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And In September….

September is here, which means, October and by that extension, Fall is around the corner and atleast for next couple of months, Winter, lovely Winter is in season!! Yay!! Another Summer gone and another year is coming round! Time does fly , but I honestly cannot say that I want to go back to January 2017 and would much rather move to December 2017! But there are still some months to go and some more books to read!

As I have repeated time and time again, this is has been an overworked year where work pressure and studying for a certain certification has taken away a number of reading hours from me and therefore once again my reading plans are limited and I am leaving options to read basis my mood and level of tiredness, to make some real time reading plans. Having said that there are some books, that I am already in the middle of or read alongs that need to be completed and at the very least those, I can list down to make some sort of sketchy plans!

To begin with, there is the marvelous The Pickwick Paper Read Along hosted by O, heading for its conclusion soon! When I had first read this wonderful novel by Charles Dickens, I had not liked it much; but this re-read, maybe because of the timing or whatever, I really really loved and now look forward to the last few chapters! I also continue with Yasmin Khan’s The Raj at Work  – A People’s History of India’s Second World War. Just to make things a bit more interesting, I have decided to pair it with The Rising Tide by Jeff Shaara. I also recently stated reading the much appreciated and  applauded history of mankind, Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari and am finding it a very interesting read,with some very interesting and unique hypothesis. Finally, Jane as usual got me interested in some little known works and I have downloaded Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye Smith and The Rector by the brilliant Margaret Oliphant. That is all I have mapped out as reading plans for the month.

This is the month of many Hindu festivals, so I am hoping for a little more of time off and a little more reading progress than what the previous months have shown, but knowing how things go, I am keeping this optimistic prognosis as a prognosis and we will see how things pan out as they pan out. I the meanwhile, I leave you with some shots of monsoon in India, specifically, of the grey skies and the blue black ocean, along the western coast of India, where I spent glorious, 10 days road tripping through last week!

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  1. Deepika Ramesh #

    Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    September 4, 2017
  2. Well, my friend, glad to hear from you! I hope you’re able to get some of your life back soon; is there any end in sight? (of your work, not your life, ha ha! 😉 )

    What about Dead Souls? Are you still plodding along? I’m about ½ way through and plodding too.

    Enjoy your Hindu festivals! BTW, how did you create that nifty slideshow? Great photos and great idea!

    Here’s hoping for a very wonderful September for you!!

    September 4, 2017
    • I wish there was an end in sight and yes I mean WORK!! lol! I knew I was forgetting a book and there it is – Dead Souls. Half way and now I seem to have lost interest, but I will plod on! The slideshow is a feature on wordpress that allows us to display pictures in a slideshow or a tiled or a collage format! Happy September and happy reading to you as well!!

      September 5, 2017
  3. I nominated you for the blogger recognition award 🙂 https://wheretheresinktherespaper.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/blogger-recognition-award/

    September 9, 2017
    • Thank You so much!! Honored and humbled by this!! Thank You! 🙂

      September 13, 2017
  4. Darn work for getting in the way of all the fun things! What a great trip it looks like you had! Love the photos especially the ones of the ocean.

    September 13, 2017
    • I know…work! Ugh! Thank You….the ocean in the monsoon is beautiful!

      September 16, 2017
      • ian darling #

        Interesting that you are enjoying Pickwick Papers this time, sometimes a book has a sort of internal life in your mind and it comes to life for you. I love it when that happens!

        September 26, 2017
      • Oh! I know what you mean…and that is such a lovely way to phrase it Ian! It will linger in mind for a while!

        September 27, 2017

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