Phew! I should say! Since morning, I've been *figuratively* running around getting my chores done (chores pending from last semester?) Sssh! It feels so good to delete item after item from my to-do list. There's still a few more left, but since I'm on the drive to get things done, I'm hopeful! This was part of my "Spring cleaning" plan for the Spring break, so it shouldn't matter that I waited till the last day of the break to actually do those things! I mean, how can you start a break with chores!
No comments on my reading over the last week. I only just re-opened White Oleander by Janet Fitch two days back, and I should say I totally LOVE it. I don't understand why I thought it was hard to read?!? The writing is so eloquent, so beautiful, that I just keep turning the pages. It's not easy to put it down, even for a short while.
Looking ahead, I have a pretty busy week ahead, but I expect things will cool down a bit from the week after. I sure have my fingers crossed! A few-course related stuffs are falling into place. So many others are yet to get anywhere. But any amount of "reprieve" is welcome.
While I was blog-hopping today, I came across this comic about the struggles in Iran, Zahra's Paradise. Having read and loved Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis 1 and 2, I was instantly curious about this webcomic, and played catch-up for some time. It sure reads nice and I thought I'll give it a shout-out at my blog, in case any of you are interested!
From the About pages of Zahra's Paradise, here's what the creators say:
So, if you haven't noticed it yet, go ahead and check it out! It's worth it!
Set in the aftermath of Iran’s fraudulent elections of 2009, Zahra’s Paradise is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young protestor who has disappeared in the Islamic Republic’s gulags. Mehdi has vanished in an extrajudicial twilight zone where habeas corpus is suspended. What stops his memory from being obliterated is not the law. It is the grit and guts of a mother who refuses to surrender her son to fate and the tenacity of a brother—a blogger—who fuses culture and technology to explore and explode absence: the void in which Mehdi has vanished.
Lazy that I am (actually school-busy sounds less guilt-inducing), I have a tiny homework for you wonderful followers! I've been looking for a while for some real quick reads, quick either because they have less than 200 pages or because the story is so gripping/interesting/smooth that it can be termed an all-nighter! Can you suggest me one recent book you read which is either short (under 200 pages) or a really gripping read which I will want to read at one go?
So many discordant thoughts running in this post!
Happy Reading and Happy Blogging!!