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Meditations on (Post) Modernism : White Noise by Don DeLillo

This is one of the most unexpectedly enjoyable books I’ve read in the past 5 years or so. It’s just so entertaining and wonderful in its subtle humor and satire. It’s not in your face but will make you laugh …

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Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann, or “Damn, a 25-year old wrote this?!”

As I reach my 27th year, I am reminded that I am 2 years too late to write my first masterpiece. After all, Thomas Mann wrote his first novel Buddenbrooks when he was just 25.

First off, reading this book …

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Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

I don’t typically read new releases, but the past few years seem to have been very good years in terms of the quality of books released so I will hopefully be going through a lot of them in the next …

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The Invention of Morel

I tend to gravitate a lot towards lesser-read works that can be considered classics or modern classics. I found that the New York Review of Books (NYRB) publishes a lot of underrated high-quality books that aren’t as popular with …

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Meditations on Modernism: To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

This is the first in what I hope to be a series of posts regarding my thoughts on works categorized in the modernism and post-modernism genres.

My fascination with The Bloomsbury Group goes way back over a decade when I …

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How to Read More Books

Every new year, I try to make a post to help you reach your book-related new year’s resolutions. This past year has been my most productive year EVER in terms of reading (39 books officially plus a dozen others I …

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Book Review: The Red and the Black by Stendhal

Le Rouge et le Noir by Stendhal (real name Marie-Henri Beyle) is a fascinating criticism of society during Restoration-era France presented through the lens of an ambitious anti-hero.

Also, because I actually managed to write down a short summary while …

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goodreads LPT: Organizing Your Virtual Library in Microsoft Excel

As an avid reader, GoodReads is basically my life. Most people these days dream of being Insta-Famous, or TikTok viral but I dream of being GoodReads famous. I’m only very slightly exaggerating.

Here is a screenshot of the goodreads home …

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Book Review – Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol is funny, kind of weird but still deep. Published in 1842, it has the distinct honor of holding the title of “The First Russian Novel”. For a country so well-known for its novels, I was …

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The Foundation Pit by Andrei Platonov

The Foundation Pit is probably Andrei Platonov’s most popular work. However this isn’t saying much because he seems to be an under-appreciated writer in the English-speaking world. In the beginning of 2021 I had just read Life and Fate by …