Sunday, 13 August 2017

Stationery Sunday/// Washi Tape Haul Featuring Chamil Garden and Liang Feng.

Hello, Hello!
Wanted to share a quick little washi tape haul from Washilicious comprising of some beautiful tapes from artists such as Chamil Garden and Liang Feng.

These are some beautiful water colour-ish tapes from Chamil Garden. 

Water colour flower sticker-style tape

More water colour style sticker flowers from Chamil Garden.

And more flowers.. seriously though, can one ever have enough floral themed pretty tapes?! 

These four tapes are from Bande and are special sticker-style washi tapes. Each individual flower or house in these tapes can be peeled off and stuck as a sticker. So cute! 

This is a beautiful green-yellow dandelion looking tape from Chamil Garden. 

This is such a pretty leaf-themed washi tape from Chamil Garden. The leaves vary in colour from a light to a blue-green and is so pretty! 

Here's the full box of goodies! 

Hope you enjoyed this quick little haul and are having a lovely long weekend (if you're in India).

See you soon! 

Saturday, 12 August 2017

To-Be-Read List: August 2017 TBR #IndianBooksinAugust


I know my TBR post comes nearly in the middle of the month. 
But I had my TBR made and rearing to go in the very beginning of the month but somehow it took me ages to get this post up.
Since the 7th I've been down and nearly out with a flu. I swear I feel nearly dead! 

But reading has kept me going on most days. As have movies and taking long naps. 

Back to my TBR for this month. 
Like I've said a million times before, I love my reading theme in August- Indian and Indian Sub-continent books. 
It makes me so happy to read from my corner of the world all month long. 

So let's jump into the books I intend to read this month. 
Now given that today is already the 12th of the month, I've already read some of these books-3 of these books to be precise. Also, I have made a book haul full of Indian books this month and I am sure some of them will find their way into my TBR this month as well. And I will be reading some books on my Kindle, which I haven't included in my TBR here. 

So let's see what I have lined up to read. 

My Reading List/// 

In Custody by Anita Desai 
The House with Five Courtyards by Govind Mishra 
Indigo by Satyajit Ray 
Stories from Modern India Edited by Suresh Kohli 
In Other Rooms and Other Worlds by Daniyal Muenuddin 
Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer by Cyrus Mistry 
Delhi Anything Goes by Anita Kumar 
Bitter fruit by Manto 
Bookless in Baghdad by Shashi Tharoor 
The Liar's Weave by Tashan Mehta 
The Blind Man's Garden by Nadeem Aslam 

I haven't read an Anita Desai book in over a year and a half, if not more! 
I love her work and I can't wait to get to this book which is perhaps her most revered work. 

A book translated from Hindi, I am always up for reading some translated literature and especially books that were originally written in Hindi. 
You know, I might actually read a Hindi book this month as well. I saw that Kindle Unlimited has some Hindi books on there and really should give it a go! 

Re-read and re-loved! 
So good! 

Some short stories! 

Read this one already as well and didn't really like it. 
I just couldn't connect to the writing style. It felt clunky and unnatural. 
Really didn't enjoy this book at all. 

I love the cover of this book and I've been meaning to read some Manu Joseph for ages. I am very excited to read this book. 

I love Manto. 
I have read most of his work and loved it. 
I will be diving in and out of this book all through the month. 

Some Tharoor and some non-fiction reading for the month. 

This gorgeous little book The Liar's Weave by Tashan Mehta, was very kindly sent to me for review from Juggernaut. 
It sounds pretty incredible. 
Can't wait to read it and review it. 
See the synopsis below. 
It sounds like a wonderful mix of magic, alternate history and tons of adventure. 

This book is a roll over from last month's TBR. 
Gotta read it this month. 

I love my TBR this month. 
It's a nice mix of novels-short stories. 
Translated books. 
2 books from Pakistan. 
Some re-reading. 


I am also re-reading some Sudha Murthy books because with my head cold and flu, I find her books most comforting and I've been in the mood for them for ages! 

I hope your reading month is going very well and I hope you get a lot of reading done this long weekend! 

Happy Reading Guys! 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

General Whimsy/// Sick Days + Currently Reading.


I am sick! 
After nearly two years, I have fallen prey to a cold and cough and a mild fever every few hours! 
I don't make a very nice sick person, just ask my family. I am listless and sad and I make everyone around me crazy. 

So I've been sick since Monday evening. 
And all I've done in this time is read..very little bit. 
Sleep a ton. 
Pop Pills. 
Watch TV. 
Ordered some make-up on Nykaa during their sale. Can't wait for my goodies to arrive! 
Browse some books on Amazon.
I've been on a bit of Treat Yo'self spree.
When you are sick you've got to do little things to make yourself feel better. 

I am currently reading Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer by Cyrus Mistry, I am nearly half way through and am really enjoying this book. 
Which is strange because it's a book about death and the horrible way in which the Parsi community treats the corpse bearers. 
It is so beautifully written and shows a whole other side to my city. 
Love it. 
I hope to finish it by tomorrow..if not tonight. 

How I wish I could escape to the hills. 
I normally wish for it as well, but when I am sick..I just want to leave the city behind and hope I lived in a quieter and calmed place. 
My heart just belongs to the hills. 

Blogging will be on a bit of a hiatus since I am sick and staring at a screen is just not helping. 

I'll be back, hopefully soon with reviews and such. 
And a book haul! 

Happy Reading folks!