A delivery from Book Depository is always most welcome, and perhaps is even more excitedly received when I’m in the process of moving some of my older book titles on to new homes (therefore making space for new additions!).
I’ve been meaning to read these two for AGES … and after grabbing them for a bargain basement price (I think they cost a total of $AU13, with free postage), here’s my chance!
Murakami is a favourite writer of mine, ranking highly on my list of ‘authors who mess with my head’ (other notable mentions include Paul Auster) – ‘Kafka On The Shore’ is probably his most well-known work, so I’m coming ashamedly late to that party.
I haven’t read Richard Yates before, and was actually encouraged to read ‘Revolutionary Road’ because of the movie starring Kate Winslet (who I love) and Leonardo DiCaprio (who I’m starting to love … him and his whole growing-into-masculinity and environmentally-friendly ways), not that I’ve actually seen the movie either … I just thought the story of an American couple set in the 1950s sounded interesting. After I finish the book I WILL get around to seeing the movie, if only to support Kate Winslet’s career, fall a little more in love with Leo, and swoon over the 1950s styling.
So … What’s next on your reading list? Something random? Something you’ve read before? Something new?