Thursday, September 26, 2013

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New WorldBrave New World by Aldous Huxley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read a French translation of this book when I was in High School. It was a very disturbing reading at the time. I remember how I felt uneasy with the lifestyle of the civilized people. I was quite inexperienced with life at that time and had be sheltered by a simple life on a ranch. The book was challenging some of my deep beliefs and funny enough, it remained imprinted in my mind over all these years as the book I enjoyed reading the most in High School. Many moons later, I felt the desire to read this book again, but this time in its original language. This allowed me to appreciate the author's vision so much more. I read somewhere that Aldous Huxley said that if he was writing this book now days, he would not put the story 600 years in the future, but only 200. I say 100 years would be more my guess.

Brave New World is a must read book. It contains a vision of the future that is not so far fetch. It also challenges morality and religious principles. What if Brave New World would come true? I would be the least surprised.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Another good mojo day

My mojo seems to have taken a liking to my craftroom and appears to want to stay. That's a good thing! No complaints here! It feels good to sit at my desk and create again. It has been way too long and my stack of cards was practically gone!! I have so many stamps that I never had a chance to use and here's my opportunity to do so.

I created three cards today:

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

My mojo paid me a visit

I am not sure what happened, but I had lost all desires to create. I think my mojo went on vacation and forgot to tell me. When I was starting to think to sell all my craft supplies, it showed its face. I hope it will stick around for a while. :)

I made these four cards today:

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Cutting for StoneCutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Cutting for Stone was nothing what I had imagined at first. The first few chapters reminded me of The Cider House Rules by John Irving, but I soon discovered that the books had nothing in common. The story of Marion and Shiva was hard and tender at the same time. All the characters had flaws and excuses for them. Hema, Ghosh, Matron, Genet, Thomas Stone and even Sister Mary Joseph Praise colored this book with their imperfect lives. We are all humans after all.

The journey was long and the author took many twists and turns to bring it back to closure. All is well... nothing is missing. I enjoyed reading this book!

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