Carl Sagan’s Cosmos

Hands down one of the most influential books for me in the past 5-6 years! Carl Sagan’s Cosmos is an absolute diamond in the sand. I cannot rave about it enough, honestly. There also happens to be a show Cosmos with a more revamped version released in recent years. The edition that I read hadContinue reading “Carl Sagan’s Cosmos”

Stephen King’s On Writing

One of my favorite books to recommend to writers and reader is Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. The books reveals details about his early life, struggles with alcoholism and drugs, a severe accident that changed his life, and his writers journey. This particular book, though short in comparison to so manyContinue reading “Stephen King’s On Writing”

Ian Kerner’s She Comes First

I found Ian Kerner’s She Comes First at a Book Off store. It had been on my reading list since Pauline Réage’s Story of O inspired me to add more risqué books to my book shelf. To give you a brief summary: Kerner literally dumbs down the art of cunnilingus for the novice apprentice andContinue reading “Ian Kerner’s She Comes First”

Pauline Réage’s Story of O

“Unfasten your garter belt,” he says, “and take off your panties” (4). Omg. If readers thought 50 Shades of Grey was intense, they should try reading Pauline Réage’s Story of O. This book goes really deep into some intense kink. Now-a-days, this little gem is overshadowed by 50 Shades of Grey, but in its hay-day,Continue reading “Pauline Réage’s Story of O”

Paulo Coelho’s The Devil and Miss Prym

Paulo Coelho’s The Devil and Miss Prym sets up an interesting moral dilemma for readers. A stranger arrives to town. And, Berta, the towns resident wise old-woman, notices that it is the Devil in human form. The Devil goes into the town bar. He meets the protagonist Chantal Prym and befriends her. And, he proceedsContinue reading “Paulo Coelho’s The Devil and Miss Prym”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold

My review of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold will likely be very, very short. I remember appreciating the subtle wittiness of this book … and not much else. I’m sure there will be many, many other readers that will disagree with me. Perhaps because the events around me or happening in myContinue reading “Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold”

Elie Wiesel’s Night

Like Number the Stars, Elie Wiesel’s Night is a must read. The average person’s education on the Holocaust is incomplete until they read this book. While not a children’s book like Number the Stars, Night‘s protagonist, Wiesel himself, is a child living through the persecutions of the Nazis. This book was on the introductory EnglishContinue reading “Elie Wiesel’s Night”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love In the Time of Cholera

While sorting which books I would review and in what order, I confused two of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s books. A good lesson for readers would be to space out books from the same author; alternate between two to three authors. It helps avoid confusing one book’s plot for another. Let me tell you about theContinue reading “Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love In the Time of Cholera”

Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness

Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness is a chronicle based on Oz’s childhood in the early years of the state of Jerusalem. He captures the tensions and conflicts between Israel and Palestine. These conflicts are ongoing to this day. It occasionally makes the news headlines and re-sparks a flurry of political debate online.Continue reading “Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude

I have to say that I liked Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude a lot less than Love in the Time of Cholera. The story revolves around the Buendía Family in the fictional Columbian town of Macondo. For those that grew up in Latino households, the story has a very familiar vein. ItContinue reading “Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude”