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I started writing a diary in 2010. I wrote with a pencil. Rather, any pencil. I love pencils.
The quality of pencils have declined since. I have dealt with pencils of all kinds. 1,801 more words



I was recently asked “Do you believe in destiny Michael?”.

Not a simple question to answer by any means but I guess we all have some sort of an answer. 571 more words

The Written Word

One Hundred Years of Solitude ~ A Capsule Book Review

One Hundred Years of Solitude ~ A Capsule Book Review by Allen Kopp 

The novel One Hundred Years of Solitude was written by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014), first published in 1967, and translated to English in 1970. 1,166 more words

TOP TEN TUESDAYS | books that I MUST read

… or so people say.  This connects to last week’s theme and how hype can make or break a book.  You can read all about my… 851 more words


'One Hundred Years of Solitude'

Gabriel García Márquez was one of the greatest authors of our generation. ‘A Chronicle of a Death Foretold’ remains one of my favourite books, although maybe that’s because I had to study his work for four years back in college. 87 more words

Welcome to the Bolivian Mountains, Where Magical Realism Is a Way of Life

In 1940s-era Latin America, a new genre of literature started to take off. Magic realism, initially inspired by the Surrealist art movement, started to gain major traction when Gabriel Garcia Marquez published his epic… 671 more words


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