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Sputnik Sweetheart | Haruki Murakami
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Meet Sputnik, one of our first guinea pig squad of four - one neutered boy and three girls.
Yes, she was named after the tagged book. After all, that's what she was - Sputnik, a sweetheart... 😊
Don't get me wrong, I have loved all our pets - love animals in general - but with some you have a connection that's even more special. She was my sweetie - the calmest, friendliest, cutest one and the haven of tranquility of the troop🧡

DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Andrew65 ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead I love her! 😭😭💕💕 2mo
AllDebooks She's adorable 😍 2mo
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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#OminousOctober 9. #Moon 17. #Cozy 18. #Enchanted 19. #Sweater

Yet another personal favourite - #HarukiMurakami with another magical weird surreal rotten journey through a parallel world with two moons. 🌒🌑
My hoodie is from an artist on #redbubble - a 1Q84 design and so cozy...
Tagging @RaeLovesToRead - fellow Murakami fan

@Clwojick @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks @Eggs
#Halloween #Japan #surrealism #magicalrealism
#Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter

RaeLovesToRead Oh wow! Love the hoody! I want one 😀 3mo
Yuki_Onna @RaeLovesToRead It's so cosy! The artist's name on Redbubble is PauEnserius. Just look for 1Q84, that's how I found the design... 😊 3mo
Eggs 🖤🌔❤️ 3mo
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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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1. Living in our world and finding yourself in a surreal dreamlike situation all of a sudden - with no idea how you slipped into it, whether what you experience is real or not or what may happen next.
Pure wonder. Or, as somebody once said about Haruki Murakami's books: 'It's like reading a dream'.
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3. Oh yes! I like the dreamlike sensation of strange occurrences & not knowing what's happening next...

Yuki_Onna ... Continued:
The tagged book has some magical realism as promised in the synopsis - I surely hope so as I'd like to put this one on my #October #Scarathlon2022 and #Bookspin lists of #spookyreads ...

#SundayFunday #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter #magicalrealism #HarukiMurakami #autumnreading
@ozma.of.oz @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

Tagging everyone who hasn't played and would like to!
ozma.of.oz Oh Lavelle is a great choice! Thanks for posting! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the tag!!! 5mo
Yuki_Onna @ozma.of.oz Nice! Have you read anything by him? 4mo
ozma.of.oz I read The Ballad of Black Tom years ago, but I haven‘t searched anything out by him since. I should do that. 😄 4mo
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Dance Dance Dance | Haruki Murakami
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Thanks for the tag, @RaeLovesToRead 💕
Islands are right up my alley! 😊

1. So many... Anytime:
Japan (regardless which one - either one of the main islands ( esp. Hokkaido or Honshu again), or the Okinawan or any small Japanese one);
The Channel Islands
Easter Island
Hawaii (any island)
or... Langeoog again.
2. if Japan (Hokkaido) or Hawaii: the tagged book
on Kyushu: Kafka on the Shore
on Honshu: any Murakami ... ⤵️

Yuki_Onna Continued:
*Langeoog: Shark Drunk by Morten Stroksness; The North Water by Ian McGuire (topic: rough seas) or Monster Love by Carol Topolski (thriller, first book I read on my 'adult' stays on the island)
*Ireland: I'd BUY tons of books there again: ghost story anthologies, books about Irish & Celtic myths, mythological creatures, thrillers set in Ireland.
*tropical/far away islands: any psychological thriller taking place on a tropical island.
wanderinglynn Okinawa! 🙌🏻 I do miss Japan 🇯🇵 And I love Ireland too 🇮🇪 5mo
TheSpineView So many islands to choose from! Thanks for playing 5mo
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Hear the Wind Sing | Haruki Murakami
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This was my blind date with a book! Looks super good and can‘t wait to read it 😄

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“Once it has taken root in your heart, hatred is the most difficult thing in the world to shake off.” #harukimurakami

Hear the Wind Sing | Haruki Murakami
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If you haven‘t read any Murakami yet I don‘t recommend this be your first. If you have already enjoyed some of his other works this is a nice one to check off your list.

I appreciate his style, because at the end everything isn‘t all wrapped up with a pretty bow. I enjoy the balance he strikes between strange and opaque. I find this book to lean a little more towards opaque, hence the So-So rating.

My first completed #DoubleSpin too!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 10mo
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Hear the Wind Sing | Haruki Murakami
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A #profound #truth from my first #DoubleSpin read