Book Quote Tuesday Features

[Book Quote Tuesday] What Is The Aim Of Love?

... To Love.

Myra here.

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

For the month of February, our book quote theme is: Love.

One of the novels my teenage daughter and I abandoned last year was The Picture Of Dorian Gray (Amazon | Book Depository). Too dark, too self-absorbed, too misogynistic (see more here). I did not realize just how much of a woman hater Oscar Wilde must have been, when I was smitten by his writing during my early 20s. I bought his De Profundis (Amazon | Book Depository) while I was in Dublin. I am still pretty eager to get to some of his more autobiographical writings. Perhaps it will give me a different insight into who he was, what he loved, and what motivated him to write in the first place.

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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