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Middle of the Week Post

I missed Sunday Salon and missed pretty much writing about anything, because I COULD NOT LOG IN TO MY BLOG! It’s just sooo frustrating! I upgraded to the latest version, it prompted me to log in again, and BAM! It never stops prompting me to log in again. Please log in again. Please log in […]

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Sunday Salon Week #8

I’ve been reading Wuthering Heights since last Saturday. Slowly. I’m on page 122 now (of 323 pages), chapter XII. I agree that characterization in this book is very strong, but the old English surely slows me down a lot, hence deter me a bit from fully enjoying this piece of literature. I’m reading along with […]

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Japanese Literature Challenge 2

Update 30 Jan 2009 My wrap-up post here. Dolce Bellezza is running the second Japanese Literature challenge. Yay! I’ve been waiting for this one, since I missed the first one. The rule is to read 3 Japanese Literature between 30 July 2008 and 30 January 2009. Bellezza has some books to recommend on her site. […]

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Yoshimoto, Banana

Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto

The books is titled 蜥蜴 (とかげ, tokage) in Japanese, literally means lizard. This is the second collection of short stories that I read. First was Interpreter of Maladies. Again, I’m still not sure if I like short stories. With Lizard, I didn’t keep looking to see how many pages I had left, like I did […]

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Book Awards Challenge II

Since the first Book Awards Challenge has passed, 3M is starting the second one! I’m definitely in again, since I have lots of them on my mountain of TBR books. And this time I’m aiming for the finish line! Rules 1. Read 10 award winners from August 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009. (The first […]

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Sunday Salon Week #7: April-June Wrap-Up

I set myself a goal for at the end of March for the months of April to June. To quote myself: Since I’m in Harry Potter’s frenzy *grin*, I’ll let myself read 3 of the Potter’s books! On top of that I’ll read another 2 award-winning or 1001 books, and maybe 1-2 more books from […]

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Schlink, Bernhard

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

The Reader tells a story about Michael Berg, who is helped by Hanna Schmitz when he falls ill on his way home from school. That time he’s 15 and she’s 36. In time they become lovers. The book is divided into 3 parts. First, the time Michael and Hanna spend together before Hanna goes missing. […]

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The Updated 1001 Books

So apparently they changed the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list. They took out and added not only a few books, but 284 books! That’s a whole lot of changes! Almost a third? So now we have the 2006 version and 2008 version. I wonder if they will change the list every […]

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Lahiri, Jhumpa

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

This is the first full book of short stories collection that I’ve read. I’m not so sure yet if I like short stories. They’re okay, but most of the time, they’re just too short. When the stories started, I kept thinking how they would end. Because they end in about 20-30 pages, which is very […]

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Haddon, Mark

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

I read this book from beginning to end on Sunday during the 24 hour read-a-thon. I think I roughly spent about 8 hours for all 272 pages (yea I’m a slow reader). Funny, I got 3 copies of the book. I got one as a surprise RABCK (Random Act of Bookcrossing Kindness) – free, one […]