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Fave Reads in 2014

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb This is the 20th and final book I read this year. The story of a Pakistani teenager who dared to speak against the Taliban, was subsequently shot in the face, and … Continue reading

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2013: Favorite Reads

Out of the 18 books I managed to read in 2013, these are the books that were my favorites. 11/22/63 On Monday, March 25, Lee came walking up Neely Street carrying a long package wrapped in brown paper. Peering through … Continue reading

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My Favorite Books of 2012

I managed to read 13 books this year, 7 shy of the number I accomplished last year. I bought tons of books too for the first 3 quarters of this year. That lessened considerably on the last quarter after I … Continue reading

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Books of 2011

It has been, gulp, more than 2 months since I last blogged. Nothing much has happened, really. It’s the same old me. I still travel. I still watch movies and the latest episodes of my favorite TV shows but, same … Continue reading

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A Game of Thrones

Loyalty. Politics. Romance. Conspiracy. Incest. Betrayal. Murder. Witchcraft. Sex. All of these make George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, the first book in a seven-part series, a very good read. In aGoT we are introduced to the Starks … Continue reading

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Books of 2011

Eight months into 2011 and I have collected books I most likely won’t be able to read until my retirement. I really should refrain from stepping inside bookstores but I always get weak in the knees when I see shelves … Continue reading

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The Emperor of All Maladies

When I was 9 or 10 I held my mother’s hand while a tearful neighbor lifted her sister’s head, showing the bald back of her head and some hair that have fallen off on the pillow. Her sister was in … Continue reading

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