Wednesday, January 8, 2014

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It is a flat object made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time ― proof that humans can work magic.”--Carl Sagan

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

What I Read: 2013

I've started a new tradition. You can now expect a "What I Read" every year! I am happy to give an impromptu review of any of the books listed, so if you're interested in reading one, let me know.

And on that note, happy 2014!!