#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.
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.