Recent Thoughts on Books read: Booksplore!
I have not updated this site in the longest time. That’s because the last book I read nearly a month ago – Wuthering Heights, bugged the crap out of me, putting me off reading at all. I feel like ranting about Wuthering Heights, but just the thought of the book makes me want to […]
Responding to my daughter’s open tag. Quoting her: In this tag, a bunch of Harry Potter spells each carry a question which you have to answer. All of them are book related. I really am not sure who to tag. If any of you are interested in doing this, well, um, I officially tag you! […]
Books by the English cannot NOT have an element of weather in it – rains interwoven into the story, or merely as a passing mention. North American stories invariably feature snow. Russian stories definitely feature the cold. Pretty sure books from the Far East talk about their weather as well. Why don’t Indian books feature […]
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“It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it … Continue reading
“‘Righteous hatred’ is in the same category as ‘righteous cancer’or ‘righteous tuberculosis’. All of them are absurd concepts.” Allan Wallace in Tibetian Buddhism from the Ground up
“If a continental youth wants to declare his love to a girl, he kneels down, tells her that she is the sweetest, the most charming and ravishing person in the world, that she has something in her, something peculiar and … Continue reading
“Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has installed within each of us, a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income.” – Dave … Continue reading
After a while you learn the subtle difference Between holding a hand and chaining a soul And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning And company doesn’t mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts And presents aren’t promises. … Continue reading
“The poor don’t want solidarity with their lot, they want it changed” – Shirley Hazzard in Transit of Venus PS: Brilliant narration
“It is not every man’s fate to marry the woman who loves him best” ― Jane Austen in Emma PS: Emma seems to have a lot of such interesting quotes.