Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday memes (on Saturday)

1. If I could be a fly on the wall I would love to see what the boys get up to when we're not here.
2. Jealousy is so destructive.
3. When I see a shooting star my wish would be that there would be less violence.
4. I'd rather be reading than vacuuming any day!
5. Certain songs when I hear them make me wanna dance.
6. If time were in a bottle it would be cracked and leaking.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to having dinner out, tomorrow my plans include relaxing, reading and trying to stay cool and Sunday Monday, I want to enjoy the day off!

A couple of books caught my eye this week. First is Haruki Murakami's soon to be published (in English) memoir, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. And while looking up Murakami's memoir, I stumbled across a Murakami Diary for 2009 which looks quite fun. Then I also discovered that Natsuo Kirino has had another book published in English, Real World, which sounds like it'll be as dark as her other books. I've only read Out so far but I think I'll have to read another one soon.


  1. Oh! Wouldn't it be interesting to see what happens when we aren't around?

    I too wish there was less violence in the world. I almost put that as my answer for this one too.

    Reading is always more fun than household chores, isn't it?

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I joined up for two more challenges after seeing them on your blog. *sigh* Will I never learn?

    I've never read anything by Murakami but I've been seeing his name and books a lot lately. Maybe that's a sign!

  3. I'd rather do almost anything than vacuum. I'm lucky that my husband doesn't mind that particular chore. :-) Enjoy your weekend!

  4. I think the Murakami memoir is out in English, because I ordered it through my interlibrary loan here in the U.S. At least, I hope it is. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

  5. Wendy- I'd love to have a nanny cam for the boys! :P
    And yes, reading wins over household chores any day! Hope you're having a good weekend too!

    Lesley- LOL. Sorry. But it's fun to try, even if we can't finish them. :)
    I think you have to be in the right frame of mind for Murakami but if you are then he's great!

    Florinda- Me too. Vacuuming is one of my least favourite chores.

    justareadingfool- says it'll be released on July 29th so not long now.

  6. I like the look of that Murakami Diary! His memoir sounds good, too.

  7. Nyssaneala- The diary does look fun doesn't it? I'm quite tempted.

  8. I loved your answer to #6, but it made me a bit sad...

  9. Janet- I realized after reading a few others' replies that mine was rather negative. But I do always feel like time is disappearing on me...


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