Hello readers! I hope you all are great and had a lovely week. Last week was good, not in reading of course, I just read one book but as for life, I enjoyed most of the week. There was PTM in my kid’s school on Saturday.
It was great to meet moms again. Her school took surprise test this month and my kid got A+. I was happy to hear from her teacher that she is amazing in academics, she just needs to work on communication. It was fun to hear her antics and also she has many friends. She has best lunch buddy, best transport buddy (who is there with her in school bus), and she has found one boy just like her, he too has speech delay and is very much playful like her. Her teacher said Paahi loves circle time and she now sits to participate in it, but the boy will constantly tug her and insist her to play with him”. When ma’am tells him, ‘no Paahi, will sit in circle’, he would say (quite angrily) ‘No, she is my friend, she will play’. She said Paahi finishes her classwork in hurry to play with him. Because of his influence she is not doing her classwork properly which might impact her academic. But I’m not telling her not to play with the boy. She is too young for that. I just found whole thing amusing and hilarious and I can’t wait to meet that boy next time.
As Diwali is next month, it’s time for house cleaning. Like, last time we decided to do the cleaning in weekends. So most of the weekend went in that. I just can’t figure out how house could get so dirty and cluttered even though we sweep and mop every day.
I finished SoC quote embroidery and drew another design. Here is the reel and pic-
I saw this in Pinterest. this is a night theme design but I’m thinking to change that moon into sun and add clouds and birds so I can give color to trees and hills otherwise I have to take black thread for everything.
Last week I read
The Winter Orphans by Kristin Beck
This was emotional and heartbreaking historical fiction, a tragic story of cruelty and humanity based on real people and events. I loved that it gave a different perspective on France during WWII and how some Swiss Red Cross volunteers worked tirelessly to keep Jews refugee kids safe. I highly recommend this to fans of this genre. If you missed my post, here is my Review.
Abhimanyu by Anuja Chandramouli
I’m few chapters in the book, about to start a chapter that caused the great war between Pandavs and Kauravs in Indian mythology and I already love this book. This is story of about Abhimanyu who died at young age in this war. I never read more about this character closely before. There are mentions of many characters of Mahabharat and many small tales and details related to each of those characters. Some of the things I was aware of but this is such huge part of Indian mythology that there is always something new to learn or new perspective. I can’t wait to read more Abhimanyu and how his life was before he died in the war.
Next I’ll be Reading
Meat by Dane Cobain
Veterinarian Tom Copeland takes a job at a factory farm called Sunnyvale after a scandal at his suburban practice. His job is to keep the animals alive for long enough to get them to slaughter.
But there are rumours of a strange creature living beneath the complex, accidents waiting to happen on brutal production lines and the threat of zoonotic disease from the pigs, sheep, cows, chickens and fish that the complex houses.
Suddenly, disaster rocks Sunnyvale and cleaners, butchers, security guards and clerical staff alike must come together under the ruthless leadership of CEO John MacDonald. Together, they’ll learn what happens when there’s a sudden change to the food chain.
Words of the week
suzerain – a sovereign or state having some control over another state that is internally autonomous.
hegemony – leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others.
subjunctive – relating to or denoting a mood of verbs expressing what is imagined or wished or possible.
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Just in case you missed–
The Winter Orphans by Kristin Beck – Book Review
Does Ikigai book really help in finding Ikigai? – Book Review
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