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Quick Quotes #188

The process of reading is reciprocal; the book is no more than a formula, to be furnished out with images out of the reader’s mind.  – Elizabeth Bowen

In English- Please.

Ironic Book Titles

I recently read ‘The Heat of the Day‘, which is  great book with a great title, but I can’t help thinking that the two don’t really match up.   1,219 more words

Book Lists

Keeping Calm and Carrying On: 'The Heat of the Day' by Elizabeth Bowen (1948)

I first encountered Elizabeth Bowen when I tried to read ‘Eva Trout’.  I say ‘tried’ because it was one of my failures of a few years ago as I was eventually defeated by the long Henry James-style, never-ending sentences.   605 more words

Book Review

Book 5: The House in Paris

Book 5 for 2016 is “The House in Paris” by Elizabeth Bowen.  It is not a book I will reread which is usually a clue to how I enjoyed it. 272 more words


Art is Important

I love art. My favorite painter–this may change–is Joseph Turner, and please don’t even ask me to pick a musician or poet or photographer or architect–my Spotify or Pinterest should speak well enough on that. 413 more words

The Heat of The Day

Elizabeth Bowen went to my school.  I only discovered this recently.  It was not mentioned to me that we had a pre-eminent twentieth century novelist amongst our alumni.   633 more words

Book Review

WPC: Eye Spy--The Eyes Don't Lie

No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.–Elizabeth Bowen

So, the “eyes” have it for this week’s photo challenge!  After learning about “catchlights” in…

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