Los hermanos Karamazov

Los hermanos Karamazov, Dostoevsky, ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading From Wikisource, The Brothers Karamazov is the last novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger from Janurary 1879... Continue Reading →

Nothing to Envy

Nothing to Envy, by Barbara Demick December 29, 2009, 5 Stars, ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading Where to start? Thanks to Lisa for writing about this book. That same week I had finished reading Pyongyang, an interesting comic by a Canadian author, Delilse, and in my ignorance, I never thought about looking for a... Continue Reading →

Hallucinations, by Oliver Sacks

Hallucinations,  Written by: Oliver Sacks Narrated by: Dan Woren , Oliver Sacks Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release Date: 11-06-12 Publisher: Random House Audio ★★★★ out of 5 stars My second book by Sacks. My first book was his The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales,... Continue Reading →

Candide, by Voltaire

Candide, ou l'Optimisme is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. My rating: ★★★★ out of 5 stars I have no idea why I've waited so long to read this book. I listened to it, along with another short tale called Zadig. I will review Zadig... Continue Reading →

The Rescue Artist, by Dolnick

The Rescue Artist, by Edward Dolnick, ★★★✫ (3 and 1/2 out of 5 stars) I had read another book by the author, The Clockwork Universe. And this was my review: This was such a fast pace non fiction read. Fascinating to say the least. Very well written, very well. The part when he talks about Newton... Continue Reading →

Planet of the Apes, a book review

Planet of the Apes, by Pierre Boulle Published in 1963, 128 pages, Science Fiction My Rating, ★★★✫ Did you know that Planet of the Apes was a book? I didn't. Until we went to watch a play production of Charlotte's Webb, and my friend Tara told me she had loved this book. I read it in Spanish,... Continue Reading →

Doctor Thorne, Book Review

by Anthony Trollope read by David Shaw-Parker My Rating, ★★★★ Before I review the book, I want to present you my new rating system inspired by a recent blogger I've found.   This is a full star, ★, and this a half star, ✫ ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading. And now, what? (One feels at loss after an... Continue Reading →


The book review that wasn't meant to be. Belgravia is the title for our April book club meeting. I love our book club time together. And the ladies in the book club. I adore Miss Donna, the lady who suggested Belgravia. But a friend and fellow blogger whose opinions I respect, told me this was such a... Continue Reading →


Nazarín, by Benito Pérez Galdós Published in 1895, 247 pages My Rating,  ★★★★✫ (Buñuel made a movie based on it) Nazarín can be found in English, though I read it in Spanish. I read it because Galdós is one of my favorite authors. And it happens to fit into the book in translation category of the... Continue Reading →

Praise of Folly

Praise of Folly, by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, ★★★★★ Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote his , and the book was first printed in 1511. How can I review this half a millennia old book? This book is almost 500 years old. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that we are able to read a book... Continue Reading →

Joy and Emma

What you see, it's a glad scented box of trash bags, a present from my friend Erin. Erin is a young christian woman. She teaches science at a high school. She also taught the first lesson for the year for our monthly ladies' class. We are learning lessons from the book of Philippians. Her first... Continue Reading →

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