BOOKLOVE: First Quarter of 2015

For four months now, I have never updated the BOOKLOVE feature of my blog. There’s no reason for excuses because it was mostly laziness that held me off from writing regularly. However, I don’t just want to let this feature die so, in order to catch-up, I’m going to write an extended version of BOOKLOVE … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: Last Quarter of 2014

2015 has just passed its one-day mark and I already have a backlog. Three of them in fact because, for the last three months of 2014, I have failed to update my BOOKLOVE feature. Sure, there have been attempts to avoid the undesirable result of having a backlog but, alas, I have no excuse why … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: September 2014

I’m feeling a little bit book giddy today, generally happy about the state of literature and about the large number of books that I have yet to read so I’ve decided to write, sooner that I would have, about the books that I got last month. September was a bit crazy overall because there was a … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: August 2014

August has been a huge month for me particularly because the end of the month marked the day for the 2014 Library of Congress Book Festival where I got to meet one of my favorite authors, Paul Auster, and three other writers (well, two writers, Claire Messud and Siri Hustvedt, and one translator, Natasha Wimmer). … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival Edition

My mother came into the house one day, a smile on her face and a newspaper in her hand, walked right up to me, opened the paper right in front of me, and shoved the paper into my face. “The 2014 Library of Congress Book Festival” it said and nothing else except the date and … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: July 2014

How does one start a post like BOOKLOVE when you’ve done it a dozen times? It’s quite hard to begin writing these posts but one must just trudge through it, I suppose. I’ve been hoarding books from New Directions Publishing lately because (1) they publish interesting books and (2) it is quite hard to get … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: June 2014

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

BOOKLOVE: May 2014

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

BOOKLOVE: April 2014

I have been on a book buying frenzy these past few months and I don’t feel sorry. I’m pretty sure that it’s supposed to be a bad sign but nothing negative has come out of my spree yet so I’ll deal with the possible consequences when they come. Anyway, last month, I visited several branches of … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: March 2014

Let’s not pretend that I am good at restraining myself when it comes to books, okay? I’m probably the worst book hoarder that I know and, despite being proud about it, being the worst book hoarder that you know is not actually a good thing. For example, being buried alive under a pile of books … Continue reading