Book Review – 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

That’s what the world is, after all; an endless battle of contrasting memories. I don’t mind usurping another reviewer’s thoughts when they strike a chord, so I’ll shamelessly steal the idea that this is Murakami’s marathon novel. The man writes and runs, so at 1,157 pages, 1Q84 appears to be a fusion of the two. Running a marathon takes endurance, …

Weekly Recap – June 26th, 2015

Wow, what a week. I worked a lot, I read a lot, I wrote a lot, I exercised a lot. You could say…I did a lot. Despite some long hours in the office, I finished my first reading of 1Q84. Letting this one marinate as I put together my usual book notes. It’s not easy to summarize a 1,150-page book, but …

Weekly Recap – May 22nd, 2015

Two weeks down at the gym. If my memory had somehow been wiped, my aching muscles would have no problem reminding me what I’ve been through. All told, it probably takes me an extra ten minutes to climb the stairs after leg day. But it’s the kind of pain that feels good, you know? (before you think me too weird, I’m just talking about …

Weekly Recap – May 15th, 2015

To steal a line from Aerosmith (or Gene Autry, depending on your age and tastes), “I’m back in the saddle again.” My particular saddle is a squat rack, but there’s no riding into the sunset. In fact, at 5:00 in the morning, there’s no sun. I resolved to get up early at least three times a week so I can …