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Sacred Space

Joseph Campbell said: "Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again." This is my sacred space, in the midst of a jumble of books of no particular denomination in a cavernous dimly-lit library hall, whiling my time away among the musty pages while the world busy destroying itself outside. You are welcome, fellow reader, to share this space.

Currently reading

Italian Folktales
Italo Calvino
Gilead
Marilynne Robinson
A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee Lee In short: this book is unbelievable. The way a poignant story is told totally from a child's viewpoint is no mean achievement. The story has elements of pathos, horror, suspense and delight, but Scout recounts it all with the nonchalance of a child who cannot yet grasp the wider implications of what is happening in the small corner of USA that is all her world. And the characters of Atticus Finch and Boo Radley are so finely etched that you feel that you know them personally.

My recommendation is: if you read only one book in your life, let this be it.