Storytelling

“Storytelling is how we survive, when there’s no feed, the story feeds something, it feeds the spirit, the imagination. I can’t imagine life without stories, stories from my parents, my culture. Stories from other people’s parents, their culture. That’s how we learn from each other, it’s the best way. That’s why literature is so important, it connects … More Storytelling

Jodie Picoult and Proofing Bread – “Handle With Care”

I am thoroughly enjoying reading Jodie Picoult’s “Handle With Care”. I haven’t finished reading it yet so this is not a book review … And I shouldn’t say this, but after having read three quarters of it, I think it might be her best yet.  Picoult chooses some meaty subjects to write about but sometimes … More Jodie Picoult and Proofing Bread – “Handle With Care”

“A Powerful but Perplexing Book Full of Paradoxes – “The Book Thief””

A friend lent me “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. It took me a while to read it because I needed time to think about each piece that I chewed off. It’s a remarkable story told in a very unusual way and I think that it’s the way that it’s told that has made it … More “A Powerful but Perplexing Book Full of Paradoxes – “The Book Thief””

Aurora Leigh

Since I referred to the lines from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Aurora Leigh” (Book 7) Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, The rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries, And daub their natural faces unaware I have been reading the original poem http://www.online-literature.com/elizabeth-browning/aurora-leigh/7/. … More Aurora Leigh