Book Review: Stones from the River

Author: Ursula Hegi Publisher: Scribner Paperback Fiction Publishing Date: 1994 Number of Pages: 525 pages Genre: Historical Fiction So to begin with, I purchased this book in a used bookstore, without any inkling of what it is about. It is one of those impulse purchases that seem to overcome me whenever I pass by a bookstore. Upon reading the […]

My 2017 Scholastic Warehouse Sale Experience

Through a Facebook post, I learned about Scholastic Asia’s Warehouse Sale. Scholastic Asia is a global publisher probably more well known for one of its divisions, the Grolier International Inc. which publishes multi-volume encyclopedias. The warehouse sale is to run from April 18, 2017 to June 18, 2017. In my quest to look for the best […]

2017 First Quarter Book Haul (Second Part)

  Asian Works Last year, I began exploring Asian literature more by delving into contemporary Asian works, mainly that of Japanese authors like Haruki Murakami, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Gail Tuskiyama. I’ve also read some of the older Japanese works by Lady Murasaki and Yasunari Kawabata. This year, I still intend to continue this trend and read […]