Quote of the day:
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Last year, yours truly managed to read around 30 books- which is no mean feat considering the fact that those hours could've have been utilized elsewhere. But I do enjoy devouring books. Settling down in a cosy spot, oblivious to the world, lost in plot, gripped by protagonists and villains. Looking back now, my total tally appears insignificant -and the challenge is to double the numbers this year.
I often do my reading and writing to music -but not all the time. 'What is the best music to listen to while reading?', asks The Guardian -which is running a survey that explores the pairing of music and literature. You can check it out.
The book I'm reading for the week is titled 'The Good Earth', by Pearl.S.Buck. The story is set in China, right before the revolution. It centres around a peasant farmer named Wang Lung, and chronicles his relationships with his father, wife and children over years of need and poverty. It is soaked in cultural influences, and the author manages to spin a very poetic work which I find refreshing. I am enjoying the book so far.
What book are you currently reading? Do share.
Peace & Love*
Current Listen: Mumford & Sons -Liar