Back to the Classics Challenge 2017

The last time I did a Back to the Classics Challenge was back in 2012, and I don’t think I did very well.  I like this challenge because it’s a good way to force encourage myself to read the Classics, which I enjoy, but sometimes forgo for easier, more contemporary reads.  I think it’s time…

November Book Loot

Ten books for the month of November, some of which I bought abroad personally, and others I bought abroad, online.   Early November, I went to Hong Kong and visited a branch of their wonderful bookstore, Page One; went home with the following:  One the Road – Jack Kerouac – I hate to admit that…

October Book Loot

I try to post something on here at least once a week, but recently, because I haven’t been reading as much, it takes me about 2 weeks before I can post anything. I still don’t have a book review to post – though I will have one soon, so here’s my book loot for the past month:…

September Book Loot

September is my favorite month, so it goes without saying it inspired me to buy books multitudinously (it’s a word….according to Monsieur Alexandre Dumas). I bought 13 books this month, which I thought was the most so far, but looking back, it seems like I had also bought as many books back in February.  Oh…

August Book Loot

I seem to have a very short attention span lately; if I don’t like the book I’m reading, I wouldn’t think twice before putting it  down in favor of something else. I usually stick with a boring book until about halfway, or even till I eventually finish it, but lately, I don’t seem to have…

My Little Black Books

During the weekend, at one of my local bookstores, I discovered these little gems – Penguin’s Little Black Classics. To celebrate their 80th year, Penguin is releasing 80 short books by Classic writers. They are cute, little books that are about 50-60 pages long that cost only around $1.50.  Some are collections of short stories,…

May Book Loot

Unlike April, May was a great book-buying month!  I was able to buy 11 books – 7 brand new ones, and 4 second-hand ones. Most of these I wrote about in an earlier post, about my ever-growing pile of “to-be-read-soon” books. The Familiar, Volume 1 – Mark Z. Danielewski – So, remember the distraction I talked about…

Book Nerd Problems #432

Don’t you hate it when, in your quest to find “something good to read,” you were able to amass a small pile of interesting books, and now you don’t know where to start? The only solution of course, is to read a little bit from every book to see which would grab my attention first, then go…