xebec

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about xebec.

http://xebec.tumblr.com
http://www.goodreads.com/xebec

Add as a Friend   Send Message | Compare Books


Americanah
xebec is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Captive Prince: V...
xebec is currently reading
by C.S. Pacat (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Respect for Acting
xebec is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

xebec's Recent Updates

xebec started reading
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Rate this book
Clear rating
xebec rated a book liked it
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro
read in February, 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
\_(ツ)_/

I feel like I need to think about what it is about Ishiguro -- he does things I like with eliding emotions and putting off payoff, but I feel like he pushes it too far sometimes? Shows his hand? Walks me through it too obviously?

Tl;dr, everyon
...more
xebec rated a book liked it
Embassytown by China Miéville
Embassytown
by China Miéville (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
The worldbuilding was hella impressive, but I feel like I never connected with or cared about any of the characters (maybe the only exception: Spanish Dancer), so like… what was it all for tbh. Given I didn't care about anyone, I am also impressed th ...more
xebec is currently reading
Embassytown by China Miéville
Embassytown
by China Miéville (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
xebec wants to read 52 books in the 2016 Reading Challenge
3890
xebec has read 6 books toward a goal of 52 books.
 
Create your own 2016 Reading Challenge »
xebec made a comment on their status in Telegraph Avenue
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
" this book is driving me crazy, I thought I liked Chabon lol "
xebec is currently reading
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Rate this book
Clear rating
xebec rated a book it was amazing
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day
by Kazuo Ishiguro
read in February, 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
I'm so sad ^___TT
xebec is now following
4349837
xebec rated a book liked it
Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
Captive Prince: Volume One (Captive Prince, #1)
by C.S. Pacat (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
A reread, because book 3 is out and I can't remember what happened in books 1 & 2. I was vacillating between 2 and 3 stars and I decided to just be generous, but most of book 1 is honestly just not my thing.

Despite the rocky start, Pacat seriousl
...more
More of xebec's books…
Jonathan Safran Foer
“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

Michael Chabon
“He had no idea of how long his life would one day seem to have gone on; how daily present the absence of love would come to feel.

“Just watch me,” he said.”
Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Jorge Luis Borges
“Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read books for the aesthetic emotions they offer me, and I ignore the commentaries and criticism.”
Jorge Luis Borges, Seven Nights

Michael Chabon
“Literature, like magic, has always been about the handling of secrets, about the pain, the destruction, and the marvelous liberation that can result when they are revealed. Telling the truth when the truth matters most is almost always a frightening prospect. If a writer doesn't give away secrets, his own or those of the people he loves; if she doesn't court disapproval, reproach, and general wrath, whether of friends, family, or party apparatchiks; if the writer submits his work to an internal censor long before anyone else can get their hands on it, the result is pallid, inanimate, a lump of earth.”
Michael Chabon, Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

Michael Chabon
“When I read these words I saw at once a connection to my own work. Anything good that I have written has, at some point during its composition, left me feeling uneasy and afraid. It has seemed, for a moment at least, to put me at risk.”
Michael Chabon, Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

branewurms
849 books | 60 friends

Jeeps
1,129 books | 33 friends

Tori
42 books | 7 friends

jaleevit
235 books | 37 friends

Aja
Aja
373 books | 39 friends

Astrid
301 books | 34 friends

Yin
Yin
258 books | 26 friends

Mentyrosa
353 books | 16 friends

More friends…

Quizzes and Trivia

questions answered:
208 (0.1%)

correct:
162 (77.9%)

skipped:
42 (16.8%)

82675 out of 3788633

streak:
1

best streak:
20

questions added:
0



Polls voted on by xebec

Lists liked by xebec