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So I organized my books last Saturday.

It was a lot more work than I thought it would be, as it seems I have accumulated far more books than I thought I had over the course of many, many years. And it was well into the fourth hour of my clean-up — I kid you not, it took literal hours to do this thing — that I realized I only had a limited amount of space in the apartment I share with the rest of my family.

There really was really only one thing left for me to do: Sell my books.

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Book review: Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants”

To be frank, I only really got to know about Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants” when Robert Pattinson’s name got attached to the project. Considering that the poor guy’s every move is reported on and gushed upon by countless Twihards the world over, it’s hard not to find out what he’s getting involved in.

And once I got a hold of “Water for Elephants”, it does seem like a good decision for him to get involved with the book’s movie adaptation. The blurbs declare that the book spent more than a hundred weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers list, and there is even a Stephen King recommendation inside. The built-in audience may not be as rabid as the “Twilight fans”, but one can be sure that they’re there.

With so much buzz surrounding the book — and me being the most gullible person in the known universe — I started reading the book with pretty steep expectations. And as always happens when I expect something from anything and anyone, I end up slightly disappointed.

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