Sunday, 5 May 2019

Hello May 2019 + Monthly Goals + Current Reads.



Hello May!

Hello Summer! 

Hello Flowers! 

Hello Mangoes! 

Usually, I am not a big fan of May, one of the hottest months of the year. I just don't do well in summer. I tend to hide away during May, away from the sun and the humidity and look towards June and the rains. 
But this May I am hoping to put a positive spin on things and not just hide away. I mean not as much.  I am not about to go brave  the afternoon sun but I don't want to hate on May for no good reason. 
So the plan is to immerse myself in books and tackle some bigger books for once. 
Maybe read a classic. I haven't read a true blue classic in a while now. 



// MONTHLY GOALS FOR MAY //

1. Read well. Good books and big books. 

2. Eat a ton of mangoes. 

3. Eat fruits. The only things I want to eat during summer is fruits.

4. Watch MCU films. I am still in an Endgame haze and the only thing I want to watch is films from the MCU. 

5. Blog more regularly, April was a watershed. I only blogged some 10 times and I want to do better. 

6. Post more book reviews. It's not even funny how many book reviews I am sitting on and need to post. Too many good books to share. 

7. Paint. Put my water colours to good use. 

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My May is already off to a good start. I've read one good book, Bombay Brides by Esther David. A collection of interconnected short stories set in the Bene Israel community. I enjoyed the setting of these stories and the world they exist in and loved learning more about a culture and community I know very little about. 


I am currently reading The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal. I am really enjoying it so far in. I hope to spend some quality time with this book today and maybe even finish it. 

Plot Summary: The British-born Punjabi Shergill sisters—Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirnia—were never close and barely got along growing up, and now as adults, have grown even further apart. Rajni, a school principal is a stickler for order. Jezmeen, a thirty-year-old struggling actress, fears her big break may never come. Shirina, the peacemaking "good" sister married into wealth and enjoys a picture-perfect life.
On her deathbed, their mother voices one last wish: that her daughters will make a pilgrimage together to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out her final rites. After a trip to India with her mother long ago, Rajni vowed never to return. But she’s always been a dutiful daughter, and cannot, even now, refuse her mother’s request. Jezmeen has just been publicly fired from her television job, so the trip to India is a welcome break to help her pick up the pieces of her broken career. Shirina’s in-laws are pushing her to make a pivotal decision about her married life; time away will help her decide whether to meekly obey, or to bravely stand up for herself for the first time.
Arriving in India, these sisters will make unexpected discoveries about themselves, their mother, and their lives—and learn the real story behind the trip Rajni took with their Mother long ago—a momentous journey that resulted in Mum never being able to return to India again. 
The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters is a female take on the Indian travel narrative.


I hope May treats us well. 

Be Good May. 
Be Kind. 
Be Gentle. 

:) 

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