Hiatus Explanation

I apologize for my lack of recent blog posts, to myself and to anyone out there who reads me. Long story short, I had an operation several weeks ago, followed by a long and a bit complicated recovery, but I’m back on my feet, that and some traveling, moving, reorganizing, among other things. I am … Continue reading

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll,  wishes to explore the nature of Man, and through a potion he concocts he is able to transform himself from a man who is knowledgeable and conscientious, able to consciously steer himself away from evil, into a man who personifies all the dark and deviant things that man holds locked away in his … Continue reading

A Study in Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle

The first published story of one of the most famous literary detectives of all time, Sherlock Holmes. Here Dr. Watson, who has just returned from a war in Afghanistan, meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time when they become flat-mates at the famous 221 B Baker Street.  Sherlock Holmes investigates a murder at Lauriston Gardens … Continue reading

The Bad Beginning By Lemony Snicket

Dear Reader, I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the … Continue reading

Positive Thinking

I wanted to write about this for a while but I was going through a not so lovely situation that made me feel I was walking through a storm and even when I always try to keep a positive thinking and I’m always looking to see the bright side of life, I did feel it … Continue reading

The Iron King by Maurice Druon

It is 1307 in France. The kingdom is broke, and King Philippe IV, known as the Iron King, is looking for sources of money. The Knights Templar, one of the wealthiest organizations in the world, seems like a good place to get it, but they refuse France a loan. The Iron King is the first … Continue reading

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr

Anna was only nine years old in 1933, too busy to take much notice of Adolf Hitler’s face glaring out of political posters all over Berlin. But then one day her father who was a famous author and Jewish descent was unaccountably, frighteningly missing. Soon after, she and her brother, Max, were hurried out of … Continue reading

Brave – Pixar Animation Studios

I must say that it wasn’t what I was expecting; I was actually waiting for the predictable story of a young princess who doesn’t want to get marry with prince whoever to maintain peace and join houses with another clan, etc… The plot turns out to be quite a bit different and I was pleased … Continue reading

Rutka’s Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust

Rutka Laskier, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, died in Auschwitz in 1943, but she left behind a notebook in which she recorded her thoughts and dreams. Knowing of my interest in Holocaust memoirs a friend got me this in a book gathering.  This diary is a short read only 60 pages and that amount of pages … Continue reading

All My Friends Are Dead – Avery Monsen and Jory John

I’m not really sure if this is book is geared towards children; well it doesn’t have to be necessarily for children, right?. The format of the book looks to be more suited to children but this book would be a hit with adults as well. So, occasionally you pick up a book that unexpectedly makes … Continue reading