It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
I am happy to still be home when most of the Philippine work force (and schools, too) are back to usual business. This means I get extra more time to read. I am happy that I finished two books already, owing it to the long holiday break.
Today, I am reading Kokoro by Natsume Soseki, as translated by Edward McCellan, on S. Eloise (what will be the official name of my Paperwhite, hahaha). I am on the 28th of its 110 chapters and I’m loving it. I didn’t know anything at all about the book when I started it, so maybe that’s why page after page, I’m getting hooked. Basically it’s the friendship that developed between a young Japanese student and a man he’s so fascinated with whom he decided to call Sensei. It was a random meeting and in each chapter we are treated to how their friendship developed. The student who at present narration is now himself an older man, narrates what happened between meeting Sensei up until his death which will unfold in later chapters. Somehow I like this because I already know the beginning and the end and I’m simply watching out for the rich chronicling of what happened in between.
What are you reading this Monday?
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