• Books.

    Classic Novels To Read (women’s classics)

    This blog is a follow-up to Part 1 of the “Classic Novels to Read” series. And I wanted to make a blog devoted to women in literature where I selected my favorites women’s classics. Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte It’s no surprise that Jane Eyre is considered not only a feminist classic, but also an example of Romantic Gothic literature. Bronte’s writing is enthralling and exquisitely eloquent. Within the first few pages, readers are likely to develop a fondness for Jane and her numerous ‘plights’. Jane is such a genuine character, and Bronte captures the inner workings of her mind perfectly. There are also numerous insightful passages on issues of…

  • Books.

    Classic Novels To Read (Part 1)

    The classic novels are a treasure trove of English literature. They never grow old and continue to inspire many novels, films, and plays to this day. Any avid reader should read these classic novels. During my first year of masters at college, I read my first classic novel. Classics have always piqued my interest, and they are now one of my re-reads. So I compiled a list of great novels I’ve read; which is in two parts. The Iliad by Homer The Iliad is Greek civilization’s first and greatest literary achievement; an epic poem without equal in world literature and a cornerstone of Western culture. The Iliad’s tale revolves around…

  • Lifestyle

    Meditation and its Benefits!

    To begin, I should state that I am not an expert, but rather someone who enjoys and tries to meditate on a regular basis.In meditation we learn to pay attention to the breath when it comes in and out during meditation, and to note when the mind wanders away from this task. Returning to the breath strengthens the muscles of concentration and mindfulness.When we focus on our breath, we are learning how to intentionally return to and stay in the present moment—how to anchor ourselves in the here and now without judgment. Does Meditation Help? Although meditation isn’t a universal answer, it can help you create some much-needed breathing room…

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    Agatha Christie’s three books I loved!

    Agatha Christie was a well-known mystery author in her day. Her story’s suspense and thrill are unparalleled in today’s world.I’m not sure if today’s mystery writers will create works of such enduring appeal for future generations; I guess we’ll have to wait and see. The following are some of my favorite Agatha Christie novels. Murder on the Orient Express book by Agatha Christie We follow poirot on a train through the snowy mountains as he investigates a murder. Because of the snow, the train is stuck where it is; restricting the movements of all potential culprits and rendering escape impossible. This, of course, sets up the perfect mystery, so we…