Message in a Bottle

Of Gryphons, Sphinxes, and Quantum Metaphysical Entanglements – a Morning Star Trilogy Special

Our Message in a Bottle Bimonthly Special concludes with my review of Nick Bantock’s Morning Star Trilogy. As I have always said, books come to you for a reason – and at a time when you are ready for it. I believe that the way through which these books traveled before they finally landed on […]

The Wednesday Letters

There is something beyond romantic in the idea of a husband writing one letter a week to his wife from the time they got married to the day they died. The notion of ‘romantic’ is fleeting, but marriage is not and a commitment of writing that letter every Wednesday until the day you died requires […]

Sabine’s Notebook and The Golden Mean by Nick Bantock: In Which the Extraordinary Correspondence of Griffin & Sabine Is Further Examined

Griffin Foolish man. You cannot turn me into a phantom because you are frightened. You do not dismiss a muse at a whim. If you will not join me—then I will come to you. Sabine The excerpt above is Sabine Strohem’s last letter to Griffin Moss taken from the first book of the Griffin & Sabine […]

A LoveLetter to end all LoveLetters: Lemony Snicket’s The Beatrice Letters

When I saw this book from our community library, I knew that this is the Perfect Book for Valentine’s in GatheringBooks and that we should come up with a theme that celebrates letters in Books, thus our Message in a Bottle bimonthly theme for January-February. Brief Notes about the Book. I won’t even attempt to […]

Ruminations on Poetry: Correspondence between William Butler Yeats and Dorothy Wellesley

I was not too sure whether I would include this book Letters on Poetry from W. B. Yeats to Dorothy Wellesley (with an introduction by Kathleen Raine) for our Bimonthly theme, Message in a Bottle – when I saw this in our NIE library. The cover was not attractive, for one. Secondly, it sounded like […]