Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

Back on the Books

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I didn’t sleep much over the summer. As anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, I spent lots of the night tweeting, and ended up getting in a state every time I tried to go to bed. I also stopped reading. For the first time, ever, I didn’t have a couple of books on the go and an imaginary cast hanging around in my head.

I need books like I need air. Like I need water, and food, and human contact.
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Reading the World

Monday, December 21st, 2009

I won’t be surprised if you miss the link between book reviews and finding your identity; it’s not that obvious. I’ll admit that I’m being a tad indulgent here – but then books and literature are a big bit of me.

And they’ve helped me work out who I am.

A good book is a gateway to another way of being, it’s a way of exploring and travelling and seeing. It gets you in to different ways of thinking.

A good character can tell you heaps about yourself, can test your emotions and responses, challenge your perceptions and assumptions. It helps work out who you are.

A good author can say the things that you can’t put in to words, can articulate the things you’ve thought and felt. It helps to see that you’re not unique.

A good read makes it all better.

These are shamelessly off topic, but here are some of my book reviews!