Book Quote Tuesday Features

[Book Quote Tuesday] Once in a blue moon, a flower blooms…

... has it come today?

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.

This novel We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (Amazon | Book Depository) has been banned in Russia and suppressed for over sixty years. It is said to be the forerunner of George Orwell’s 1984 (Amazon | Book Depository) and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (Amazon | Book Depository). Given all that is happening with the world today, I am beginning to feel that I should bump this up my to-be-read stack. I also find it curious to cite a dystopian/science-fiction novel for our prompt word of bloom.

Have you read “We”? Any thoughts on this novel?

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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