Why are big books so intimidating? Is it because of the time it will take us to read? Or is it because they are usually literary classics? Though I’m a big reader, I’d be lying if I denied that some of the big books can get tedious. If I want to finish a book that … Continue reading Why are big books so intimidating?
It is incredibly cruel and poetic how Nellie narrates in “Cartucho*” her witnessing the Mexican revolution in her childhood. Through poems, flashbacks and stories, she gives an account of how her innocence as a child was taken away during these dark, bloody days of revolution in the North... This book is written from the perspective … Continue reading “Cartucho” by Nellie Campobello
Before I bought this book, I had approximately 43 books on my bookshelf that I have yet to read. I bought three more books along with this one, and I bought four more afterwards. I do not only have books on my bookshelf, I also have a list of books that I want to borrow … Continue reading “Books v. cigarettes” by George Orwell
“Does the sun hide its light from the regions where the wild black makes his home? … But human society has not imitated the equality of our common mother who has told them in vain: ‘You are brothers.’” This is an argument full of sorrow expressed by Sab. Sab, although a fictional character in this … Continue reading “Sab and Autobiography” by Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
Although this is a 'buddhist' book, you will find yourself breathing peacefully, absorbing every word with mindfulness. I would not consider this a religion-related book. It's more like a philosophy; a philosophy with your breathing. You cannot imagine how beneficial, helpful, and important it is to learn how to breathe, beyond a reflex of gasp … Continue reading “Peace of mind” by Thích Nhat Hanh