Essential Reading: June 2013

Essential-Reading

I knew it. I just knew it. The moment I reveled in the amazing feeling of reading so many books last April, I conked out in May. I wouldn’t exactly say that I am in a reading rut since I still enjoy reading (or maybe I am just in denial?) but it’s just that I … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: May 2013

BookLove

So going here to the US, in terms of bookishness, has been better than I originally thought it would be. I found books here that I had a hard time looking for in the Philippines. Of course, if this previous post is any proof, majority of my acquisitions are short story collections (50% in fact) … Continue reading

Thoughts on Short Fiction: Ballard, Barthelme, and Munro

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It has become apparent lately that I now prefer short stories/fiction over novels. I have read more short fiction titles on the months of April and May than the previous year combined and I am currently reading two short story collections penned by Alice Munro and Donald Barthelme while my copies of Lolita and Atonement, books that I am … Continue reading