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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

And the envelope please....


I chose neither one of the options I listed yesterday for books to read between today and the 25th. I selected instead "Vintage Murakami," which is an anthology of his works. I like the idea of squeezing one of my top writers in for a day or two (it's only 179 pages long).

The anthology also includes the famous chapter from "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" of the story told by Lieutenant Mamiya, one of my all-time favorites. Things I will be looking for this time around: 1) description and setting in both "Norwegian Wood" and "Lieutenant Mamiya," 2) characterization and plot from the chapter of "Norwegian Wood." This will be part of my effort to start reading like a writer, complete with underlining passages :-) I am hoping that the fact that I have read most of these before doesn't spoil the process for me.

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2 Comments:

At 12:09 AM, Blogger Susan Abraham said...

I believe you made an excellent choice, JCR.
I'm really curious about Norwegian Wood.
btw, happy holidays, merry christmas & a happy new year for 2007

warm regards

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Rose said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS,
HAPPY NEW YEAR, JCR!

 

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