Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges

Amazing. Almost all of these stories (except 3) were in Labyrinths so I've read them before. But it was definitely time for a reread since I had read Labyrinths in college almost 12 years ago. Unlike that collection of fiction and essays, this collection is only fiction. Borges is an amazing storyteller, leaving you astounded … Continue reading Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges

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The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

This book is fantastic. I never wanted it to end. I wish I could crawl inside this book and live with this family. At the end, I am heartbroken. I am speechless. I am crying a little. This was a beautiful arrangement of magical realism, family saga, and political drama in post-war Chile. Allende's first … Continue reading The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende