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Let the Crabgrass Grow by H. Allen Smith

Let the Crabgrass Grow is a hilarious collection of short stories by H. Allen Smith. It is one of the books that I have read many times and still laugh at the same things over again. If you like humor books. This one is for you. I found this very…

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

The Hobbit is a story of Bilbo Baggins, a well-to-do hobbit living in the comforts of his hole in The Hill and at the same time showered with great respect among the neighborhood not only because he comes from a rich ancestry but because his family from the…

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason

If there is anyone lucky enough to pay a bargain price of 50 Philippine Peso for a book of wisdom. It is me. It is true then that sometimes you do not have to look up to see your fortune among the stars because this book that contains the success…

The Secret Life of Money by Tad Crawford

This is a spiritual perspective on the life cycle of money which if understood by the readers, will bring a more satisfying and spiritual relationship with wealth rather than being obsessed with it not as a means but as an end in itself. “Those who possess inner wealth and work…

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

If I have ten and a hundred more thumbs I give it up for Gabriel García Márquez. One Hundred Years of Solitude is a tale of four generations of the Buendía family in a mythical town of Macondo where they settled to flee from a curse and…

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

I first came across The Reader in a riveting and quite disturbing film starred by Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes. It was the only film that choke me in a flood of tears, something that never happened to me in any movie I watched. When I got hold of this…

Teacher Man by Frank Mc Court

I became a teacher myself at some point in my life and may venture into the same career in the future. But if that time comes, it would be in a less oppressive and less miserable environment that provides teachers the intangible benefit of pride and dignity not only of…

Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

We all have heroes and role models in life. They may be our parents, siblings, neighbor, mentor, a celebrity, a singer, a dancer, a national hero, a philanthropist, a scientist, or a billionaire or a millionaire…. Mine I think could be one of the above – a millionaire and…

Death in the Laboratory by Isaac Asimov

I’m a self confessed moron in chemistry, but this essay by Asimov, that talks about chemists who died early or later due their obstinate love for the science and the elements, keeps me grinning from ear to ear. And I quote some: “While most chemists are very careful about…

Angela’s Ashes by Frank Mc Court

Written to the world for his mother Angela, this first book by Frank Mc Court revisits his miserable childhood in Ireland, the squalid poverty, the death of his famished siblings, the physical and psychological battery in a catholic school, a pathologically alcoholic father, an overbearing but resilient mother (like most…