It seems fitting that I write about (not in detail though) what made me give up all my blogs these last few months! Not wanting to sound too depressed all I can think of are the words ‘a few personal road blocks!’Seems that my run of meeting weirdos is not quite over. Somehow I never seem to tire out of the fact that the person in front of me may not always be who he or she actually claims to be. Even when I know this I make the grave mistake of trusting said person and temporarily messing up my life in the process. Maybe its just “Maya”, the goddess who temporarily blinds our minds to something which results in our brains not functioning as they should be! Well..it is always easy to blame it on someone and in my case its “Maya”! (Note to self: I should write about this more in the future)
It was during this time that I spent my days reading the book “A Lion Among Men” by Gregory McGuire. I really enjoyed reading the authors first two books “Wicked” and “Son of Witch” but turning the pages of this book seemed like a never ending chore! Like I wasn’t depressed and stressed enough! What promised to be a very interesting read took me about 4 months to finish it! Here is the write up that made me pick up the book in the first place!Why should I alone suffer??? If any of you think you may be interested please yourself!Maybe I am still not ready for books like this one!
Anyways I was totally put off of reading books as this one had tired me so much! Another 2 months went by before I picked up my next book!By now I am totally behind on my 20in2009 challenge!Soul searching and in a desperate need for laughter I turned to my favorite author who has never let me down till date – Terry Pratchett! In continuation of Equal Rites and Wyrd Sisters I picked up the third book of his ‘witches’ series titled ‘Witches Abroad’! This book actually did the trick – I escaped into a world of funnies where fairly tales were challenged! Cinderella I mean Emberella did not want to marry the prince (who was actually a frog by night), Count Dracula was killed by a cat looking for his dinner and little red riding hood did not make it to her grandmother’s to find her eaten by the big bad wolf. The poor misunderstood creature was just really confused and had no intention of killing anyone and all this was coupled with a magic wand that turned everything to pumpkins! Stringing all these tales together were my favorite witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick! Gosh I have missed reading! Be sure to check this one out.
After a good laugh I have started reading something a little more serious called “The Palace of Illusions” tale strung from the important events from “The Mahabharatha” narrated by none other than Draupadi herself. I shall post a review of this book when I ‘m done with it. Finally I think I am back on my blogs and I hope I stay.. I have some great ideas for my other blogs and plan to implement them at the latest! I was lost in the midst of my mundane life and it seems like I found myself here again!
To my blogosphere friends, do leave your comments – it would make me feel at home again! Until later….