Books, Recently

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

This was my first time to have read a book written by Haruki Murakami. I never knew he was so so good.

This book is a collection of short stories and every time I’m down to the last page of each story, I would stare at the wall and ask myself, what the hell happened? Is the story over? And I would try to recall what actually happened and still, I would be left mind-f@*#ed.

One of the short stories in this book inspired me to write In Case I Don’t Come Back.  The title of the story is Man-Eating Cats and it is about a Japanese couple who ran away to Greece, then all of a sudden, the lady disappeared.

blind-willow-sleeping-woman
Fergy the Frog says hi!

 

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Mitch Albom is one of those authors who will always leave you crying by the end of his novels. However, this one just didn’t make me cry.

This book is about a sad life of a musician – Frankie Presto. This is fiction, I know, but a lot of Frankie’s struggles will surely be the same as the struggles that each musician faces in real life, a sad reality.

The story is beautiful, what else can we expect from Mitch Albom right? But it just didn’t connect with me.

Though this book ignited some fire in the musician in me.

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image: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062294418/the-magic-strings-of-frankie-presto

Lost

I was so excited (as always) when we went to National Bookstore during my short vacay back home and I immediately went to Fil Books to check out what I can grab.

I saw this weird looking book called LOST. I grabbed it without even opening the plastic cover. I thought, I wanted to be surprised.

And, I was indeed surprised.

I don’t usually judge the book by its cover (ha ha) but I assumed that this book would certainly have a lot of illustrations on it. I didn’t expect though that there would be no text at all. Purely illustrations ha ha.

I don’t know how to feel about it. At one point I felt that I wasted my Php 200 for a comic book. Though I must say, the illustrations are great and to be fair, there’s a story. I just didn’t understand it LOL.

This book isn’t just for the likes of me. Sorry Rob Chan.

Image result for LOST anino comics
http://www.flipgeeks.com/comic-reviews/review-the-adventure-goes-deep-in-lost

Twisted 9

This is the first book of Jessica Zafra that I’ve read and I don’t know how I am going to react.

This book is a collection of her essays, personal I guess and a lot about Roger Federer and his winning and losing moments – something I’m not much into.

She’s good, but she’s like alien good. Sometimes I feel like I’m reading an unknown language ha ha!

Twisted 9
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10244746-twisted-9

If I disappointed you with my comments about the books, please be informed that this ins’t your usual book review.

31 responses to “Books, Recently”

  1. Now I want to read the first book you mentioned. I got curious 😂

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    1. Hahaha please please…ang ganda 😂😂😂

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      1. Na-screenshot ko na 😂

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          1. Done!! Nakakita ako ng ebook version niya 😂

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            1. Ha ha ha ang bilis…my gosh

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  2. Haruki Murakami is just ❤ He's amazing. Pero after every book parang tinatanong ko sarili ko, what happened????? I highly suggest reading his rat series books.

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    1. Ayun nga diba…parang nakakaloka yung mga storya…bumili nga uli ako ng isa pang libro nya haha

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  3. Si Haruki Murakami ay isang pangakong napako ko last year. Sobrang intrigue ako sa kanya sa dami ng mga humahanga sa mga obra niya, kaya gustong gusto ko rin makabasa ng libro niya para naman maexperience ko naman ang magic niya. Pero heto ako hanggang ngayon pakong pako pa rin ang pangako. 😀

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    1. Huy grabe to…regaluhan mo naman ang sarili mo ng book ni Murakami haha

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      1. Oo nga eh. Kawawa naman ako hindi makarelate sa Murakami magic diba. 😀

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        1. Makakabasa ka din ng libro ni Murakami. Tiwala lang 😂😂😂

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  4. Teka, ba’t ka naman ganyan? Iniwan mo kami agad at naging website na talaga to…

    Seriously, congratulations! Wala pa akong budget para maging website and blog site ko.

    At dahil hindi talaga ako close kay books kundi kay movies at TV series, susuportahan na lang kita. Magbasa ka lagi ha?

    😉

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    1. Wahahahahha…gusto ko lang maka experience ng dotcom sir kaya nag upgrade lang ako sa WP…nakakatuwa lang…lets see kung may budget pa pang renew hahaha

      Ay baliktad tayo…di naman ako mahilig sa TV series hehe

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  5. Wahaha! I like it when someone criticizes the book. It really takes logic and critical thinking to do that. Oh, I so miss reading! 😥

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    1. Hahahahaha basa na ulit

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      1. Wahah but what I have on my shelf are outdated books like Divergent and Insurgent. The books here are so costly. harhar 😀

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        1. Awts mahal ba dyan…mamili ka na lang ng madami sa Pinas haha

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  6. “Not your usual book review” hahaha panalo ka talaga! Uyy Madam! Namiss kita! I’ve been out of social media since Christmas pa ata. At umuwi ka pala ng Pinas. 😀 Daan ka dito! Hahaha

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    1. Hahahaha namiss din kita madam..busy ka masyado eh haha

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      1. Di nemen. Marami lang ganap. Hahaha

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        1. wahahahah kamustasa ka naman dyan sa tralala?

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          1. Eto maganda pa rin. *kru*kru*

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  7. I´m also a big fan of Murakami 🙂 hope you have the chance to read more of his novels!! best regards PedroL

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    1. Thanks for passing by!

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  8. Kung hindi mo pa nabasa, I suggest you read his book “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.” It’s a memoir of how he started writing and running. He did have humble beginnings.

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    1. Ay nakita ko nga yan sa bookstore haha…next kong bibilhin pag nakalabas ako ng isla 😂😂😂😂

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