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100 Essential Reads – Black Narcissus – Rumer Godden (Virago 1939)

“You have to be very strong to live close to God or a mountain, or you’ll turn a little mad.”

In just this sentence, one of the characters, the rather naive Indian “general” Dilip sums up Rumer Godden’s twentieth-century classic.  441 more words

What makes some books so memorable? #amreading a #goodread

Another month, and time for another Round Robin, and this month’s topic has been set for us by author Dr Bob Rich: What makes a book memorable? 861 more words


"A garden isn’t meant to be useful.  It’s for joy." -  Rumer Godden  

“A garden isn’t meant to be useful.  It’s for joy.” –  Rumer Godden  


Five Catholic Chick Lit Writers (That You May Not Know And May Be Happy To)

1. Rumer Godden. She did not convert to Catholicism until the year she turned 61 but she continued to publish novels for almost 30 years after that. 596 more words


Summer Reading Group for Enchanted Catholics

My wife, an avid reader who is tired of watching me fester in the rabbit hole of blogs, threw down the gauntlet today to read these two books this summer. 71 more words

Liturgy Of The Hours

Inspiration is Everywhere: Rumer Godden

“I suppose the more you have to do, the more you learn to organise and concentrate—or else get fragmented into bits. I have learned to use my ‘ten minutes’.

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