Reading your books on the subway

Mr. Murakami,
I am writing to you to express my sincere gratitude for being my companion all these years. I’ve discovered your novels twelve years ago, back in Russia. I would always carry one of your books to school to read during the recess and then on the subway......your books are just made to be read on the subway! A lot of things have changed since then. I now live in Australia, and there is no subway in my town. All the same, your novels carry the same importance. In fact, I shipped all of your books to Australia to have them in my native language. I think that one of the Russian translators, Dmitry Kovalenin did a remarkably good job.
I want to wish you a happy and prosperous year ahead and I hope to be reading one of your new novels on the subway on my next visit to Russia.
(Sasha、女性、27歳、ESL teacher)

Dear Sasha,

Thank you for your mail from Australia. I am glad to know that you are doing well in a new place, so far from your homeland. Also thank you for reading my books for so many years, so enthusiastically. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. I am planning to write a new novel. I am just waiting for the proper time to start writing. At the moment I am quite busy writing these mails. I hope you like my new book, though sans subway. It was very nice talking with you.