Saturday, October 15, 2016

What I Read October

My reading has been on the lighter side this month.  I am participating in writing 31 days and that has seriously cut into my reading time. I am linking up to Modern Mrs Darcy's Quick Lit.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling was one of my reads.  This is a play in book format and much like others I quickly forgot that I was reading a play.  My 8th grader consumed this book in one sitting practically.

Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is another book I completed.  This was one I believe recommended by other readers on Modern Mrs Darcy's Quick Lit. I liked it but it jumped around a bit .  The story is told through grandmother, daughter , and granddaughter. So this novel is about 3 generations and the choices that each make that impact the next generation.  I am intrigued about Indian culture so this was an interesting and moving read.

The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family’s situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgiveable misstep. Years later, Sabitri’s own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother’s choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover—but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she’d imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara - Amazon

I have been messing around with Chalk Lettering.  So I checked out from the library The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering by Valerie Mckeehan.  Wow, this is a really cool and inspiring book.  I spent several nights messing around with chalk.  Post here on my results. I need a lot more practice but it really brought out my creative side.  Valerie Mckeehan also has a really cool Instagram as well. Valerie blogs and Lily & Val Living

1 comment:

  1. That chalk lettering looks awesome!
    I enjoyed the Cursed Child too!