Alert: free books. This is not a drill.

…and now you can! Here’s a link to a fantastic website where you can download PDFs of pretty much any classic you can think of…1984? Check. The Iliad? Check. Anna Karenina? Crime and Punishment? The Great Gatsby? Check, check, check, plus over 80 more. Just go to: http://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks.asp/ They don’t call me the ‘Broke’ Bookworm for … More Alert: free books. This is not a drill.

Poem of the Day: ‘Stanzas for Music’ by Lord Byron

‘Stanzas for Music’ by Lord Byron    There be none of Beauty’s daughters        With a magic like thee; And like music on the waters        Is thy sweet voice to me: When, as if its sound were causing The charmed ocean’s pausing, The waves lie still and gleaming, And the lull’d winds seem dreaming:    And … More Poem of the Day: ‘Stanzas for Music’ by Lord Byron

‘Great Expectations’ – Where is the love?

“I’ll tell you…what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter.” – Miss Havisham Contrary to what the title of this post might suggest, this won’t be some sort of Dickens/Black Eyed Peas mash-up, … More ‘Great Expectations’ – Where is the love?

Poem of the Day: ‘Love’s Philosophy’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley

‘Love’s Philosophy’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley The fountains mingle with the river    And the rivers with the ocean, The winds of heaven mix for ever    With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single;    All things by a law divine In one spirit meet and mingle.    Why not I with thine?— See the mountains … More Poem of the Day: ‘Love’s Philosophy’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley