At my parents’ house, there is an old hand mill coffee grinder. As a child, every morning I would wake up to the sound and the smell of my Dad grinding the coffee for his morning brew. When I was a teenager I found myself joining him; then I started university, and I was the first […]Read more "Reading coffee grounds"
When I finish a book I usually have one of two reactions: 1. I press the book to my forehead and wish I could unread it so I could begin again 2. I throw it on the floor and stomp away I obviously have strong reactions to books but find it hard to put my […]Read more "Haiku/Review. I"
Pixel Picks – weekly links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. Enjoy. Required Reading: a definitive list of what college professors are teaching this year The f-word AND the s-word: an article from Brain Pickings on the taboo topic – female sexuality Floopads, Spell-Phones, and Butterbeer frappucinos: What Hogwarts would be […]Read more "Pixel Picks. VI"
The Great Gatsby, Harry Potter, Looking for Alaska, The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Color Purple, The Lord of the Flies, 1984, Brave New World, Animal Farm, The Fault in Our Stars, The Lord of the Rings, The Kite Runner, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Persepolis. Books that have passed through […]Read more "On Banned Books"
At first there was just three of us lounging on the big leather couches, surrounded by our books. Two more arrived, making a complete set. This month’s theme was ‘not this century’ and we ended up with books spanning from the 4th Century BCE to the 20th Century AD. Two thousand, four hundred years of […]Read more "Not this Century: Donut Club. II"
So here we are, at the end. This project taught me I am terrible at writing sonnets. But, I do like to think that they became better with each one. – A Series of Unfortunate Events, I remember what it was like to first find and read these intriguing novels: When I was a kid (I […]Read more "A Series of Unfortunate Sonnets"