Hooliganism: Genre Kryptonite

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Three nights ago, while I was browsing Bookriot (one of the websites that I frequent), I came across a feature of theirs titled Genre Kryptonite. Bookriot explains the feature in these words: GENRE KRYPTONITE is a regular feature about genres we have an inexplicable weak spot for. I clicked on one of the articles under Genre Kryptonite labeled as Dysfunctional Families (Under-the-Radar Edition) and … Continue reading

Book Review: Beneath the Wheel by Herman Hesse

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“For he was aware that in the academy he would have to be even more ambitious if he wanted to outstrip his new fellow students. Why did he want to surpass them actually? He didn’t really know himself.” – Narrator I was raised believing that education and blind respect for authority are two of the … Continue reading

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” – Narrator During my high school years, I read a few books of the chick lit persuasion such as A Walk to Remember, Love Story, and Just Like Heaven. In my defense, I did so because … Continue reading

Book Lust: November Haul

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I present to you, dear reader, my birthday month haul for the year. In The Country of Last Things by Paul Auster – I have been a fan of Paul Auster’s essays, short stories, and his novella, Man in the Dark. Although I have not yet read another full-length work from him since I always feel compelled to … Continue reading

Hooliganism: Book OCD and Lack of Shelf Space

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I think that I have a sickness when it comes to buying books and my need to synchronize the edition of my books with each other. You see, whenever I go to Fullybooked or NBS, I see portions of shelves where books have the same spines whether it be a DeLillos with the same black … Continue reading

Book Review: Le Bal by Irène Némirovsky

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“A kind of giddiness took hold of her: the wild need to do something outrageous and evil. She clenched her teeth, crumpled up all the invitations, tore them into little pieces and threw them into the Seine. For a long while, her heart pounding, she watched them floating, caught against one of the bridge’s arches. … Continue reading

Book Lust: Melville House’s The Art of the Novella

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It has been a while since I posted about my book acquisitions but that does not mean that I was not hoarding books left and right. However, I felt that it was unnecessary to post every time I buy books and I think that I should only post about my newly bought books if the said … Continue reading

Top Five Tuesdays: Short Stories

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Let me just squeak this in this post at the end of Tuesday. I noticed that I have a glaring lack of blog posts these past few weeks and I admit that it is because I am out of my groove lately but let me change that now. On today’s edition of Top Five Tuesdays, … Continue reading

Essential Reading: November

Essential-Reading

I know that it’s already very late to be posting this but I will anyway in order to have a semblance of order in this blog and also to maintain the monthly posting of my monthly essential reading list. As it is with my essential reading list for the month, I have a theme and … Continue reading

Book Review: The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith

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“All fandom is a form of tunnel vision: warm and dark and infinite in one direction.” – The Narrator There is nothing more treacherous than fame. At one point, it is an asset then, at the next, it is a liability. This is because nobody is the master of fame and everyone, even the Brad … Continue reading