Friday, September 23, 2016

[Zentangle] It's a String Thing #163


Patterns: Flukes, Andante, Cruffle
With my to-do list overflowing to almost two pages now, it is quite amazing how am able to find these little pockets of time to finish a Zentangle tile. This practice is actually forcing me to stop in my tracks, pause and re-evaluate my priorities. For that, I am really grateful and weekly challenges such as IAST is a good way to keep things fresh & fun. This week, the tangle patterns used are: Flukes, Andante and Cruffle. Can I say, am obsessed about Cruffle. Multiple times during our work meetings, I found myself tangling it my notebook (below picture). So simple yet it looks so intricate. Hope you all have a great weekend ahead.

Friday, September 16, 2016

[Zentangle] It's a String Thing #162



After almost an year, I have tried my hand at Zentangle again. Thanks to weekly challenges like Adele's It's String Thing, there is no dearth of inspiration and learning new patterns is much more fun & exciting. Here in this illustration I used tangles - Bubbles, Hollibaugh, Ing and a tiny bit of my favorite Flux. You like it?


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Book 28/30 | The Moving Finger (Miss Marple, #4) by Agatha Christie



Ok, I admit. Just like other Agatha Christie mysteries, I couldn't guess the murderer until the very end. But can I express my disappointment to the fact that Miss Marple doesn't enter the scene until last 30 pages of the book; that I would rather call it "A Mr Burton Mystery" on the cover of the book instead of "A Miss Marple Mystery"; that there were instances when the story seems to be stuck in a loop: same village things happening again and again. A slow moving narrative made things even boring. Click here to add this book to your Goodreads shelf.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Book 27/30 | The BFG by Roald Dahl



When it comes to my favorite Roald Dahl's book, it is always a toss-up between Matilda and The BFG. And for the fourth photo prompt of Dahlalong: favorite passage, am sharing a conversation between our little Sophie and The Big Friendly Giant. Thank you my wonderful #dahlings - bagfullofbooks, catebutler, bookmusings, thenobbylife, the.snow.child, beth.bonini, thebooksatchel and teresa_simmons for the whoopsy wiffling idea to read Roald Dahl's books this August. There couldn't be a better way to celebrate #roalddahl100 and am so happy I could be a part of it.

'Words', he said, 'is oh such a twitch-tickling problem to me all my life. So you must simply try to be patient and stop squibbling. As I am telling you before, I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiff-squiddled around.'

'That happens to everyone,' Sophie said.

'Not like it happens to me,' the BFG said. 'I is speaking the most terrible wigglish.'

'I think you speak beautifully,' Sophie said.

'You do?' cried the BFG, suddenly brightening. 'You really do?'
'Simply beautifully,' Sophie repeated.

'Well, that is the nicest present anybody is ever giving me in my whole life!' cried the BFG. 'Are you sure you is not twiddling my leg?'

'Of course not,' Sophie said. 'I just love the way you talk.'

'How wondercrump!' cried the BFG, still beaming. 'How whoopsey-splunkers! How absolutely squiffling! I is all of a stutter.'


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Friday, August 12, 2016

Book 26/30 | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1) by Roald Dahl



The marvelously bright eyed Mr. Wonka; the kind-hearted, poor boy Charlie; the mischievous Oompa-Loompas & their funny songs; an excited Grandpa Joe and a bunch of not-so well mannered kids - these are the central characters Roald Dahl creates in his read-out-loud timeless classic "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory". Also thrown in loads and loads of mouthwatering references to various kinds of candy. If only I had a chance to win a Golden Ticket myself to pay one visit to the amazing chocolate factory. Click here to add this book to your Goodreads shelf.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Book 25/30 | Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie by Anne Martinetti



As a humongous fan of Agatha Christie & her mysteries, this graphic novel biography about her adventurous life was a sheer delight to read. Written by Anne Martinetti, Guillaume Lebeau and beautifully illustrated by Alexandre Franc, the book was quick and super fun. I would be lying if I didn't say that I had goosebumps all over as I flipped to the first page, which starts with the incident of Ms. Christie's mysterious disappearance for a week or so and no-one knows why & how. There were numerous references to her books, how she got the plot ideas and what I loved the most were those cheeky, fictional conversations she has with Poirot! All you Christie fans out there, don't miss this. Love!. Click here to add this book to your Goodreads shelf.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Book 23 | 24/30 | Matilda & James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl



It was so much fun reading these classic books again by Roald Dahl. How can you not fall in love with Mathilda and James, two innocent children living in difficult situations and the epic journeys they take to find happiness. ️It has rekindled many childhood memories and I can't wait to get started on couple of more books I got for this week on Roald Dahl. Wohoo! Click here to add Matilda and James and the Giant Peach to your Goodreads shelves.

 
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