6 years and 1 day

[caption id="attachment_3034" align="aligncenter" width="359"] image not mine[/caption] Happy 6 years and 1 day, It's A Wonderful Bookworld! Nope, I didn't forget (I almost did, but thank God for Facebook Memories) and I meant to write a celebratory post yesterday but work (as always) got in the way. There are a lot of things happening in my life right now, most of them work and home-related, that my blogging had to take the backseat. I know it's been at the backseat since last year and no matter how I wanted to be dutifully  updating this blog, I had to prioritize things. It's even come t...
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DIGGING TO AMERICA by Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler's been one of my favorite author's since I read Breathing Lessons and Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. Her stories are character-driven and authentic. There is a subtle poignancy in the midst of silent humor in the narrative and in the portrayal of her characters. In Digging to America, however, the humor becomes more evident but it is also balanced out by a melancholy feeling that accompanies it. August 15, 1997 is a significant date for two couples of Baltimore: the all-American Bitsy and Brad Donaldson and the Iranian immigrants Sami and Ziba Yazdan are at the airport waitin...
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FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick

Summary from Goodreads: Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him: his Humphrey Bogart--obsessed next-door neighbor, Walt; his classmate Baback, a violin virtuoso; Lauren, the Christian homeschooler he has a crush on; and Herr Silverman, who teaches the high school's class on the Holocaust. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as t...
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AFTER YOU (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes

  Summary from Goodreads: How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On su...
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ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes

My heart's been heavy this week since I started reading Jojo Moyes' Me Before You. I've been hearing a lot about this book and about how sad it is. The coward that I am, I put off reading it because I felt I wasn't ready for a sobfest just yet. Curiosity still got the better of me, though, (and because of my sister-in-law's prodding) so I decided to read it after checking that my calendar for this week's not going to be toxic and I can do a reading marathon. And so for the past four days days I've been feeling emo, with the rainy weather adding to the feels. As I've said, I already knew t...
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