It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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.

KokoroToday, 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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7 replies

  1. Last night I finished the first book of the year… now I have three waiting for me that I am excited to dig into this afternoon 🙂

  2. Enjoy your time off…and your reading. Kokoro is new to me…thanks for sharing. Here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

  3. Ugh I envy you. But work will not stop me from reading! Well, at least after office hours. Haha. I’m reading The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. So far, I’m loving it. My first time to be reading an “alien” novel 😉 Oh, and I’m very much interested to read Kokoro, adding it to my looooong TBR list

    • Oh, let me know when you’re done with 5th Wave! My first brush with Yancey was The Monstrumologist and many times naloka ako and had to ask kung YA ba talaga ang market nya kasi it’s so gruesome and freaky!

      Yeah, I recommend Kokoro this early. I don’t know if there will be surprises pa or ganito na lang yun until the end but okay naman sya.

  4. Luck y you to have an extended break – my hubby went back to work today and he was not happy about it LOL

    Have a fab reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book’d out

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