Letters of Note

After seeing this book on numerous coffee tables, I finally have it in my possession thanks to a thoughtful birthday present from a thoughtful family member. . Letters of Note by Shaun Usher I’m three pages in and have already re-read one particular letter a few times. From 1973, the author E. B. White respondsContinue reading “Letters of Note”

Sunday Reading: A Fire & The Power

After winning the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Award last year, The Power has been on my ‘to read’ list for a while now. Fellow readers were split in their opinion of the novel so I wanted to see for myself what it was all about. It seemed quite apt that I started reading this aroundContinue reading “Sunday Reading: A Fire & The Power”

The Room of Love

The above is in no way a reference to anything ‘Fifty Shades-like’, but to one of my most favourite pieces of prose, so dear to me that it hangs on the office wall next to me as I write this entry. It’s taken from Hannah Coulter: a novel by the brilliant Wendell Berry but I stumbled acrossContinue reading “The Room of Love”

Get to know the introverts

This is my all time favourite TED Talk from Susan Cain (author of Quiet). Resonates completely with me… Listening to it again today, it’s interesting to hear that a third to half of the population are introverts and those individuals have extremely good leadership and creativity skills, but they likely don’t ever get the opportunity toContinue reading “Get to know the introverts”

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