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  1. I truly enjoyed this review of The Giver!! I just re read it couple of weeks ago with my younger child. Your description especially reminded me of this particular reading of the theme of memories (https://www.bartleby.com/lit/the-giver) in the book. I also loved your honesty about not feeling like finishing the series!
  2. Currently reading Brave New World
  3. I have been re-reading Grendel again and I am awestruck by the possibility of retelling a classic like Beowulf and especially the childhood and abandon play in it. John Gardner's literary influences from the trusty old Whitman-type really come through. I have been trying to find out more about how Grendel was received and especially how Gardner was treated. It is interesting to see that he faced so much criticism for too. I noticed in a theme discussion on Bartleby (https://www.bartleby.com/lit/grendel) that they make a conversation about the play and childhood very impactfully
  4. The best short novel of all-time ?

    Orwell's Animal Farm
  5. Best Horror Authors?

    Stephen King and Shirley Jackson to me. And for Gothic horror, Bram Stoker.
  6. Your Favourite Book when a Child?

    I was a huge fan of the Tintin books. The school library purchased 3 story sets, and it was a rat race among friends to borrow the books which were in great demand.
  7. How many books have you read this year?

    Managing work and reading has been tough. I've completed 7 books so far, will complete the 8th in a day or two (as of Feb 18, 2021).
  8. Your favorite teams?

    New York City FC, Manchester United, and Dortmund FC
  9. What Are You Watching Now? - 2021

    The Vikings, Sherlock, and rewatching selected episodes of The Family Guy.
  10. The Last Film You Saw - 2021

    2021 so far Gran Torino Reservoir Dogs Full Metal Jacket Whiplash
  11. The Martian

    Considering how book is always considered better than the film, I really want to read 'The Martian' now!
  12. Try Issac Asimov's books. He is pretty darn good when it comes to sci fi!
  13. Your Top 10 Authors!

    JK Rowling Stephen King Harper Lee Dan Brown Khaled Hosseneni Paulo Coelho Haruki Murakami George RR Martin Enid Blyton Agatha Christie
  14. I prefer ghost novels over all the other creature fictions. But I recently started to read this superb web series called Adrian's Undead Diary. It is about a man's survival in zombie apocalypse and it is really awesome!