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[Book Quote Tuesday] Reading As A Kind Of Prayer

What is reading to you?

Myra here.

It is that time of the week again where we share a book quote that seemed particularly striking for us.

Our book quote theme from here on onwards will be about BOOKS and READING.

Just recently, I told someone whom I have always thought of as kindred, that poetry is like prayer to me. I guess reading is all this to me (praying, talking to a friend, looking at the view, etc.) as Bolaño describes in his tome of a book, 2666 (Amazon | Book Depository). I find the length of 2666 quite daunting, but I hope to be able to get to this book eventually.

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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