Book Quote Tuesday Features

[Book Quote Tuesday] Of Christmases Past

"My Year Of Rest And Relaxation" by Ottessa Moshfegh.

Myra here.

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

Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year Of Rest And Relaxation has received a lot of buzz this year (Amazon | Book Depository). When I was in the US with my family last July, practically all the bookstores that I went to have copies of this title displayed prominently in their shelves. This particular quote, however, demonstrates a subdued, almost-nostalgic view of Christmas and all the “heartstrings” associated with it.

Have you read this novel yet? What did you think of it?

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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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