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It’s Only a Paper Moon: Reflections on 1Q84

I finished 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami this week. Wow, amazing book! It’s too soon to write a comprehensive review on it because I am still trying to wrap my head around it. It reminded me of Lost with all the mysteries. But in the end, the novel was simply a love story. The epigraph to […]

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Reading Update: My Winter Reading Plans

I finished reading The Hunger Games┬áby Suzanne Collins yesterday, and I am really looking forward to the movie coming out in March. For a while, I had been turned off to the series, thinking it was the next Twilight. But it is a good book, and I would strongly┬árecommend it to college- and high school-age […]

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Quotes from “The Brothers Karamazov”

I am reading The Brothers Karamazov by Foyodor Dostoyevsky now, and wow is it good! I am on page 600 out of 900. There is some awesome character development. Caution: Only read the book if you do not get bored with extensive dialogue, slow-moving plots and tremendous descriptions of character thoughts and actions. Here is […]

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Books are here to Stay: Why You Should Read

Call me biased; I work at a public library. But I think that books and reading continue to have great value in our society and our lives. I am a voracious reader, I must say. I can read a short novel in little over a day when I get around to it. And I am […]

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Why I Love The Time Traveler’s Wife: Book Review

I recently wrote a book review of The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger for my school newspaper, The Daily Titan. I love the book, which mixes science-fiction and romance to show a story about two star-crossed lovers who have to deal with the effects of time travel in their lives. Here’s the review: The […]