Basma has written 23 posts for My Books' Journal

Quote from “The art of hearing heartbeats” by Jan-Philipp Sendker

“The art of hearing heartbeats” by Jan-Philipp Sendker Continue reading


Quotes from ” Civilization and Its Discontents” by Sigmund Freud

Quotes from ” Civilization and Its Discontents” by Sigmund Freud. Continue reading

Quotes from ‘I have heared the mermaids singing’ by Christopher Bollas

Westin Moorgate and the psychoanalyst spent quite some time reflecting on this episode. They talked about what indeed it did mean to be a citizen, especially in this so-called Modern world. Initially they went through the usual societal tics: where were the police when you really needed them? Why couldn’t they turn the traffic wardens … Continue reading

Quote from “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

  200 years after publishing “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, I thought about posting a wonderful quote from the book. “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my … Continue reading

Quote from “The Thread” by Victoria Hislop

“The Thread” is a historical novel by the English author Victoria Hislop. Here is a beautiful quote that I chose from the book: “Even in this street, which to the rich might seem poor, a strong community thrived. Living cheek by jowl with each other made everyone more tolerant rather than less so. The children all … Continue reading

Quote from “Summer Pleasures” by Nora Roberts

  Nora Roberts is an American bestselling author, who’s known for her romantic (happy ever after) novels. Here is a quote that I chose from her novel “Summer Pleasures“: “She fell silent, remembering the jolt of envy and longing she’d felt when she’d framed the Browns in her viewfinder. Now, weeks and miles later, it was … Continue reading

Funny quote #3 from “The 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a 2009 novel by the Swedish author Jonas Jonasson. Here is a funny quote that I chose from the book: “Allan also discovered that the United States, France, and Great Britain had combined their zones of occupation and formed a German federal republic. And an angry … Continue reading

Quote of the day: From “Stone Cold” (Camel Club #3) by David Baldacci

From “Stone Cold” (Camel Club #3) by David Baldacci : “He used to have a tent there until the Secret Service recently made him take it down. Yet freedom of speech was still alive and well in America and thus his banner had remained. Unfurled between two pieces of rebar stuck in the ground, it read, … Continue reading

Quote of the day: From “The Prophet” by Gibran Kahlil Gibran

  From “The Prophet” by Gibran Kahlil Gibran : “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not … Continue reading

Quote of the day: From Harlan Coben’s Novel “Live Wire” (Myron Bolitar #10)

We all have our scars and torment and ghosts. We all walk around and smile and pretend everything is okay. We are polite to strangers and share the road with them and stand in line at the supermarket and we manage to disguise the hurt and desperation. We work hard and make plans and more … Continue reading