Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia…  You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it.  You just use the future to escape the present.

John Green, Looking for Alaska

Book Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

…the whole world is just a patchwork quilt of crazy little cults, all with their own secret spaces, their own records, their own rules. – Robin Sloan Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a wonderful, wonderful book! You would find your eyes glossing over tech/nerd/geek speak but the witty side comments are sure…

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If our languages won’t divide us, our values will. This is the ultimate lesson that I learned from reading Divergent by Veronica Roth, another post-apocalyptic young adult fiction.  In this latest dystopian book that I read, the known world has become divided into five factions according to the values that…

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Book Review: The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

I love languages.  I love learning new ones and I love eavesdropping on people who think I don’t understand what they are saying.  So it won’t come as a surprise that I found The Pledge by Kimberly Derting highly intriguing when I first read the summary. This girl Charlaina, Charlie for…

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(Not-So-Perfect) Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

I have recently finished the third book of the Hush Hush series called Silence.  And after carefully going through it, knowing that I would have to write another book review about it, I noted several improvements relative to the first two books. Read my review of Hush Hush and Crescendo. Despite…

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