DP DAILY PROMPT: Reading material Post by Ranu

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I read blogs that my online friends write,I also read the blogs of bloggers I know. How I pick books is a totally different thing. I go for catchy titles. There was a time when I only read books that were recommended by my older siblings or teachers.

Lately my direction is changed slightly,I read books that have an interesting title. When I was teaching I saw a book on the shelf,the title caught my attention,it was “This Can’t Be Happening At Macdonald Hall”,naturally I had to find out what exactly was happening at Macdonald Hall. The author was a student of grade eight.He wrote this in school,it was a story they had to write for their language class. The teacher was so impressed,he told his student to send it to the publishers,Scholastic publishing company. He wrote a lot of books that were best sellers.

Moving on I noticed a book titled “Aleph” ,the author was Paulo Coelho. I bought the book and after that any book written by this author had to find a spot on my shelf. I read Hosseini’s books,I read the second one first,but then was told “Kite Runner” was his best seller. ┬áMy daughter bought it for me,I had to read it immediately.I was not disappointed.

There are other books I bought simply because I liked the title.

I don’t have a definite pattern how I choose my books,it can be the title,the blurb written by various publishers also makes me curious to read the book.

DP Daily Prompt: State Of My Year Post by ranu

The state of my year thus far is going well. I do my daily prompt regularly. My friends continue to encourage me. I have a few new blogger friends.They are awesome.

I had a few issues with my physical well being. Nature and God combined,helped the healing process.

There are a lot of books,I was able to read. Hosseini was amazing. Shilpi Gowda’s book, ‘Secret Daughter’ is marvellous. Monica Ali revived the story of Diana in her,’Untold Story’. Paulo Coelho’ s ‘Pilgrimage’ reminds us it is not easy to go on a pilgrimage. Then comes Tagore,his book, ‘The Religion of Man’ is a masterpiece. I am still reading Shafique’s wonderful book,’Republic of Rumi’. It is taking me a bit longer,it is one of those books where you have to include your heart and soul to comprehend. If you think I’m taking long,try reading it yourself.

How can I forget the daily routine of cooking, cleaning and keeping track of my monthly bills. They take a portion of my day.

There are movies I watched,when I needed to relax,only problem I encountered was the violence. I do not know about you,personally I do not enjoy them.

Before it skips my mind, last night I was invited to an ‘Iftar Party’. I only knew a few there. They were all very friendly. We had good food,pleasant company and cute little boys,playing and laughing with large plastic sheets. No there was nothing else. They had a grand time all evening. One of the ladies asked me who was my relative there. I told her I have few friends here. I enjoyed the evening,thanked the hosts and came home.