My Recent Mystery Reads…

Recently finished reading both these suspense thrillers back to back. Mystery was my favorite genre when I was younger. I remember inhaling Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes and the likes for a few years of my life. Since then, I had several years of reading slump and when I finally got back to reading again after a few half hearted, unsuccessful attempts, I stayed away from mystery for some reason. I changed that recently by reading these two books. Now, I want more, ofcourse 😃

The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware was an average read for me. It was a quick, easy read that I was able to get in and out of easily while multi tasking with kids and chores on a weekend. Overall, entertaining (3/5).

Ruth Ware mentioned Daphne DuMaurier’s ’Rebecca’ at the end of her book which piqued my interest in it. Rebecca was an AMAZING read! Now, this is the kind of mystery that I absolutely love. The writing was good. Character building was excellent. The whole atmosphere of Manderely was eerie and perfect for a Halloween read. Mrs Danvers’ character was downright creepy. Overall, this was a great read (4.5/5). Now, I really want to watch Alfred Hitchcock’s movie version of this book.

Book Review: Going to School in India…

This is an amazing picture book with real life pictures of kids of various age groups across various parts of India. It is mainly focused on depicting the school life of kids in India, the different means of transportation that they use to get to school, what they eat for lunch, what they wear to school, etc.

I highly recommend this book to kids of various age groups. With bright and colorful real life pictures, it easily captures the attention of young readers. My kids are fascinated by the adventure that many kids in India undertake everyday just to get to school. Apparently, it’s not as simple as getting into a car or on a bus that drops them off at school.

Self Care Sunday…

I finished this page yesterday, after chipping away at it slowly for several weeks. This is quite an accomplishment for me considering I am still recovering from shoulder surgery and still struggling with a stiff/painful dominant hand. I have made several attempts at coloring since my surgery but this is the first page that I finished that is a bit more complicated and demanded a lot more commitment from me. I learned a few things about patience, perseverance, self acceptance and mindfulness via this simple coloring project.