With a strong passion for reading that has existed my entire life, I was feeling a bit empty after the completion of my Master of Arts in English Literature. During this time, I was discussing literature (novels, plays, poetry and philosophy) in an environment that stimulates highly intellectual discussions, along with a huge engagement with the text.
Enough of the boring stuff, and to be honest, I didn’t pick up a book for about one year after graduation. My brain was fried. For some reason, my passion for reading had become a spark rather than a flame.
I was able to ease back into reading for pleasure, but it was difficult at first. I had two novels under my belt: A Glittering Chaos by Lisa de Nikolits a Canadian author and friend (click here to read a full Book Review), and Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski (an American post modernist author), before deciding with my good friend Meagan to start a Book Club for Two!
Here, we’re scheduling weekly Skype dates to discuss the novels we read, section by section. Relaying some of those conversations to my readers who are also passionate about fiction, is going to be a major part of this section.
Also, under “Literature & Reading” you will find past posts on books that I’ve read, what’s currently on my book shelf, and about the texts that will always have a place there.
Believe me, we are not trying to be book snobs. Whether it is themes, some symbolism, hatred of certain story lines, or linking the novel to similar books that we’ve read, it’s all about having fun.
We also have a lot of laughs along the way while discussing books we’ve always wanted to read, but just didn’t have time for. Or, let’s be honest, the will power to read them alone.