Category Book Reviews

The Black Notebooks

 I just finished reading Toi Derricote‘s literary memoir, The Black Notebooks.  For some reason, I have always had a huge fascination with notebooks.  I have stacks of notebooks at my parents’ house.  Most are empty with nothing written inside for they are still waiting for the perfect something to fill their glorious pages.  I was […]

Emerald City. No, not the one in Oz.

I just finished reading Emerald City, a collection of short stories by Jennifer Egan.  There are eleven stories in this volume.  Some were very affecting and some were not.  Well, those I did not read (total: two) were not even interesting enough to hold my attention.  While I was reading the book, I started to […]

The Novella & Melville House Publising

For those long time readers who remember my review of a short story collection, Lost in New York City, you may recall the special place in my heart in which dwell short stories and the under-appreciated novella. Well, Tuesday evenings, I always browse through Shakespeare & Co. bookstore (Wash Place & Broadway) after my statistics […]

I have never been lost in New York City

I just recently finished reading this collection of short stories called Lost on Purpose: Women in the City. In this collection, the better stories are, definitely, saved for last. If you happen to put your hands on it, the better stories are Borderlines by Calla Devlin, I’m Happy, You’re Happy, We’re All Happy by Colette […]

“He’s Just Not That Into You” book review

My most fabulous bestest friend in the whole world just gave me a book featured from the insanely popular television programme, Sex and the City (perhaps, you’ve heard of it?).  Now, that I have stayed up reading the entire night, whilst the sun rose and the birds chirped their birdy songs, I can only say that I knew […]