Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell (Translator)

Rating: ★★★ 18/08/18 Concatenated thoughts. Review #1 – #2 ✓    Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go. She has but doesn’t possess, acts but doesn’t expect. The Tao Te Ching is a classical text credited to Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu (6th century) and on which Taoism is … More Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell (Translator)

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral – Phillis Wheatley

Rating: ★★ 03/08/18 To a lady on the death of three relations … Weep not for them, and leave the world behind. As a young plant by hurricanes up torn, So near its parent lies the newly born— But ‘midst the bright ehtereal train behold It shines superior on a throne of gold: Then, mourner, cease; … More Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral – Phillis Wheatley

One Hundred Leaves: A new annotated translation of the Hyakunin Isshu – Fujiwara no Teika, Blue Flute (Editor and Translator)

Rating: ★★★★ 20/07/18 Soon, we will not be in this world together And all will be a memory: Now, for just a moment, How I wish to meet. — Izumi Shikibu, #56 Better than Neruda, I tell you. One hundred people, one poem each. That’s the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, a Japanese anthology compiled by Fujiwara no … More One Hundred Leaves: A new annotated translation of the Hyakunin Isshu – Fujiwara no Teika, Blue Flute (Editor and Translator)

How to Be Perfectly Unhappy – Matthew Inman

Rating: ★★ 20/07/18 This one was a mix. How to Be Perfectly Unhappy is a short collection of lovely drawings that ponder the concept of happiness. Some reflections are of some interest, but not exactly meaningful epiphanies, just stuff you already know; others echo a self-help Coelhish mumbo jumbo about wanting to hurt so you can … More How to Be Perfectly Unhappy – Matthew Inman

Contes En Vingt Lignes – Marguerite Burnat-Provins

Rating: ★★★★ 10/06/18 I haven’t heard of Franco-Swiss writer and painter Marguerite Burnat-Provins (1872-1952) until a friend read one of her books a month ago or so and the writing intrigued me. I didn’t find that book so honestly, didn’t have high expectations regarding Contes en vingt lignes – that’s always wise, Plath says. At first, … More Contes En Vingt Lignes – Marguerite Burnat-Provins

The Lady in the Looking Glass – Virginia Woolf

Rating: ★★★★ 27/01/18 What could be more charming than a boy before he has begun to cultivate his intellect? He is beautiful to look at; he gives himself no airs; he understand the meaning of art and literature instinctively; he goes about enjoying his life and making other people enjoy theirs. Then they teach him to … More The Lady in the Looking Glass – Virginia Woolf