Book Reviews

Book Without A Cover!

Yes such a thing exists!

A book without a cover!

But how?

It’s a book that’s old and saved throughout the years and it has now come into my posession. It’s torn front cover is a heartbreak, but the story that those yellowed pages own, is really heart warming.

The book’s name is ‘Broken Barriers’ written by Barbara Cartland. It’s a romance set in the 1930’s and if you think this story is too old for you- you are wrong! It’s a story filled with heartbreak, vanity, tears but all with a happy ending. It might sound like a teary read, but it’s not that, the plot is about a search for the true meaning of love.

There’s a lot to learn from the story of Norman- the protagonist, and although it might be a romance from the old times, it’s worth the read! There’s a subplot as well- a story about his step daughter whose own love story comes in play which has its own hardships in store for the readers. But, there is a lot to learn from both their hardships and heartbreaks, but I’ll just mention the one lesson I’ve learnt- true love does not come easy, and that’s why it should never be given up on.

I’ll end this post/book review with a picture of this amazing book:

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poetry

Nowhere Near Home

I walked all those streets

Passed all those stores

Breathed the air of those fields

But I am nowhere

Near home.

 

 

I talked to many people

Always asking for directions

I played with the little kids

Forgetting my infatuation.

 

 

I ate the Chinese chowmien

Pizza and French toast too

Had cold tea for breakfast

But all

Without you.

 

 

I read many books

Romance, comedy and thriller

Spent rainy afternoon

In the library.

Remembering you

Over coffee.

 

 

I wrote many letters

But never posted them

Carried them

Around the world

And dumped each

On every road.

 

 

I camped near rivers

Or stayed in abandoned homes

The loneliness

Creeping in

Making me

A lunatic.

 

 

I wore a shirt for days

Stitched up those holes

Wore them out

Forgot about

Ever going home.

 

 

I always cleaned up

Never leaving a mess

Never troubled anyone

And head my way again.

 

 

 

This journey, I took for hours

Days, weeks or months

Never finding

Never feeling

How it was

To be home.

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Short Stories

Mundane Reality

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I flicked the switch, but no lights came. Sighing in frustration, I blindly made my way to the couch in the dark in search of my phone. I felt my frustration building up when I realized I’d forgotten to pay last month’s electricity bill. If Anne (mother) was here, she’d have gotten it collected on time. But, she had left me a long time ago.

Ugh!” I groaned in pain when my knee bumped into the couch. I rubbed it soothingly, and made my way around the couch. After a few minutes of feeling around; I finally felt the cover of my mobile.

I called up the landlord, and assured him that I’d pay the bill the next morning; he didn’t let the lights back into my apartment. Exhausted, I fell asleep, leaving my worries for tomorrow.

I woke up to sunlight peeking through the blinds, forcing me to leave some happy dreams behind and wake up to my mundane reality. I got ready quickly because I didn’t want to miss the 8 a.m. bus. Coming out into the living room, I collected all my necessities because I didn’t want to be a mess for my interview.

After I was set, I locked my apartment and left the building. It was the start of rush hour, so the streets were filled with people hurrying to different destinations. I allowed the crowd to swallow me as I made my way past rude strangers.

The bus stop was across the street, but the cars speeding past me left me impatiently rooted at the edge of the pavement.  When the road was clear, I started crossing and answered my ringing phone.

“Hello” I said only to be greeted by silence that deafened the honks of the car speeding my way. It hit me; which had me flying in the air only to land roughly a few feet away. I felt blood trickle down my temple and I was quickly losing conscious, any will to live. But, someone was calling out to her, yet she ignored them, letting her reality disappear behind her eyelids for good. People rushed to help, but they were late.

 

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My Randomness

My Holiday

Summer vacation started this week and it was great to know that but sad to end school and say goodbye to friends not to meet them for 3 months. Life is so weird sometimes!

When summer vacation started, I looked so forward to it, I’ve been waiting for this day from the start of the school year and believe it or not, it’s true. As some of the summer days are gone, I realized they passed in a routine and everything, when you have nothing to do seems boring but then soon enough we’ll be travelling so that’s keeping my mood up.

These days, we’re going to be doing some packing and then me and my sister will have to help our Mom with house chores that surprisingly speeds up our days, our time.

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