Hello, World!

Written by Alexander College in Library Blog on May 29, 2018

 Hello, World!

My name is Kashish Kohli. I am a student at Alexander College and a member of ACSA. I have been recently volunteering at Alexander College Burnaby Campus Library and helping Raul, the Library Assistant, to run a book club. I love reading, drawing and trekking.

I am fond of going through the bookshelves of the library, scanning through the book titles that appeal or enthrall me. Not so long ago I came across a novel by Caitlin Doughty “From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death”. Having no clue what the book was about, I was eager to read it and I am glad that I did. Afterwards, I pursued her first book “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory”. These books offers something inexplicable. Caitlin talks about her journey, revealing both harsh and delightful truths about death, offers insights into death rituals in different cultures and how the topic of death causes revulsion in contemporary society. These books are non-fiction, engrossing and readable. They do really go “behind the black curtain scenes” of the funeral industry. If you want to go on an excursion and explore death via Doughty’s books, give them a try!

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