Words from Modern Lovers by Emma Straub: stymie- to hinder, block, or thwart gamine- a neglected girl left to run about the streets; a diminutive/ slender girl, especially pert, impudent, playfully mischievous palimpset- a parchment from which writing has been partially/ completely erased to make room for another text terse- curt, concise, brief interminable- unending effete- lacking … More Modern Lovers- Words & Quotes
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (read July 8, 2016) If you keep up with ViW, then you probably saw a post from a couple weeks ago about an app for book lovers called Litsy. I’ve been using a lot to motivate me to keep reading, and as a way of sharing different quotes, experiences that I’ve had with the … More Modern Lovers- Review
I know this isn’t a book post, but it’s important. People keep responding to the Black Lives Matter movement by insisting that all lives matter. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter if all lives matter, because that simply isn’t the issue. The sad truth about the world we are living in right now is that we have … More Black Lives Matter, and It’s Time to Speak Up.
You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh (read June 27, 2016) Some of you may have seen, but I recently posted about this book on international yoga day. My favorite yoga teacher recommended it in a newsletter, so I decided to check it out. The last semester (when she told her students about it) was really hectic … More You Are Here- Review
Words from You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh: bodhisattva- person who has attained enlightenment (prajna), but who has postponed nirvana to help others reach enlightenment Quotes from You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh: “… I recommend that you don’t read this book so much as listen to it.” (Editor’s Preface) “You don’t have to struggle with your … More You Are Here- Words & Quotes
Good morning, bibliophiles! Today marks the one year mark of Voices in Words! I am so grateful for everyone who follows the site, either via WordPress or email, and people who stop by when they feel like it. I appreciate all the support from my friends and family, and those I don’t know who interact … More Happy Birthday, ViW!
Today is international yoga day, celebrating one of my favorite things to do. Unfortunately, I’m pretty limited in that area due to a hand injury— so I’m reading instead 🙂 I’m reading You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh. Hanh is a Zen monk who communicates how essential … More Reading on Yoga Day