What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

by Haruki Murakami | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9870099532538 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by wingzimortwing from Gjøvik, Oppland fylke Norway on Saturday, August 15, 2009
" In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he`d completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing."


Journal Entry 2 by wingzimortwing at Gjøvik, Oppland fylke Norway on Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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Just been to the post-office and mailed this to Sweden.

Journal Entry 3 by Sarahmuh on Thursday, April 08, 2010
Thank you Zimort! Received the book today, and am looking forward to reading it. I'll make sure it goes to a good home when I'm done!

1 June 2010

I enjoyed this book, Murakami really is an inspiring writer. So inspiring in fact that I have signed up to my first triathlon.

I am now starting a ray, and the following have joined up. I will send this as soon as possible!

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Journal Entry 4 by Sarahmuh at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 08, 2010

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On its way to blueblack tonight. Hope you enjoy the book and find some running inspiration.

Journal Entry 5 by blueblack at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, June 12, 2010
Arrived this morning with a satisfying THUD onto the floor.
Reading it now :)

Thank you for the stickers!

Journal Entry 6 by blueblack at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, June 18, 2010
Enjoyable and inspirational read. I haven't signed up to any marathons but it *did* encourage to write a bit more :)

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Off to ETMadrid!

Journal Entry 8 by ETMadrid at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, June 21, 2010
Just arrived! I've a real build up of books and not much time at the moment, but I'll get to it asap and let you know.

Journal Entry 9 by ETMadrid at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Sorry to say that I was disappointed by this. I'd hoped it would make a good present for a friend who's recently developed a passion for running, but I doubt she'll enjoy it either. Infinitely boring and uninspiring, is my own verdict. It is honest, which is a plus, but overly self-centred to my taste. I'm on holiday with my running kit, as yet unused. It's not thanks to this book that it'll get an airing!

Journal Entry 10 by ETMadrid at Southwark, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, September 02, 2010

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I posted this today onto the next person.

Journal Entry 11 by TiffanyAching at Burntisland, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, September 04, 2010
arrived, thank you

Journal Entry 12 by TiffanyAching at Burntisland, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 29, 2010
hoping to have this finished next week and have pm'd Samrana for address

Journal Entry 13 by TiffanyAching at Burntisland, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 05, 2010
I really enjoyed this book

I wanted to read it because having run in a previous life I wanted to see if this would motivate me to get off my backside and start running again.

The thing I liked the most was it wasn't a 'this is how you should run' book. I liked that it was just his reflections on why he ran.

Having never read any Murakami in tha past I had no pre-conceptions on his style, I found this very easy to read and laughed out load at a few parts.

A few of his sayings have been written out and stuck to my wall, in particular (which he admits comes from a friend of his) 'Pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice' Totally sums up what I needed to hear in my life.

Out for a run tomorrow night with a new running club (never been in one before) This book gave me a few thoughts to mull over, with regards to how I approch my running and also how I work through mental challenges.

Am thinking of buying a copy for my brother now as he reads Murakami and is also training for various long distance running events.

Thanks for sharing this book

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off to Samrana

Journal Entry 15 by Samrana at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, October 16, 2010
Received in the post yesterday and started reading it already. Thanks :-)

Journal Entry 16 by Samrana at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, October 24, 2010
Great book, Murakami talks about alot of things when he talks about running. I wouldn't say it inspired me to run but it has made me think about how to carry on in the face of challenges.

Sent PM to next person.

Journal Entry 17 by Gwenindil at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Saturday, October 30, 2010
Arrived!
thanks to all!

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