The Symposium by Plato

Title: The Symposium. Writer(s): Plato.Translator(s): Christopher Gill & Desmond Lee. Publisher: Penguin Books. Format: Paperback. Release Date: May 30th, 2006 (First Published -380). Pages: 128. Genre(s): Philosophy, Classics, Non-Fiction. ISBN13:  9780143037538. My Overall Rating: ★★★★☆. What is Love? That is a question that we continuously try and answer in our life and it is a challenge … Continue reading The Symposium by Plato

Merry Chistmas and Happy Holidays

Trang: Hey y'all!! Lashaan and Trang here! We wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We also want to thank you for your unconditional love and support for Bookidote in 2019. Lashaan: Yes! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all you formidable Gothamites! It's an important time … Continue reading Merry Chistmas and Happy Holidays

The Nevers and Forevers of Readers

Isn't it wonderful that we find great joy in picking up a book and devouring it from cover to cover? It makes it all even more wonderful when we get our hands on a book that makes us feel things that nothing else could ever provoke in us. But with great joy comes great pain. … Continue reading The Nevers and Forevers of Readers

The Greatness of Video Games

Hello ladies and gentlemen! With Ready Player One (2018) directed by Steven Spielberg just around the corner, I thought it would be a nice idea to share something I am pretty passionate about, yet rarely openly ramble about: video games. Lately, the subject has been a nice source of controversy that was openly discussed by … Continue reading The Greatness of Video Games

The Shoe on the Roof by Will Ferguson

“They found it, tucked out of sight, exactly where she said it would be: a single shoe, on the roof.” — Will Ferguson, The Shoe on the Roof     Giller prize-winning author of 419 returns with a different and unique story that tackles sanity and madness through the eyes of a man who breaks … Continue reading The Shoe on the Roof by Will Ferguson

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” — Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale     By now, it's pretty hard to go around talking about historical fiction without mentioning The Nightingale … Continue reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

“The finest of pleasures are always the unexpected ones.” — Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus     Hold on to your hats, my friends, The Night Circus is coming to town and it has brought its magic along with it. I started this book without the slightest clue of what I was dipping my toe into. … Continue reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

    I've experienced some tear-jerking novels. Most of the time, I find that the only way an author can succeed in getting a reader to be moved by what they read isn't only by telling a sad story, but by making it relatable in more than one way. Integrating themes that are tragic by nature, … Continue reading Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

“This should be agony. I should be a mass of aching muscle - broken, spent, unable to move. And, were I an older man, I surely would... but I'm a man of thirty - of twenty again. The rain on my chest is a baptism - I'm born again...” – Batman in The Dark Knight … Continue reading The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

"You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile." - Space Monkey in Fight Club              Does society make me an individual with no other goal in life than to routinely … Continue reading Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk