The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

To be honest, I wasn't planning to post anything on my blog about this book. But for the sake of keeping a record of everything I've been reading, I decided to write up a little something. I bought it because it is absolutely gorgeous and I am a sucker for beautiful books. I also loved … Continue reading The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is one of the biggest epic stories that exists in the fantasy genre. Unfortunately, I watched the Peter Jackson film trilogy before reading the books. In fact, I saw the movies before I even knew The Lord of the Rings was a book series (I was 13 when the first … Continue reading The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

Summer Reading Progress 2017

Total Books Read (since July 1st):: 6 10 Books of Summer Challenge:: 6/10 (see my book list here) Classics Club Challenge:: 5/50     (see my book list here) Since I didn't finish too many books in July, I wanted to wait a little while longer to post an update. Now I've finished 6 novels … Continue reading Summer Reading Progress 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders

Bardo:: A Tibetan Buddhist term meaning 'of an existence between death and rebirth'. This novel is quite unconventional. Not quite as unconventional as the book called S. by Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams, but it does not, as a typical novel would, consist of nothing but prose.  The chapters are quite short, and many of them … Continue reading Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders

June Reading Wrap Up

Hello friends - I hope your month of reading in June was as good as mine! I will just go ahead and admit right now that the last several years of my life have basically been one big reading slump, so the fact that I read 5 (FIVE) books in June makes me feel freaking … Continue reading June Reading Wrap Up

Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King

Despite the fact that Stephen King is one of my favorite authors (as a person), I have only read a shameful amount of his fiction. I frequently watch his interviews and appearances on YouTube, and once heard him talking about a story he was working on; a retired detective is being mocked by one of … Continue reading Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King