Book Review # 52: Call Me By Your Name

Book Specs Author: Andre Aciman Publisher: Picador Publishing Date: 2018 Number of Pages: 248 Genre: Romance, Young Adult Fiction Synopsis “Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the […]

Book Review # 50: Crime and Punishment

Book Specs Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Translator: Constance Garnett Publisher: Modern Library Publishing Date: 1950 Number of Pages: 532 pages Genre: Suspense, Psychological Fiction, Russian Literature Synopsis In the whole literature of the subtle and mysterious relationship between man and the crimes he commits, Crime and Punishment stands supreme for its insight, its compassion and its […]

Book Review # 49: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

Book Specs Author: Nadia Hashimi Publisher: William Morrow Publishing Date: April 2017 Number of Pages: 450 pages Genre: Historical, Afghan Literature Synopsis Kabul, 2007: The Taliban rules the streets. With a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can rarely leave the house or attend school. Their only hope lies in the ancient […]

Book Review # 48: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Book Specs Author: Carson McCullers Publisher: Mariner Books Publishing Date: 2000 Number of Pages: 359 pages Genre: Bildungsroman, Psychological Fiction, Southern Gothic Synopsis Carson McCullers’ prodigious first novel was published to instant acclaim when she was just twenty-three. Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South, it is the story of […]

Book Review # 47: If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Book Specs Author: Italo Calvino Translator: William Weaver Publisher: Hardcourt Inc. Publishing Date: March 2016 Number of Pages: 260 pages Genre: Postmodernist Fiction   Synopsis If on a winter’s night a traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a […]

A Korean Holiday: South Korea Itinerary (Southern Tour)

For the first part of our 12-day South Korean trip itinerary, click here. Day 7: Off to the South! Gyeongju Historical Tour 7:00 AM Wake up call Fix things for check out 8:00 AM Breakfast 9:00 AM Depart for Seoul Station Book Korean Rail (KTX) ticket for Singyeongju Station 10:50 AM Board KTX 11:00 AM […]

A Korean Holiday: South Korea Itinerary (Northern Tour)

Day 0: Annyeong Hasaeyo Daehan Minguk! 8:00 PM Landing at Incheon International Airport 8:30 PM Clear immigration and retrieve internet card 10:00 PM Ride train to Seoul Station 11:00 PM Arrival at Seoul Station Transfer to Subway Line 4 11:10 PM Alight at Sookmyung Women’s University Station 12:00 PM Check in and settle down Day […]