Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Format: Paperback

Pages: 383 pages

Published: May 9, 2017

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Contemporary

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Poem of the Week: To A Mouse by Robert Burns

 On Turning up in Her Nest with the Plough, November, 1785
Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim’rous beastie,
O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
          Wi’ bickerin brattle!
I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee
          Wi’ murd’ring pattle!

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Tartan Day: Scottish Writers To Help Celebrate

Fàilte! Or “Welcome” in Scottish Gaelic. It’s Tartan Day! Well actually it was yesterday but that doesn’t mean the celebrations have to end! Tartan Day, the celebration of Scottish heritage, is celebrated throughout Scottish communities. Continue reading “Tartan Day: Scottish Writers To Help Celebrate”

Book Review: Selected Poems by Robert Burns

765353 (1)Format:  Paperback

Pages: 368 pages

Published: December 2, 1993

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Genre: Poetry, Classics

 

 

Synopsis:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

I took an online course on Robert Burns and my interest was peaked. I knew of his works but didn’t really know his life. But by getting a deeper understanding of his personal life (Burns had many love affairs that resulted in 10 children), it gave me a better appreciation and insight into his works. Burns, like Romeo, was in love with love. By the way you can tell with his poetry, he was a romantic at heart. His poems invoke the passion and the heartfulness that you find in romantic poems.

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