Reading Roundup – Week of 11/8/2021

In my post last week I said that “Maybe I’ll summarize everything or I’ll focus on one book…” and here we are at the first summarize everything post. There’s not as much to talk about this week as I think there might be in weeks to come. That’s mostly due to one book, but that’ll be the last bit of reading I’ll talk about.

Keeping Up With My Thoughts

Back at the end of September, I made a pact with myself: I would read, on average, 100 pages of written word a day. Why? Well… Over the last few years I’ve found myself struggling to maintain the healthy reading habits I’d developed through primary and secondary schooling. It was a wish to return to that wa

Patron Saints of Nothing: A Thought Essay

I have so many complicated thoughts about this novel. Many stem from imagining my boyfriend Nico, a native Filipino, in this situation but a few also concern the inaction of the rest of the world. The narrative begs the question “Who’s responsibility?” Certainly, the drug “war” Duterte has instigated is nothing short of wholesale massacre. Indeed, it seems far too many innocents have been ensnared in the bloodshed.