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1Q84
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
“Murakami is like a magician who explains what he's doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves.” —The New York Times Book Review 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.
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readingsoul
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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“That‘s what the world is , after all: an endless battle of contrasting memories.”

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whimsy_rainbow
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Took me forever to read as this is a big book but glad I stuck to it! This is the first time I read a novel from this author. His writing style is very different but I enjoyed it as well as the story.

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Mtroiano
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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🙌🏼🏝📚

Chelsea.Poole Jealous! 2mo
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Mtroiano
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Made it to the beach 🏝 #currentlyreading

suvata Great book. Enjoy! Oh, and enjoy the beach too. 🏖 2mo
Mtroiano Thanks! @suvata 2mo
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DoonTheGoon
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Oh Litsy! Oh books! How I miss you!
My move is nearly complete... but there's still so much to do. I've managed to at least shelve my TBR pile though!

Chrissyreadit Yay!!! I‘m so happy to see you! And your Beautiful shelves. Hoping all is getting better! 🥰🥰🥰🥳❤️ 2mo
DoonTheGoon @Chrissyreadit Thank you! Every day gets a little bit better. 😊 2mo
SkeletonKey That looks gorgeous. Moving is so tough! 2mo
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DoonTheGoon @SkeletonKey Thanks! Yeah - someday soon I won't be living in a sea of boxes anymore!!! 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yayyyy! You're back! Welcome back! ❤️❤️ Hope you're doing better! ❤️ ❤️ 2mo
DoonTheGoon @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you!!! I'm taking it one day at a time - glad to be getting back to normal. 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @DoonTheGoon I'm so so happy for you! ❤️👍🏼💕 🕺🕺 2mo
TheLudicReader Book shelves are the most important part of any move! 2mo
BookwormAHN Looks great 💙 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Wow! Love #Litsy on the web so far! Many extra features! Cool that it shows when members joined.

This is still the last book I finished— been super busy lately. Hope to catch up more soon on here!

RestlessFickleBookHoarder Oh I hadn't even noticed join dates! 2mo
LauraJ So much fun to be had! 2mo
batsy I hadn't noticed that too. Thanks! Now I finally know when I joined 😆 2mo
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LeahBergen May 2016 for me! (I thought it was later 🤔). 2mo
BarbaraBB This seems could, I didn‘t know we were on the web too! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @RestlessFickleBookHoarder fun seeing when everyone joined 😄! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @LauraJ yes! It‘s great to have both versions now!! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @batsy @LeahBergen pretty cool right?! I don‘t think I made my very first post until a couple months after joining, though! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @BarbaraBB I just got the email yesterday informing me! Exciting!! 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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One moon in 1984, two moons in 1Q84. Odd things happen. Is it a parallel or alternate reality? Murakami takes the reader through 925 pages to try to figure it out. Murakami is surreal as usual. Maybe a little longer than it needed to be, but I still liked this!

ruskigurl16 I've seen this book and just haven't picked it up yet. I am glad to hear the length was worth it. 3mo
Reggie I have yet to read him. But I don‘t know where to start. 3mo
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SG2014 @Reggie Start with south of the border, west of the sun. It‘s a gentle intro into the surrealism of Murakami and a beautiful read. 3mo
Reggie @SG2014 Thanks!!! 3mo
QuintusMarcus Loved this book! 3mo
ValerieAndBooks @ruskigurl16 @Leftcoastzen @reggie @SG2014 @QuintusMarcus sorry all for my late reply to this post! I enjoyed this but definitely wouldn‘t recommend as a first Murakami 😊! I haven‘t yet read the one @SG2014 recommends. My first was actually the short story collection Men Without Women. Of the novels I‘ve read so far, I might recommend this as a possible first: 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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My #1001Books current read. There are four pages that have this blue tape —somewhat transparent— at the top. At first I thought they were repaired pages (I bought it used and was unaware of this at the time), but there are no tears. I‘m now wondering if this is the messed-up result of a new roll of paper being attached during the manufacturing process? Anyone know what I mean?

Leftcoastzen Very Odd. No clue 3mo
ChasingOm I bet you‘re right. Looks like the receipt you get at the store when the roll is at its end. 3mo
Lcsmcat Bizarre! 3mo
ValerieAndBooks @Leftcoastzen @ChasingOm @Lcsmcat maybe I have a collector‘s item now?! Also maybe now I want to visit a book-making factory to see how they deal with paper as it runs out 😂 3mo
Lcsmcat @ValerieAndBooks If you find out, please share. I‘m very curious now. 3mo
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ElizaMarie
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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Liberty
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#TBT to making use of every available space in my tiny little apartment. (No, I never used the oven back then.) 😝❤️📚

dragondrool Nice no parking funeral sign. 4mo
rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 4mo
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CafeMom
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Pickpick

I am continuing my love affair with Murakami. The story takes place in an alternate 1984. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters and back stories in this lengthy book. The techniques of alternating points of view for each chapter and ending on a cliff-hanger also worked well for me. I eagerly looked forward to each chapter. I thought the ending was appropriate. I look forward to reading more by this author. #reading1001 #1001books

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MeesesPieces
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I acquired these beauties at my local goodwill! Have you read any of these? What did you think? Thank you!!

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CafeMom
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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My February reading. I did not intend to have a theme but my books were all from Asian authors and based in Asia. Looking forward to more reading in March.

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Sjess16
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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It‘s official: I‘ve just had my first “WTF!!?!” moment while reading. Currently paused at the end of Vol 2, Ch 11....This book is exciting, informative, descriptive, and convoluted at times.... but I‘m still so interested and deeply engaged.

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Sjess16
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“If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there‘s salvation in life. Even if you can‘t get together with that person.”

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CafeMom
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#1001books #reading1001
Finished part two. Looking forward to finishing up the book in March. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

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ElizaMarie
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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ElizaMarie
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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My husband just got me this book.

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Valeka
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I‘m a day late for his birthday but I decided to post a photo of my Japanese edition of one of my favorite Murakami books!

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BekaReid
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Ok, so I really liked book 1. Book 2 is kinda rough, but I'm trying to hang in there since I've invested so much time in the story already...

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BekaReid
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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"The world is moving ahead on its own without my being aware of it, as if we‘re playing a game in which everybody else can move only when I have my eyes closed."

There's just something about Haruki Murakami's writing that makes me totally stop reading and just think a while, like this chapter title (picture) and the quote above, which is from the same chapter. It's fabulous but takes me forever to read his books sometimes!

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CafeMom
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#1001books #Reading1001 #chunkster
I bought the Kindle version of the book due to its size. I am starting chapter 6. This is my second Murakami and I am still in love with the author. Looking forward to reading more.

BookwormM Love this book 💕💕 6mo
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Vulpixen
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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This one is going to be a doozy. I‘ve had 1Q84 on my shelf for a few years now. This is the year I finally read it.

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JessNevertheless
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Happily woke up this morning and was able to read the titles of the books on my shelves beside my bed (and not just 1Q84)! Amazed with how well I can see now after vision correction surgery!! 🚫👓

Reviewsbylola That‘s so awesome! I‘ve been considering this for years but I haven‘t pulled the trigger. 7mo
JessNevertheless @Reviewsbylola So far it's super worth it but its only been a week haha 7mo
AmyG I had this in 1999. It‘s amazing. Though, soon, I will most likely need glasses. But to not wear contacts for 20 years...priceless. 7mo
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JessNevertheless @AmyG My thoughts exactly! Should have a good 20 years ahead of me hopefully 🤞🏻 7mo
AmyG If not more!!! 🤞🏻 7mo
TheLibrarian How wonderful!!! Was it painful? I‘ve been contemplating this since my prescription is so bad. 7mo
JessNevertheless @TheLibrarian Nope! Had PRK so only had one day of discomfort about a day and a half after the procedure. But the laser part itself only takes a few painless minutes! 7mo
Eggs Congratulations 7mo
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RachelO
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#BigBooks? Honestly? I'm kind of scared of them! Keep buying them though. Reading them's another thing altogether.

#31bookpics @howjessreads

DivineDiana Agree! 😉 9mo
zezeki I love these covers! 😍 I'm currently on Book 3. 9mo
Layali926 I‘ve reached 55% of the audio book 4 months ago and stopped. I don‘t know when I‘ll continue😏. It was interesting but it dragged for a while. It‘s such a long book!! 7mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Im about 4 chapters into the 3rd book now, I've had to return and borrow it from the library twice after I reached the maximum online renewals. I'm enjoying it and like the simplicity of the writing, especially in my busy life. Easy to read although I've listened to most of it through my library's audiobook app. Everything else will be like reading a golden book after I get through this! Looking forward to reading some of his others one day.

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swatreads
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami

You can have tons of talent, but it won‘t necessarily keep you fed. If you have sharp instincts, though, you‘ll never go hungry.

sisilia Have you read the part with the rat and vegetarian cat? 😀 That‘s my fav 11mo
swatreads @sisilia Not yet 😀 I'm reading chapter 7. But it sounds interesting! Now I can't wait to get there😀😀😁 11mo
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quanners
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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This is my 2nd Murakami book. I‘m only 2 chapters into the book. I must admit that I‘ve thought about abandoning it as I‘m not interested in reading about sexcapades (according to Goodreads reviews). I‘m gonna forge ahead. Any words of encouragement from people who have completed it? #murakami

shammi.dc10 It is much more than sexcapades, it's magical with a high dose of human emotion, it's about salvation, things you are willing to do for love. This I think is the essence of this book but need to invest time on it!!! 11mo
quanners Thank you for the comment. I will continue... 11mo
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HeinrichLyle
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
Pickpick

The lean and mean pulp fiction fan in me would have preferred around 400 less pages, but this magical tale of moon-crossed lovers, populated by Little People, ghost writers, assassins and a gallery of other memorable characters, is a great read. This was my first Murakami and I am anxious to read more. Be prepared to invest some time.

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Tashreads
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#heatofjuly #babygotback

I love big books and I cannot lie

JennyM Confession time. I have never read a Murakami 😳 (edited) 12mo
Tashreads @JennyM he is overrated (let the onslaught begin 😉) 12mo
kthlnmscrl I so love this book of him. Mine's just with a different cover though. I love this cover. 👍 12mo
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bookandcat Murakami is...cold. his writing is cold and clinical. But I keep coming back for more - this is my favorite of his I've read thus far 12mo
callielafleur I adore Murakami. This one was not my favorite. 12mo
Cinfhen Now you NEED the T-shirt!! ❤️ 12mo
Cinfhen I bailed on three of his books @JennyM @Tashreads Murakami is NOT for me 🙄 12mo
BarbaraBB I loved some of his books (for example the first part of 1q84) but have now read enough of him - to my taste! 12mo
JennyM I won‘t rush out to add him to my must be read pile - you two have pretty similar taste to me, so I‘ll leave my lack of Murakami just where it is 😘@Tashreads @Cinfhen 12mo
Cinfhen I think he‘s one of those love or loathe authors @JennyM 🤷‍♀️ 12mo
Tashreads @JennyM @Cinfhen I DNF‘d two of his other books. So I am done I think. 12mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yikes. I‘m about to start The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and now I‘m getting shy about it 12mo
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kthlnmscrl
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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"If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there's salvation in life. Even if you can't get together with that person."
#1Q84

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sisilia
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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1Q84 in Japanese, anyone?

Crash I loved that book! I'd love to get a copy in Japanese just for the beauty of it even though I wouldn't be able to read it. 12mo
minkyb I wish! 12mo
sisilia @Crash I‘d do the same 😊 12mo
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swatreads I really wish I knew how to read Japanese😣 Murakami Is my favourite author and I wish I was able to his books in their original Japanese. Although I love the translated ones I'd love to read the original 😍 11mo
sisilia @swatreads Same here 🙋🏻‍♀️ My Japanese teacher told me that Murakami‘s works are not easy to read, even to the natives 🙀 11mo
swatreads Oh! Yeah I have seen people who absolutely love his work and people who who feel his books are not for them at all. I'm just glad I belong to the former group.😍 And yes they can be really complex. He's a genius to come up with such stories. 11mo
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Gebo
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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177 pages in! ☺

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jenniferw88
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Thanks @Trashcanman for the #jb card and bookmark - I'm using it for my first July read!

Trashcanman Yay it got there. You are most welcome ❤️🤗 13mo
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zezeki
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I've been extremely slow with my reading lately and I don't know why, because I trully enjoyed this one. It's a classical Murakami; two storylines, at first without any obvious connection, and with a bunch of weird stuff going on. 😁📚📓📘 #1001books

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callunakeep
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I am reading this one very slowly and deliberately, in both audio and physical book, as it is one of those books that requires a lot of attention to detail to avoid missing subtle and important plot points. I am 19 chapters in to this massive 80 chapter read and am LOVING it!! This is my first Murakami, and I am sure it will not be my last!

suvata ♥️♥️♥️ 13mo
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actyste
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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"You confirm that you exist."
"I can't say I've been one hundred percent successful at it."

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Layali926
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Layali926
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So far so good, I love Japanese authors!!

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zezeki
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Season of reading in my parents' garden started today. 😁📚📓👓 #garden #chillin

Tanisha_A What a pretty reading setting! ❤ 13mo
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Alienwife
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
Mehso-so

I just finished reading this book last night. I really enjoyed volume one and two, but I wasn‘t as captivated with volume three. I felt that so much of volume three was unnecessary and I also wanted a much grander ending to the book.

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callunakeep
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Started this on the way to work this morning, and as soon as I heard that “Aomame” was literally “green peas” I had to laugh! The first thing that came to my mind is a customer of mine named “Pork Chop”, like Aomame, it is his real name! I imagine Pork Chop and Green Peas getting married and having little children named “Mashed Potatoes” and “Cupcake”! 😂🤣😂🤣

britt_brooke 😆 14mo
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DebinHawaii
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#QuotsyMay18 #butterfly 🦋

Someday I shall read this tome that I bought for .50 cents at the library book store a while back. There seem to be several butterfly 🦋 quotes in it.
I liked this one. 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋

tstan It‘s so good! It takes a commitment, but worth it! 1y
BookwormM This is a great book 1y
Thestar1685 Still reading it since a year ago. I‘ve started so many times, yet Every time I re read it..it‘s as interesting and intense. Great read! 1y
fleeting I'm so jealous of your library sales! 1y
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zezeki
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Library haul!! I'm taking that #1001books list down! 💪💪 It helps that Murakami and Vargas Llosa are one of my favourite authors. Now I only need to decide which one to start first 😁📚📓📚 #library #bookhaul

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Thestar1685
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Storyline develops slow but nevertheless the writing by Murakami is one of a kind. A beautiful work

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
PickwickPlockPlock Welcome to Litsy! 1y
DebinHawaii Welcome to a Litsy! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 1y
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻👋🏻 1y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Here are direct links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 1y
BookNerd9906 Hello 👋 and welcome 🎉📚 1y
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r3eL0v3
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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It was a very different kind of read from what I'm used to. It was a bit hard to get into at first but then I couldn't put it down.

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Karizma
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Trilogy my friend Kristen picked up!