Last week I finally took the time to go and see the second movie instalment of The Hunger Games series, Catching Fire. Having heard how good it is all over the internet in blogs and reviews, You Tube, newspapers, TV shows, etc., I was swayed to go check it out. I’m usually put off by books […]
This is a short story that Zadie Smith wrote and had published in The New Yorker. This is the short story more elaborated but it is being marketed as a small book. Actually it’s a short story or novella. I’m not so sure I agree with that, but it’s a good thing that as readers […]
The International Reads Book Club just had its first month in November 2013. We read The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya. The Slynx could be described as a Russian satiric dystopian novel. It will bring to mind while reading other great dystopian works like 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and A Clockwork Orange. This was not an easy read […]
This was my book club’s pick for November. When this made it on our list of reads for 2013-2014 I must admit I wasn’t thrilled. It’s not the typical novel chosen for a book club discussion. I have this aversion to reading psychology and self-help books. This one seemed to be somewhere between the two. […]
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