Making love with Solitude

I have just made love to a book. Now in the afterglow, I reach for the cigarettes I once smoked, remembering their phantoms and contemplate the sum of human life while I drink my coffee without sugar as the Buendías, breathing the aroma of… 563 more words


Paper Views: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Finally it’s this time again, school is out of the way and I can finally get round to making my way through the towering pile of books on my windowsill that I’ve been staring at longingly for months. 450 more words


The Circle of Life

Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Magical realism, like fantasy, appeals to our power of imagination. For, believing that there are rooms that remain closed and unused for decades and yet remain preserved, and that beautiful girls can ascend to heaven in a flurry of wings and white sheets, is essential if one wants to read and enjoy Márquez. 264 more words

Books I may (or may not) read during Bout of Books 11

So, Bout of Books 11 is rolling around. It takes place in approximately 2 weeks. Though I partook in Bout of Books 10, I wasn’t great about updates, challenges, or staying up to date with others’ reading goals. 183 more words

Bout Of Books

The Gotcha

I make no bones about it – Gabriel Garcia Marquez is my favorite writer and One Hundred Years of Solitude is my favorite book. I have returned to it many times over the years, getting lost in its magic again and again. 293 more words


One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.

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in defense of re-reading books

i have friends who have never read a book more than once. no matter how much they like the book, the characters, the ideas contained within, they just can’t understand the point. 504 more words