“When she came to write her story, she would wonder exactly when the books and the words started not just to mean something, but everything.” New book time is always an exciting time. I had resolved this year to make the most of living abroad and attempt to read some of the work that has been […]
Read more "The Book Thief and the power of words"
It seems fitting on International Women’s Day to be writing about Angela Carter, a widely underrated British writer, whose unflinching belief in her own worth and the worth of the female challenged the way that women are portrayed in literature and popular culture. In her own unique way, she attacked the status quo in the […]
Read more "Dreams and Realities in Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop"
Some years ago, I came across a David Mitchell novel, Black Swan Green, a semi-autobiographical account of the author’s childhood in England. I was drawn into his storytelling and I am always excited to expand my library of British authors, so this year I decided to read Cloud Atlas. I had heard mixed reviews about the 2012 movie starring Tom […]
Read more "Traversing Souls in Cloud Atlas"
So here it is. I have always been a book lover. It started with dragons and fairy-tales and toys that came to life; so as long as I had the shelf next to my bed filled with books, I would never dream alone. I have carried this need for stories everywhere. Now, after finding myself […]
Read more "From the beginning…"