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[Book Quote Tuesday] The Safety Of Being Damaged

"We Need To Talk About Kevin" by Lionel Shriver.

Myra here.

It is that time of the week again where we share a book quote that seemed particularly striking for us.

Admittedly, I have not been all that excited to pick up a book by Lionel Shriver after her words on cultural appropriation and political correctness. I know that this book, We Need To Talk About Kevin, has already been made into a film, which I would most likely watch before I read the book. I do recognize that she may be a highly gifted author. For the moment, though, I feel that there are just way too many female authors who celebrate diversity and authenticity out there that I need to get to first.

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

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