Letters of Life

Tag: books

Irony

“The young man was sincerely but placidly in love. He delighted in the radiant good looks of his betrothed, in her health, her horsemanship, her grace and quickness at games, and the shy interest in books and ideas that she was beginning to develop under his guidance. She was straightforward, loyal, and brave; she had… Read More ›

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To Love “The Hobbit” Is To Read The Book

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat; it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. The film’s narrative… Read More ›

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My Book List, Or A Day in the Life of.

Unlike some, I can’t digest more than three, four, books at a shot. So thankfully, my list will be short. But before that. Lists are always preceded by ‘Before thats’. Laundry is always at the back of my mind. I take the heavy basket of clothes from one of the bedrooms and empty the contents… Read More ›

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A Small Revelation, Or Why I Studied English in College

Am immersed in a novel by an author I’ve recently discovered. Late, as usual. This is an excerpt from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides ‘ latest work: Some people majored in English to prepare for law school. Others became journalists. The smartest guy in the honors program, Adam Vogel, a child of academics, was planning… Read More ›

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Favourite First Lines (1)

Of the five listed, there is only one title here that was published after 2000. I think I was too into Confessions of a Shopaholic and the like to have amassed a good collection of favourite first lines in the 21st century. If you look at the titles, you’ll see a typical girl’s collection, definitely… Read More ›

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