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Paromita Mukherjee

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  1. “The happiest of all things is when an old friend comes and greets us as in former times; the heart is comforted with the assurance that some day everything that we have loved will be given back” ― Johanna Spyri, Heidi
  2. “You know what, sometimes it seems to me we're living in a world that we fabricate for ourselves. We decide what's good and what isn't, we draw maps of meanings for ourselves... And then we spend our whole lives struggling with what we have invented for ourselves. The problem is that each of us has our own version of it, so people find it hard to understand each other.” ― Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
  3. Beautifully said and massive respect for Sanderson's statement. 🙏🏽
  4. Thank you so much! I'm reading it very slowly, just a few pages a day and it's so moving. I love the description "Introvert's Bible" - some parts just speak to me directly. Usually I like to mark quotes in the ebook, here the entire book is like that!
  5. Aww @Steve that sucks, sending lots of positive vibes your way. I'm planning to catch up on Booktube during the weekend and continue reading The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa.
  6. “The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  7. It's worked @A_FROG_IN_TIME, I am buying one novella just as a symbolic gesture.
  8. I guess it's just the appalling unprofessionalism? I agree with @Steve that this is to get publicity (even negative publicity), but this is not right from an ethical or journalistic viewpoint.
  9. The article is truly shameful. I am not a Sanderson fan though I have read and enjoyed The Emperor's Soul and Stormlight Books 1 and 2. However, this is unacceptable from a professional perspective. Personal attacks without zero evidence, assumption after assumption, not to mention anything about taking advantage of someone's hospitality and writing awful stuff/ printing things Sanderson hinted he didn't really want published and which are totally irrelevant to the article. In solidarity, (though it doesn't really matter I know because Sanderson is extremely popular but just for my own personal satisfaction), I will buy and read a Sanderson novella as a symbolic gesture.
  10. As a general reader, I think of author and writer as synonyms. For me an author is someone who writes regularly or has written in the past. Many people write and choose not to publish or publish one book and then don't write anything for a long period - they are all authors for me.
  11. “I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered, and continued to suffer, because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve, and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth.” ― Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca
  12. Both Chekhov and Gogol's short stories are wonderful. My favourite Russian writer is Dostoevsky, specifically The Idiot. Crime and Punishment was alright, haven't read The Brothers Karamazov though I do intend to at some point.
  13. “All we can know is that we know nothing. And that's the height of human wisdom.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
  14. “Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night.” ― Agatha Christie, Endless Night
  15. It happens quite frequently to me and spooks me out. Especially because I can visualise almost exactly the same thing happening but never recall the date and time. Happens with conversations too.
  16. “I think our time is up. I know. Hold my hand. Hold your hand? Yes. I want you to. All right. Why? Because that’s what people do when they’re waiting for the end of something.” ― Cormac McCarthy, Stella Maris
  17. I stand in solidarity with my canine friend 🤭
  18. Noo the little one is perfect! 😄💜
  19. This brought tears to my eyes. So true! 🙏🏽
  20. Stories are important to me because they allow me to occupy worlds I never would be able to otherwise and learn about perspectives that widen the horizons of my mind. Sometimes I feel that the only thing linking us is a large web of interconnected stories - the bonds may be fragile, invisible even, but they are there, and every time we share a story, we strengthen these connections.
  21. Planning to tune in to a couple of live streams and get more reading done. I am torn between rereading The Passenger and Stella Maris by Cormac McCarthy or something new from the International Booker longlist (which has been only disappointments so far). Will figure it out. Have a great weekend everyone!
  22. I have noted the use of the word "yet" 🤣
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