I went radio silent again. I rather give you good content than forced blabber simply because the rules of blogging says you must publish five days a week. Please don’t expect that from me. But i have kept busy, as you may have noticed i changed the look and feel of the blog once more. Never satisfied, i’m a creative soul who functions best when the creative aesthetics of my surroundings are pleasing and inspiring. Having said that, the last couple of weeks have been spent exploring what i hope will be the final look of this blog. It is still a work in progress but for the most part i am very please with where Chattering Gem is currently.
Now on to something i’ve meaning to try and that is sharing a book a month. Not necessarily a book club but a monthly feature of whatever literature i’m reading. This serves two purposes: to build a better habit of reading, something i do enjoy, and to hopefully strike up a conversation with some readers/visitors of this page. To be honest i’m not too sure how to go about it – for now i will just share excerpts from the book printed on the back cover.
I chose Dan Brown’s INFERNO because I’ve been a fan of his books since The Da Vinci Code. I love a good thriller especially if its riddled with historical facts. I find myself tearing away from the pages and googling ancient artifacts, paintings, or historical location just so i am able to paint a better picture. I am also diligently taking notes as Italy may very well be my next travel destination. Like the The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Inferno follows the latest adventures of professor Robert Langdon.
Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking on a harrowing journey, they must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of brilliant scientist whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written, Dante Alighieri’s The Inferno.