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…

5 Years and Counting…

Today, I got a notice from WordPress wising me Happy Anniversary! Honestly, I’ve never kept track of when I started blogging here, so thanks, WordPress, for reminding me.  Before WordPress I kept a blog at Blogger.com and the now defunct (??) Friendster. According to my stats, my blog viewership (is that even a word?) has…

A Brief Wondrous Tale by Junot Diaz

Are you: Into anything fantasy and sci-fi? Into comic books / graphic novels? Interested in pseudo-historical conspiracy theories and rumors? Intrigued by the islands of the Caribbean (particularly the Dominican Republic)? A believer in family curses, and other supernatural occurrences? Partial to obese nerdy kids with no social skills and therefore no love lives (read:  still…

The Book Thief: A Review of Sorts

“First the colors.  Then the humans.  That’s usually how I see things.  Or at least, how I try. *Here is a small fact*  You are going to die.” I find it much harder to write about a book I liked than to write about a book I disliked or hated. With ‘bad’ books, there’s always…

Author Write-alike…

According to this website:  I write like Arthur C. Clarke I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! Interesting, considering I have never read a book by Arthur C. Clarke.  I’m a bit intrigued by it.  I wonder if this website really analyzes writing styles or just throws out random authors. Ok,…