The Bookworm's Haven

Mia. 17. Ravenclaw. Avid Reader. Communication + Management Major.

This is my book tumblr blog as well as my personal blog because I found it hard to manage two blogs at the same time. My personal life seems to be tied up with books and reading.

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Mia Claire's bookshelf: currently-reading

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How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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Franny and Zooey
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2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Mia Claire has read 7 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Posts I Like

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


See the challenge here.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Movie

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HAHAHA. Oh hey, this is from Holes. 

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

This is my first Hemingway novel that I read when I was 15. I tried hard to like this book and to get into it because it is a classic and all. Still, it was all in vain. I just cannot understand what exactly it wants to impart to the reader after the first time I read it. I have no idea what the hell this is all about and I am not good at decoding symbols and allegory and all those literary shizzzz. Perhaps, I should reread this again. 

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This is so cute I don’t even know what to do with myself.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer and the rest of the series. 

I’ve had enough of such crap. Enough said.

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Life of Pi

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It’s important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. Otherwise you are left with words you should have said but never did, and your heart is heavy with remorse.
Yann Martel, Life of Pi (via quotethat)
How do we forgive ourselves for all of the things we did not become?
"14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes" by David ‘Doc’ Luben  (via bruisedkneesclub)

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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


One of the 20th century’s enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement of a Nobel Prize winning career.

The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility — the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth — these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel Garcia Marquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. (From Goodreads)

Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race. (From Goodreads.)

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My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro