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Book Review: Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez

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September 16, 2016
I have a complicated relationship with Gabriel García Márquez. Complicated as in I always hated the man because my high school teachers thought it was acceptable to make me put down books that I actually wanted to read to read his bibliography instead. And then they would test us on it, as if the reading part wasn’t torture enough!

I remember buying Of Love and Other Demons in 10th grade. I remember we had to pair up for the test. I remember the brilliant idea that my friend and I had to tackle that monster of a novel that wasn’t even 200 pages long: we would each read half! I’d read the first half, she’d read the rest and we’d both ace that test! Easy.

It didn’t quite work. My hatred deepened.

Fast forward a long (long, long… I am old) time and here I am, bemoaning the fact that I never gave Latin American authors a chance. I really haven’t been kind to my people and it’s a shame because if I don’t, how could I expect others to do it? So I decided to start with the bane of my teenage existence, and you know what? Teenage me was an idiot. Gabriel García Márquez is magical and I am so here for it!


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August 09, 2016
What if you got a second chance?

Book Review: The Girls by Emma Cline

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July 18, 2016
Another super hyped-up book, another disappointment. If this keeps happening, I will never trust publishers ever again!

Beware: this is a very ranty review.

2016 Bookish Goals Update

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July 01, 2016
It’s that time of the year! The time when everyone wonders in amazement and confusion: “It’s July already? Where does time go!?”

Yep, 2016 is halfway done and I figured it would be a good idea to check-in, look back at the bookish goals I set for myself six months ago, and update y’all on how I’m doing with those!

(Also, I am back for real for real this time. More on that later…)

Let the public shaming begin!

Book Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

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June 02, 2016
Well, it’s been a hot minute! May ended up being a ridiculously busy month and a terrible one for reading at that, hence the sporadic, all over the place reviews! But I’m back! (I think. I hope) And June’s already shaping up to be a good bookish month, if only because it started on such a high note with this book!

Confession time: the only reason why I picked this book is because the author also wrote the TV show Fargo which I’ve enjoyed IMMENSELY and I figured, a book coming out from that same brain can’t be half bad, right? Well, I wasn’t wrong!

Book Review: Jane Doe January by Emily Winslow

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May 20, 2016
My latest non-fiction picks have been pulling no punches! Another exception to the rule. Another gripping book I think everyone should pick up and read sometimes.

Book Review: Eleanor by Jason Gurley

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May 10, 2016
Have you ever read a book so good, it almost ruined reading for you? Not forever, but for at least two weeks, you can’t think about anything but that book and no matter how many times you try to start another book, it just won’t work because that other book won’t let you focus?

That was Eleanor for me these past two weeks. Book hangovers are real, y’all!