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The Ruthless Disregard for Beautiful Things

A recent text conversation with my best friend from college brought back memories of this one casual interaction with had with this guy who evidently was doing all he could in his power to make an impression on my friend but in vain. 405 more words


Book Review: Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel

After three weeks of reading young adult literature, I wanted to switch it up a bit, and so I picked up Yann Martel’s Beatrice & Virgil… 720 more words

Book Review

“I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know.

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Life Of Pi

My suffering left me sad and gloomy.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel


Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Sometimes I read a book and think, crikey, there’s a lot going on here (and yes my inner thinking voice definitely uses words like ‘crikey’). Usually when I feel like there is a lot of talking in metaphors, or some sort of attempt to pull the wool over the reader’s eyes, or (God forbid) a meditation on religion; then in the words of Duncan Bannatyne “I’m out”.   484 more words

Beatrice & Virgil

The title of this book is cryptic, like the two Greek Alphabet Letters: Chi-Ro or Sigla or “XP,” displayed prominently; yet, in disguise on the priest’s poncho & toga, all those many years ago. 126 more words

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The Liebster Award

Thank you Chelsea from Adventures of an Expat for the nomination!!! I really enjoyed reading your blog, and I’m glad you enjoyed mine! I’m going to Turkey soon, so it was great to get some inspiration from your writing. 1,190 more words