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The End of February…..

The New Year is old and for me, time could not have flown fast enough! One of the most stressful months for me both professionally and personally, all I can say, good riddance! For the first time, I am glad to bid adieu to the winter, which brought more unpleasantness than acceptable and look forward to the new chapters of Summers; yes even hot Indian summers! As, always, I thank the powers that be for granting us books, that helped me tide over home-hospitals-sick dad-at-home-nurses-at-home-professional disappointments- home-job-doctor-job paradigm!

Thus, I bring you my February book wrap up, borrowing and combining from Helen’s monthly post of Commonplace Book post   and O’s ideas of  Wordless Wednesday  –

From The East of Eden by John Steinbeck –

But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if ‘Thou mayest’—it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.”

From A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well! “

From Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

If to live in his style is to eccentric, it must be confessed, that this something good in eccentricity

From Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

What does a man live for except to alter things? When a man clear the forest and sows corns, does he not alter things?

From The Dairy of a Nobody by George Grossmith

What’s the good of a home, if you are never in it?

That was my reading for the month of February. I am immensely glad that despite all the chaos, I was able to stick to my only Reading Challenge of the year – The Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge  and complete A Room of One’s Own as planned for the month, though I still need to post the review. In fact, I need to blog way more! Here’s hoping March brings in that much needed relief to one and all……

 

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  1. mudpuddle #

    hope your father is feeling better… Mrs. M borrowed my ereader with the “Ocean of Tales” on it and won’t give it back. she loves it. so you read “Harry Heathcote”! what did you think? in spite of being so busy, you’ve covered a lot of literary ground. i’m impressed…

    March 2, 2018
    • Thank You! I am glad Mrs. M like it and I am sure once she is done, you will get your chance! Yes, I read it right after your post and it was quite non Trollopian if I may so; more like a Western like you said, but total fun and made some of those long hospital hours less morbid! Books are like lifeline most of the time but for last two months, they have kept me sane!

      March 3, 2018
  2. Not bad despite all the stress. I hope March ends up being much calmer for you. Happy Holi!

    March 3, 2018
    • Thank You Stefanie! Wishing you and Bookman a very Happy Holi as well and wishing you both all joyous colors of life that the festival brings!!

      March 3, 2018
  3. Wow, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re still having struggles. If you, with your sunny disposition, are confessing the stress, it must be a crazy time for you!

    I have had a horrible start to the year. I almost had a tragedy happen yesterday and I’m still rather in shock …. I’ll pm you when I can.

    March 3, 2018
    • I am so sorry to hear things are not right with you! I will PM you separately! Hang in there!

      March 3, 2018
  4. Sorry you’ve had such a stressful start to the year. I hope March will be a happier month for you. You’ve read some great books in February anyway – I loved East of Eden and A Room of One’s Own.

    March 4, 2018
    • East of Eden is my go to book; it makes me hope in the potential greatness of man and make me believe in bigger things, especially when petty mundane and morbid things bogging me down! I loved A Room of One’s Own…..so many things Woolf said, that we know but never really saw for what they were!

      March 4, 2018

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