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Girl With a Pearl Earring
I don't know if it has to do with my vacation days or the fact that I really, but really enjoyed reading this novel, but is was almost impossible to p ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Of Mice and Men
A piece of jewelery. Set in sunny California - Salinas, during the Great Depression, "Of Mice and Men" is a story of friendship, dreams and loneliness ...more
Dec 31, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
Just Kids
I've known about the book for a long time, but was never really interested in reading it. Then a while ago I stumbled upon one of Patti's mesmerizing ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
* I liked Oskar, his googolplex questions and inventions, his feelings which are always extreme; he either gets heavy boots or feels like 100 dollars. ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
The Interestings
My constant allusions to other American writers or novels I really love - Salinger (certain Ethan remarks + Jonah's band, "Seymour Glass"), Eugenides' ...more
Jan 06, 2015
Oct 26, 2014
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
Never thought Linguistics can be so much fun! Too many details to discuss. But if you ever wondered why, for instance, "you" has the same form for bot ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
Breakfast at Tiffany's
I've seen the film (which is excellent, if you ask me) quite many times so I wasn't exactly blown by the book. But I loved it anyway.

The instant sh
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that every girl needs her regular dose of romance, whether it is a Colin Firth marathon week or a Twilight mara ...more
Jul 05, 2010
Jul 05, 2010
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
An interesting and pretty original idea. Since it's a story, it moves quite rapidly through Benjamin's life, but you get the point. It reminded me of ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 01, 2009
Franny and Zooey
Awesome 4th reading. It took me ten sittings or so to finish it this time, which is unusual, but it also gave me time to chew and digest things differ ...more
Jan 06, 2013
Sep 03, 2008
A Severed Head
Oh, Iris, what have you done to me? How will I ever be able to read one of your books again? If I stop here and now it's only because of you!

May 08, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
A Single Man
I'm one of those people that would have never read "A Single Man" if it weren't for Tom Ford and Colin Firth. To be truly honest, I think I'd rather w ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
Mr. Rosenblum's List: or Friendly Guidance For The Aspiring Englishman
Many years ago I read (or was told, cannot remember exactly) that if you emigrate to USA you can be an American sooner or later, while if you emigrate ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
For what it's worth, the action could have taken place at the end of the 19th century, the beginning of the 20th or during the Great Depression. I gue ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
The Paris Wife
While at uni I tried to avoid Hemingway as much as possible, though I distinctly remember at least two exams that had his work as subject. I strongly ...more
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 24, 2011
How to Be an Alien: A Handbook for Beginners and Advanced Pupils
George Mikes was an alien. He wrote the book in 1946 to show the British how he felt about them. He is funny, rude and mocks them as often as possible ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
The God of Small Things
For someone who's not familiar with Indian culture and (semi-shamefully) admits the only other Indian novel they've read is The Ground Beneath Her Fee ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
"Surprised by Joy" este autobiografia intelectuala a lui C.S. Lewis si prezinta trecerea lui de la crestinismul din copilarie la ateism, la teism si a ...more
Jun 2008
Sep 03, 2008
A Moveable Feast
I never liked Hemingway's prose too much, but the moment I found out about this book of memoirs, I knew I'd love it. And I did.

There was a time when t
Jul 15, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
Had it not been for Amy Poehler, I would have never started watching SNL, read extensively about its creators, past and current writers, hosts (let al ...more
Nov 2011
Oct 23, 2011
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
I bet booksellers hear tons of weird/funny/creepy things from their customers. Long time ago, a lady owning a small antiquarian bookshop told me about ...more
Dec 2014
Dec 01, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars
Well, oh well. How come in real life smart and cute girls almost never end up with the hot and smart boys, you know, captain of the football team and ...more
Feb 10, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
A Room with a View
"A Room with a View" was one of my favourite films as a teenager, as well as most Merchant-Ivory productions. I saw it on TV one night, then caught th ...more
Nov 20, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Love is a Mix Tape
I'm so excited about discovering Rob Sheffield, I can't even begin to tell you. For the first time in years, I didn't find about the book on websites, ...more
Apr 15, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
The Road
I'm seriously considering giving up on The Girl Who Played with Fire and starting this one right away. Not because I'm so interested in it, becaus
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter
For some it might be just another Jane Austen-related book, for me it was equally delightful and useful. Useful, as in: Look! There's more Jane Austen ...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
Water for Elephants
This book had tons of potential. Depression? Yes, please. Travelling American circuses of the 30s? Yes, please. The author is famous for loving and wr ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
The Four Loves
'the four loves' [1960] sau 'cele patru iubiri', pentru norocosii care au prins cartea de la humanitas, aparuta in 1997, impreuna cu 'problema durerii ...more
Apr 2005
Sep 09, 2008
A Visit from the Goon Squad
The first chapter is a gem. I’m a sucker for shrink stories lately, so I could have read about a kleptomaniac (A) seeing her shrink for pages in a row ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
The Secret Life of Bees
It's definitely not the breathtaking kind of book, incredibly written or with stunning narrative, but I enjoyed it anyway. It's got a little bit of ev ...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
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