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Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata | Thoughts

    Published on : 2018 (translation)   ||    Format : print   ||    Location : Japan One line review : Keiko would rather behave exactly as others expect her to so she doesn't disappoint "society", and so she works at the same convenience store without changing anything about her life, but very soon the same society expects her to "upgrade" (change career and find a husband), except there is no manual on how to do these.  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   When something was strange, everyone thought they had the right to come stomping in all over your life to figure out why. I found that arrogant and infuriating, not to mention a pain in the neck. Sometimes I even wanted to hit them with a shovel to shut them up, like I did that time in elementary school. But I recalled how upset my sister had been when I’d casually mentioned this to her before and kept my mouth shut. Thoughts : When I started reading Convenience Store Woman , I had no idea what to expect. The synopsis does not give a

Mailbox Monday -- Mar 22, 2010

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This meme is hosted by Marcia @ The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do).

Just one again this week. :)

Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten (Won @ Kathy's Bermudaonion's Weblog)

See what others have bought over the last week!

Comments

bermudaonion said…
I'm glad you got your book and I hope you enjoy it!
DCMetroreader said…
Whenever Nina Lies looks like an interesting book.

Hope you enjoy it!
Alayne said…
Sometimes slow weeks are good! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
Kaye said…
That sounds like a good one. Enjoy!
Oh, that one looks good! Great cover!
Interesting cover! I hope you enjoy the book! Sometimes slow weeks are good.
tweezle said…
What an interesting looking book. I can't wait to read your review.

Here's mine for this week.
Anonymous said…
I saw this on the shelf when I was browsing through the bookstore on Sunday. I almost picked it up because it had such an intriguing cover. I almost always choose books based upon the cover art. This is sometimes a really bad thing, but this looks like an interesting read. Let me know what your thoughts are.
pussreboots said…
Enjoy your book. I received one and bought two. My MM is here.
Dana said…
I've been seeing this book around lately - hope you enjoy it!