The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland… (by Catherynne M. Valente)

…in a Ship of Her Own Making. I am reviewing this book as a part of the Follow the Blurb Reading Challenge. “When souls queue up to be born, they all leap up at just the last moment, touching the lintel of the world for luck. Some jump high and can seize a great measureContinue reading “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland… (by Catherynne M. Valente)”

White Cat by Holly Black

“Memory is slippery. It bends to our understanding of the world, twists to accommodate our prejudices. It is unreliable. Witnesses seldom remember the same things. They identify the wrong people. They give us the details of events that never happened. Memory is slippery, but my memories suddenly feel slipperier.” White Cat is a fantasy novelContinue reading “White Cat by Holly Black”

Something From the Nightside by Simon R. Green

“Everything you ever feared or dreamed of is running loose somewhere in the shifting streets of the Nightside, or waiting patiently for you in the expensive private rooms of patrons-only clubs. You can find anything in the Nightside, if it doesn’t find you first. It’s a sick, magical, dangerous place.” Something from the Nightside isContinue reading “Something From the Nightside by Simon R. Green”

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

(image courtesy: here) On Writing by Stephen King is actually two books. The first is a vivid description of his childhood and what got him into writing: his autobiography of sorts. In the second part he tells us what, how and how much to write. The title of the book might fool you into thinkingContinue reading “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King”

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

*spoilers* I recently read Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, a science fiction novel also called The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death. It is about the World War II and the bombing of Dresden. While it is a book about war, it is definitely not a book about heroes. It is about innocents who are madeContinue reading “Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut”

Good Omens – Book Review

It is time for yet another book review! The book in question is Good Omens (The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch) by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The world is going to end soon; next Saturday, to be precise, right after tea! Anathema Device is a witch. Newton Pulsifer is a witchContinue reading “Good Omens – Book Review”

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

I know, I know, so much for all the drama, you’ll say (see: previous post!). I guess I just can’t stay away from my (awesome) blog anymore! My blog winning under two categories in Blogjunta’s BOIB 2010, and one of my posts being selected in Blogadda’s Spicy Saturday Picks was no help! Yay, me! ButContinue reading “I, Robot by Isaac Asimov”

Post Office by Charles Bukowski

The Post Office by Charles Bukowski. Ironically, I first heard about Charles Bukowski in Gilmore Girls. Paris: Typical guy response. Worship Kerouac and Bukowski, god forbid you pick up anything by Jane Austen. Jess: Hey, I’ve read Jane Austen. Paris: You have? Jess: Yeah, and I think she would have liked Bukowski. I had heardContinue reading “Post Office by Charles Bukowski”

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

I recently read the book “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again”. It is written by David Foster Wallace. The only other book of essays I’ve read was by Bertrand Russel and I read it five years ago. So, you can see, I’m not too keen on reading essays. But this was something else.Continue reading “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem. Which is Latin and it means No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary. I haven’t been reading much lately; at least not anything really good. But that was until yesterday, when I read a book called : The Curious Incident of the Dog inContinue reading “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon”