BOOKLOVE: June 2014

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Here’s the thing about Maryland and my situation here right now. We live pretty close to a store that sell second-hand books and I usually come over once a week. Here’s the problem, they sell books on the cheap and, on certain days, they put the books on sale or they have this absurd promo … Continue reading

Book Review: Sylvia by Leonard Michaels

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“There would be an inadvertent insult, then disproportionate anger. I would feel I didn’t know why this was happening. I was the object of terrific fury, but what had I done? What had I said?” – The Narrator I remember a quote from the books that are a part of Melville House’s The Neversink Library. The quote … Continue reading

Book Review: Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra

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Let me get straight to the point: Fairy Tale Fail is an infuriating novella. Clocking in at 142 pages, it is the worst book I have ever read full stop. In my opinion, it has no value whatsoever to the point that the world can easily find another mediocre writer who can easily replicate Esguerra’s efforts in … Continue reading

The Midyear Review: 2014’s Best Reads So Far

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I am halfway through my reading for 2014 and I must say that, in terms of overall reading, the first six months of 2014 did not disappoint. Of course, there’s the fact that I started the year with a little bit of disinterest and that I have read the two worst books that I have … Continue reading

Essential Reading: July 2014

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We’re at the halfway point of the year and things are getting interesting reading-wise. I have read some interesting books, books that have either expanded my view on what fiction is or those that carried their genius with quiet dignity. On the other hand, I have read some books that have disappointed me and there … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: May 2014

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This BOOKLOVE post is long overdue but I have been lazy lately (I only finished one book this month which is why I’m having a reading marathon before June ends in our time zone). Anyway, I cannot let June disappear without updating the world of my escalating and increasingly worrying state of book hoarding. Here’s … Continue reading