Sunday, 7 October 2018

Vignettes/// Sunny Sundays at Home + Reading Updates + Current Read.


I took a wee bit of a break on here. Not intentional, it just happened. I had a family wedding. A little day trip and general socialising to do and blogging just had to take a back seat. Add to that my current state of very slow reading and I am generally taking things a little slow. And that is perfectly fine. 

Today was a sunny day and my Maa asked me to take some pictures of her mini-garden. My mother would like nothing more than to have a proper garden but given that she splits her time between here and Bombay that is nearly impossible. So for now her plants live in pots and depend on the kindness of others to thrive when my mother isn't here to tend to them. 

I can't wait for my mother's dahlias to bloom. 

It is something wonderful to have plants in your home. 

As for some reading updates//// Started a new book finally. I have been reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid for what feels like weeks now, it's only been a few days but for me that feels like a lifetime. I usually finish books in 2 days or max 3 or 4. So in some unreasonable reason I start to lose interest in a book if I read it for days on end and that is sadly happening with me and Exit West. 

It is perfectly good book. I wish I read it when life wasn't so busy. It has certainly added to my enjoyment of the book. I felt like I couldn't immerse myself in this world and invest myself in the fate of these characters. 
I will do a full review soon enough. 


Currently I am reading When The Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica. 

Plot Summary: Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that forces her to question everything she’s ever known.

Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined.
Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Is Jessie really who she thinks she is? Has her whole life been a lie? The truth will shock her to her core…if she lives long enough to discover it.
I am a little bit in, around 9% and I am really enjoying it so far in. 
I am really in the mood for a good old thriller. 

Hope you guys have had a good weekend and have a great week ahead! 

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