The Handmaid’s Tale

Her words were like slashes, quick and painful. I think everyone knows the main theme and plot of the book, as it gained popularity in recent years because of the Netflix series. It’s a dystopian future where people who follow the new scripture-based rule are basically offered stability and care from the government. Those that…

Rereading “Pride and Prejudice”

After putting of rereading this book for the past few years, I finally found the time during the pandemic. I first read this classic when I was in college, and despite the timeless theme of the book, I found it hard to relate to Elizabeth. She was too sharp for me then. I set it…

Delicious Foods

The most memorable element for me was the changes in the narration — from Scotty (up to you to figure out who this is in the first few chapters of the book)

Books I’ve Read In December 2020

The year is finally over. I want to say “Thank God” because I’m still alive. I haven’t been as productive as I want to be but hey. Time not sick is time well spent, as said by Julie Nolke. Whenever I didn’t feel like doing anything during the past year, I’ll look around my room…

Hollow City

Aside from the Harry Potter series, Ransom Riggs’s books are my favorite fantasy novels. I like it when fantasy stories are weaved into reality. I also like London, their culture, their weather. Before I read this book series, I already know about the old photographs exhibited in the novels. I research about them. I am…

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

I loved this novel. It was short, easy-to-read, straight to the point. It touched on the important topics of life without being too philosophical, cheesy, or preaching. I loved both of the lead characters, and it was easy to make them up in my mind, without too much details from the writers. I loved all…

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

This book isn’t up there with my favorite ones, but it’s a feel good adventure epic. It’s about a smart girl and her journey from South Africa to being a friend of the king and the prime minister of Sweden. Nombeko Mayeki is an inspiring character. She reminds me of Hermione Granger. My favorite element…

Gone Girl

This is easily one of the best contemporary works of fiction I’ve read. The thing I liked most in the book is the unreliability of both narrators. I regret watching the film before reading this book, as it completely destroyed the ending for me. I like this kind of storytelling, one that will keep you…