Rosalia’s Bittersweet Pastry Shop – Book Review

I’m an emotional fool. I cry while watching TV or Movies or while reading a good book. Also, most of my life’s learning have been through books. Real-life experiences too, of course, but more from books.

The one book which I loved and was most impacted by was ‘If Tommorrow Comes’ by Sidney Sheldon. Tracy Whitney was my favourite heroine and no one could come anywhere close to her god-like status in my mind. Rosalia’s Bittersweet Pastry Shop by Rosanna Chiofalo comes within an inch of If Tomorrow Comes. Continue reading

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Friday Feature 100 word story

Veiled Vices

Clad in her favourite yellow sari, she went in to the kitchen to make tea for her in-laws. She smiled, remembering how in the morning Rehan had pulled her sari and had not let her go.
The priests had declared her unlucky for him . She was ‘Manglik’*, they said. Despite his family’s objections they got married, a month ago. His parents though hesitant at first had eventually accepted her to their family.
Everything was perfect.Or so it seemed. Until she lit the burner.
Her mother-in-law continued reading her book and turned a deaf ear to the screams that engulfed the kitchen along with the flames.

 
*Manglik-In India, being Manglik has been considered as some kind of curse, especially for brides.
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Friday Feature 100 Words Story – Harmonious Discord

“I don’t care about what you think or want to do, all I know is get rid of this mess you have brought upon us!”, glowered Saira. She had made it clear, Zishan was unwelcome in her house.

Samarth couldn’t tell her any detail about all this and in the absence of any explanation in last two months, she had put the pieces together herself, accusing him of bringing home his grave mistake.

How was Samarth to tell her, their source of strife was the illegitimate son of the only woman in their lives – Saira’s precious but dead daughter – Neena.

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Prompt for 100 Words Story!

This Friday’s 100 Word Story Prompt is: Contention Or Superstition. (Since, it’s Friday the 13th)

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Write a story in 100 words on this theme and publish it to your own blog or directly here on the forum. If you decide to publish it on your blog, pingback to this post and reblog from your blog to the forum.

Happy Writing!

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Friday Feature: Quotes by Jhumpa Lahiri

Friday Feature: Quotes and Bio of Jhumpa Lahiri

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Nilanjana Sudeshna “Jhumpa” Lahiri was born in London, the daughter of Indian emigrants from the state of West Bengal. She is an Indian American author. She grew up in Kingston, Rhode Island, where her father Amar Lahiri works as a librarian at the University of Rhode Island he is the basis for the protagonist in “The Third and Final Continent,” .

Lahiri’s debut short story collection Interpreter of Maladies (1999) won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake (2003), was adapted into the popular film of the same name. She was born Nilanjana Sudeshna but goes by her nickname (or in Bengali, her “Daak naam”) Jhumpa. Lahiri is a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama.Her book The Lowland, published in 2013, was a nominee for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction. Continue reading

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TV Review

Longmire

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Hi everyone! I am doing the very first TV review for Blogger’s World! The show that I’m going to review is Longmire. The series premiered in 2012, on the A&E network and moved to Netflix for it’s fourth season in 2015. The series was developed by John Coveny and Hunt Baldwin, and is based on the Walt Longmire Mysteries series of mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson.

The central figure of the story is Sheriff Walt Longmire, of fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming, USA. The series opens as Walt is returning to work after his wife’s death. He is also coming up for re-election to the position of sheriff and faces opposition from within his own department. The quiet, brooding sheriff is assisted by his friends and his daughter, Cady, a lawyer, as he investigates major crimes within his jurisdiction. The cases sometimes cross into the Cheyenne Indian Reservation which borders the county. The enmity between the Cheyenne Tribal Police and the sheriff’s department sometimes boils over into open hostility. And the feud is more than just cultural resentment. Sheriff Longmire was responsible for the arrest and conviction of the former tribal police chief for corruption. Continue reading

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