It’s been a long time since I did a Mailbox Monday post. Sadly, I have not been receiving too many books of late. I’ve been rather disenchanted with the books that I did get, and well, things have been very ho-hum when it comes to my reading lately.
I have been miserly rationing out my reading of George R.R. Martin’s books, eking out my pleasure one wee short story at a time, biding my time till his next major oeuvre – The Winds of Winter. Seriously, I’ve become this total Westerosi junkie needing my fix of all these fantastic stories and settings that George R.R.Martin manages to conjure up for me. He is the best writer ever when it comes to hooking his audience, and this is coming from me, someone who is not at all prone to hyperbole.
One extremely rainy day, I traversed a very small section of a heavily traffic-logged part of Bangalore in order to make my date with some delicious wine and brandy offerings by Sula Vineyards.
When I was younger, brandy was very much seen as a drink of the older generation – something to be had with hot water when you are down with a cold or flu, but over the last ten years or so I think there is a shift in perception. Noting this, Sula Vineyards smartly decided to experiment with a new variety of brandy – Janus Brandy.
Having a pup around the house (yes, we have a pup, and a formal intro will come along later), has spurred us on to become a wee bit more active in our daily lives.
All of us have been spending more time outdoors playing with little Coco (our cutie lab), and last week, we kind of overreached ourselves and decided that we would take Coco with us on a hike up to Gudibanda fort.
I am really loving all this back story into the Targaryen family that I am getting reading these various prequels to A Song of Ice and Fire. Dangerous Women that I read last year was fantastic, dramatic, and bloodthirsty all at the same time.
I’ve tried and tried and tried to read something a little serious this summer, but I don’t know what’s happened to me this summer, but I suddenly seem to have developed the attention span of a toddler.
What with the onset of summer holidays, weekends horse-riding with Piglet, raising a new pup (yes! Follow my instagram for some puppygrams), and general laziness, I’ve just not thought through my reading too much, and have slightly relaxed blogging diligently about every book I read.
Anyway, coming back to the point of this post, which is to rave about Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. This book had me reading compulsively late into the night.
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On Sunday, World Environment Day, the folks at ITC Gardenia called me over to brief me about the measures they take towards sustainable luxury (more on that in an upcoming post). We met up for breakfast and tried their Signature Mornings offerings. This is their healthy offering where apart from their regular breakfast buffet at Cubbon Pavilion, ...
This weekend has been fabulous, exciting, and nerve-wracking all in one go. I am going to break down all the weekend goings-on over a couple of posts, because yes, that much happened.
First up, and in this post, I am going to blather on about Piglet’s excitement over starting horse-riding classes this weekend.
Being a mother of two children who are mad about Kinder Joy eggs, reading this excerpt from The Blue Between Sky and Water by Susan Abulhawa made me feel so immeasurably sad.
Here, a small child from the Gaza strip mourns the loss of Kinder Joy eggs when they are under siege by the Israelis.