Book Quote Tuesday Features

[Book Quote Tuesday] On Being Taught To Kiss In Heaven

... according to Dr. Zhivago.

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: KISS.

I discovered the beauty and complexity of Russian literature on my own when I was a college undergraduate. I scoured our ancient library shelves in my university to find titles that would speak to me. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (Amazon | Book Depository) was one such title. At the time, I was just intent on getting through as many books as I possibly can – while meeting term paper deadlines for my actual course (which was psychology – nothing to do at all with Russian literature). I am sure most of the books went over my head – particularly the ones by Fyodor Dostoevsky and yes, Doctor Zhivago. I hope to revisit these classics maybe in a few years’ time.

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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