Rita’s Corner: Antarctica, that cold place is in this book

!Disclaimer! This book is based on the expedition of Mr. Ernest Shackleton and the voyage of the Endurance. It is not exacly the same, only some parts are the same. Also the focus changes every chapter. Ex; Colin one chapter, Phillip the next, etc. Book 2 Antarctica: Journey to the Pole by Peter Lerangis (2000). […]

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

I was so excited about Housekeeping that I suggested, or rather insisted, my 11 year old read it. She read about four pages and said it was too confusing. I could not let it end there as I felt this was a book she would like. “Why is it too confusing?” I asked.  She said […]

The End of Romanticism: THE COURSE OF LOVE by Alain de Botton

I came across Alain de Botton at Onbeing.org. [Side Bar: I have decided listening to Krista Tippett interviews is healthier and more helpful — not just for my sanity but for thoughtful engagement with the world — than seeking out news. It is not that I want to remain ignorant or live in my own little world; […]

_My Brilliant Friend_ The Uncomfortable Book One by the Anonymous Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend: Book One: Childhood, Adolescence by Elena Ferrante. Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. Europa editions. 2012 (27th printing, 2018). I have begun the great voyage into the mind of Italy’s most known and unknown writers, Elena Ferrante (her pen name). To say a few words about her anonymity. She was first […]