How much did I enjoy this book? SO MUCH. I found a pile of books at the second hand market that had obviously been sold from some beleaguered books editor's desk, so this uncorrected proof was among them. Still feeling a bit weak which is also a great excuse to lie around another day and just read. Definitely pick this up though, just released this month and I serendipitously found it. #bookstagram #mrmbookclub #nowreading #250in2016 #readingchallenge
Sick day with Marian Keyes and karela chips. I love love love Ms Keyes ever since someone gave me a copy of This Charming Man and to this day, I think she's the finest commercial fiction writer I've read, I've reread most of her books several times. Her books are light hearted with heavy themes so you'll read about depression, alcoholism, domestic violence etc while also reading about a young single girl in a big city. Perfect for cheering up an incumbent flu. #bookstagram #mrmbookclub
Afternoon well spent at the Daryagunj book market, tradition for my mother and I since I was about three and could stagger home under a pile of Amar Chitra Katha's. I've grown pickier as the years go by (three of these are presents) but we always end with lunch at Karim's. Maaaybe we'll wander back and look at the few stalls we've missed? Maybe? Probably. Ok we're going back in. #bookstagram #secondhand #usedbooks
Wearing my Slytherin colours for a talk I'm giving to a Harry Potter themed creative writing class. My topic is A Certain Kind of Feminism: on Hermione Granger. (I'll put it up on the blog soon!) Also trying not to look like I've been laid low by a cold and sore throat all day in a new dress and make up. Is it working? I hope so. K in the background ENGROSSED in my speech. #writinglife
When life gives you dough that refuses to rise, make flatbread. Have been dying to bake my own bread for ages and this new book makes me think like I can (just had a long Twitter exchange with the author troubleshooting my loaf.) but, as every home baker knows, bread is the toughest thing to get right. We'll be eating a lot of flatbread until I can make the perfect sandwich loaf, but who's complaining? Not I. #baking #domesticgoddess
Wednesday night persuading Nirvaan to smile for me, we're now deeply in love (well, I am, it might just be a flirtation on his part.) After drinks and dinner with his parents, he made an appearance, demanding a night cap and was made to wait until Aunty got her fill of cuddles.
DAMN this book is SO good. Full of treasures, each story stays with you like a gift long after it's finished. In a short stories mood these days so have acquired several collections, but nothing beats a good mystery story, right? #nowreading #250in2016 #readingchallenge #bookstagram #mrmbookclub