The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

  3.5 stars (not very engaging) Ooo moving this from my tbr section – It arrived today!!!! So far so good!  Quite small for a hardback and the translation from Italian into English is perhaps not the finest, but early days.  It was recommended by a quantum physicist so I thought I would give it a try! Review I think this book did not translate well … Continue reading The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

After great pain, a formal feeling comes By Emily Dickinson

(I love her work….yes I felt like this recently) After great pain, a formal feeling comes – The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs – The stiff Heart questions ‘was it He, that bore,’ And ‘Yesterday, or Centuries before’? The Feet, mechanical, go round – A Wooden way Of Ground, or Air, or Ought – Regardless grown, A Quartz contentment, like a stone – This is … Continue reading After great pain, a formal feeling comes By Emily Dickinson

Setting a reading challenge

What works for me is to read non-factual books in hard copy and a fiction on kindle.  The two different modes of delivery help make a clear demarcation between the factual reading and the fiction reading; Cosmos/ The Martian are my two first reading materials. I wonder how many I will read within the next two months…….On Goodreads I have aimed for a minimum of … Continue reading Setting a reading challenge

Poem: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if … Continue reading Poem: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Poem: The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. ”Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, ‘tapping at my chamber door- Only this, and nothing more.’ Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the … Continue reading Poem: The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe