The Secret – 3 stars

While I was walking around the streets I chanced upon a library. Now I couldn’t let go of the chance to get into a library. So I went in (it was also a better option because it kept me warm) and got myself a membership. Since it is in the same borough I live in, I could borrow and return books in any of the libraries in that borough. I also ended up getting three books on my name. One of them was ‘The Secret‘. Not the one by Rhonda but by Andrzej Klimowski. This book had no words in it. Only pencil sketches and drawings which would tell you a story or rather let you build a story from the drawings. It was interesting and I had to restrain myself from reading the blurb just in case it lets me on to the story.

Mr. M and I started on that yesterday (yup, on New Year’s day) so as to exercise our brains. We kind of figured out most of it. But I guess it had a metaphorical element to it, which we didn’t catch and we were too tired after a long day to be bothered by it. But I should say that it was interesting even though it was kind of dark and brooding. After doing our bit to figure out what the novel meant, we wanted to verify if we were right by at least 50%. We couldn’t find many articles on the story (Missed Wikipedia on this very much and was equally surprised that some didn’t write one) but finally stumbled upon one by Paul Gravett.

We were also wondering if we were gonna get some nightmares from those drawings, but thankfully we both had peaceful sleep. Definitely, a different kind of book to read and understand.


(slán – Bye, in Irish)

That box over there is close to 20-25 kgs in weight and consists of books that I am donating. They just picked it up. I have retained very few of them which I couldn’t let go but gave away the rest. It has been so many years since I started buying them. Over the recent years, ever since I moved to e-books I haven’t bought as many as I did earlier. Since I am moving, there was no point in leaving them here and I had been thinking of donating the lot for some time now. It was a bittersweet moment when they came for pick-up but I am happy that someone will be able to read them. I did save the Harry Potter series for my nephew. I should initiate one of the kids into the wizarding world soon. I would definitely miss them all 😦

How the World Reads

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Best Friend

I know that dogs are considered man’s best friend. But since I don’t own a dog, I will go with the next best thing or things for me.

a) Coffee:

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short.

Photograph of my espresso taken using my phone and edited using my Pixlr Phone app. And looks like I might need one of this today. Monday is never my friend.

b) Books, Travel & Nature:

The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.

I used two photographs taken on my phone. One was that of my Kindle Paperwhite and the other one was of a Sunset I took during a drive in Bangalore. I used Pixlr on my phone app to do a double exposure but instead of doing it on the full photograph, modified the sunset to apply to only a part of the photograph of the Kindle. I kind of liked it because it combined all three elements into one.

Wanna join in? Here is how:

Create a post with ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’ in the title. This week, the prompt is : Man’s best friend.
Post a photo to your blog, pingback to either Dale’s or K’lee’s post and don’t forget to add the tag #CosPhoChal to your post’s tags and that’s it!

My kind of Sunday