Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Harp by Nidhi Dalmia #BookReview

I was thinking I'll have something to read on my way to work, a nice book which as the blurb promised, would take me through India, Europe and USA, and give me a peek into the lives of three young people as they engage with the cultural, sexual and student revolutions, and the music of the sixties.

A story about love, longing and coming of age - I thought I had found my perfect travel companion. The 60 minutes of reading I can sneak into my packed day, I was looking forward to it....

Oh boy, I was not expecting to be turned off, so bad, so fast.

I don't know how to start a review for a book that was so hard to read. Which didn't connect with me on any level despite of my honest efforts. Really, I did give it a try.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

#CreativePoetry Inspired by @austinkleon #NewspaperBlackout

For the last few months, I haven't been doing too well with my writing projects and blogging. With full time work, I feel exhausted by evening and after cooking dinner just feel like unwinding in front of the TV. We've been catching up on Game of Thrones and also binge watching on The Mentalist.

Trying my best to get of out of this writer's block, I have been seeking inspiration anywhere I can find. And that's when I found Austin Kleon's newsletters and discovered how to make a newspaper blackout poem

It is lots of fun and a perfect way to use my travel time. I was a bit iffy sharing these on the blog at first, but here you go. Do let me know, what you think?