VOX – Nicholson Baker – Book Review

Vox is the story of two voices, his and hers: two strangers who, having met on a telephone chat-line, switch to a private, one-on-one connection - and find it impossible to hang up. Literate, humorous, erotic, Vox is a classic of bedtime reading. There are many things - many intimate things - to talk about. … Continue reading VOX – Nicholson Baker – Book Review


The Sisters (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Look how the same possibilities unfold in their opposite demeanors, as though one saw different ages passing through two identical rooms. Each thinks that she props up the other, while resting wearily on her support; and they can't make use of one another, for they cause blood to rest on blood, when as in the … Continue reading The Sisters (Rainer Maria Rilke)

50 Shades of Gray * E.L. James

I promised myself I would not read these books when they came out. They sparked a lot of media attention and with the exception of Johanna and a few Sydney Sheldon books, I have had no experience with written porn. (As I assumed they would be). The characters are likable and easily identifiable with - … Continue reading 50 Shades of Gray * E.L. James

The Hunger Games * Suzanne Collins

In a future world where the population has been divided in districts and are ruled in a totalitarian regime by the Capitol, a girl from District 12 named Katniss volunteers as a tribute in the 74th annual Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a fight to the death with only one victor to be chosen … Continue reading The Hunger Games * Suzanne Collins

All The World’s A Stage

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning … Continue reading All The World’s A Stage

Happy New Lunar Year

The 2015 Chinese Year is the 32 number in the sixty-year cycle called YI WEI and described in Chinese tradition like "Sheep respected by Others". 2015 is the year of Green Wooden Sheep (Ram, Goat). The upcoming 2015 year of the Sheep is the inspiring period; it will try to leave behind any unstable affair … Continue reading Happy New Lunar Year

Telling you all (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Telling you all would take too long. Besides, we read in the Bible how the good is harmful and how misfortune is good. Let's invite something new by unifying our silences; if, then and there, we advance, we'll know it soon enough. And yet towards evening, when his memory is persistent, one belated curiousity stops … Continue reading Telling you all (Rainer Maria Rilke)

It is you (I have loved all along) (Dana Glover)

There is something that I see In the way you look at me There's a smile, there's a truth in your eyes But an unexpected way On this unexpected day Could it mean this is where I belong It is you I have loved all along It's no more mystery It is finally clear to … Continue reading It is you (I have loved all along) (Dana Glover)

He put the belt around my life (50 shades of Grey)

Emily Dickinson (1830–86). Complete Poems. 1924. Part Three: Love XXXII HE put the belt around my life,— I heard the buckle snap, And turned away, imperial, My lifetime folding up Deliberate, as a duke would do A kingdom’s title-deed,— Henceforth a dedicated sort, A member of the cloud. Yet not too far to come at … Continue reading He put the belt around my life (50 shades of Grey)