Why the Water Is Sweet where the River Meets the Sea by Enrique Posner is a poignant, astonishingly outlined story revolving around a young girl and her friend, River. Exploring the complexities of growing up through what some might define as an odd relationship - that between a human and a body of water - … Continue reading Why the Water Is Sweet where the River Meets the Sea by Enrique Posner | Book Review
We spent a couple of days at this lovely cottage, including New Year’s Eve, and it was everything we could’ve asked for. Most accommodations we stayed at were outstanding; however, almost none of them can surpass this one, and that for a multitude of reasons. The geographical positioning of the cottage is ideal for those … Continue reading Spending New Year’s Eve in a cozy cottage
If goodness was counted in books received, it would mean I was on top of Santa's Nice list, for I got quite a few books - some were on my wishlist, some were pleasant surprises.
Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw is a gothic novella revolving around an unnamed young governess sent to a country house to take care of Miles and Flora, two orphans, who finds herself entangled in a rather bizarre and unsettling situation. Considered by many the “the greatest ghost story ever written”, James’ novella is … Continue reading The Turn of the Screw by Henry James | Book Review
My inspiration for this poem was the Pygmalion myth. Simply put, the myth revolves around a sculptor who carves an ivory statue that is the representation of his ideal of womanhood and falls in love with her. Consequently, his prayers of Galatea becoming a real woman are heard and answered and the goddess Venus brings the ivory statue to life. Essentially, the myth has a happy ending, with them marrying and having a child; however, it only has a happy ending if you are willing to look beyond certain aspects – that being, misogyny, stereotyping and false images of womanhood
The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott is an anthology of more than 100 poems from the renowned author many of us celebrate for Little Women, which I have reviewed in the past. This anthology was sent to me by Libris in exchange for a review. Louisa May Alcott is obviously one of my favourite classic … Continue reading The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott | Book Review