BOOKLOVE: First Quarter of 2015

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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

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

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: September 2014

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The final third of the year is already upon us with the so-called “-ber” months entering the fray. So far, I have finished 43 books out of the 60 that I had promised myself. So that means there’s still four months left for me to read 17 more, a doable feat in my opinion especially if … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival Edition

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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

Essential Reading: August 2014

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Another milestone of sorts. My very first Essential Reading post was published on August 2012 so I’ve been keeping this feature up for 2 years now which is, quite frankly, an achievement for a guy like me. Anyway, before we proceed with the books I’ve read last July, let’s take a  trip down memory lane … Continue reading

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

BOOKLOVE: November 2013

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Well, here we go again. My self-serving update for all the notable books that I’ve acquired this month and, technically, this will be only for the books that I’ve acquired on the 2nd half of November because the first half was already covered in last months BOOKLOVE. Anyway, here is my hoard for the 2nd … Continue reading

Essential Reading: December 2013

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Hello! December, the end of the year, is finally here and that means that I am in the last month of my reading for the year 2013. It has been a wonderful year of reading but that should be for a different post so, for now, let me recap the books I’ve read for November … Continue reading

Book Review: The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

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“The story is not in the words; it’s in the struggle.”  – The Unnamed Narrator of The Locked Room Paul Auster is one of the authors whose work I really like and excited to explore. I got introduced to his prowess through his novella, Man in the Dark, and then I followed it up with his short … Continue reading