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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
A nna Karenina is known as story about infidelity. I found it to be about a whole lot more. The novel was first published in 1878. This is the first work that I have read by Leo Tolstoy. After a bit of research on the various translations available for this...
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling is the third book in the series. In this entry, Harry is back for his third year at the magical boarding school of Hogwarts. His friends Hermione and Ron are also back, along with many other students...
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Colonialism/Postcolonialism by Ania Loomba
Colonialism/Postcolonialism  is a comprehensive survey of postcolonial theory and thinking .   The author, , is a Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She has written several books on colonialism, India and Shakespeare. The edition of the...
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7 Years Old
Babbling Books is seven years old today!  As always, I want to thank the Blogging Community and all the folks who read and comment on my blog. You all are the reason that posting about books is worth it.  Seven years has gone fast. What I originally envisio...
7 Years Old
7 Years Old
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling’s  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  is the second book of the Harry Potter Series. My commentary on the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's  Stone  is  here.   In this novel, Harry returns to Hogwarts and some other magical ...
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Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James was first published in 1881 and revised by the author in 1908. I read the later version.  It is the story of Isabel Archer, a young American woman who travels through and eventually settles in Europe. James’s book is a deep...
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J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
I have finally read J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. One can say that I am late to the party on this one. However, the fact that I rarely read very new books and that this book was written within the past 25 years means that this no...
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao b y Junot Díaz was written in 2007. It won the Pulitzer prize for fiction and numerous other awards. It is included in several lists of best books of the 21st century. At least one list rated it as the best. I loved this...
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I Am A Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter
I am A Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter was written in 2008 and is the author’s follow up to Gödel, Escher, Bach, also known as GEB. My commentary on that book is  here . In this book, Hofstadter observes that due to the attention that other aspects of...
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Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid,  also known as  GEB,  by Douglas R. Hofstadter was the most challenging nonfiction book that I have ever read. Not including notes, my version of the book contained 737 very dense pages. The book was not only di...
Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
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