Essential Reading: October 2015

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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: March 2015

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As I’m writing this, my Twitter feed is being bombarded by tweets about World Book Day which, in effect, has rendered me confused because I thought the WBD is celebrated during the 23rd of April. Of course, I didn’t leave this up to my own difficulty in remembering dates and events so I did a quick … Continue reading

Essential Reading: February 2015

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Well, that was quick. The first month of the year just flew by fast, fulfilling every cliche that speaks about how there is never enough time for anything. Still, I must disagree because there is always enough time for reading. As proof, here are the books that I’ve read for the month of January: The … Continue reading

2014: A Year In Reading

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2014, like all years past ever since I started blogging, has been an extraordinary year for reading. I’ve read 62 books total and most of them were amazing reads. Yes, yes, there were a few duds and even some of the worst pieces of literature that I have encountered in my life but the good and the … Continue reading

Essential Reading: November 2014

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November, one of my favorite months, is now here. It’s my birthday month (which explains why November is a favorite) and I usually read good books at this time of the year which makes me a bit excited. Anyway, my October round-up: The Woman Upstairs by Clare Messud (4/5) The Tenth Man by Graham Greene (4/5) The … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: September 2014

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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

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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

Essential Reading: March 2014

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Well, February has certainly been a roller coaster in terms of reading. Most of the books that I’ve read were written by women except for two (one is the book club pick and the other was carried over from my January reads) and I can say that it’s been an excellent month except for the … Continue reading

Essential Reading: June 2013

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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

Essential Reading: May 2013

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May is here and, okay, I know I haven’t been active in blogging lately but I wouldn’t miss this monthly feature for the world so I will set aside a few minutes of my time to present my reading list for the month of May. But before we proceed, let us not forget the rundown … Continue reading