The First Sentence of Every Novel Should Be…

I've said it before: Michael Ondaatje is one of the great writers of our time. However, his novels go all over the place and are definitely not for everyone. (If you want to know more about reading Ondaatje, click here) I am currently reading a book of his called In The Skin of a Lion.… Continue reading The First Sentence of Every Novel Should Be…


Four Books I Just Ordered (and why I’m so excited about them)

In a few days I'm off to warm sunny Orlando, Florida to visit my parents and go to Sea World and Gatorland and all sorts of themed places. And to make sure I'm not bored while there, I ordered a few books that will be waiting when I arrive. Towers of Midnight (The Wheel of… Continue reading Four Books I Just Ordered (and why I’m so excited about them)

Reading Pathways | Michael Ondaatje

I’m entering Book Riot’s START HERE Write-In Giveaway. I was originally introduced to Ondaatje's books because I don't speak any Danish. As a child I moved out of my native Iceland because my father started working for the UN. I was subsequently enrolled in American schools, first in Israel and then in Croatia. In Iceland, Danish is… Continue reading Reading Pathways | Michael Ondaatje

Passages I Love, Volume 1

Some books are just better than others; some writers better. The following passage is taken from Michael Ondaatje's Divisadero, and is one of my favorite passages from the book. The clock-maker wiped the appearance of mildew or foxing off the white portal of the dial and then lifted it off the mechanism. I, in order… Continue reading Passages I Love, Volume 1