Thank you! Makes me feel a little guilty though for neglecting this. I’ve yet to review a couple of books I’ve read in the past month or so. But it’s good to know that this blog has some sort of purpose after all! Thanks again. :)
Thank you so much. Definitely made me smile. :D I often buy books online (Amazon or McSweeney’s online store) because I like collecting hardcover editions of my favorite titles. However, most of my books were bought locally, either from Fully Booked or Powerbooks. :)
Hi there. Thank you so much for reading my blogs. :D Right now, I am reading “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss and I’m really loving it so far. Why not try that one if you haven’t read it yet? Also, some books that should be part of your “Must Read” list, if ever you keep one or are planning to:
Hello there! I’ve kind of stopped reading “Infinite Jest” due to my busy schedule, but I do plan on picking it up again soon. As for your question, I’m a bit torn with which to recommend. My favorite of his is “You Shall Know Our Velocity!” but it may not be the best one to start with. I think it is still “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” because it is the book in which he introduced so much of himself to his readers—his family life, his crazy thoughts, his early beginnings. It’s a memoir, but it is quite similar to “You Shall Know Our Velocity!” (which you should read also) because of how the protagonists of both books go through grief and a major transformation in their lives.
Good luck and do update me if you decide to read them! :)
Well, I recently put it back on the shelf for a couple of reasons. I really, really enjoyed it at first and thought it was very promising. However, after 7-8 chapters, I started rolling my eyes at the gratuitous display of just how intelligent and cultured the van Meers were. Hannah especially seemed too pretentious to me, like a hipster girl from Lookbook. (I’m sorry if this offends anyone. I have an account too.) So I’ve decided to take a break from it and go back to it when I’m in the mood for something like that. :)