Last week, I posted this picture on Instagram, with the comment: “This book! Can’t put it down!”
And I can’t. It’s SO GOOD. I’m caught up in pre- and post-war rural Australia; I’m suffering through floods and bush fires, scandals and everyday family life. I’m reading it slowly, savouring it, loving it.
I reckon there’s a good reason this book won the Nobel Prize for Literature!
I finally finished Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. You can read my review on 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. I’m glad that one is now shelved and I don’t have to look at it ever again!
After a self-imposed short break, I picked up another of Haruki Murakami’s works, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. Completely different to Kafka on the Shore, this is a memoir of sorts, touching on Murakami’s running with small glimpses into his interesting life.
He runs a marathon every year and is in his 60s…I’m inspired!