Book Review: ‘The New York Trilogy’ by Paul Auster

“In the end, each life is no more than the sum of contingent facts, a chronicle of chance intersections, of flukes, of random events that divulge nothing but their own lack of purpose.”― Paul Auster, The New York Trilogy What irritates Paul Auster most is when people think that The New York Trilogy is a detective story.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: ‘The Pursuit of Love’ by Nancy Mitford

“He was the great love of her life you know.''Oh, dulling,' said my mother, sadly, 'One always thinks that. Every, every time.”― Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love I put 'Love in a Cold Climate' on my #theclassicsclub list and I thought writing a review for the first book will refresh my memory of the plot and... Continue Reading →

Book Review: ‘Nana’ by Emile Zola

“All of a sudden, in the good-natured child, the woman stood revealed, a disturbing woman with all the impulsive madness of her sex, opening the gates of the unknown world of desire. Nana was still smiling, but with the deadly smile of a man-eater.”Emile Zola, Nana Nana Coupeau was eighteen at the beginning of the... Continue Reading →

The Classics Club

I found The Classics Club while browsing through book blogs and found it brilliant! As you can guess by the name, it's a book club for people who love (or try to understand) classics. You can join the club by setting a goal to read 50/100/200 classics in five years. Setting a goal for my... Continue Reading →

California Road Trip

“Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.”― Jack Kerouac, On the Road My trip to California was the last trip I took as a single woman. I... Continue Reading →

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