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The Monkey’s Paw and Other Tales

“To show that fate ruled people's lives, and that those who interfered with it did so to their sorrow. ” ― W. W. Jacobs Why I’m Reading this Book? I’ve had this book for a while in my digital library, but it was taking a long time to come to it. Recently I’ve read ‘If it bleeds’ by… Continue reading The Monkey’s Paw and Other Tales

Classic · fiction · Small Book · Western

True Grit

“You must pay for everything in this world one way and another. There is nothing free except the Grace of God. You cannot earn that or deserve it.”  ― Charles Portis Why I’m Reading this Book? This book is mentioned as true american classic at various places. It’s also considered a short novel. Although, I don’t… Continue reading True Grit

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Passing

“She wished to find out about this hazardous business of “passing,” this breaking away from all that was familiar and friendly to take one’s chance in another environment, not entirely strange, perhaps, but certainly not entirely friendly.”  -- Nella Larsen Why I’m Reading this Book? Written during "Harlem Renaissance”, first published in 1924, Nella Larsen’s… Continue reading Passing

Classic · fiction · Small Book

The Wind in the Willows

"After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.” ― Kenneth Grahame Why I’m Reading this Book? This year I want to read at least 100 books and to do that I’m constantly searching for good small books. I’ve… Continue reading The Wind in the Willows

Classic · fiction · Short Stories

The House on Mango Street

"Here there is too much sadness and not enough sky.” - Sandra Cisneros Why I’m Reading this Book? In my quest of reading short novels I stumbled upon this gem. I’ve read digital version of this book and since book was very small, I didn’t strain my eyes too much. My Review… This book is… Continue reading The House on Mango Street

Classic · fiction · Short Stories

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver. - "Charlotte Perkins Gilman" Why I'm reading it? I've come across this book when I was searching for short novels to finish my reading goal. This is the first time I've heard about this book… Continue reading The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories