Sunday, 12 June 2011

Three months later

Three months have passed since the devastating earthquake and tsunami took place on March 11th in the Tohoku region of Japan. My apologies that the blog here has been quiet during this time. Although we weren't directly affected, for quite awhile, it was hard to think of much else, or read much of anything other than news reports and updates on the situation in northern Japan.

However, life has a way of moving on, and I'm glad to see that you all have been continuing to read and submit your reviews of Murakami's books. In fact, Haruki Murakami's After the Quake is one of the books that got me reading again. The stories in that collection were inspired by a different earthquake, The Great Hanshin earthquake that occurred in 1995, and is only on the periphery of the stories. Yet they certainly resonated now after the most recent disaster.