Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood

“I didn’t have much to say to anybody but kept to myself and my books. With my eyes closed, I would touch a familiar book and draw it’s fragrance deep inside me. This was enough to make me happy.”


I love all the characters, specially Midori. I love how open she is. The story is depressing but it will show us that there are beautiful things awaiting for us in the end. I was able to listen to the songs (all of them) that Murakami included in the story specially the ones from The Beatles. I never saw the movie but I’m sure I will. This book is recommendable to all young and young-at-heart readers.


My Rating : ★★★★★
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Book Review: Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle

Let It SnowEditon : Mass Market Paperback (566 pages)
Publisher : Crown (2012)
Genre : Fiction, Mystery
Source : Bought from Thalia Buchhandlung
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Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.


My Thoughts

I bought this book after Christmas (February) but it’s still accurate because February is a “love” month and it’s still snowing (until now).

This book consists of three short stories about romance, friendship and relationship that are all connected to each other. My favorite is Maureen’s “The Jubilee Express” and Jubilee is my favorite character in this book. I like her attitude and the thing about her and the “cheerleaders”.

John Green’s “A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle” (My fourth book from Green) is written like his other books (which has a roadtrip “scene”). I just had a hard time remembering who’s who (well I’m not really good with names) so I often go back to the previous pages and search for the name.

Lastly, “The Patron Saint of Pigs” by Lauren Myracle is my least favorite but it makes me want to have my own tea-cup pig pet.

All in all, it’s a cool book. You can still enjoy reading this even if it’s not Christmas season or even if it’s not snowing.


My Rating
4stars

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Book Review : Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

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“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”


This is a cute story. Lincoln works as an “internet security officer” and through reading flagged employee’s emails (that’s his job) including Beth’s and Jennifer’s, he fell in love with Beth. Meanwhile, Beth fell in love with Lincoln just by seeing (and even stalking) him around. They found out about each other when Lincoln resigned from the company. The ending was pretty rushed but I still love it.


My Rating : ★★★★
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Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of KatherinesEditon : Paperback (227 pages)
Publisher : Penguin Books LTD (2012)
Genre : Young Adult, Fiction
Source : Thalia Buchhandlung
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My Thoughts

This is my fifth John Green book. It’s about Colin Singleton, a smart guy, who has been dumped 19th times by different girls who shared the same name, Katherine. He went on a roadtrip (it’s really a John Green book) with his bestfriend, Hassan and ended up finding a “job” in Gutshot, Tennessee and stayed at Pink Mansion where Hollis and her daughter Lindsey lives.

First, the footnotes in this book are cool. Second, I have to be honest about the “mathematical” thing like the variables, graphs and formulas. It’s interesting but I’m not in the mood to focus on those. Hassan is my favorite character in this book. Lastly (not really), the “German” words. And I can say that I understand those words even without looking at the footnotes.

It’s a hilarious, funny and unique.


My Rating
4stars

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