Book Quote Tuesday Features

[Book Quote Tuesday] Summer Rain and Boys

"Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

Myra here.

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

Our quote theme for the month of June is summer.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Amazon | Book Depository) is one of our favourite books here at GatheringBooks (see Iphigene’s review here). I had the privilege of interviewing Benjamin for the White Ravens Festival held in the summer of 2016 in Munich (see here for my post) – definitely one of the highlights of that summer.


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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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