Items tagged "digital books"

44 Scotland Street

Alexander McCall Smith has earned a following of readers for his many different series of novels. He began with the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series (DB55503), set in Botswana, which brought his books and his name to the US. His second series, 44 Scotland Street (DB64303) is the series that I am currently devouring, […]

The Power of Now

If you spent your whole life reading books on spirituality, meditation, trying to “figure it out”, I heartily recommend The Power of Now (DB 55646) by Eckhart Tolle. The author, as he stated himself, does not reveal anything we do not already know; he rather gives us the key to open the door. By reading […]

Voice of the Poet

I was looking up information on T.S. Eliot and found this archival recording of him reading “The Naming of Cats”.  I instantly fell in love.  Though I’d read the poem before, the way I’d read it was very different from the author reading it aloud.  And it was wonderful to hear T.S. Eliot’s voice, his […]

Pygmalion and Galatea

I’m not sure if you’ve heard about Pygmalion and Galatea.  It’s not what I consider a well-known Greek myth, though its other iterations are well known.  As the story goes, Pygmalion was a renowned sculptor who disdained women until the day he created Galatea.  Galatea was carved from ivory and appeared so delicate and fair […]