The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

by Junot Diaz Reading Around the World: Dominican Republic How obtained: second hand store ($3) Oscar used to be a typical Dominican boy- read a lady-charmer- until one day his luck stopped. At age seven, he had two girlfriends, but soon after he broke up with one, the other broke up with him, and he … Continue reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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Reading Lolita in Tehran

Reading Lolita in Tehran- Azar Nafisi Reading Around the World- Iran I picked this book up a couple years ago after meeting a few Iranian refugees. In some ways it was a prelude to starting my journey of reading around the world. I have mixed feelings about the book- there were many things that I … Continue reading Reading Lolita in Tehran

Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers- Rosamund Burton

Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers- Rosamund Burton Reading Around the World- Ireland How obtained: given to me last year (and thus on my already owned TBR pile) This book is a recounting of the journey a woman takes as she walks along Saint Declan's Way. Born in Ireland, schooled in England, currently living in Australia, … Continue reading Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers- Rosamund Burton