Monday, December 28, 2009


I have eavesdropped with impunity into the lives of people who do not exist. I have peeped shamelessly into hearts and bathroom closets. I have leant over shoulders to follow the movements of quills as they write love letters, wills and confessions. I have watched as lovers love, murderers murderand children play their make believe. I have spied on the misdeeds of the mighty and witnessed the nobility of the meek. I have bent so low over sleepers in their beds that they might have felt my breath on their faces. I have seen their dreams. - The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield.

The excerpt above epitomizes so beautifully the power of imagination when coupled with the sword of words..I'm currently lost in this book. Beautifully gothic, eloquently phrased imageries, with vivid armies of character woven in the not to get lost?

Been listening to a lot of Coltrane and the Jacques Loussier Trio these days. Jazz music like these often send me walking on air with my head stuck right up there in fluffy clouds.


Elin said...

Glad u are enjoying that book and that jazz least I know you are urself for now :)

This is your last sem so do enjoy yourself and be yourself for once :p

conan_cat said...

ah yes, nothing beats some good music with good book! you have taste Joanna and that's really great ;)

smallkucing said...

Where did you get it from?

Uncle Lee said...

Hi, wishing you the best of seasons greetings, have a happy new year, Lee.

Toothfairy said...

I'm a jazz lover too, I've never heard of the book, so thanks for sharing I might need to check it out. Still halfway Time travelers wife though...


Joanna said...

Elin: Yup, it's good to be myself again

Conan_Cat: A good book and good music make the best companions ! I like your taste in music too!

Kathy : Ah, I borrowed this one from the library, though I did see a copy of it at the Big Bad Wolf. Too bad I didn't pick it up, was a really good read !

Uncle Lee : Aww..thanks and the same to you too

Toothfairy : Yes, nothing beats jazz to lift the mood of a dull day. The Time Traveler's Wife is a really good book too. Though I didn't really like the way it ended .. :(

Cleffairy said...

Happy New Year, Joanna... :-D All the best for you in 2010.

Btw, I will no longer update my old blog. Here's the new url. Hope to see you in my new one. :-D