Month: September 2014


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Hi guys!
It’s been a minute but I am so happy to be back blogging. First off, did anyone see that beautiful harvest moon last night? It seriously took my breath away. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the moon that radiant or full in the sky. Definitely a sight to be seen.
On another note, I just started a new novel and wanted to quickly blog about it. For years, people have told me to dive into Murakami’s books and I’ve always had little interest simply because I have a bad habit of being a “back of book synopsis” girl. I read it and if it doesn’t instantly hook me, I move on. Murakami’s synopsis’ were a mess for me; I was always left never having a clue what the book was actually about. I quickly realized upon starting his latest, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, that this is the beauty of Murakami’s writing. You’re not supposed to know, nor are you supposed to feel any sort of resolution by the end. Which, of course, is already frustrating impatient lil’ me!
I’ve barely reached 1/4 in, but I’m already hooked. The premise seems simple: a man on a quest to figure out why his four inseparable best friends of many years one day stop all contact with him without so much as a whisper to a reason why. He spends most of his life forever changed, troubled by haunting dreams and a “journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present” (taken from synopsis).
There’s something about his simple writing style that is so odd, yet at the same time strangely relatable, that I can’t stop turning the page. I’m excited to read more. If anyone’s planning on starting it tweet me or comment below (at the very bottom) and let’s read together!! Also, any suggestions on which of his books to read next?
Love you guys!!!

xx, ally

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What I’m wearing:
Sweater: Free People
Skirt: Forever 21
Watch: Gruen
Shoes: Leila Stone

Photography by: TGraham