Posts Tagged "1001"

20.Feb.2014 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

I started reading Great Expectations back in late June 2013, by signing up to That way a piece would be sent to my email every day, and I just needed to read that part for that day. If I stuck through it, I would get through Great Expectations in 229 installments – or 229 […]

22.Jun.2013 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (And More About Coursera Courses)

For the second week of reading in the Fiction of Relationship class, we are tackling Jane Eyre. Now I actually started Jane Eyre two years ago, and since then had been reading it on and off. I got stuck at 80% for a long time, and I finally finished it for the class. It’s not […]

30.May.2013 Animal Farm by George Orwell

I hadn’t finished a book in 2-3 months (don’t even mention how many I started and put aside to continue later). I went to Hay-On-Wye for Hay Festival last weekend and apparently our phones don’t work over there (at least not for O2!). No internet for 2-3 days, and I finished one book. Sensing desperate […]

26.Jan.2013 Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Fingersmith was a really fun book to read from beginning to the end, though I thought it almost touched the borderline of being “wordy” (being 550 pages). The first twist (probably the biggest too) left me in a state of euphoria, as I got so excited that I did not see it coming at all. […]

09.Apr.2012 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I don’t remember the last time I read a book that I totally did not want to put down. Probably Room, which I finished a couple of years ago in 7-8 hours plane ride, and I would say The Handmaid’s Tale is a better book (though completely different, so I don’t know why I made […]

25.Sep.2011 Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

You might remember that I read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlandlast year and fell in love head over heels with it. It actually became one of my favorite books, ever! Unfortunately I cannot say the same with Through the Looking-Glass. I’m not sure if it was the timing or if it’s really a less piece of […]

04.Dec.2010 The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

As I entered the novel, a sense of familiarity quickly came to me: the distinctively British language, eloquence and subtlety. I knew I was in good hands, of someone who really knows what he’s doing. My first Ishiguro was When We Were Orphans (ridiculous plot, but again, delicious British style), my second being Never Let […]

13.Nov.2010 The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Prior to reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being I was never quite sure what the book was about. It seemed to be one of those books that is hard to summarize. I would describe it as a book on relationships and sexual escapades with the backdrop of Czech politics. Main characters are Tomas the womanizer […]

02.Oct.2010 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

I’ve been intrigued by The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie since it was featured on the First Tuesday Book Club late last year and how it is often included in the various book lists (e.g. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Guardian’s 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read). Coincidentally, Muriel Spark is an author […]

22.Jun.2010 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird seems to be one of the most loved book in the history of literature, so I was excited to finally get to read it. Did I fall in love with it? Prior to reading, I knew there was a lawyer as main character and I was expecting court scenes. But there […]

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