2013: A Year in Reading

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This is probably my last post for this year (unless the blogging gods send their blessings) and my 80th overall. A nice round number would be a nice way to end this year in blogging (although a nice round number + 1 would be arguably better). Anyway, 2013 is almost at an end and sometimes … Continue reading

Hooliganism: 2013’s Best Reads So Far

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I have been going into a blogging rut lately because of various disturbances in my life (rewatching sitcoms, for example) that I felt that I should at least post a short feature to hopefully restart my article production especially reviews and whatnot. Yes, baby steps first. Anyway, I just remembered that we are already halfway … 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

Best Reads of 2012

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2012 was really an awesome reading year for me. I have managed to finish 61 books (including graphic novels) which means I exceeded the number of books required for my Goodreads’ 2012 Reading Challenge. All in all, it was a very great reading year. But, of course, some books are better than others and this … Continue reading

Hooliganism: Genre Kryptonite

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Three nights ago, while I was browsing Bookriot (one of the websites that I frequent), I came across a feature of theirs titled Genre Kryptonite. Bookriot explains the feature in these words: GENRE KRYPTONITE is a regular feature about genres we have an inexplicable weak spot for. I clicked on one of the articles under Genre Kryptonite labeled as Dysfunctional Families (Under-the-Radar Edition) and … Continue reading

Book Lust: November Haul

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I present to you, dear reader, my birthday month haul for the year. In The Country of Last Things by Paul Auster – I have been a fan of Paul Auster’s essays, short stories, and his novella, Man in the Dark. Although I have not yet read another full-length work from him since I always feel compelled to … Continue reading

Top Five Tuesdays: If You Liked The Film…

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Top Five Tuesdays is a new semi-regular feature in The Book Hooligan that presents a list (either ordered by rank or haphazardly) about anything book-related that interests me. For those people who have intersecting interests in film and in books, there are some moments when you see similarities with a movie that you’ve seen and … Continue reading

Essential Reading: October

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For this month of October, my beloved book club will take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and I instantly thought that this would be the perfect moment to read works created by female authors. I do not know why but my list of read books is lacking in works created by women. I do not want … Continue reading

Book Review: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

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“I don’t care what is written, I don’t care what supposedly got promised to some sandal-wearing idiot whose claim to fame is that he was ready to cut his own son’s throat for the sake of a hare-brained idea. I don’t care about red heifers and patriarchs and locusts. A bunch of old bones in … Continue reading

Essential Reading: September

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August may have been my most productive reading month in terms of works read. This is primarily because I read a lot of novellas this month and because I don’t have a social life except for my girlfriend and for TFG. It may seem sad but it is not since I’m not really a going-out-the-door-to-party-or-to-go-to-the-mall … Continue reading