Short and Sweet Reviews // Catch-22 by Joseph Heller — ZEN AND PI

“He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt.” ― Joseph Heller, Catch-22 Catch-22, first published in 1953, is a satirical novel set during World War II. In it, we meet Yossarian a U.S. Army bombardier desperately trying to finish his required number of missions so he can get back home. We see […] … Continue reading Short and Sweet Reviews // Catch-22 by Joseph Heller — ZEN AND PI

Dear God, I am fouteen years old. I have always been a good girl. Maybe you can give me a sign letting me know what is happening to me. ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple In the book The Color Purple by Alice Walker, we meet Celie, a poor and uneducated black woman who is … Continue reading

New words – 1 August 2016 — About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

sliver building noun an extremely tall, narrow skyscraper It seems that we are seeing more super-tall buildings, including those sliver buildings on fifty-seventh street in midtown. [WNYC: Leonard Lopate Show (US culture and current affairs) 21 January 2016] shadow flipping noun the practice of selling a house and then re-selling it several times before completing […] … Continue reading New words – 1 August 2016 — About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog