R001-004Short story shorter: I write about books that mean something to me.

Short story longer: Like travel and music, books grow empathy by getting you out of your own head. They also allow you space to revel in your blessings and commune in reflections both personal and universal.

I fancy myself a half Filipino-American Jo March. My preference of literature is an o c e a n but it is also a railroad in that one book so predictably leads to the other. Currently nurturing a penchant for 19th and 20th century literature.

More recommendation than review, this is an attempt to make sense out of my jumbled ideas about the books I read.

“I’m quite illiterate, but I read a lot” – J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye