A Fresh Start..

Hello,

Its time for me to start writing again!

First of all a short description of what all has happened over the past few months. After a few failed attempts to comeback to blogging i decided to take a break till 30th September. My work schedule and exams and everything else made it hard for me sit down and write something. I tried to post some in between(few of the above mentioned failed attempts) but wasn’t happy with anything i wrote and ended up deleting them. Now my work schedule is going to clear up because i’ll be leaving my current office soon in search of greener pastures(hopefully there is such a thing). Even though it was tiring and crazy working there i enjoyed it(most of the time). I still have a week or so left before i officially become an ex-employee.

I have read some really good novels over the past few months and will be writing the reviews of those in the weeks to come. And for the music lovers, I have some posts reserved for the music i have been listening to.

When i started this blog last September, it was more of a experiment to see whether i can write anything at all. The only experience of writing i had till then was schoolwork.It’s still too early to call it a success since i haven’t blogged for months now. But i’m happy with whatever i have managed to write.Blogging here and sharing my posts with u all made me realize how much I like writing and i want to continue doing that. And a big Thank You from me to all the people who read my posts.

That’s all for this post my side. Now, your turn to add something to it;
What has been going on in your life for the past few months? I would love to know how you all are, what books you have read, which new song is stuck in your head.. anything you want to share is welcome so do leave a comment.

Till the next post..
Good bye from me and hope you have a good time.

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Missing Blogging, Trying To Get Back To It!

Hello, everyone,

I hope there are some of you out there who still like to read my blog. I know I went completely off the grid. I haven’t read your blog posts or posted anything in mine and for that I’m really, really sorry! I need a little more time, three more weeks to be exact, and i will get back to blogging. Looking forward to reading your blogs and I’m excited to start writing again and have already started counting down the days.

See you all in three weeks!

 

 

My Birthday, A Thunderstorm and Lots Of Work!

That kind of wraps up my whole week. First part, It was my birthday. Yours truly is now 21. There was no breaking of tradition for this birthday either. Just like every other birthday it went quietly and without a fuss (Just that way i like it).

Second part, The thunderstorm. It managed to knock out the power-lines and sent us back to something similar to the stone age.No power meant no T.V and no A.C. And since the storm decided to hit in the evening it meant we spent the night without any light so that ruled out chances of reading too. And in case you are wondering then the answer is No, we don’t have an emergency lamp and we never seem to have any candles around when its needed. But I’ve always liked thunderstorms, especially lightning, so it was not all that bad. I tried to get some good photos but trying to get a good shot on my 2MP camera seems next to impossible. I managed to get a few photos on which i want to try some editing and see if it gets better.

On to the last part, Work!! I had to erase every thought i had about my schedule being tough before. Well, the truth is there was not that much work but it just took more time than usual. No complains though, I like my work and its been a fun week.

So thats the round up of my week so far. And I’m happy to say I enjoyed it. Well not the part where i spent hours without electricity but, you get the idea..

How was your week? Any special plans for the weekend?

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Most of you must be familiar with the name of this book by now, this being one of the most awaited movies of the year. I’ll be watching the movie soon but before that, here is my view on the book.

” The Hunger Games” is the first part of a young adult series written by Suzanne Collins. The story is set in the future in a place called Panem, what was once North America. After an unexplained war/rebellion the country is now in ruins and divided into districts, all under the control of The Capitol. As punishment for the rebellion, The Hunger Games are hosted every year where a boy and a girl from each district are chosen as ‘tributes’ to compete and to fight the other tributes. The last one alive is the winner.

The story is told from the perspective of 16 year old Katniss Everdeen. Katniss belongs to District 12, one of the poorer districts where the main occupation is coal mining. After her father, a coal miner, passes away she has to take on the responsibility of looking after her family. She makes sure that her family has food to eat by hunting outside the limits of the district with her best friend Gale. When her sister is selected as a tribute for the Hunger Games she volunteers to go in place of her sister. The other tribute from her district is a boy named Peeta Mellark. The rest of the story follows their days as part of the Hunger Games. The image that the novel creates of the future is very realistic. Instead of using high-tech gadgets,super cars or spaceships, the author has presented a more ‘normal’ view of our future but a dark one as a result of wars. I liked reading the part of the novel about the games. The author has presented it in a manner that is sure to make you keep reading to find out what happens next.

I would love to write more about the story but I don’t want to spoil it for those of you who haven’t read/watched it yet. Even though it’s a Young Adult novel, I’m sure fans of other book- categories will enjoy it. I really enjoyed reading this book and will be starting the next part of the series in the coming month.

 
If you have read the book or watched the movie, please leave your view as a comment. I’d love to hear what you think of it.

Back After A Break!!!

Hello Everybody!!!

How have you all been?? Its been a really long time since I posted anything. I’ve really missed the blogosphere and the friends I’ve made. And I’m really sorry I couldn’t read your posts.  I attempted to post once or twice but for some reason they just remained as drafts. Today I made myself sit down and write this post, tweak it till it sounds okay and post it.

Last two months have been pretty hectic. It took some time for me to prepare a sort of schedule for things.Things are looking better, now that i have found a rhythm to life( i think that’s the word).

My internship is going great but I still have a lot to learn. I’ve made some good friends in my office who make the 9 hour work day much more easier to go through.
(P.S , My boss still hasn’t turned into a demon.) So all-in-all, everything is pretty good on the work front.

I was supposed to write a review on “Cather in the Rye” ages ago but it will have to wait a bit more. I will post the reviews of books that I read in the last two months after a while. The list also includes “The Hunger Games” , ” The Gods of Asphalt” , “Hell’s Corner”.

I just finished reading “ The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho which I choose as part of the reading list for my ‘ Back to The Classics Challenge – 2012’. I guess I’ll (re)start my blog with that review, which i’ll be posting in a day or two.

See you soon!

YAY!! More Nominations!!

I’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by Autumn and Gabrielle (http://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/) and I’ve also got a nomination for Liebster Blog Award from Tinytoes (http://atinytoes.wordpress.com/). Thank you so much for nominating me 🙂 I really appreciate it.

UPDATE 21/11/11:
Thank you Chooksta (http://fromthechickencoop.wordpress.com/) for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. 🙂

Since I’ve already received a previous nomination for Versatile Blogger, I’ll link the previous post HERE.

The rules for the Liebster Award say

  •  I have to thank the blogger who nominated me,
  • nominate 5 blogs with less than 200 followers and
  • spread the news about the award.

I blogs I nominate are:

Thanks again for nominating me. I’m really happy to know that you like reading my blog. 🙂

Goodbye (not so)Dear Exams!!!

Hello everyone, I know it’s been a while since I posted anything. The reason? I had my exams (you must have guessed that already from the title). I couldn’t find much to write about over the past few weeks. Maybe going through a ton of notes reduced my thinking power.I don’t like exams that much, which is evident in the title. It didn’t used to be like that. While in school exams where just another day. I don’t know why or when it turned into some tentacled monster determined to drag you down to the depths of the ocean.

Well, I have dealt with the monster for now so time to have some fun. I‘ve got a couple of books in my TBR list that I’m excited to read. One of them is Hunger games. I’ve been hearing a lot about this book and the movie trailer looks promising. I’ve also got a Bollywood movie to watch. I’ve also posted my resume for internship, this is not exactly “fun related” news but I am excited about it. Will know if I get it or not in a few days. Wish me luck people!

Five days of not checking my mail made me realize how much you all post. It will take a day, maybe two, to go through my inbox. I’ve decided to post atleast once a week from now on. Will increase that number in the future.  Okay, that’s all for now. See you soon.

 

This really explains the way I feel today. 🙂