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[Book Quote Tuesday] An Otherness That Makes One Bloom

... a grandeur that is not of the world, but brought about by otherness.

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: BLOOM.

I read Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch (Amazon | Book Depository) awhile back. It is a sprawling novel that is riddled with loss and heartache and shards of light amidst a gaping darkness. I recall having had to read a few other fantasy novels or lighthearted books in between, as it was difficult getting into the head of the main character. I have yet to watch the film adaptation with Nicole Kidman. Has anyone seen it yet? Would love to hear your thoughts of how it compares to the book.

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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