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by Rosario Soley
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Why travel?
Replies: 26
Views: 5409

Re: Why travel?

To those people drawn to travelling and going on adventures (whatever an adventure is to you) and knowing the world: could you explain your enthusiasm? Lately I've been surrounded by speeches of that nature and I just can't empathise with it. I'm curious. For me, it's all too easy to get wrapped up...
by Rosario Soley
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Why travel?
Replies: 26
Views: 5409

Re: Why travel?

auxbuss wrote:This is a fascinating question, although very broad. Could you somehow narrow it down a bit?


Mmm, I could but I rather you (or anyone) took that liberty and adapted it according to your own criteria. Reply whatever you feel is most relevant. Does that make sense to you?
by Rosario Soley
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Why travel?
Replies: 26
Views: 5409

Why travel?

To those people drawn to travelling and going on adventures (whatever an adventure is to you) and knowing the world: could you explain your enthusiasm?
Lately I've been surrounded by speeches of that nature and I just can't empathise with it. I'm curious.
by Rosario Soley
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Katherine Anne Porter's Introduction to Eudora Welty's stories
Replies: 0
Views: 17084

Katherine Anne Porter's Introduction to Eudora Welty's stories

I recently started reading "A Curtain of Green and Other Stories" and even though I haven't read any of the actual stories yet (I tend to read more than one book at a time, to and fro, according to my mood) but I devoured the introduction Katherine Anne Porter wrote for it in 1941. These a...
by Rosario Soley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Mark Twain on perseverance (sort of)
Replies: 9
Views: 5694

Re: Mark Twain on perseverance (sort of)

Wow! Decided to end his life. Did not know that. I mean it's weird that it's always the great minds that suffer so much along the way. All that just makes you stronger. Even though you feel like you're down in the dumpster, a little hope, a little success in the right direction becomes the catalyst...
by Rosario Soley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Julian Barnes on literature and writing
Replies: 4
Views: 3924

Re: Julian Barnes on literature and writing

“The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature: only then can he see clearly.” Ha, lovely. “(Literature is) a process of producing grand, beautiful, well-ordered lies that tell more truth than any assemblage of facts. Beyond that, literature is many things, such as delight in, a...
by Rosario Soley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Mark Twain on perseverance (sort of)
Replies: 9
Views: 5694

Re: Mark Twain on perseverance (sort of)

The idea of a tortured artist might be glamorized in movies and stories, but it is really surprising to see so many famous writers had suicidal thoughts - Hemmingway, Virginia Wolf, Sylvia Plath and now Mark Twain . For the life of me, I cannot understand what is to be glamorized about that kind of...
by Rosario Soley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Reading and Writing: Meaning and purpose
Replies: 0
Views: 2303

Reading and Writing: Meaning and purpose

About reading and/or writing, why is it so important to you? What is the meaning/reason you find in reading and/or writing? What makes it relevant, why? I'm, by no means, looking for any answer in particular, just interested in listening to all points of view, as long as it's honest and genuine. I'...
by Rosario Soley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare
Replies: 20
Views: 8442

Re: Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare

Oh my. Just today I started reading A Midsummer Night's Dream , first Shakespeare play read, ever. I printed it in Spanish (I'm from Argentina) and read it along with this BBC reading, which I tooootally recommend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRZ2SmmyMC4&t=2587s The ancient language is so un...