I am officially sick of isolation – it is not staying at home bit that is troubling me. Most days I am happy to stay at home. It is the lack of freedom that is annoying. I am missing out drives, our clubs and restaurants and interactions with friends. I am looking fwd to the end of this to appreciate the small things that make life!
Whenever I feel desolate, I turn to books. They have been my support system for as long as I remember. When I was in year 2, my class teacher took us to the library and it was the most beautiful place in the world. I was hooked!
Our school library was massive. It had an attached reading room and we were encouraged to sit there. The book cases were teak with glass doors and there was always “book of the week” on display. I spent so much of my time there starting with Enid Blyton and then moving on to others like Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys while also reading the classics like Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters.
My sister and I shared our love of books, so we used to spend all our pocket money on buying them. We had a huge collection at home which I left behind when I got married. I started building a new one in Delhi and then left that behind to start another collection here in Sydney. I now have 2 book cases full of books apart from a collection on my iPad. I am a spendthrift as far as books go!
So the two books I read have been trending on iBooks and caught my eye. I randomly purchased them and both of them turned out to be a good buy.
This one as you can see is a love story. A woman named Danni has her life perfectly planned when on the night of her engagement, she has this vivid dream or premonition where she is engaged to another man, living in an apartment which is not hers and the time is five years from the date. She wakes up confused. When the man of her dream is thrown in her path as the boyfriend of her best friend, she does everything in her power to take actions so that her original premonition does not come true. But life has a strange way of unfolding and no one knows the future. It is a nice, pacy novel and I finished it in one sitting.
The other novel above is very different from my first one. This is a thriller. Zac’s friend gets killed and it is followed by other murders, all linked through a common incident 19 years ago. Zac was part of that and he thinks he is next. The novel is about solving “who did it”. It is very well written and like the first one, I finished it in one sitting.
My next one is a suggestion from my friend Nell who is an avid reader and a reviewer. It is by Deborah Levy called “The Cost Of Living”. I will write about it in a few days.
Yash an I took a picture straight after we woke up, on our bed. It is usually the time when my son becomes a baby and likes to cuddle. I love it too coz I know it won’t last forever. This time shall pass too!