Twitter Roundup for Week Ending September 13, 2014

The Amer­i­can nov­els that should have won the Booker prize gu.com/p/4xfng/tw via @guardian Woman arrested for over­due library book | CBS 58 | Local News cbs58.com/news/local-new… A new post of Fun Facts Fri­day: Michael Ondaatje manoflabook.com/wp/?p=11483#Fun­Facts RT @brain­picker: We lost David Fos­ter Wal­lace six years ago today – his time­less wis­dom on writ­ing and how […]

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Fun Facts Friday: Michael Ondaatje

The pro­tag­o­nist of The Eng­lish Patient, Hana, is the daugh­ter of the pro­tag­o­nist from an ear­lier novel Mr. Onadaatje wrote called the In the Skin of the Lion.

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Book Review: City of Thieves by David Benioff

This book has a lot to offer, it is a war story, a com­ing of age tri­umph, a seri­ous look at the Siege of Leningrad with lots of humor and best of all, his­tor­i­cally accu­rate. I enjoyed read­ing this book very much and would rec­om­mend it wholly.

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Book Review: Herzl’s Vision by Shlomo Avineri

I was actu­ally sur­prised to learn that Herzl cemented him­self as a lead­ing force in the Zion­ist move­ment in only 9 years, which is the time the book cov­ers. In an aber­ra­tion from con­ven­tional teach­ings, Mr. Avneri refutes that Herzl’s evo­lu­tion of thought was not, as taught, out of the Drey­fus affair (which he cov­ered as a reporter) but a grad­ual process.

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Twitter Update for Week Ending 6 September, 2014

Next week I'll be start­ing my Mas­ters pro­gram, that means less time to read and blog. Even though I will keep up writ­ing posts, I'm sure it's not going to be in the same fre­quency, so my apolo­gies to all who are wait­ing for me to read their books.

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Fun Facts Friday: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The end of the orig­i­nal scroll is a ragged edge where Ker­ouac wrote “Ate by Patch­kee, a dog”, so no one really knows the orig­i­nal ending.

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Book Review: The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha

Even though I liked this book, and it is a well writ­ten novel, the mes­sage the author tries attempts to send (per­sonal for­give­ness and redemp­tion) seems a bit heavy handed at times and the end­ing, which to me was mostly pre­dictable. The author han­dles mul­ti­ple time­lines well and even though the chap­ters not only jump from time, but also to a dif­fer­ent place and char­ac­ters it all seems to fit and not dis­jointed at all.

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Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

There are many well described aspects which sur­round the story: famil­ial roles, house­hold chores divi­sion, rais­ing chil­dren, reli­gion and more. The author tries to accen­tu­ate the harsh­ness that some women have in their life and that no mat­ter what they'll do, they'll never get ahead because of how they grew up and /or who they were born to.

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Twitter Roundup for Week Ending September 13, 2014

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending September 13, 2014

The Amer­i­can nov­els that should have won the Booker prize gu.com/p/4xfng/tw via @guardian Woman arrested for over­due library book | CBS 58 | Local News cbs58.com/news/local-new… A new post of Fun Facts Fri­day: Michael Ondaatje manoflabook.com/wp/?p=11483#Fun­Facts RT @brain­picker: We lost David Fos­ter Wal­lace six years ago today – his time­less wis­dom on writ­ing and how […]

Fun Facts Friday: Michael Ondaatje

Fun Facts Friday: Michael Ondaatje

The pro­tag­o­nist of The Eng­lish Patient, Hana, is the daugh­ter of the pro­tag­o­nist from an ear­lier novel Mr. Onadaatje wrote called the In the Skin of the Lion.

Book Review: City of Thieves by David Benioff

Book Review: City of Thieves by David Benioff

This book has a lot to offer, it is a war story, a com­ing of age tri­umph, a seri­ous look at the Siege of Leningrad with lots of humor and best of all, his­tor­i­cally accu­rate. I enjoyed read­ing this book very much and would rec­om­mend it wholly.

Book Review: Herzl’s Vision by Shlomo Avineri

Book Review: Herzl’s Vision by Shlomo Avineri

I was actu­ally sur­prised to learn that Herzl cemented him­self as a lead­ing force in the Zion­ist move­ment in only 9 years, which is the time the book cov­ers. In an aber­ra­tion from con­ven­tional teach­ings, Mr. Avneri refutes that Herzl’s evo­lu­tion of thought was not, as taught, out of the Drey­fus affair (which he cov­ered as a reporter) but a grad­ual process.

Twitter Update for Week Ending 6 September, 2014

Twitter Update for Week Ending 6 September, 2014

Next week I'll be start­ing my Mas­ters pro­gram, that means less time to read and blog. Even though I will keep up writ­ing posts, I'm sure it's not going to be in the same fre­quency, so my apolo­gies to all who are wait­ing for me to read their books.

Fun Facts Friday: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Fun Facts Friday: On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The end of the orig­i­nal scroll is a ragged edge where Ker­ouac wrote “Ate by Patch­kee, a dog”, so no one really knows the orig­i­nal ending.

Book Review: The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha

Book Review: The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha

Even though I liked this book, and it is a well writ­ten novel, the mes­sage the author tries attempts to send (per­sonal for­give­ness and redemp­tion) seems a bit heavy handed at times and the end­ing, which to me was mostly pre­dictable. The author han­dles mul­ti­ple time­lines well and even though the chap­ters not only jump from time, but also to a dif­fer­ent place and char­ac­ters it all seems to fit and not dis­jointed at all.

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

There are many well described aspects which sur­round the story: famil­ial roles, house­hold chores divi­sion, rais­ing chil­dren, reli­gion and more. The author tries to accen­tu­ate the harsh­ness that some women have in their life and that no mat­ter what they'll do, they'll never get ahead because of how they grew up and /or who they were born to.

Fun Facts Friday: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Fun Facts Friday: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Oliver Wen­dell Holmes (29 August, 1809 – 7 Octo­ber, 1894) was a Cam­bridge, MA native known for his poetry and essays. Books by or about Oliver Wen­dell Holmes Mr. Holmes grad­u­ated from Har­vard Uni­ver­sity in 1836. After prac­tic­ing med­i­cine for the next decade he became a teacher at Dart­mouth Col­lege and dean at Har­vard Medical […]

Book Review: Early Decision by Lacy Crawford

Book Review: Early Decision by Lacy Crawford

Ms. Craw­ford wrote an amus­ing book, easy to read, quick, intel­li­gent and often funny. The author even made me like some of the most spoiled kids the pro­tag­o­nist was engaged with, as well as a few point­ers on writ­ing essays (and if you fol­low my blog you know that there is cer­tainly a lot left to be desired).

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