1Q84 – Part One

Since this blog or whatever is mainly for my own personal use, I’m going to write in like about my life too. Dang, I haven’t done this since my Xanga days.

1. Menu of Menus was not as good as last year :[ Last year, they had a problem with food running out so I think this year they went for quantity over quality. Also, Wani and I felt like old people because we were done within the hour and didn’t drink as much as usual. Couldn’t really take advantage of the all you can drink but it was still worth it and for a good cause!

P.S. I’ve been loving the mullet skirt trend but am trying to limit myself and not buying multiple of the same trendy item. Smart idea right?

2. This time next month, I’ll be in New Mexico for my first rotation! It’s at an Indian Health Service and I heard its a great rotation so I’m super excited.

3. I FINALLY FINISHED ANOTHER BOOK. Kinda sorta. So I’ve been reading 1Q84 which is originally 3 books written in Japanese and when translated, they sold it as one book.  Since its 944 pages, I think I can count this as three books right?? So even though I finished the first book, I think I’m going to take a break and read something else.

summary from Amazon

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

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.

What I think so far….
I hear a lot of great reviews and a lot of crap reviews, but I decided to give it a shot anyways since I’ve been hearing a lot about it. It was really slow at first and it didn’t really draw me in. And to be honest, I didn’t even know the premise of the story before I started the book. And I still don’t. With talks of rape, lots of sex, not really a book for the kids. I really don’t know how I feel about this book yet – only because I just finished the first book and it finally started a story line. I feel like this book is just a whole background information on the characters yet nothing really happens. IDK, to continue????? I’ll get to it eventually but I actually picked up Eat, Pray, Love again and I’m about 2/3rds through so I will probably finish that first… and read Princess Bride while reading 1Q84 – so interesting enough where I want to know what happens next but my short attention span won’t let me keep reading…


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