Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 15/10/18

This Monday is special because I brought two new Murakamis home with me! I love the beautiful hardcover editions with the extra details on the dust jacket.

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle kindly arrived from Hachette (possibly to stop me recounting every single Monty Python sketch on social media). I am a huge Python fan and have been lucky enough to see Eric live in the past so I am ready to devour this Bruce, nudge wink, Spamalot affair with a lot of laughter.

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami is a hardcover collection of seven short stories about men who are alone. Of course, it wouldn’t be Murakami without vanishing cats, the Beatles, bars and women.

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami was released last week and of course, I had to buy this hardcover with the beautiful cut out detail. It’s huge, so I’m hoping for something as weird and fascinating as 1Q84. It involves a painter in a remote mountain house, deserted by his wife. When he finds a painting in the attic, it starts of a number of mysterious events including a manifestation of an Idea, the underworld of Double Metaphors and a Nazi assassination attempt.

If you want to look at other books received this week across the globe, drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Book Date. Click on the pictures to read more about the books.

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  1. Nice assortment of books. I am not a big fan of the Monty Python style of humor but hope you enjoy Idle’s sortabiography. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. Enjoy your books! I’m thinking about picking up Always Look on the Bright Side of Life for my husband. He’s not much of a reader, but he’s a huge Monty Python fan.

  3. I saw Eric Idle on one of the talk shows promoting the book. I’m an old Python fan, and when I say old I mean from the ’70s! I’m sure I’ll enjoy it too. It’s on my wishlist.

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