Category: Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom from The Rosie Result (Don Tillman #3)

Wednesday Wisdom from The Rosie Result (Don Tillman #3)

I really didn’t think that I would have time for this post today. I actually DON’T, but what the heck. Steal a few minutes. Our school is closing on Friday for two weeks and we are busy with report cards. As I read through my teachers’ reports and comments, I constantly think of today’s book for Wednesday Wisdom. It’s the third one in the Don Tillman trilogy. Yes, I can share lovely quotes from all three, but due to my line of work, the last one is very close to heart.                  I am one of those over achieving, high functioning and always stressed out teachers you will meet at school. I work at a private, mainstream school where I am the Librarian, the Edublox teacher (extra learning and reading support), and I manage a wonderful class where we work with students who don’t function well in mainstream, due to various reasons. Dyslexia, lower cognitive abilities, epilepsy and of course, students who fall on the autism spectrum. It’s wonderful to work with these kids and my teachers are angels straight from heaven, it’s not always easy though. They are still part of the mainstream school, they […]

Posted September 16, 2020
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Wednesday Wisdom from The President’s Hat

Wednesday Wisdom from The President’s Hat

Just like the book that I am featuring today, this post will be short and sweet. One of the book companions that I’ve picked last week for The Tudor Queens Book Tag, was a lovely little book called The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain. Thinking about that little jewel, made me decide to use some quotes from it. It’s a light read, with some heavy characters. And a hat. The only possible thing wrong with the hat, was that it didn’t have a cat in it. Otherwise, we would all want to have that hat.   “If you want to get ahead, wear a hat.”  Men with hats were really so much more distinguished than men without hats. Maybe that’s why the world went pop. “Wearing a hat gives you a feeling of authority over someone who isn’t.” This wasn’t a highly popularised book, so if you don’t know what it’s about, here’s a quick blurb from Goodreads: Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him.Daniel’s thrill at being in such close proximity to the most powerful man in the land persists […]

Posted September 2, 2020
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Wednesday Wisdom from The Stand

You know why I started blogging again? Okay, one of the reasons I started blogging again? I desperately wanted to talk to people about books and how some books can be relevant at a certain time and stage in human history, or just in your own life.  When Covid 19 hit the news in early January 2020, my first thought was, The Stand by Stephen King is happening…. If you’ve read this epic and classic novel – I’m sure you had the exact same thoughts.  The Stand was my first Stephen King and ever since I’ve first read it in 2014, I’ve read at least one Stephen King per year. Nope, not my favorite author of all time, but good grief – this man knows how to tell a story! And no better one than The Stand. So many quotes from that book also got stuck in my mind and as the current world events unfold, they keep on popping to the surface.  “No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart the blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come […]

Posted August 26, 2020
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Wednesday Wisdom from The Art of Racing in the Rain

It’s cold and raining here in our little corner of the world. What better bookish quotes to share today than from The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. I am a very fortunate little kitten, I get to share a house with my very own Enzo. His name is Hercules and he and Enzo would have been great friends. So for today’s post, all pictures will be of him. Of course there are a few of us together, but not today. Today is about him.  I know my mommy loved this book very much. I’ve only seen the movie with them and I do understand why it had such an impact on her. Poor Enzo. He so desperately wanted to come “back” as a human.  Maybe I will also like to come back as a little girl. Then again, maybe not. Life’s pretty good as a fluffy white kitten. Hercules is such a good dog. He’s Daddy’s best friend and he’s Mommy’s “first born”. He’s getting older now, he turned 11 end of May. But we love him so. If you taught me to read and provide for me the same computer system as someone has provided for […]

Posted August 12, 2020
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Wednesday Wisdom from The Little Prince

I believe that all bookworms start off as exactly that – a worm. Yes, we tend to stick with the title “Bookworm”, but that isn’t actually what we are, is it? We leave our cocoons eventually and become butterflies that fly to different worlds and realities on our magical wings of words and stories.  Some of the time, this is a natural process and the little worm turns into a beautiful butterfly all by itself. (With a bit of help from Goodreads, Amazon, Litsy, etc) More often, I believe, the little caterpillar needs to be nudged a bit. Something, or someone needs to show you what is waiting for you out there for you to really spread your wings and take of into the magical world of books.  My nudge came from a wonderful, enchanting friend. Her name means Star and that is exactly what she is. A bright, twinkling star that will forever be my north star towards the horizon of the bookish sea. She introduced me to the most wonderful characters, whom I might have stumbled on by myself, but somehow, I don’t think it would have been quite the same.  Most worth mentioning, is the lovely Little Prince, who […]

Posted July 29, 2020
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Wednesday Wisdom with Bertie Wooster

Yesterday’s Top Ten Ten Tuesday was all about books that make you smile. 10 Books that make me smile.  While drafting my post, I came across my Right ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse and realized that Bertie Wooster and his ever so clever valet, Jeeves, are exactly what we currently need for our rather sour dispositions.  These masks that we are wearing day in and day out, are hindering our smiles to come through. I would given my left arm (yes, I do have the right expression here. I’m just left handed) to see all the clever coping ideas Jeeves would have came up with during our current situation. Not to mention everything that Bertie would have stuffed up and exactly where he would have forgotten his mask, or even worse, his pants. “There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself: Do trousers matter?” (For once, my dear Bertie, I don’t think Jeeves’ reply of “the mood will pass” would have been the correct answer.) We Woosters do not lightly forget. At least we do – some things – appointments and people’s birthdays, and letters to post and all that. But not an absolute bally insult like the above.  Freddie experienced the sort […]

Posted July 15, 2020
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Wednesday Wisdom from City of Girls

It is cold and dreadful where we are today. Perfect time to reflect and wallow in a bit of wisdom. What better wisdom than that we get from books. Not necessarily the text book types either. The good old novel has proven to be some of the best sources of wisdom since the dawn of the printing press.  One my latest Sunday Post, I’ve posted the following message: we should all just learn to let the little things that make big holes in our relationship nets, go. Have patience with each other, count every hour and remember every day is present. Open it and use it wisely. Somewhere I’ve hit a nerve or two, I’ve received so many responses on that passage. I couldn’t help to be reminded about a couple of quotes from City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.  We are still on our travels and unlike my dearest kitten who believes she is the cleverest creation in forever, I would have loved to believe that I am wise beyond words, but alas. I just manage to say things in not such a beautiful way as some authors can do. Elizabeth Gilbert can say what I am trying to say, magnificently. I […]

Posted July 8, 2020
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Wednesday Wisdom with The Shadow of the Wind

Wednesday Wisdom with The Shadow of the Wind

It’s Wednesday and time for mid-week reflection. As you all know by now, I am a little white kitten who love to cause havoc as much as possible. By now, I can rearrange bathroom, kitchen and clothing cupboards like a pro. My ultimate desire, is to start rearranging my mommy’s bookshelves as well. Alas… I am only able to access one. I do get the impression that some books on the shelf are even more precious to my mommy than me. Impossible, I know. But still, that little voice lingers…. I know that my mommy can reflect on books forever and a day. She even has these little books that she constantly writes in while reading a book. Apparently it’s for quotes and thoughts. I’m not that good with reflections yet, unless you talk about the little kitten who hides behind the mirror. I also know that my mommy has been very sad about the passing of Carlos Ruiz Zafon  this past Friday. She says he wrote the most magical books and you just can’t get more perfect than that. The only thing I could think of to do to help her, was throw those little books from the shelf, […]

Posted June 24, 2020
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