Category: Books

Have you ever come back to read a book after taking a break? Returning to a book you’ve taken a break from can be positive, negative, or somewhere in between. If it’s happy, it’s like being reunited with a girlfriend or boyfriend you’re in a long-distance relationship with. If it’s negative, it’s like running into […]

Neighbors in India are as concerned about what’s happening in your house as they are about what’s happening in their house. Not just neighbors, but maids as well. If a maid works at several homes in the same neighborhood, she’ll have inside information on each of the homes she services. I’m reading Last Man In Tower by […]

I was such a handful that my parents decided not to have any kids after me, making me an only child. So I’ve never experienced a sibling rivalry. I started thinking about this topic while reading Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. The main character, Saleem Sinai, was the firstborn in the family. He was also born […]

I’m about half way through One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Sometimes it gets confusing remembering the characters’ names, because most of them are almost the same, since the family keeps recycling the same names from one generation to the next. One reviewer on Goodreads said that it annoyed them so much […]

It took me a long time to go from a once-every-few-months reader to a once-a-day-reader. I only read for a short while every day, but I’m glad I’ve made reading a daily habit. I started reading Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie this week and I really like it. I remember giving it a try a […]

Albus Dumbledore, a great wizard whose favorite flavor of jam was raspberry, shared many nuggets of wisdom throughout the Harry Potter series. Here’s one of them: “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” I’m not going to go into the context […]