Traveling with Books

I’m headed to South Africa and Botswana in a week, and while I’ve been packing for this three-week-long research trip, I’m realizing that my biggest worry is what I will bring with me to read! I don’t like e-books, so I am planning to bring actual physical copies of books, but I also have to... Continue Reading →

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Reading Internationally

When I was working on my Master's degree, I took a world literature class in which we read books by Anita Desai (Indian), Khaled Hosseini (Afghan-born American), and Edna O'Brien (Irish). I've also engaged with more popular and award-winning authors, like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigerian) and Jhumpa Lahiri (American of Indian origin). Nevertheless, I really... Continue Reading →

Abandoning Books

I found this infographic on Goodreads, by way of The Paris Review.  It was too interesting not to share, and I hope I'm not breaking blog etiquette by copying and pasting it here. The first category is Goodreads Top 5 most abandoned books.  I've read two of them: Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and... Continue Reading →

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