Leen's Reads: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Yesterday, I stepped off the subway at 86th Street and instead of surging up the stairs along with the crowd, I planted myself firmly in a corner of the swelteringly hot station next to the MetroCard machine to finish devouring the final pages of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s famous Latin American epic. 239 more words

BookTubeAThon 2016 Wrap-Up

Alas! the 2016 BookTubeAThon has officially come to a close. As I mentioned in my TBR post, I was away on a camping trip with my family for about half of the week so I wasn’t sure how much reading I would be able to get done in actuality. 927 more words

Gone With The Wind

I’ve Endured 100 Years of Solitude

That sounds a bit dramatic doesn’t it? I’ll clarify: I’ve read the book One Hundred Years of Solitude and it felt like an endurance test. 391 more words


NY Times By the Book Tag

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had a great week and are ready for a lovely weekend ahead. Today I bring to you the NY Times By the Book Tag,  726 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


How embarrassing…I’ve been reading Dickens’s The Old Curiosity Shop since April. This one is taking me even longer to get through than the drudgery that was… 79 more words


No one cares about the translator

Just take a minute and think how many Non-English books translated in English that you have enjoyed. The chances are that there are many such books. 309 more words