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How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing by Michel de Montaigne 

Curious book reviewer says: I guess I should’ve expected to find a little more than just funny and witty anecdotes when I picked this up 😬 He’s Michel de Montaigne! 228 more words


I haven’t finished everything Nabokov has to say of Anna Karenina, but of what I’ve read so far, this stands out:

Essential truth, istina…

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The Sea Close By - Albert Camus

A bloaty read 🐡

Curious Book-Bite Reviewer says:

This wee little book of 24 pages was a bloaty read 🐡 (meaning full of philosophical ideas tied in with the sea, making me a bit seasick 🐟) … 135 more words

The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories: Anton Chekhov

As it seems that I am apparently a fan of the odd short story, I’ve been reading a bit of Chekhov lately and thought I should keep you up to date. 298 more words


Why I Write by George Orwell

A Genius, unannounced

Curious Book Reviewer says:

It is easy to fall in love with Orwell’s writing.

He is honest, down to earth and witty all compacted into a slim profile. 194 more words

Book Review --- How to Use Your Enemies by Baltasar Gracian

How to Use Your Enemies by Baltasar Gracian is a compilation of his blunt suggestions to the reader on how to live life. Gracian goes on to dictate terms of socializing, thinking and thereby presents the reader with the consequence of their changed actions. 275 more words