[Book Quote Tuesday] “There’s no fairness on earth…”

Myra here.

It is that time of the week again where we share a book quote that seemed particularly striking for us.

For the month of MAY, our book quote theme is: JUSTICE.

The Philippine election is happening this month (yes, I am a registered voter), and so I thought of devoting the entire month to JUSTICE, especially since fabrications, deceptions, manufactured versions of alternate realities are being peddled as so-called ‘truths.’

As I am drafting this post, I am still reading Svetlana Aleksievich’s Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History Of A Nuclear Disaster (Amazon | Book Depository). It hurts my heart to read it and I have refrained from reading it at night, because it is hardly what you would call a comforting bedtime read, but definitely a necessary one. Hence, it is slightly slow-going for me, but it’s not the kind of book one would breeze through. I also made sure to purchase practically all of Aleksievich’s books that are available here in the UAE, because that is how good she is.

Have you read Svetlana Aleksievich yet?

What is your favourite book by her?

May 17, 2022 at 06:30AM Myra Garces-Bacsal