“Books break the shackles of time – proof that humans can work magic.” – Carl Sagan. I have been writing about the benefits of finding moments of stillness and quiet in our busy lives over on my Leaping Tracks blog recently. Becoming absorbed in a good book is one of my favourite ways to find … Continue reading A few of my recent favourite reads…
In my last post I wrote about becoming a first-time participant in the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon, which ran across this past weekend. Although I had seen social media traffic about previous readathons, I was not quite sure what to expect. But I needn't have worried - it was really great fun. I knew before … Continue reading “All time spent reading is time well-spent.” ~ W H Auden. The joys of participating in the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon
It’s the beginning of another month, which means that it is time once again to indulge in the glorious adventure that is ‘Six Degrees of Separation’. This is a meme hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a common starting point and participants then link to six … Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation: from The Outsiders to Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
In my last post, I wrote about the fun and frolics of this year's summer, with a promise of further reflections about my souvenir stack of books. As I mentioned previously, I try not to bring physical books into our apartment these days. We have just about enough space for the books currently in our … Continue reading Autumn Reflections on Summer High Jinks: Part Two
The Man Booker Prize celebrates each year 'the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK'. What is now a landmark literary event started in 1969 and to celebrate its 50th year, the Booker Prize Foundation has decided to award a 'Golden Man Booker Prize' to the best work of fiction to receive … Continue reading The Golden Man Booker Prize: which book would get your vote?
Six Degrees of Separation is a meme hosted by Kate on her blog Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month, a book is chosen as a starting point. Players then publish their own chain, linking the first book six others. A book doesn’t need to be connected to all the others on the list, only … Continue reading Six degrees of separation: From The Tipping Point to Doctor Zhivago