5 Modern Novels To Read In Place Of Classics

Classic novels are considered classics for a reason, but sometimes we tend to focus a little too much on the past when searching for great literature. Particularly in school environments, there tends to be so much emphasis on getting to know great authors from centuries past that we overlook some wonderful works being produced by… 5 Modern Novels To Read In Place Of Classics was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading 5 Modern Novels To Read In Place Of Classics

Book Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

DNF. It’s not that I didn’t like this book. I had a few issues with the narrative but I’m usually a work through it kind of person. I think I’m just not in the right mood for this style of book right now. The bottom line is that it takes a lot of mental effort… Book Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading Book Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Must Read: @MindyKaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

(the front) Mindy Kaling’s book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is a hilarious book of things that Mindy Kaling thinks. Some of it is about her life as an androgynous Indian child and some of it is about what it’s like to work for that popular television series you might have heard of called The Office. Just reading the names she could have gone with instead of the title that she chose for the book had me laughing out loud.  (the back) This book is definitely recommended if you already follow Mindy on Twitter (and if that’s … Continue reading Must Read: @MindyKaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Must Read: @MindyKaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

(the front) Mindy Kaling’s book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is a hilarious book of things that Mindy Kaling thinks. Some of it is about her life as an androgynous Indian child and some of it is about what it’s like to work for that popular television series you might have heard of called The Office. Just reading the names she could have gone with instead of the title that she chose for the book had me laughing out loud.  (the back) This book is definitely recommended if you already follow Mindy on Twitter (and if that’s … Continue reading Must Read: @MindyKaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

A bit of a review: 1Q84

Image via Wikipedia There are two moons and one has a greenish tint. This is the world of 1Q84 where Aomame (which means green peas) stumbles into by climbing down a ladder in Japan. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami is a great story intermixed with mystery and interesting events. It frequently refers to 1984 by George Orwell and from that you get the feeling that something strange is watching the characters progress, even if it isn’t Big Brother. I had never read a Murakami book before and even though it was over 900 pages, I was blown away. I’ve read a lot of reviews … Continue reading A bit of a review: 1Q84