Women’s History Month: 10 Books by Women You Should Consider Reading

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month: 10 Books by Women You Should Consider Reading March is celebrated as Women's History Month, so I have pulled some books that I read and enjoyed that were written by women from the archives. The books are very different, but each is a work of art. These 10 books you should consider reading. Let me know how many of these 10 books you have read! Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, Book Review:  In Jamaica Inn, after her mother dies, Mary makes the journey to her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss Merlyn. While on the journey, Mary learns that people don’t think highly of her Uncle Joss, and in fact, he’s despised by his … [Read more...]

Samuel Beckett Book Recommendations: More Books for Your Personal Library

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett Book Recommendations: More Books for Your Personal Library This blog post was inspired by Open Culture’s, “The Books Samuel Beckett Read and Really Liked (1941-1956).” Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot (Eng rev): A Tragicomedy in Two Acts and Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, which is on my list of books to read this year. Beckett became somewhat of a recluse and the list below are the books he read with his notes (Please see Open Culture’s post). He really enjoyed JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, a book I found quite depressing. The one thing I would like to say is to give yourself permission not … [Read more...]

Jorge Luis Borges Book Recommendations for Your Personal Library

Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges Book Recommendations for Your Personal Library Have you started building your personal library? Perhaps now is the time to get started. There are no shortage of book recommendations on this blog to facilitate the process. But I often present book lists and the personal libraries of successful people to give you diversity in choice. I first learned about Jorge Luis Borges, while I was on my Virtual Literary World Tour. On my first encounter with the man, I learned that he was kind of a big deal. He is a literati, so I suppose we should pay attention to his book recommendations. On the Open Culture website, I found … [Read more...]

Giulia Falsetti: Travel the World through Books and Recipes

Giulia Falsetti

Giulia Falsetti & Bhavin Ladva: Travel the World through Books and Recipes Interview with Giulia Falsetti This is a part of the mini-interview series I conducted while on the Virtual Literary World Tour in 2013. Today, I feature Giulia Falsetti and Bhavin Ladva. In Giulia’s interview, the emphasis is on reading and traveling. I have been to restaurants with Giulia because she once hosted a meet-up where we met at various restaurants in Toronto. Originally from India, Bhavin Ladva now resides in the United Kingdom. In Bhavin’s interview, the emphasis is on the five recommended books. I have only met Bhavin Ladva virtually. Avil … [Read more...]

Babette Bensoussan: Travel the World through Books and Recipes

Babette Bensoussan

Babette Bensoussan: Travel the World through Books and Recipes  Yesterday, I started the series of the mini-interviews I conducted while participating in the Virtual Literary World Tour. Today, we are visiting Australia and we will see it through the eyes of Babette Bensoussan. We will talk about places to visit, favorite Australian books, and music. The emphasis today is less on recipes, and more on books. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a book I have been meaning to read because it is on one of the lists of must-read books. Related Post Excerpt from Book Summaries: Around the World in 120 Days, Week Seven  Interview with Babette … [Read more...]