Our ten-minute free-write is back ! Have no mercy on your keyboard as you give us your most unfiltered self( feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).
We were walking along on the streets of Montreal’s downtown shopping center, my daughter’s friend mentioned a book she read which she loves. i wanted to know the title,my daughter replied,The time traveler’s wife,Mom.”
I said, “i want to read it.”
We found a book store and luckily the book was there in the shelf, I bought it and came back to our rented apartment. I opened the book read a few pages,decided I must read it when I’m home.
Here I’m home I managed to read two chapters but not sure it’s as good as they say, told myself finish the book and then decide if you like it.
I’m not convinced it’s such a good book, I haven’t found time to read it from where I left off.
I have prompts to do,songs to translate, food to cook, take my afternoon nap, when will I finish reading the book so I can decide if I like it just as much as they do!
What bores you?
There are a lot of things people do I feel are merely childish,it does not bore me, it irritates me. I’ve heard the word, “Bore”, many times when I was teaching, my kids in school complained they had nothing to do, they were bored, although there was work assigned to them not completed. I thought they didn’t know what the word meant. Surprisingly they knew the meaning, they were bored because the work was not exciting.
If I went along with them and said, yes Math is not exciting, because they cannot solve the problems, how can I help? it was becoming quite challenging to teach when I had to give them work that could be called interesting. I tried ways to catch their attention, it didn’t work.
What makes me “YAWN”? An uninteresting movie where the performers (a) lack the gift of acting, b), they think they are doing well, why else did they get the job,c) they are not even good looking.
A useless novel, and then there are parents who boast about their children whenever I meet them. These are some of the things I can think of.
Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored —- what is it that speaks to you?
I recently finished a book, the title is ,” The Art of Hearing Heartbeats”, it’s a novel written by Jan–Philipp Sendker. He was born in Hamburg in 1960,was the American correspondent from 1990 to 1995,and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is his first English novel.
The novel is set in former Burma now Myanmar. It is a rare novel which tells the story of a blind young man’s journey through a world where he used his auditory sense to replace his blindness. It is a magical tale of hardship and resilience.
Usually I pick a book by its title and if it appeals to me I buy it. I did the same with this one and I can read this book again and again and would still feel,I haven’t had enough of it. The author’s description of Tin Win the male character and Mi Mi the female character is remarkable.
When I was reading the book I felt as if I was a part of the story, their conversation , their affection for each other was simply magical. They went through difficult times but remained loyal to each other.
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S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night! What’s your favorite way to spend Saturday Night?
I spend my Saturday night watching a movie. If I don’t like the movie, I read my novel. If I finish reading it way before my bedtime,I answer some emails from friends.
I listen to Tagore songs for a few minutes ,then I go to bed.
After a long day at work or school,what are your favorite ways to wind down and decompress?
My way of calming down is different I think. Now a days we are taking care of two beautiful kittens, one of them is naughty,I have to watch to make sure he doesn’t land in a place where he can be in trouble. It’s amazing how smart he is , I only have to say,”No Nelson”, he stops doing what he thinks I do not approve.
I also listen to my favorite songs which helps me to wind down, I write,read my novel I bought a few days ago. I sometimes talk to my dearest brother who understands me and knows what to say when he sees me stressed out.I am thankful I have a variety of things I can depend on to calm down.
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This is something I’ve never done or even thought about it. Like everything else I will try this as well.
How will I write a blurb. I am not yet experienced enough to write a book. I have written some short stories. I’ll have to imagine one of those is a novel I have written and published. How do I make my blurb attractive enough, to make the readers instantly buy the book.
My blurb will be, “It’s the story of a child who learns to transform his life.”
I’ve taken the idea from one of the short stories I’ve written.
I have checked the stats page.I have noticed there are three posts listed frequently.One is a poem by Tagore,second is a recipe,and the third is a book review.
Tagore’s poem,’The rain is falling drip,drop,the river is overflowing,it is a very popular poem. During the monsoon season in Bengal,when everyone, especially the children are stuck in the house.This is one poem which is also a song is recited and sung by all.This helps them to come alive and happy. The weather doesn’t bother anyone.They are together, which doesn’t happen,when everyone is busy with their work. The poem brings back nostalgic memories of years gone by.
Keema Paratha is a recipe,there are a few steps to follow, if one is interested to make them. The pictures help,it gives an idea what the finished product looks like.It is popular because they want to make them. The ingredients alone tells it is a tasty treat.
And The Mountains Echoed a novel written by Khaled Hosseini.He is a great story writer. It is mostly about the people of Afghanistan. Their customs,what the wars are doing to the ordinary citizens’ daily life. Afghanistan happens to be in the news quite often.This would be one of the reasons people might like to read the book.The review helps to know what the story is about.
One experience or life change results from writing my blog,what will I like it to be.
When I joined the blogger’s club,I had no idea what sort of experience I will have.I wasn’t even thinking of achieving anything. I picked up a variety of topics to write about. I wrote stories,translations of poetry by Tagore,I did a few book reports. Then came the daily posts,where we are given a certain topic to write about. At the moment this is what I do daily.
Ultimately my aim is to be proficient enough to write a meaningful novel.One that readers will enjoy. I am preparing myself to be able to do it gradually.I try to read as many books as I can. I know I can develop my own style if I put in the time to do so.
Writing is helping me. There was a time not long ago,when I was unable to think ,how I should write anything.I notice it is coming together slowly.I hope my experience of writing will help me. Right now this is what I am thinking.