Me and The Virgin Suicides

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It was just a couple years back I realised that Virgin Suicides was based on a book written by Jeffrey Eugenides. I planned to read it and finally bought the book last week. The book is republished by Picador Modern Classic and has a beautiful cover that I think suits the atmosphere of the story (by then I hadn’t read it – only remembered the nuance of the movie I had seen 13 years ago – melancholic and dreamy).

The Virgin Suicides was narrated by one of the teen boys who were obsessed with the Lisbon girls: Mary, Therese, Lux, Bonnie and Cecilia. The boys spent their days and nights watching the girls’ house and saw them as something unreal. It could be seen since the beginning that the girls weren’t brought up normally. Their mother was very strict and religious; their father – a math teacher in their school – always listened to his wife and didn’t have much say about how things ran at their household.

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Against Popular Belief

Haruki Murakami, one of the wisest authors I have known (but all authors are wise to some extent I think), said that if you only read books that everyone else was reading, you could only think what everyone was thinking. In another words, you lost your originality.

Haruki Murakami, one of the wisest authors I have known (but all authors are wise to some extent I think), said that if you only read books that everyone else was reading, you could only think what everyone was thinking. In another words, you lost your originality.

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For The Love of Books?

This year, I started an Instagram account for my books. It does sound weird when I read that again, but it is actually a great place to share reviews and just challenge each other to read more (and probably buy more) books.

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The last three months were really hard for me, and just a like a true book geek, I escaped to books. In the first month, I read 16 books. I read them like I have never read any books before. The result, stacks of new books and a suffering bank account. I found it now amazing how I managed to get through my weeks, with all my works and store to run, and still managed to read that much. Now that I’m almost over the problem, my reading pace is back to normal. One or two books a week.

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Me and The Farm

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Two sides of the same coin is basically the big theme for The Farm by Tom Rob Smith. I remember I had this topic with my class where students listened to two people describing one accident from their own point of views. I divided the class in two, group A listened to the first person and group B listened to the second. After, they paired and compared the stories they had heard.

Surely, there were some differences involving the accident. My friend told me about another saying: There sides of the same coin. The third side is the truth. That means there is falseness in both first and second sides. This is exactly what happened in The Farm.

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