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Book Review #63: What you are looking for is in the library

Michiko Aoyama

What you are looking for is in the library

Publisher: doubleday

Pages: 247

One word review: Enchanting!

Goodreads: 4.10 [Subjected to change]

Did you know?

This novel has been translated into more than twenty languages.

Favorite Lines From Book

Jobs can be a clue to somebody's character. A short-cut way of describing them.

Simply, the best drama genre novel that I’ve read after Sea of Poppies. Don’t read this utterly astonishing novel. Because you’ll pick up all the bad habits in the world. Like…

1. Cooking for yourself and others.

2. Taking courses that you wished you had, during your high school or college times.

3. Opening your own shop or business that you long wished for.

4. Talking to people whom you see daily but never paid attention to.

5. Cherishing something at your job which you wanna quit or despise.

6. Reading books and mangas, etc.

7. Starting to sketch or paint.

8. Searching and visiting libraries near you.

9. Finally, learning the handcraft art of Felting.

A parallel career means having two careers that are complementary, with neither being secondary to each other.

I fear after reading this book, I’m going to fall prey to all the above bad habits. New addictions are on the way.

I never knew that, 5 chapters, about 5 distinct individuals, of diverse age groups, living in the same locality near a profound library, in a 250 pages story would fiercely impact a reader and make him or her to set a course of action that could possible change his or her life.

It's the difference between thinking that Winnie-the-Pooh is cute, and actually living with a bear.

You'll have a cool breeze over your face when you start reading this book. This cool breeze will transport you into the lives of five different individuals, one at a time. You read their minds and experiences. You simply observe every one of them as your own. You start relating to each one of them with your own life. By the time you finish reading the book, the cool breeze would still be blowing over your face.

Slowly, you will start cooking, learning some new activity, enjoying your job, talking to that person whom you always ignored, exploring reading and mangas, and so on. Who knows? You might even set a goal to learn a new language when you turn sixty.

The Poem itself builds an image of the movement of waves.

This is the book that you have been destined to read and it’ll come to you when you are ready to receive it.

Verdict: What you are looking for is in this book!

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MaddiE's Note:

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