Book Quote Tuesday Features

[Book Quote Tuesday] “There was truth and there was untruth.”

"Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad." - George Orwell

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 April, our book quote theme is: TRUTH.

The Philippine election is coming up in a month (yes, I am a registered voter), and so I thought of devoting the entire month to TRUTH, especially since fabrications, deceptions, manufactured versions of alternate realities are being peddled as so-called ‘truths.’

I read George Orwell’s 1984 (Amazon | Book Depository) in 2016. It was positively chilling – and the fact that people seem to prefer living in an Orwellian universe filled with untruths boggle my mind. Here’s to advocating for truths, even if we are a minority of one.

Have you read 1984 yet? Do share your thoughts if you have read it.

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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