Sunday post is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news of the week gone by as well as plans for the week to come. The rules are pretty porous so you can personalize this any way you wish.
Let’s start shall we?
The last two weeks of January have mostly been a huge pile of re-read for me. I don’t why – maybe the crazy news of viruses and natural disasters we hear everyday – but I’ve been in mood for some old, familiar comfort and so went back to books I adore.
Most of the books I’ve reread have been romance. Here’s the list:
- Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
- Remembrance by Jude Deveraux
- The Bride by Julie Gardwood
- The Duke I Tempted by Scarlett Peckham
- Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught
- Sea Swept by Nora Roberts
Have you read any of these? Do you find yourself going back to comfort reads when the world outside goes a little too bonkers?
LAST TWO WEEKS ON THE BLOG
- Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions To My Bookshelf
- WWW Wednesday & Shelf Control: 22 Jan 2019
- Silent Regards: Ripple Effect [Creative Writing]
- Top 10/5 Tuesday: Favorite Fantasy Book Covers & Most Anticipated 2020 Releases
- Unsigned Love Letters: In the Memory of Loving [Creative Writing]
I’m floating on a cloud of anime these days. A friend recently came up to me and confessed that on their second go at Gosick some few weeks ago, he realized that the central character of Victorique possessed a lot my neurotic quirkiness.
Skeptic but intrigued, I decided to give it a go, and well, I have to say he was right! A little too much right, if you know what I mean. Have you ever read or watched a movie or drama wherer the character reminded you of yourself? It’s a little weird watching it, isn’t it? An out of body experience, almost like looking at yourself in third person.
While I don’t smoke a pipe or roll around the floor when bored anymore – yes, used to do it as a child. The rolling, I mean, not the pipe! – a lot of Victorique’s habits match mine. Suffice it to say, I’m hooked right now.
Have you watched this anime? Are you an anime fan, in general? Which one’s do you love? Hit me up with some awesome recs!
Do you know what it’s like to become obsessed with one song and listen to it on repeat? Well, that’s what I’ve been doing all week only I’ve got two tracks, not one.
First is a new rendition of an old Punjabi kalaam called Sik Mitraan [Yearning Of The Beloved]. A friend shared recently, knowing I’m a follower of Sufi music and poetry. It’s written by Meher Ali Shah, a South-Asian Sufi Saint of the Chishtiyai order. This new rendition is by a band named Saakin and composed for an upcoming movie.
Have a listen! [The song had English translated lyrics but hit me up with questions in case you have trouble understanding.]
The second track is a Turkish song I came across accidentally during browsing. It’s called Sen Yokken [Without You] and Google tells me was composed for an old Turkish series I have yet to see. But something about the melody and words just grabbed my heart and refused so let go. Consequently, I’ve been listening to it one repeat. Here’s the link:
LIFE UPDATE: WORK, WORK, WORK, WORK, WORK!
As the title suggests, work is all I’ve got time for these days. Getting sick a few weeks back but a bender on all my deadlines so I’m mostly playing catch-up right now and trying to free some time to write.
I signed up for a paranormal romance anthology that is due early March and while I have the plot outlined, I really need to get to writing it. I’m panicking just thinking about it! Wish me all the best, guys, and pray that I get my life organized.
See ya next week!
How’s your Sunday going? What are your plans for the upcoming week? Let’s chat in the comments!