It’s Monday! What are you reading? October 15


 It's Monday! What Are You Reading2 WWW Wednesdays 2

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays


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Another cleverly plotted and structured mystery by the Japanese master of the genre! Highly recommended for all lovers of smart stories, and readers interested in diverse and international literature.
I’m doubly excited for this one, because it’s my first review for Criminal Element. I’ll post my review when it’s live on their site



 99 ways to tell a story

99 Ways to Tell a Story

The Oulipo movement has always attracted me, for instance in the writings by Georges Pérec, Italo Calvino (see my review of his amazing If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler), and obviously its founder: Raymond Queneau and his famous Exercices de Style (Exercises in Style): he takes one short and simple event, and then retells that same thing in 99 different styles.
Matt Madden does a fantastic job by doing the exact same thing, but this time all in different variations with graphics and comics.
For each, you have the genre on the left page, and the variation itself on the right. The Book Inspector has a cool video of it, You can pause to look closer at each page, that will give you a great idea of what this is all about.
So well done. I really enjoyed it a lot.


current reads Oct 15

same as last week!

up next oct 8


  2 books for grab for the October books of the month giveaway
And this children book giveaway open until Nov 3



22 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? October 15

  1. Last night I finished Sunburn by Laura Lippman, her latest crime/mystery novel and the first one of hers I have read. I was so impressed! And one of my reading groups will discuss it this week. Today I will start reading Othello in preparation for reading New Boy by Tracy Chevalier who wrote a modern day adaptation for the Hogarth Shakespeare series. This is also for a reading group and will be my first time reading Othello. I am intrigued by the Japanese mystery you read!


  2. Have you read other Murakami books? If so, how do they compare to the one you are currently reading? I ask, because I can’t seem to like any Murakami though I have tried many times. I wonder if I am just not reading the right ones. I’ve been wanting to read “The Shadow Land”. Can’t wait to see how you like it. Here is my WWW post if interested:


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