Friday 7 February 2020

Weekend Blog Hops - 7 February 2020

Hi all! It's time for those weekend blog hops once again! 

What were some of the most memorable books you read as a child? What made them memorable?

Hmm. Ones I recall include things like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Jolly Postman, the Puddle Lane series, Where the Wild Things Are... Then, a little later, series like The Babysitters' Club. However, I'm not sure I can say what made them memorable. I don't really recall plots and character from things like Puddle Lane and The Babysitters' Club; I only remember having owned and read them.
Opening sentence:
Based on the many times he had ridden in cars driven by women, Kafuku had reached the conclusion that most female drivers fell into one of two categories: either they were a little too aggressive or a little too timid.

From page 56:
I couldn't speak. Not being able to find the right words at crucial times is one of my many problems.
My Current Read
Men Without Women
Armstrong & Cartwright

Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all.

Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.


  1. Sounds fascinating actually! I added you to the linky. Happy weekend!

  2. I can relate to not being able to speak out at crucial times.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. I need to read more from Murakami. Thanks for sharing.

    Lauren @ Always Me

  4. Those snippets are so interesting! I love the blurb, too. Gonna have to check this one out. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. I still haven't read a Haruki Murakami novel but have always been curious. Enjoy the weekend!

    1. I can definitely recommend them. Kafka on the Shore might be a good place to start.

  6. I really liked this week's BBH question.
    I know my Mum used to read to me but I can't remember what books I liked in those early pre school years. So I'll begin with what I can remember, Enid Blyton fantasy was my starter-for-ten ;-) (both being read to me and when I could read for myself) and I did dip my toes into horror during my teen/adolescent years.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Nicki. Here's my BBH Post
    Flora x

  7. Oh my gosh, I loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

  8. I loved The Babysitters' Club. I couldn't read those fast enough. :)