Essential Reading: October 2015

September means that, in my side of the globe, it is starting to get really cold which has the effect of making me want to just lie down in my bed and cover myself with blankets while getting nothing done. I haven’t written any reviews last month and I would wager that it would be the … Continue reading

Essential Reading: September 2015

Well, there goes August. I’m not sure about the exact statistics and I’m too lazy to check but I think I might have read more books this month than any other month this year. Granted, all of the 7 books that I have read this month were short, none of them exceeding the 300 pages. … Continue reading

Book Review: Speedboat by Renata Adler

“I think when you are truly stuck, when you have stood still in the same spot for too long, you throw a grenade in exactly the spot you were standing in, and jump, and pray. It is the momentum of last resort.” I had the chance to talk to Renata Adler and ask her about … Continue reading

Essential Reading: August 2015

Well, July was an interesting month. Five books, fifteen movies, and countless podcast episodes. I didn’t get to read Emily L. by Marguerite Duras but the book that I read more than made up for it. In case you’re wondering, the book was Paper Towns by John Green which surprised me and some people that I know.  Also, in an … Continue reading

Book Review: Khirbet Khizeh by S. Yizhar

“Long live Hebrew Khizeh! Who, then, would ever imagine that once there had been some Khirbet Khizeh that we emptied out and took for ourselves. We came, we shot, we burned; we blew up, expelled, drove out, and sent into exile.” One is not always in touch with history and its events. Of course, being … Continue reading

The Midyear Review

Last year, at about the same point in the calendar, I’ve announced that I’ve read 39 books. This year, we see a decline in the amount of books that I’ve read and although some people might feel sad about that fact, I do not. First of all, I’ve also watched 80 movies and listened to … Continue reading

Essential Reading: July 2015

July marks the halfway point of my reading year and, so far, I have finished 30 books from my target of 60 for 2015 which means that I’m on track to achieve my reading goal. However, I have been lagging in my reviews because, out of the 30 books that I’ve read this year, I’ve … Continue reading

Book Review: Time’s Arrow or The Nature of the Offence by Martin Amis

“He is traveling towards his secret. Parasite or passenger, I am traveling there with him. It will be bad. It will be bad, and not intelligible. But I will know one thing about it (and at least the certainty brings comfort): I will know how bad the secret is. I will know the nature of … Continue reading

Essential Reading: June 2015

Now that my BOOKLOVE update has been finally done and now that June has arrived, the business of writing my Essential Reading list for this month. I also intend to publish a few reviews after this and maybe revitalize some of my dormant features but we all know how I keep breaking such promises to … Continue reading