In fact, I reviewed this book on my blog here – this was the first book review on my blog, and the second post :). These memories of reading the book continue to make the book and the author appear on many top ten lists on my blog – a quick search on my blog for ‘Life of Pi’ will show you that. The visuals I made up in my head as I read the book left me wonder-struck – Yann Martel’s vivid descriptions of the beauty of nature – real and imagined – are so detailed and, well, vivid, that it was not hard to come up with images as we read. This also meant that the darker, gorier aspects of the book were also described and imagined as vividly.
book), and just watching Pi and Richard Parker alone in the middle of nowhere might have kept her wondering when we could go home though the meerkats would have thrilled her!
For Five Minute Friday: – the prompt this week is Again
“Once again, are you sure?”, is a question I seem to ask my little ones often in most things – do they really want to hear the same story, listen to the same song, play the same game, eat the same PBJ for lunch, and so on and so
forth? And the answer, invariably, is a resounding Yes! I wonder how they can do whatever it is again but then I pause, I do other things all over again and would do many more if I could again as well (reading some of favorite books, watching some movies, dancing to the same song on Wii Just Dance or other dance tunes, cooking the same dish just because it is easy or I know it will turn out well) – and in that pause, I know it is OK, it is doable to do that thing again. So here I am reading the same story to them, singing the same lullaby to them (they still love hearing me sing as they go to sleep), packing the same lunches for them week after week, and playing the same games with them (board games or other).
For NaBloPoMo’s prompt of the day:
How long do you think you could last in a power outage?
Oh, not sure. I am guessing if I don’t have to work, then a couple of weeks..and this is with making sure I have enough supplies to keep us all fed, clean (at least a little), and warm! I am not sure how it will be in a world which is portrayed in the TV show I got addicted to last fall – ‘Revolution’.
It is almost Labor Day.
Pg 56 for The Friday 56
So I ask Mom to take me to the mall in
“Even better”, she says, and plans a
day trip into Boston.
I imagine Filene’s Basement
overflowing with satin gowns
and strapless velvet dresses.