Books

Review: Miss Burma

“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t both intrigued and frightened by the myth of my mother and her native country, by their secrets and contradictions.” Charmaine Craig Miss Burma…

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Review: To The Lighthouse

“It was love, she thought, love that never clutch its object; but, like the love which mathematicians bear their symbols, or poets their phrases, was meant to be spread over the…

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Writing with Purpose: Burmese Days

Myanmar (Burma) is a country located in Southeast Asia that shares borders with China, Thailand, Laos, India and Bangladesh. It is home to over 135 different ethnic groups and around a…

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Review: Wishful Drinking

Most of us know who Carrie Fisher is. We probably met her the same way: when she appeared before a small droid and spoke the famous words: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.

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Review: The Festival of Insignificance

“And yet I prefer a world where everyone would apologize, with no exception, pointlessly, excessively, for nothing at all, where they’d load themselves down with apologies.” Milan Kundera is an author…

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Review: The Sound of Waves

This book came to my hands unexpectedly. I was walking through the book store when I noticed it on a shelf, squeezed between other authors and other genres. I had only heard about its author,…

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Review: Born a Crime

Trevor Noah is the current host of The Daily Show and, before I read this book, I only knew him as that. I knew he was from South Africa, but nothing…

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Review: Big Magic

I read this book a while back, but I find myself struggling with how I feel about it. So, bear with me and read through this post because I do think it…

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Review: It

We’ve all at least heard of Stephen King, right? If not by his novels, by the film and TV adaptations of them. Films such as The Shawshank Redemption (which is one of my…

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Review: Flaubert’s Parrot

Flaubert’s Parrot, written by Julian Barnes, is a postmodern novel (if we can call it novel) about a man obsessed with one thing and one thing only: to find out which…

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Review: Brick Lane

This book, by Monica Ali, was on the reading list for my 20th Century British Literature course. It tells the story of Nazneen, a young Bangladeshi who is practically forced into…

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Review: The Life of a Stupid Man

This is a short autobiographical book written by one of the most important Japanese writers. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was a modernist author, radical and tormented, who is also known as the ‘father of…

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Review: Challenger Deep

Caden Bosch is a brilliant and artistic teenager that lately has been distancing himself from his friends, family and studies for no apparent reason. Caden Bosch is the young crew member of…

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Review: Howards End

If you had asked me a few months ago, I would have told you I didn’t plan on reading this book. In fact, I hadn’t even heard about it. I knew…

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Three books that changed me

Happy international book day! And what a day! Because today we commemorate the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and William Shakespeare. Well, in Cervantes’ case…

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Review: Me Before You

So there’s a movie coming out later this year that looks like I’m gonna watch it. Turns out it’s based on a book. So I decided to go ahead and read…

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Review: The Jungle Books

This month Disney’s giving us a remake of its 1967 movie The Jungle Book. I don’t know when or why Disney decided to take its classic films and make them live-action, but…

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Review: Heart of Darkness

Sometimes I wonder why I even bother making plans for my blog posts if life will prevent me from writing on time anyway. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad Charles Marlow, the captain…

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Review: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, tells the story of an orphan who has suffered abuse her entire life. After studying and teaching at a very humble and very strict boarding school, Jane…

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Review: Hotel World

Woooooooo- hooooooo what a thing what a surprise what a funny way to open a book with a paragraph that has no punctuation whatsoever and that instead hits us readers with…

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Review: O Caledonia

Today it’s my turn to tell you about one of the books I read in August, when I took a course on Gothic literature in Edinburgh. Gothic Gothic emerged in Great Britain during…

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Review: The House of Hades

So, a few years ago I read the «Percy Jackson and the Olympians» saga, by Rick Riordan, and I absolutely loved it. The main character is fun, the story is interesting,…

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Review: Dracula

Before we talk about the book, let me tell you a story of the young Paola. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Eleven years ago, I saw a film called ‘The League…

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Review: Paper Towns

John Green has a habit of constantly returning to my bookshelves and, although I’ve read his books in a random order, I somehow managed to read the ones I liked the…

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