Welcome to ‘Zee’s Wordly Obsessions’, where I will be posting all my book reviews and literary thoughts. As you have probably gathered, I am a bibliophile. I’m not ashamed of it, in fact when I finally discovered the term given to people like me, I felt much better. My condition has a title, and I’m proud of it!
So come on in, we have plenty of coffee, comfy chairs and material for your reading pleasure. This blog is mainly for me to keep track of all the books I read as well as the book challenges I hope to complete this year.
Hope you enjoy reading my reviews, and please don’t forget to leave a comment. Thoughts and opinions are very much appreciated.
Happy reading, Zee.
Tom Kepler said:
As a lifelong reader and a career English teacher, I say be happy with your obsession.
I have published one poetry book, and this fall my YA novel, Love Ya Like a Sister, will be out.
Right now, I’m playing with book covers on my facebook writing page:
See the photos section.
Hi Tom, great to have you commenting here. I’m very happy with my obsession have no qualms about that 🙂
I wish you all the best for your novel.
Mel u said:
Zee-thanks so much for visiting my blog and posting on Katherine Mansflied’s relationship to Virginia Woolf-here is a link to my thoughts on their relationship
I also read and loved a Good Soldier last year and had a read along I wish you could have joined in on his Parade’s End
I follow your blog now and will be back for sure
The 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION of the most scandalous book in Russian
Literature has been just published:
Alexander S. Pushkin Secret Journal 1836-1837
The hero of the work, Alexander Pushkin, presents in an encapsulated form his various sexual relations, his complex thoughts on life, the nature of sin, love, and creativity, as well as the complicated path that led him to his tragic end.
The Secret Journal has incited and continues to incite the most contradictory responses reflected in three volumes of Parapushkinistika.
Now published in 25 countries (http://www.mipco.com/win/AllCovers.html), the Secret Journal deserves to be placed among the most scandalous works of Russian literature.
In spite of the international success of Pushkin’s Secret Journal lasting now a quarter century, no major U.S. publisher has dared to publish it.
New French (http://www.belfond.fr) and Spanish (http://www.funambulista.net) editions of the Secret Journal are being published in 2011.
I love your blog! Happy reading!
Thanks LKD! Same to you too.
John Grummitt said:
I see you’re pursuing the 1001 books challenge, you might also be interested in the spreadsheet or iPhone app which help you track your progress with the list. Head on over to my book blog for more info on them.
And, if you’re interested in the latter and would like a free coupon for the app in return for a review on your blog, I’d love to hear from you.
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Hatef Mokhtar said:
Hope this message finds you at the best of your health.
I am writing this mail in the context to provide the information about my latest book release in the USA and to request a book review on it.
The story of ‘The Red Wrath – A Journey Between Two Destinies’ is based on the events and brutalities committed under the Communist rule in Afghanistan, by Russian army and under Taliban rule. The story raises several issues pertaining to Afghan society and culture especially that of women. It explains the struggle and loss the families faced during the war in last 30 years.
Here are the book details for your further consideration to initiate its review:
Author Name: Hatef Mokhtar
Book Title: The Red Wrath – A Journey Between Two Destinies
Genre: Historical Fiction / War Romance
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency
Book’s Summary & Book Cover: attached with this mail
Official Page: http://sbpra.com/hatefmokhtar
Book buy Links: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Wrath-Journey-between-Destinies/dp/1618974599/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344885973&sr=1-1&keywords=Hatef+Mokhtar
Your kind consideration and prompt response shall be highly appreciated on it.
Wish you have great weekend ahead.
As an aspiring writer myself who wishes to one day write about her own culture and people, I wish you the best of luck. I am sure you will be successful in putting your message across and telling the story of your people’s suffering.
I would love to read and review your book, unfortunately I have very little time for reading anymore. I am currently training to be a teacher and it is taking up all my time!
The least I can do for you is to display your comment above and hope others will find your work through my website on the wide web. I am all for supporting writers reach their dreams.
In the words of my favourite English teacher, ‘may the road rise with you’.
Hatefs Inner Voice said:
Well, thanks for the response and for your wonderful words for me. Yeah! truly said and given ‘may the road rise with you’.
We should not lose our hope! Anyways, take care and whenever you find some time just give a look to my book as well.
S. L. said:
Zee, thanks for linking back to my Mad Scientist Showdown post. I’m looking forward to more of your reviews!
Zee – thanks for linking to my 2 reviews on Japanese novels. I’m also a book addict – looking fwd to reading more of your reviews.
You’re welcome Alison. It’s pretty hard to find book reviews of Japanese novels – really glad I found yours!
Let me add its pretty hard to find Japanese novels that are (a) translated into English and (b) on South African bookstore shelves; thank goodness for on-line book merchants
Professor VJ Duke said:
The professor sends his greetings! Any suggestions for getting through Pride and Prejudice? Kind of struggling with it, in a professorish way.
Read it quickly. I had problems with it too. Reading quickly and briskly helps with all Austen novels. She is famous for her snooty gossipy observations, so imagine that an old grandma is narrating the story to you. I always envisage Maggie Smith. It really helps!
Sumithra Sriram said:
Great to meet you, fellow bibliophile!! I am really glad that I chanced upon your blog. Love your lists!! 🙂
Thanks Sumithra! Thanks for your comment. Welcome to the blog. If you have any suggestions for the lists, please let me know!