#GetLit: Bibliotherapy

I’ve long been a fan of writer and philosopher Alain de Botton  who founded The School of Life (TSOL), which is devoted to creating emotional intelligence with the help of culture. One of the many services of TSOL is called Bibliotherapy, a therapy session that “helps you explore your relationship with books and guide you to anew literary direction.” I … Continue reading #GetLit: Bibliotherapy


An Unlikely Currency: Books

Peso, dollar, time. As a Filipino teenager who migrated to the U.S. in the early 2000’s, my understanding of currency has always been mangled. I always used to marvel at the peso-dollar rate when I was still in the Philippines, not knowing the economic implications of how a dollar is worth fifty times more than the … Continue reading An Unlikely Currency: Books

Author Index

A Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Alameddine, Rabih + An Unnecessary Woman + The Angel of History Alderman, Naomi Alvar, Mia Auster, Paul B Bautista, Lualhati Beatty, Paul Bennett, Brit Boyne, John Bulosan, Carlos C Cain, Susan Castellanos, Rosario Catmull, Ed Cole, Teju Cullors, Patrisse D de Botton, Alain + How Proust Can Change Your Life + The … Continue reading Author Index

A Year in Reading

What a year it has been for literature! There were so many incredible book releases in 2016 that in spite of a hard year for all of us, there is redemption in literature. The books I read this year have been enlightening, riveting and challenging, all contributing to a consciousness that lets us humanize one another. … Continue reading A Year in Reading