7 Years…

According to WordPress, today is the 7th anniversary of my blog!  Wow, 7 years is a pretty long time, and sometimes I can’t believe I’ve kept this blog up for that long.  Lately, more and more I’ve been thinking if I should quit blogging.  Sometimes it feels like a chore, and to be honest, I’ve…

Litsy!

Hey guys, if you haven’t already!, download and try out Litsy, an app every book lover will love! Litsy is like a cross between goodreads and instagram. You can upload pictures of books and write blurbs, quotes, and short reviews. You can also upload books you’re currently reading, as well as books you want to…

Hemingway in Love and War

When Ernest Hemingway was 19 years old, he signed up as a volunteer with the American Red Cross which were looking for ambulance drivers to send to the Italian Front during World War I. Having just graduated from high school, it was his first time to travel abroad. He was hungry for adventure and eager…

The Woman in the Dunes

I’ve read a few novels written by Japanese writers, and though most of them were pretty strange, Kobo Abe‘s The Woman in the Dunes really takes the cake! Published in 1962, The Woman in the Dunes, or Suna no Onna (Sand Woman) in Japanese, tells the strange and horrifying tale of a man who goes…

2015: Year in Review

Seeing as it’s already February, you probably thought you’d seen the last of these “Annual Reading Overviews” everyone feels compelled to post at the end/start of the year. Sorry, but you have to put up with one more!  I just don’t feel like I can move on with my new reading year without making an…

A Fine Balance

I’ve been a bit remiss in updating my blog lately; partly because of the Holidays, partly because a lot of things have happened in my life lately, but a big part of it also has to do with laziness. I realized that I did not post a December Book Loot earlier this month either, but…

A Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies

I first heard about Bibliotherapy a few months back in an article that showed up on my Facebook news feed.  According to the article, Bibliotherapy is the practice of soothing emotional, mental, (and possibly physical?) ailments through books.  Bibliotherapists (yes, it’s a real job), listen to their patients’ problems, then prescribe certain books – non-fiction,…

The Cave

If there’s one thing I learned in my years of blogging about books, it’s that there are some book that are pretty easy to describe, books that I can talk about effortlessly, and there are those that are harder to classify; books that, no matter how I try,  I can’t do its plot any justice, and…