Posted in March 2012

On Trust…

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket Advertisements

Great Women in History: Selma Lagerlöf

Great Women in History: Selma Lagerlöf

Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1909. In 1914 she was the first woman elected to membership in the Swedish Academy. She is most well-known for her children’s book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), but she also wrote dozens … Continue reading

On the Power of Words…

“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning … Continue reading

Clockwork Prince

Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Prince transports the reader quickly back in to the heat of the story right where we left off. And when I say ‘heat’ I am not using that word lightly. What transpires between the characters is hot, hot, hot! The tension between Tessa, Jem and Will has been turned up to Nth degree. Tessa … Continue reading

On Reading…

“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.” – Angela Carter