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challenge

Jan-March Wrap Up, April-June Target

I set up a reading challenge for myself in the beginning of January, with the plan to keep my readings on track. And well, it didn’t end up so good. This is my goal: 2 award winning books (which could also be 1001 books) 2 1001 books (which could also be award winning books) 2 […]

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Picoult, Jodi

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

This is the third Picoult’s book that I read. Like usual, it’s easy quick reading, dealing with difficult issues. In this title, we get to know Fitzgerald family, who has a son, a sick daughter, and Anna, the last daughter who was born for the purpose to be a genetic match for her sister. When […]

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McCarthy, Cormac

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road is awarded Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007, James Tait Black Prize in 2006, and a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. I was sorely disappointed with this book. I read it by the recommendation of a colleague, and many other people who quoted that this was their […]

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nothing

Some Moron Hacked My Site

As you can see, someone thinks it’s very funny to keep hacking my site and mess up the css style, which I don’t know how to fix or don’t have time to unless I scrap away the whole thing and start again. I’ve done this twice. And this moron did it again. I don’t know […]

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Abe, Kobo

The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

Okay I forgot that I’ve read this book too, somewhere between Atonement and Harry Potter. I was quite struggling to continue at several points of the book. It started strong, then it went downhill, got more boring and more boring, picked up a bit, then all flat again. I mean I really wanted to like […]

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Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Just finished the first Potter book today. Yeah I know, I’m probably years late reading it, but hey, better late than never right? Surprisingly (or not surprisingly) I really enjoyed it. Like most avid readers, I was a bit skeptical about the whole Potter’s phenomenon. Well, if anything, I think the book is really enjoyable, […]