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goodreads LPT: Organizing Your Virtual Library in Microsoft Excel

As an avid reader, GoodReads is basically my life. Most people these days dream of being Insta-Famous, or TikTok viral but I dream of being GoodReads famous. I’m only very slightly exaggerating.

Here is a screenshot of the goodreads home …

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Book Review – Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol is funny, kind of weird but still deep. Published in 1842, it has the distinct honor of holding the title of “The First Russian Novel”. For a country so well-known for its novels, I was …

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The Foundation Pit by Andrei Platonov

The Foundation Pit is probably Andrei Platonov’s most popular work. However this isn’t saying much because he seems to be an under-appreciated writer in the English-speaking world. In the beginning of 2021 I had just read Life and Fate by …

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The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A great novel for readers new to Dostoyevsky

Check out my reviews on other Dostoyevsky novels.

I read this book in the beginning of 2021, and was surprised at how quickly I read it. I’m still not really sure what …

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Russian Literature.. Recommendations for Every Type of Reader

The number one book-related question I get asked most often is “I want to read Russian literature, do you have any recommendations?” So here I’ve decided to do a post to finally answer this question. When looking for books to …

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Reading Historical Fiction – The Lymond Chronicles and House of Niccolò Series: Spoiler-Free Intro

A couple of months back, I had this strange urge to read historical fiction. So began my search for a good historical fiction series. Through googling and scouring goodreads/reddit, I found that the most popular books were ones by Umberto …

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Reading Political Memoirs

As a self-identified political junkie, I’m always interested in reading up on famous politicians – especially around the election cycle.

Here are some I’ve recently read and enjoyed:

  1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama Perhaps the most anticipated release of
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War and Peace, or the Art of Writing about Life – Check This Off Your NYR

A review of one of the greatest novels ever written. As 2020, otherwise known as the strangest and craziest year in the 21st century (so far…) comes to a close, it’s time to start drawing up your new year’s resolutions. …

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2020 Reading Wrap-Up

I don’t know about you, but 2020 has been the year in which I have read most. With nowhere to go and no friends to meet during weekends and weeknights, books have become good companions. Here’s a list of the …

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From Conan Doyle to Cortázar: Short Stories to Fulfill a Busy Person

The world is changing. The exponential growth and adoption of technology means that these days nearly every form of entertainment is delivered digitally. When reading a book is just too much of a commitment, here are some intellectually stimulating reads …