I finally read those classics I bought two years ago

One on hand, I wouldn't really recommend any of these, and on the other, I would recommend all of them. That's how I feel about classics in general. (Of course To Kill a Mockingbird is an exception, that goes without saying.) Sometimes they're confusing, and sometimes they're boring, but I don't know -- there's just… Continue reading I finally read those classics I bought two years ago

Good books I read in April

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes Keywords: fiction, war, Vietnam, marines, suffering, fear, boys, courage, friends First line: Mellas stood beneath the gray monsoon clouds on the narrow strip of cleared ground between the edge of the jungle and the relative safety of the perimeter wire. Last line: Only the shadows themselves could change. Thoughts: The author,… Continue reading Good books I read in April

Good books I read in March

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Keywords: historical fiction, Russia, 1922-1954, the Metrepol Hotel, friends that are also family it's hard to tell, beautiful First line: At half past six on the twenty-first of June 1922, when Count Alexander Illyich Rostov was escorted through the gates of the Kremlin onto Red Square, it was… Continue reading Good books I read in March

Good books I’ve read recently

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo First line: Babygirl doesn't even cry when I suck my teeth and undo her braid for the fourth time.Last line: With love & a sprinkling of cinnamon, always, EKeywords: YA, cooking, a little bit of magic, high school, a new boy, family, best friends I've read other… Continue reading Good books I’ve read recently

What I read and watched in January

Movies Good Will Hunting Rating: RLength: 2h 6mRotten Tomatoes: 97%Release Year: 1997 Thoughts: The professor in this movie is also the guy who plays the scientist in Thor- Dr. Eric Selvig. Did he get type-casted into the role of the brilliant and slightly insane (or very insane) man? Before watching the movie, I didn't expect the person's… Continue reading What I read and watched in January

Emma by Jane Austen (& buddy read with Olivia)

This post actually started with my trip a few months ago to Barnes&Noble for end of the year teacher presents. Now that I think about it, it's quite strange that I decided to do that. Back in elementary school when giving teachers gifts was normal, I was never into it. Now in high school when… Continue reading Emma by Jane Austen (& buddy read with Olivia)

June mini-reviews

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hannf First line: Gentlemen: Your ad in the Saturday Review of Literature says that you specialize in out-of-print books. Last line: Nevertheless, we will try to write when we can if you would like this, and look forward to hearing from you. Yours truly, Shelia Keywords: letters, used English bookstore, writer in New… Continue reading June mini-reviews