The Reason I Read International Literature is Bigger than Literature

I write this post with a roiling stomach, one which has been roiling since yesterday. Sunday, January 11, 2015. The day of the march in Paris against terrorism and a loss of freedom. Many weeks ago, one of my dearest friends asked, “Why do you read so much translated literature?” and before I could properly formulate a complete […]

Not a Book Review, Not an Ad, Just My New Favorite Starbucks Beverage

While going through the drive-through at Starbucks, on an early morning before work, I’ve been torn between ordering a latte or a cappuccino. The latte is often too weak; the cappuccino not hefty enough. Neither seems to fully satisfy. But on January 6, while checking the Starbucks app on my iPhone,  I was introduced to the […]

Books Read in 2014

1.  Hear The Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami 2.  Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami 3.  The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen 4.  2666 by Roberto Bolano      * The Part About The Critics      * The Part About Amalfitano      * The Part about Fate 5.  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 6.  The Luminaries […]