Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Why read the book...


Why read the book when the documentary was so easy to watch. I screened this National Geographic documentary of Guns, Germs and Steel for my students. I really enjoyed the first part so much that I brought it home and carried on with the next two episodes. The book still sits on my shelf, 10% read. It was interesting reading but the font size was just a little too small. Perhaps I will pick up that book soon.

The most endearing part was when Diamond broke down as he was standing in a hospital ward full of children infected with malaria, some of them really sick.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore




I managed to finish this book by the Sentinel, Chokher Bali (Sand in the Eye), a couple of weeks ago. Reading Tagore is like sitting under the shade of a tree and counting the leaves in the wind. Add sunflecks that dance on the ground. Sultry.

The story was arrestingly beautiful and the characters so soulful. It was so easy to slip into the minds of the characters once you started reading.

I must get the DVD because Aishwarya Rai is in it...


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Why read the book...


Why read the book when the documentary was so easy to watch. I screened this National Geographic documentary of Guns, Germs and Steel for my students. I really enjoyed the first part so much that I brought it home and carried on with the next two episodes. The book still sits on my shelf, 10% read. It was interesting reading but the font size was just a little too small. Perhaps I will pick up that book soon.

The most endearing part was when Diamond broke down as he was standing in a hospital ward full of children infected with malaria, some of them really sick.

Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore




I managed to finish this book by the Sentinel, Chokher Bali (Sand in the Eye), a couple of weeks ago. Reading Tagore is like sitting under the shade of a tree and counting the leaves in the wind. Add sunflecks that dance on the ground. Sultry.

The story was arrestingly beautiful and the characters so soulful. It was so easy to slip into the minds of the characters once you started reading.

I must get the DVD because Aishwarya Rai is in it...