Thankfully the new generation isn't that bad but I wonder if we'll get to a point where the word 'book' becomes an archaic one; where it would need to be defined in relation to the internet and technology. "It's like the internet made out of a tree." Yikes.

Take care of heartslike precious vintage china.Locked inside the warm safe confinesof a mahogany cabinetvisible through a stained glass pane.'Look but don't touch'Far away from careless hands and lipsWaiting for that right occasionthat right guest.Gathering time and dustBut un-crackedunbroken.

Why I choose to rise I riseBecause I know too many storiesThe story aboutthe school girl in that crowded 138 buswincing in silent resentas an old gray bastard’s penis pressed in to her backThe story aboutour first lady presidentabout whom an entire book is authoreddetailing the men she took to bedwhether she fucked at night or dayher policies and politicssecondary to her bodyThe story aboutthe ...

The Great Book Robbery This afternoon I happened across this documentary that was on the Aljazeera site titled The Great Book Robbery. The documentary attempts to look at the series of book "collections" that took place during the 1948 war, where the Israel National Library, accompanied by Israeli soldiers, "collected" valuable books and manuscripts from "abandoned" Palestinian houses in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Haifa (these ...

Today is special... I wanted to thumb a quick post today because today is an important day for the literary world. Firstly, it's the great man himself's presumed birthday - yes, that's right I'm talking about big Will. William Shakespeare is assumed to have graced this world on a day like today and aren't we all the better for it! It's also interestingly ...

Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel Ah, the number of people that have kept telling me to read this book...and at last I got to it. I kept putting it off thinking it might become a lagging read given that the story centers around a boy and a tiger on a lifeboat. How wrong was I! Life of Pi is such a wonderful, inspiring and moreover ...

Love Stories Like with every special day, Valentine's Day is yet another commercialized affair. But that being said, it doesn't detract from the fact that it's a day worth celebrating if for nothing else, for what it stands for: Love. Or rather, Love Stories to be precise. It's origins themselves are accredited to several possible Love Stories after all. In this very ...

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood To start off with, this is the first time I've ever read a novel by Margaret Atwood. I follow her on Twitter, I've read her poems but a novel not until this. I've been sorely missing out. Missing out, not just on anything, not just on something, in fact not even just on a good thing...I've been missing out on ...

New reading resolutions that is. My main resolution is to stay on top of the reading challenge this year. The goal this year, is the same as last - 25 books. This year I'm hoping I can actually meet this. So far I've finished one book (although it's one I started last year) and am told I'm on track, which ...

Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking confirms and surprises you about the way our mind works when it comes to making choices/decisions in the blink of a moment. Malcolm Gladwell reveals with research and case studies how 'thin slicing' (a phrase used to describe the way in which our minds form impressions/decisions in a matter of seconds) can be ...

My favourite reads of 2011 So here we are on the last day of another year. I began a lot of projects this year, including the 2011 Goodreads Reading Challenge, which I can report back I have not completed. I couldn't get to my goal of 25. This is disappointing, given that I know people who have made and met goals like a hundred books! ...

Merry Christmas dear readers... Came across the idea for a bookish tree thanks to this link one of my tweeps shared. I needed a Christmas tree in my little room and having a little money, a little space but a lot of books, it made perfect sense! Of course mine is considerably less enchanting but I love it none the less. Merry Christmas everyone!

Literary Link of the Week: We Give Books I love the idea of this digital initiative by The Penguin Group and Pearson Foundation where for every book read online they donate a book. So if you have kids and are looking for wonderful books for them to read check out www.wegivebooks.org/books where you can find a host of children's books for young and early readers which you can ...

The first time I tried reading this book I read a few pages and found it to be such drivel that I left it, never to return. But you know how they say, 'being at the right place at the right time'? Well, in the same vein I'd say I was in the right mood at the right time for ...

Review: After Dark by Haruki Murakami I've heard so many good things about Haruki Murakami that I felt I must must read at least one of his books this year. After Dark was at hand. It is short, didn't need too much commitment; I couldn't think of a better way to introduce myself in to a Murakami world than this. And what a world it is!While ...

I'm downsizing this weekly feature to one link. Sorry, dear readers. Time is scarce. The world is on a recession spiral, AGAIN. It's the way the cookie crumbles. La-di-da you get the picture.Anway, this week's link however, is a treat, especially for the ladies (and gentlemen?). Well, those in to James Franco that is. Those of you on my Twitter ...

#16days: Skin and bones If I say 'Violence'You expect big revelationsBloody bruisesAnd black eyesA chipped toothA dislocated jawor tell-tale scarsYou want the evidenceof a crime sceneblood on the dancefloorsmears on the bedroom sheetsBroken plates on the kitchenfloorBut she has none of that to displayOnly a corpse buried insideA momentary plea in her eyesNow you see it, now you don'tHe never touched her skin and ...

All things literary: a wishlist Dear Santa, I've been good this year. Wishlist below. kthanxbai-MeSylvia Plath Pin from The Literary Gift Company Mug from The Literary Gift Company Tote from Cafepress.comiPod/iPhone charging Dock via etsyPoster print via etsyShakespearean Book Locket via etsyPenguin Classics Mug via art meets matternecklace from bookishUmbrella from Penguin BooksI Read Banned Books bracelet via AmazonPersonal Library Kit via AmazonTrivial Pursuit Book ...

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