Book Reviews

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki ― “Life is fleeting. Don’t waste a single moment of your precious life. Wake up now! And now! And now!”

You might be aquainted with my compusive need of purchasing all the Kindle book on sale that I come across! You might even related to that, so when I saw this book on sale I had to buy it and had to read it right away!

I am going to get all romantic but this was a pleasure to read! Almost like a profound poem! Ozeki has this poetic prose when narrating this story that made me fall in love with her writing, this book, and the characters that she created! They were so alive that I almost thought this was a memoir! I can really understand how and why Ruth got so attached and so close to this character! Their isn’t some more private and intimate than a dairy.

There is something I love about reading and it is the experience of learning! This book gave me so much to learn about the Japanese and their culture. I was impressed how the topic of suicidal and mental health was covered. The importance of “religion” or Buddhism was incredible, and the tsunami and reator melthing which happen back in the 2000s. Two stories and two points of view were so well connected that you couldn’t just pick one side or one POV to crave for.

I was so close to a 5-star rating, but I am sorry I wanted so badly to know what had happened… It might have been been not following completly the ending, so if you want to discuss it, let me know below!

So, the kingdom’s council has given this book:

4 coronas

Based on the reading experience and the reaction of the king … the knights have categorized this book as follows:

your magesty

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Thank you for reading!

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  1. This is one of my FAVOURITES and the one I always recommend when someone asks me what they should read. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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      1. It’s honestly been so long since I read it that I don’t remember a great deal, but I liked reading about Nao’s experience of visiting her grandmother. I need to re-read it soon!

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      2. Oh yes! It was so touching how her grandmother was so wise and so caring and how she teach her how to be strong and all that. I was impressed by the bullying and how horrible they were 😮


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