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East Village: 8-22-2016

It is 8:11 PM in New York City–the East Village, bordering on Alphabet City. I am sitting on the fifth floor of an apartment building between Avenues A and B, with three-dollar beers pressing against my waistband, the taste of heavy french fries seeping into my teeth and a piece of calamari wedged between my cuspid and lateral incisor. 1.521 altre parole

ANOTHER BROOKLYN captures adolescent friendship and coming of age in pristine prose-poetry


Another Brooklyn

By Jacqueline Woodson

Amistad/HarperCollins Publishers: Aug. 9, 2016

$22.99, 175 pages

Jacqueline Woodson is a legend in the YA literature world, with a long list of novels that have won every major YA and children’s literature award. 1.347 altre parole

Book Reviews

The Wise Man's Fear (part 2)

Hi there! Long time no see!

Hum… yes, it took me a while to read this beast. But here I am, I’m done.

It seems I did my last post just in time, it was precisely the middle of the book. 221 altre parole


Grab On to Me Tightly as if I Knew the Way by Bryan Charles

This is such a heart-shattering and beautiful book. Which surprised me a bit – after all, this is supposed to be just another average coming-of-age novel. 824 altre parole


The Poison Tree: A Memoir by Henry I. Schvey

<<Mr. Rothstein had said: “Hear the voice of the Bard!” Why had he said that to me? Someday I might write something that would live on, even if whatever I wrote would be less incomprehensible that William Blake’s. 1.202 altre parole

The Yearling

“The sun was sinking into the saw-grass.  The marsh was golden.  The whooping cranes were washed with gold.  The far hammocks were black.  Darkness came to the lily pads, and the water blackened.   826 altre parole


Till We Meet Again, Harry

Mention Harry Potter and I will break out in a wide grin and excitedly gab about Harry and  facets of his magical world—his allies and his dangerous enemies, Privet Drive, Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Horcruxes, Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, what not. 1.815 altre parole