Marilynne Robinson on “the dance with language”

Author Marilynne Robinson is a true lover of words. In a recent New York Times Book Review essay, she divulged her love of the essentials of words, particularly in Emily Dickinson -- a poet of "parsimoniousness". As Robinson admits, with writing, she is drawn to that movement toward essentials, away from all secondary definitions, all … Continue reading Marilynne Robinson on “the dance with language”

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A Collection of Bookish Quotes

Pamela Paul's recent book My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Books of Books, Plot Ensues has a collection of great quotes about the power of reading and the wonderful world of books. So this week, since I'm still floating on a cloud of Paul's bookish tendencies I'm sharing some of her insights and great bookish … Continue reading A Collection of Bookish Quotes

Bibliotherapy and whether reading can making you happier

I'm quite content to mimic some readers, Virginia Woolf included, and take pride in my seemingly serendipitous and spontaneous choices of books. I like to think that books have a way of coming and going in your life, knowing full well though, that books can mean different things to people at any stage of their … Continue reading Bibliotherapy and whether reading can making you happier