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Tag Archives: reading

On Harry Potter, dyslexia, death, magic and more

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sula (@sulaskimmingstones) How strange that I closed the last page of The Deathly Hallows, the final Harry Potter book to see posts on Facebook and Twitter celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter.  Just over 20 years ago my older children wanted to enter the world of Harry Potter.  I was not ... Read More »

Books are the perfect place to hide from the world

Reading provides mental nourishment, it fuels imagination and introduces ideas.  Reading takes us back and forth in time and through the pages of books we discover places and people.   Now and then books are a refuge, a place to escape to.  2 Weeks ago, we discovered that my father has leukemia.   I don’t need to explain how distraught I felt ... Read More »

Ulysses and Marilyn Monroe have me licked

What pisses me off about James Joyce’s Ulysses is that it makes me feel dumbassthick.  For 13 years it has stuck its tongue out at me from the ‘Top 100 books of the century’ list.  Having now thrice tried to pagewade Ulysses I wave a white flag, roll over in defeat.  This time committed to reach pg 50, at times ... Read More »