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The Musing Quill

A Blog on Writing, Poetry, Stories and Books.

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Bookish Escapades

Dr. Zhivago – An Excerpt

What I have come to like best in the whole of Russian literature is the childlike Russian quality of Pushkin and Chekhov, their modest reticence in such high-sounding matters as the ultimate purpose of mankind or their own salvation. It... Continue Reading →

Neil Gaiman on the Future of Libraries

It's only natural I feel that as a lover of books, one gets caught up in bookish currents no matter where, no matter how. Yesterday at work, I was hankering for a much-needed escapade from routine and I started reading... Continue Reading →

So You Want To Be A Writer?

If it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. Unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don't do it. If you have to sit... Continue Reading →

The Book Lover

She read books. Devoured the words. Let sentences consume her. Drowned in the writer's thoughts, she experienced a liberation she long sought. ♥ She read books. Wallowed in their magic. Allowed the stories to fill the gaping holes. And heal... Continue Reading →

Excerpt – If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller

The novel you are reading wants to present to you a corporeal world, thick, detailed. Immersed in your reading, you move the paper knife mechanically in the depth of the volume: your reading has not yet reached the end of... Continue Reading →

A Bookish Nudge

As voracious readers, at times, we feel weighed down by our reading commitments and challenges. So for all such readers like me, here’s a little nudge to keep you going. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from famous... Continue Reading →

The First Book I Read

The love for reading is a welcome inheritance from my father. I couldn’t have had it any other way. I wouldn’t have! I can hardly recall when I began reading books by myself. But what I do remember is that... Continue Reading →

Book Nerd Quirks

Have you ever lied to your parents or friends? Because you had your heart in a book! Have you ignored people, consciously cruelly? Because you had your heart in a book! Have you had sleepless nights? Because you had your... Continue Reading →

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