Book Quote Tuesday Features

[Book Quote Tuesday] Woman As Sponge…

"sopped full of human emotions."

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 March, our book quote theme is: Woman

Since we have started Book Quote Tuesday, I must have shared quite a number of quotes from Virginia Woolf, particularly from her book To The Lighthouse (Amazon | Book Depository), which I really should pick up from my shelves soonest. This quote, I believe, would especially resonate with so many women around the world who now have to contend with the pandemic and all the demands of working from home and caring for their families at the same time. Breathe, dear sisters.

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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