One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Marquez

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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Reading Challenge #26: A Book By an Author From a Country You've Never Visited

Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

How it fulfills the challenge: Márquez is from Colombia, and I’ve never been outside of North America… 221 more words

Reading Challenge

Lately this is how I'm feeling

The feeling is that our civilization will end at the precise moment that our knowledge and prosperity reaches its pinnacle:

He had already understood that he would never leave that room, for it was foreseen that the city of mirrors (or mirages) would be wiped out by the wind and exiled from the memory of men at the precise moment when Aureliano Babilonia would finish deciphering the parchments, and that everything written on them was unrepeatable since time immemorial and forever more, because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth.

And then Trump was elected.

Donald Fucking Trump

Release the Yellow Butterflies: FARC, Fidel & Gabo

“Tell Mauricio Babilonia, over there in Macondo, to release the yellow butterflies,
for the war has ended.”

It seems like it was just a few days ago since I finished Gabriel García Márquez’s  407 more words


In Search of Macondo

It was the most beat up, tattered wreck of a book that I had ever seen, but the sight of it filled me with an enormous upwelling of pleasure. 1,224 more words


Scavenger Hunt Book Tag | #bookstagram Style!

Hello, hello! I  hope you’re all having a wonderfully bookish day. Since I’m currently away at college and don’t have access to all of my books at home, I thought I would do this Scavenger Hunt Book Tag using photos I’ve posted on my… 660 more words


He was the only one who had enough lucidity to sense the truth of the fact that time also stumbled and had accidents and could therefore splinter and leave an externalized fragment in a room.

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One Hundred Years Of Solitude