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Goodreads | A Strange Eventful History by Michael Holroyd – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

Goodreads | A Strange Eventful History by Michael Holroyd – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. I found a treasure again.  A Strange Eventful History tells the story of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their remarkable families.  It will be a long read and I’m not certain when I will finish.  The problem with time is that there is never enough to go around.  Here is the first lines of the first chapter: “On the night of 10 october 1868, after the curtain came down, a twenty-one-year-old actress left one of London’s theatres, stepped into… Read more Goodreads | A Strange Eventful History by Michael Holroyd – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart

Goodreads | Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. Christopher reminded me that poetry transcends generational and cultural differences by speaking to the human condition.  Emotional insight, radical thoughts and shared joy or sorrow come from a few words that have been purposely brought together by a poet’s thoughts.  Last week, I was at my favourite haunt – Indigos – checking out the $2.00 “last book” clearance shelves. There are treasures to be found!  And I did find a jewel:  Catching Life by The Throat! … Read more Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart

Goodreads – Books Still Rule! (via Rebecca Budd)

On The Road Book Club has signed up for Goodreads, which was created in 2006 by Otis Chandler. It is a community of 4,300,000 and growing. Books still do rule!! Many people believe that books, like handwriting, will go the way of the dodo bird.  Handwriting may be suffering the last pangs of existence, but books are more important than ever before, according to Goodreads website. "Goodreads is the largest social network for readers in the world. We have more than 4,300,000 members who have added more than 120,000,000 books to… Read more Goodreads – Books Still Rule! (via Rebecca Budd)

On The Road with Three Cups of Tea

“I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It happens because children aren’t being offered a bright enough future that they have a reason to choose life over death.” — Greg Mortenson Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time via Goodreads | Greg Mortenson quotes. Don, Thomas and I are literally on the road when we read Three Cups of Tea.  When we go back and forth, to and fro,… Read more On The Road with Three Cups of Tea

Christopher Hitchens and Hitch 22

“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” — Christopher Hitchens For the last week, I have been walking with Christopher Hitchens.  Every morning, rain, snow or shine, I grab my iPod and head out the door for work.  The time frame between home and work is approximately 25 minutes so I have 50 minutes/day with the voice that comes through the stereo headphones.   I accomplish two important tasks: 1) Exercising the body and 2) Exercising the mind.  For over two years, I have… Read more Christopher Hitchens and Hitch 22