It came with this bookmark with these thought provoking words:
'If you only read the books that everyone else is reading , then you can only think what everyone else is thinking'.
Maybe this is one to bear in mind this Christmas if you're buying books as presents. Ignore those bestsellers that are so heavily marketed and go 'off-piste'. Or, next time you're in the library, seek out a forgotten title from a genre that you'd never normally consider. Who knows what will happen? Life changing potential is sometimes found by people who view something through a different lens than the one used by its normal audience.
With this in mind, I've strayed into the field of foreign literature and reserved 'Norwegian Wood' by Haruki Murakami. It's from this Japanese novel that this quote was taken.