#Bookslutthursday: week # 5

 

 

Yes, it’s Book ‘O Clock!”

Another week of reading and letting those magically woven words sink in. I hope Shalini http://www.shalzmojo.in continues this prompt in the coming weeks too, as it’s gotten kind of addictive. Shalzy you listening? :-)))

So I was at this little non-descript bookstore the other day. It used to be the once famous Tekson book store in Delhi, now  it has a branch in one of the malls here in Gurugram that too on the lower ground floor. I saw just one or two people browsing around. I had actually stepped in to pick some books for the 8 year old’s friend’s birthday and I ended up buying two enchanting books and some very gorgeous adult colouring books as well. Missed adding them to the picture. Maybe next time I. 🙂

Erich Segal’s, “Love Story”:  My favourite author from those youthful years. Yes, I continue to be youthful as ever, so all the more reason to grab a fresh copy. :-)) My previous copy lies buried at my parents place somewhere i believe. This caught my attention immediately and since I’m always attracted to pretty covers and this just stood out, and was so unlike the staid one I read some 15 years back, so I had to pick it up! Will re-visit Oliver Barrett IV and Jenny Cavilleri’s love saga soon. Beethoven’s Für Elise starts playing in my head when I see this book, that being the title track for the movie. And I’m reminded of the quote, “Love means never having to say sorry.” Sigh!!!!

Khaled Hosseini’s Thousand Splendid Suns: I picked up this book by the famous bestselling author of “Kite Runner” over 4 years back. My then little puppy, Laila, gave it dog ears by chewing on the cover and it’s a lovely reminder of her growing up years. The Washington Post reviewed it by saying, ” In case you’re wondering whether Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns is as good as Kite Runner, here’s the answer. No. It’s better.”

Deborah Rodriguez’s Return of the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul: Looks like I’m being drawn to stories from Afghanistan off late. No wonder I picked up this one! But well, like again the cover was too attractive to resist. It is the story of six women joined by a little cafe in Kabul. I’ve just started to read it and on only a few pages. I hope to write a review once I’m done reading. 

The Props:

TiggerPillowPet: On some days I recline on Tigger  and on some days I hug him. Gifted to my 8-year-old angel brat, Aarshia by Riti my BFF, I managed to steal him from her and she being the kind generous sort did not throw a fit, but happily parted with her gift. Tigger is sweet as hell and he spends the day reclining on my bed. 

Chunky Ruby Ring: The DH gifted this to me when in Goa. I fell in love the moment I laid my eyes upon it, and hubby dearest complied. The picture hasn’t been able to do justice to it’s beauty. I don’t feel the need for expensive jewellery, and this one came to me at a pretty reasonable price. All the more reason to own it.

Bangles: Just the thing a girl loves. These are a pair from a bunch of metal ones, that almost cover 1/4th of the arm. I love their intricate design. 

So that’s all for #BookSlutThursday Week #5. This post was written amidst the blaring television, and an excited child telling me about her new invention, a sand ball so please do excuse any lack of brevity. 

1 comment on “#BookSlutThursday: Week #5 – It’s Book ‘O Clock Folks!”

  1. I read Love Story because I didn’t want to see the movie, but I wanted to know what everyone was talking about. While it was an affecting and sentimental little story, even at that young age I felt that it was trying too hard to tug on my heartstrings. It seemed, somehow, too juvenile, even to my then very juvenile mind. In later years, I came to realize that the movie’s oft quoted line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” is a complete falsehood. In fact, love means always being willing to say your sorry, and to mean it. Love grows stronger with humility, and the height of pride is the belief that a union can survive an unrepentant attitude.

    Like diamonds and roses hidden under bomb rubble, this is a story of intense beauty and strength buried under the surface of the cruel and capricious life imposed upon two Afghani women.

    I was utterly captivated by The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, so was extremely delighted to find out that there was a follow up and it hasn’t disappointed as I’ve been captivated again by the characters and storyline.

    Bangles are collectibles without limit, no age restrictions or body pre-requisites apply. Don’t you love that?

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