Oh dear!

It was just yesterday evening while on our way back from the Science Museum we were discussing how quirky and busy the Camden market always seems. There is never a dull moment there. We started our canal walk from there last weekend. It is just a 10 min walk from our flat. It was a shock to hear that in the early morning hours there has been a fire there which has almost burnt the whole thing down. Wonder what is with all these fires recently. It is hot, very hot actually, the summer finally showing its full intensity. But not that hot to start all these fires. Wonder what was the cause here. At least there hasn’t been any casualties. Fingers crossed. I kind of liked that place with its shops that sold quirky products. Mr M brought me a bracelet last year during our first visit. It was always crowded since it was one of the very popular tourist attraction. That place won’t be the same without that crowded yet popular market 😦

 

A-Z Book List: Y for Yellow

Another of those alphabets where I haven’t read any book starting with that letter. So I am going to go again with the book that I would like to read.

Name: The Yellow Wall Paper by  Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elaine Hedges

Genre: Horror, Psychology, Short Stories, Fiction, Classics

I remembered this because I saw a trailer for a movie with the same name or did I see it while I was browsing through the list of movies to pick and watch? I don’t remember now. But this name stuck with me. Found out that it was a 2012 movie which is based on this short story about a woman’s decline into mental illness. I haven’t read the story, just the synopsis, but that itself is enough to tell you that it can be very dreary and sad. These kind of stories always makes me sad. There are very mixed reviews for the movie. But the Goodreads has a very good rating for the book. I guess I should be in a particular mood to go through these kind of stories and not feel depressed at the end.

Let me see when I get the time to get around to it. If you have read this short story, do drop in your views or links to your views in the comments. Or if you have any other book starting with this alphabet that you have read and have enjoyed, please let me know of that too. Might come in handy next time 😉

PS: Check out the rest of the A-Z Book list here

Packed in two sentences

In Quora today I saw a question

What is the saddest story you can come up with in two sentences?

There were lot of answers to it, but here are some which I really really liked. I am not sure if they belonged to the author or if they told some one else’s story but they were beautiful nonetheless.

Lisa Kathryn Perry : Mama, I’m hungry. I know sweetheart, maybe tomorrow.
 
Sarah Rae Works : She couldn’t breathe the air because she knew he was breathing it too. It was time she stopped sharing, so she gave this last gift away.
 
Anonymous: He was wide awake in the middle of the night. It was not the presence of his thoughts that was bothering him; it was their absence.