plan to read next so drop a link so I can check them out or share them on the comments section.
Until next time, homo sapiens!
pretending I don”t
love you is terribly
She just loves everything about him.
matter anymore still
makes me feel sad
The book is about Leo Gursky, a very interesting character, a Holocaust survivor from Poland, now in his eighties and living by himself, already had a serious heart attack and only wants not to die on a day he went unseen and so he attracts attention to himself in public while waiting for death to take him.
I enjoyed this book so much, the characters — Leo Gursky most of all, the story — hilarious and sad at the same time, the very beautiful writing of Nicole Krauss. Like the A Song of Ice and Fire series, I liked that the story was told by alternating narrators. The only difference is that in this book, I adored all the voices, there wasn’t any narrator/chapter I found anxious to get through. Every one was engaging.
The History of Love is one great example of a book about life and love. Amazing read. Highly recommended.
“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
“What about you? Are you happiest and saddest right now that you’ve ever been?” “Of course I am.” “Why?” “Because nothing makes me happier and nothing makes me sadder than you.”
“I want to say somewhere: I’ve tried to be forgiving. And yet. There were times in my life, whole years, when anger got the better of me. Ugliness turned me inside out. There was a certain satisfaction in bitterness. I courted it. It was standing outside, and I invited it in.”
“The truth is the thing I invented so I could live.”
“There are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.”
Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟