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A few unplanned obstacles (aren’t they all?) this past week. I ended up throwing in the towel Tuesday evening and accepting that home meds where not cutting it. I went in for IV meds and fluids. I missed two days of work and felt a tad out of sorts all week. My presence online was limited and sporadic. But the meds and rest finally helped, and I feel like I am finally back on track. I am keeping today’s weekly recap light as I try to catch up on other things that were shoved to the side.
Currently On My Nightstand
By Claire North
What if your life were defined by a number?
What if any crime could be committed without punishment, so long as you could afford to pay the fee assigned to that crime?
Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full.
But when Theo’s ex-lover Dani is killed, it’s different. This is one death he can’t let become merely an entry on a balance sheet.
Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don’t add up.
By Haruki Murakami
A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled.
As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector.
A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s — 1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.
- On Monday I wrapped up the month with my usual May Reading Goals & Challenge Updates.
- Friday I shared some of my Anticipated May Releases.
Unfortunately, I was not online enough to catch up on blog hopping and articles this week. Nor did I feel up to attempting a new series or tackling The Handmaid’s Tale. So I have little to contribute in either area. It was a week of meds and rest. But no complaints, because I am here wrapping up another week in wonderful company.
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
What is on your nightstand this week?