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“The Boat” by Alistair MacLeod [Recommendation] + Introduction

The beginning may be a very good place to start, but as I began typing this first post, I realized very quickly that finding where to begin is a daunting task. The dilemma:  how do you introduce yourself – a mostly anonymous entity-  to an nonexistent unseen audience on the Internet without revealing too much, or too little to allow visitors to get to know you or want to get to know you and what you have to share?

To kill two birds with one stone, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recommendation— a short story that I greatly admire for its literary beauty and love for personal reasons. I hope to convey a sense of the sort of literature I enjoy and give a heads up on what to expect from this blogging project of mine.

But firstly, here are a few facts about myself. 🙂

My name is Clara. On the Internet, I go by the pseudonym Ferrinas, though you may also find me as Axel F.. I’m currently a student living in Canada who loves learning about history, science and languages. In my spare time, I read, knit, and occasionally jot down random ideas for stories and essays I never end up writing. I love talking about literature, but I rarely get the opportunity to do so. I hope that I can share my musings and a few other things on this blog with others who are passionate about books.

I primarily read classics, but I’m very open to other genres of literature. I don’t write nearly as much as I read and I don’t have any particularly strong aspirations to be published, though if I ever did write a book, I think it would be non-fiction (I love doing research!) or at the very least, historical fiction with exorbitant amounts of detail.

Now, on to the recommendation!

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