Before you all go jump into getting any ideas, I'm not 50 yet. But, that doesn't stop me from reading books from women who have reached that amazing age and inspire women heading there (like me), and say fear not, 50 is actually really amazing! I had picked up this book at a whim at … Continue reading Feisty at Fifty by Sudha Menon – Book Review
There is this saying in India in Hindi, which goes like this Shaadi ka laddoo, jo khaaye pachhtaaye aur jo naa khaaye wo bhi pachhtaye 😉 Which basically translates to something that means - The quandary of marriage - the married ones long to be single while the singles long to be married 😂 So, … Continue reading Last week – Indian wedding, painful long drives, family and rescuing Sirius Black!
I recently joined the many who have watched the currently trending, creepy and wholly possible Netflix series - YOU. Other than the fact that it really says volumes about my darker, crazier side because I could relate to Beck so much and couldn't figure out whether I loathed Joe Goldberg or was secretly rooting for … Continue reading ‘YOU’, Me and the Social Media
Why is love so convenient in fiction? Also, how do people manage to fall in love at first sight, without knowing anything about the other person? I've never understood or liked this concept in books somehow. My January destination for the 'Have books, will travel' book club was Cuba. I had heard rave reviews for … Continue reading Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton – Book Thoughts
Write on Wednesday's are a regular writing prompt feature from Julie's Writing blog. You can see more about today's prompt - Rescue Me, here. Prompt: Write a story featuring a dog If you’re writing for publication, it’s important to be aware of lead-times, (i.e. the time between when an editor says ‘yes’ to your story … Continue reading WoW – Write on Wednesdays #6 – Rescue Me
Two Writing Teachers run the Slice of Life tag ever Tuesday, where readers and writers are encouraged to write and share something about their life or day. You can check out the tag here. *************************************************************** I’ve been watching and fan girling over the Marvelous Mrs Maisel series on Amazon Prime these days. Since I don’t … Continue reading Slice of Life Tuesday #2 – Being Midge Maisel for a day
This is what happened with me yesterday, a couple of incidents that took place in the morning and led me to think and write this. Scene 1: At the 7:15 am Zumba class. It was an Indian festival and the instructor wanted to do a theme based class. She wanted to make us dance to … Continue reading To please or not to please?
The beginning of mid week today has been a frustrating and annoying one so far. Too many strangers have given me some unwanted opinion or advice, and nothing that was helpful. I really wish I had that Black London stone to escape into Red London for a bit or even better, I wish I had … Continue reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – Book Review
After reading many posts from 'Two Writing Teachers' and missing to write something for the Slice of Life post always, I am finally going to commemorate today with my first post😊 Two Writing Teachers run the Slice of Life tag ever Tuesday, where readers and writers are encouraged to write and share something about their … Continue reading Slice of Life Tuesday #1
I am so glad of the various mediums of books us readers have at our hands these days. Paperbooks, kindle or e-books, audiobooks - if you really want to read, there is no excuse not to read really! 😉 I had read the first book of Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy, last year - A Discovery … Continue reading Shadow of night (All Souls Trilogy #2) by Deborah Harkness – Audiobook Review