“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” - Jane Austen
I love days like this. A few years ago I started looking at books as mentors, not entertainment or educational resources. I treat them just like you would an in-person mentor. Some of the greatest mentors are no longer alive. But they’re right there in your local library or available for practically free on Amazon. For just a few dollars, you have a network of mentors at your fingertips. #personalgrowth#selfdevelopment#pgsd#philosophy#faith#wayoflife#bookaddict#bookjunkie#mentor
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The Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare
Folger Shakespeare Library, 1996
“A comedy of errors,” is a term that gets thrown around a lot, and I must admit that until I read this, I had no clue what the context was for it. This is definitely the funniest of the Shakespeare I’ve read, but there’s also a deep message to be gleaned about the nature of servitude and domination. As usual, Shakespeare makes for great reading; it is entertaining, and yet you can pick out little meaningful bits absolutely everywhere; he allows you to either shut down and enter this dreamscape he’s created, or stay wide awake and see right through the ruse. He’s never once ceased to amaze me, and all the Shakespeare I’ve read, even if I don’t personally enjoy it, has the ability to speak of the human condition so many centuries down to us. Even in a farce such as this Shakespeare asks us to look at the relationships we have, and what they really mean; are relationships real, or just made up? Are the people we surround ourselves with irreplaceable or not? Only a master could make someone ask that using a comedy about identical twins. I can definitely recommend this one, as one of my new favorites of Shakespeare’s work.
back at school (and my favorite library!) after a nice long spring break. excited for classes starting tomorrow!
for those of you who are/were students, what was your favorite class you’ve taken and why?
my favorite was a class about the brontë sisters, in which we read and discussed most of their works as well as learning about the sisters themselves!
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a voracious reader. Picking up every book I could get my hands on and devouring its pages. Classics like Gatsby, Pride & Prejudice and 1984, to Harry Potter, The Alchemist and everything in between. I’ve lived countless adventures, romances and tragedies through these stories and each has shaped me in its own way. Books, like travel, encourage you to think, to explore, and open windows into places you never knew existed. Naturally, through this passion for reading, came my love of storytelling. Cloud & 9th has given us a platform to share our own stories of love and adventure with all of you. OK, nerd rant over. Cue thought provoking quote about reading. - P 🤓
“No one stepping for the first time into a room made of books can know instinctively how to behave, what is expected, what is promised, what is allowed. One may be overcome by horror--at the cluster or the vastness, the stillness, the mocking reminder of everything one doesn't know, the surveillance--and some of that overwhelming feeling may cling on, even after the rituals and conventions are learned, the geography mapped, and the natives found friendly.’
- Alberto Manguel