books, January Blogathon

Day 2 – Books

The list of the books I’ve reading 2013 is very embarrassing. I used to find so much comfort in reading. But technology has now ruined that for me. I finally managed to get my hands on A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth. It took me forever to get through it, but what a read that was! Honor by Elif Shafak was another tear-jerker. It may sound creepy but I LOVE sad books, the ones that really pierce my heart. I feel so much for the characters and if I shed a tear at the end you know it’s a good book.I’ve always wanted to read Franny and Zooney ’cause it was her favorite book. I finally read it and now I know why. I know for sure I will be rereading it soon.

I finally gave non fiction books a chance. Women From the Ankle Down by Rachelle Bergstein and Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg were the two books I tried. Both were informative in their own way. The first book especially, cause it had a lot about Salvatore Ferragamo and the Varina flats is something I’d like to own.

I also managed to finish reading Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events series. Daniel Handler is my new favorite children’s book author. The man really know how to write. I’m super excited for his new books although Who Could That be at This Hour didn’t hit the spot.

For 2014 I have a huge list of books to be read, a few half read books to finish and a longer list of books I want to revisit. I want to tear myself away from thinking that reading The New Yorker and Cosmo can substitute for reading books.

Note to self : just because you get a free copy of Cosmo Latina in the mail DOES NOT mean you have to read it.

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To a Love Like No Other

One perfect misty evening two girls took turns on a swing. They were best friends, soul sisters and lovers like no other. Fate brought them together. They stuck with each other through many bumps and finally made it to what they then thought was the cusp of their life. That balmy evening they talked about their dreams, hopes and fears. They were starting a new chapter in their life, taking different paths to reach one final destination.

But what did those two eighteen year olds know then about the places life would take them, about the twists that would come, the successes and the heartbreaks. Life was a rollercoaster. They went through all the twists intended for them, clutching on to each other for dear life.

From that day onwards every December 31st the girls reminisce that day. They discuss their achievements and fears, and start the new year leaning on each other. Because the space on the swing has already been reserved, it doesn’t matter if we bring in the year in style or by ordering in pizza, we’ll never start the year without each other. ‘Cause this kind of love is a once in lifetime kind of love. Its a love like no other.

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