Quotable Quotes # 27: Middlemarch

George Eliot's enduring work, Middlemarch, was my first read for the year. And what a way it was to start my reading journey for the year. Through this magical tale, I was transported into an English era that I never thought I would ever be in. Populated with interesting and colorful characters, this masterpiece literally puts the … Continue reading Quotable Quotes # 27: Middlemarch

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My 2018 18 Most Memorable Book Quotes (Part II)

Readers, 2018 is about to draw to a close, hence, it is now time to look back to the year that was, at least in terms of reading. After having had a slow year in 2017, I picked up the momentum in 2018. In total, I was able to read 63 books in twelve months. … Continue reading My 2018 18 Most Memorable Book Quotes (Part II)

Quotable Quotes # 20: His Dark Materials Trilogy

I am no stranger to trilogies, having been riveted with Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy. Just like any other literary works, there are great ones, and there are not-so-great ones. One of the trilogies that has captured my interest was Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy. Comprised of three novels, namely The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber … Continue reading Quotable Quotes # 20: His Dark Materials Trilogy

Quotable Quotes # 19: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Honestly, I am not much into young adult fiction for a number of reasons. However, there are still some young adult fiction books that deserve highlight and commendation. One such work is Benjamin Alire Sáenz' Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe which is truly a gem of a read. It has earned quite … Continue reading Quotable Quotes # 19: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Book Review # 61: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Book Specs Author: Betty Smith Publisher: Perennial Classics Publishing Date: 1998 Number of Pages: 483 pages Genre: Bildungsroman, Autobiographical Synopsis The beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, … Continue reading Book Review # 61: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Quotable Quotes # 15: The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees is a wonderful coming-of-age story set in the Deep South. With its creative story-telling, it is poignant portrayal of a story that is within all of us. Kidd enamored readers with her interesting narrator and her astute observation of human behavior. Aside from being a powerhouse narrative, The Secret Life … Continue reading Quotable Quotes # 15: The Secret Life of Bees

Quotable Quotes # 14: Wuthering Heights

Truly one of the best works in classical romance genre, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights has made to my list of all-time favorite books. An interesting story line, a set of interesting characters and a poetic story-telling were all masterfully woven by Bronte in this timeless love story. It is also a well of memorable lines that capture … Continue reading Quotable Quotes # 14: Wuthering Heights