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The End of January…..

As I had mentioned in my first post of the year, life with all it’s arbitrariness, is not allowing much for planned reading; therefore this year I change my tactic of reading summary posts! Piggy backing on Helen’s brilliant idea, where she does a monthly wrap of her reading for the month,  with her Commonplace Book post, I share with you some nuggets from my reading in January! I have embellished this idea a bit more, by borrowing from O’s Wordless Wednesday post on her January Reading. And yes, I am making good from the geniuses of Helen and O. Unfortunately, January this year did not seem to be conducive to too many books, but I got through some and and they were just what I needed to turn my mind away from the stress of hospital, doctors and an ill parent! I did manage to finish the first book of in my The Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge series and a post reviewing Tales of Kathasaritasagar is coming up soon!

 

From Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty –

“I mean a fat, ugly man can still be funny and lovable and successful,” continued Jane. “But it’s like it’s the most shameful thing for a woman to be.” “But you weren’t, you’re not—” began Madeline. “Yes, OK, but so what if I was!” interrupted Jane. “What if I was! That’s my point. What if I was a bit overweight and not especially pretty? Why is that so terrible? So disgusting? Why is that the end of the world?”

From The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows –

“That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive – all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.” 

From Tales From Kathasaritasagar by Somadeva –

For it is better to live for one moment, bound by the bonds of righteousness, than to live unrighteously for hundreds of crores of kalpas (immense period of time)

That is the wrap up of my January reading! Here’s to a better and happier Feburary with many more great books!

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. i hope your parent is doing better: tough to have to deal with hospitals… yuk… better than the alternative, tho, i guess… the above sound pretty interesting, with zen-like quotes from each: i like zen; i won a haiku prize once…

    February 2, 2018
    • Oh!! Hospitals are a nightmare, its like a medical mafia! Thank You! I like Zen too! Haiku Prize??!! I am blown away! Super impressed!

      February 2, 2018
  2. I like those quotes, and the photos, too! Hope your parent gets well soon, and take care ❤

    February 2, 2018
  3. I’m sorry January was a stressful month for you. I hope the rest of the year will be better. I’m glad you enjoy reading my Commonplace Book posts and I like the way you’ve combined the idea with O’s posts. 🙂

    February 3, 2018
    • Thank You for your wishes! I love your Commonplace Book posts and I have been thinking that it is much better way to summarize the reading month! Thank You for yet another inspiration! 😀

      February 3, 2018
  4. I love your photos and your post and I’d like your backdrops for my food photography, please! 😉 I hope your father is doing much better ….. illness is such a difficult thing and sometimes it seems endless but I hope he’s on the mend. Take care of yourself too!

    February 5, 2018
    • WOW!! That is indeed a compliment, considering how talented a photographer you are!! 😀 Illness does seem never ending and while he is mending, there is some way to go! Thank You so much for your wishes!

      February 5, 2018

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