Gout: A rich man disease through the ages

I know I usually don't post about medical stuff - unless discussing troubling issues like Depression, Dementia or Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes or bugs. Some of them have been written for the Mental Health Awareness Month like May 2017 and some of them came out during research for a book I was reading likeThe Munchausen … Continue reading Gout: A rich man disease through the ages

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QUIETUS * Orson Scott Card Short Story

What would you do if one evening you would come home to your wife and kids just to find out you had no children? That you're imagining a second reality where you are not a top manager but a lowly employee with two great kids. And your wife is not depressed anymore and you are … Continue reading QUIETUS * Orson Scott Card Short Story

The Human Seasons BY JOHN KEATS

Four Seasons fill the measure of the year;      There are four seasons in the mind of man: He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear      Takes in all beauty with an easy span: He has his Summer, when luxuriously      Spring's honied cud of youthful thought he loves To ruminate, and by such dreaming high      Is … Continue reading The Human Seasons BY JOHN KEATS

Reconstructing Amelia By Kimberly McCreight * Book Review

Reconstructing Amelia follows the story of working mother, Kate, who receives a call one day from her teenage daughter’s school telling her that her daughter, Amelia, has been suspended and needs to be picked up. Due to traffic and work obstacles, Kate arrives at the school late, and by the time she does, there are … Continue reading Reconstructing Amelia By Kimberly McCreight * Book Review

Elegiac Stanzas by William Wordsworth

Elegiac Stanzas Suggested by a Picture of Peele Castle in a Storm, Painted by Sir George Beaumont BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH I was thy neighbour once, thou rugged Pile! Four summer weeks I dwelt in sight of thee: I saw thee every day; and all the while Thy Form was sleeping on a glassy sea. So pure … Continue reading Elegiac Stanzas by William Wordsworth

It seems that the world is very old. * She Excerpt

“Old? Yes, it is old indeed. Time after time have nations, ay, and rich and strong nations, learned in the arts, been and passed away and been forgotten, so that no memory of them remains. This is but one of several; for Time eats up the works of man, unless, indeed, he digs in caves … Continue reading It seems that the world is very old. * She Excerpt

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley Book review

It's been a while since I've read this gorgeus book - poetry in the form of a monstrous story. Man trying to be God by creating life - in his own form and shape - and then having to deal with the birth of identity, free will and intelligence. Does it sound familiar to you? … Continue reading Frankenstein – Mary Shelley Book review

Find Me book review * by Laura van den Berg

After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel--a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world. I bought this book after reading a review on the Culture section of BBC News. Find Me was listed as one … Continue reading Find Me book review * by Laura van den Berg

Sometimes I close my eyes and paint these walls a different color * Quote from Destroy me by Tahereh Mafi

“Sometimes I close my eyes and paint these walls a different color. I imagine I’m wearing warm socks and sitting by a fire. I imagine someone’s given me a book to read, a story to take me away form the torture of my own mind. I want to be someone else somewhere else with something … Continue reading Sometimes I close my eyes and paint these walls a different color * Quote from Destroy me by Tahereh Mafi

Tahereh Mafi * Destroy Me (“Shatter Me” Series 1.5) Book Review

Not since Margaret Atwood's Fallen women that I had the opportunity to see another way of falling. Falling in love. “And I've fallen. So hard. I've hit the ground. Gone right through it. Never in my life have I felt this. Nothing like this. I've felt shame and cowardice, weakness and strength. I've known terror and … Continue reading Tahereh Mafi * Destroy Me (“Shatter Me” Series 1.5) Book Review