All posts tagged: book club

My 2017 Book List

I’ve come across this Japanese term, tsundoku, which means buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands and I thought, that’s totally me. 

Review: A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

This book has by far got to be my favorite Haruki Murakami book. It was simple and easy to read. I liked it. I can summarize the whole story in a sentence. It goes like this: “It’s is about a man, the narrator, who was sent on a wild goose chase for a sheep.” The plot was very straight forward until you get to the part about the sheep. Mr. Murakami sure knows how to make us use our imaginations! This quasi-detective tale follows an unnamed, chain-smoking narrator and his adventures in Tokyo and Hokkaido in 1978. The story begins when the recently divorced protagonist, an advertisement executive, publishes a photo of a pastoral scene sent to him in a confessional letter by his long lost friend, ‘The Rat.’ He is contacted by a mysterious man representing ‘The Boss,’ a central force behind Japan’s political and economic elite who is now slowly dying. The Boss’ secretary tells him that a strange sheep with a star shaped birthmark, pictured in the advertisement, was in some way the …

Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

I picked up this book because Saab Magalona, a blogger, was giving away this book last year. I don’t actually recall reading a review for this book before buying it or did I even know what it was all about. I just bought it because it’s from Amy Poehler. I thought Amy was funny, so I guess the book must be funny right? In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by. Goodreads Let me just get to the point, if you’re looking for a funny book, the kind filled with jokes, this won’t be it. If you’re looking for a book about the life and struggles of Amy Poehler, this one isn’t it …