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Talking Thursdays | (2/12/2021)

Hello, my fellow bookworms!

I created this meme simply to connect with my readers and talk about anything and everything. The main aim is to give you an update on my life, any books that I have recently found, any show that I have watched, what I like or dislike currently, etc.

Life Update

I know this post is quite late but in my defense I had A LOT going on this week. Starting with the end of last week, I got my guide for final year project approved. And mind you, this process was EXTREMELY stressful. I am definitely really worried about how the project is going to go but let’s see.

Following that I was supposed to have an exam on 1st Dec which is supposed to be a cumulative test for whatever studied in college for the last 4 years. Honestly speaking I can’t even remember what I studied for last semester so preparing for this exam was gruesome. BUT the exam went pretty well so I am quite satisfied.

Also this week I bought Stardew Valley on Steam since it was on Autumn Sale. And let me tell you, I finally get the hype around this game. When I started it I was struggling to get a hang of it but within a few minutes of playing and watching a few YouTube videos, I got OBSESSED. I couldn’t stop thinking about it or sleep. It was genuinely the worst time to get addicted to this game considering I had a massive test coming up. However on the upside, I got a farm, a coop with 3 chickens that drop eggs every morning, a barn with 4 cows and a stable with my horse, Grover. So all is good 🙂

Amidst all this is the new Omicron variant scare. Just recently it Omicron cases have been confirmed in India which is pretty scary :/. I really hope all of you are staying safe and sanitized. It is really important to protect ourselves and others by taking the appropriate precautionary measures.

Books & TV Shows

So the main reason I wasn’t able to get this post up on Thursday night is because I WENT TO SECOND HAND BOOKSHOP!!!

And obviously, I bought tons of books. Unfortunately I forgot to take a pick of the books I bought but here’s a list:

  1. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  2. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  3. Frankenstein – Mary Shelly
  4. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
  5. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  6. Calling Sehmat – Harinder Sikka
  7. The Hanging of Afzal Guru and the Strange Case of the Attack on the Indian Parliament – Arundhati Roy
  8. Clear Light of Day – Anita Desai
  9. The Immortals of Meluha – Amish
  10. In Search of the Big Bang – John Gribbin

Actually I don’t even know why I bought another 10 books from this shop when I clearly haven’t read any of the 20 books I bought the last time I visited this place. But do we really need a valid reason for buying books? 🤷‍♀️

As you can see, I bought several classics. I am excited that my Jane Austen collection is almost complete with the exception of Mansfield Park. I have read only Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility by Austen but quite enjoyed them. Frankenstein has been on my list forever so it was a must to pick up. Besides I feel classics are much cheaper in second hand bookshops.

Also I picked up quite a few Indian authors to spruce up my taste in books and explore new authors and genres. Will definitely keep you updated on how the books turn out.

I also picked up a book on Big Bang written by an author that I am already familiar with. I have read a book before on the same topic and really REALLY enjoyed it so I am sure I’ll enjoy this one too!

As for the TV Shows, I am still watching Kim’s Convenience Stores (and very much enjoying it). But I also started The Vampire Diaries or rather continuing it from where I stopped. I know this show is loved by many but I am not a massive fan (yet?). I am at S1 Ep14 and so far the ONLY reason I am watching is the actors. I mean they’re so….

Comment down below what you how your week went and what you liked or discovered this week.
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By Harini @BookSpiral

Hi! I am Harini and I run this blog. I am a massive lover of books and like to spend all my time reading. My main aim is to explore new topics and unique books and talk about it on my blog. Hope you enjoy the content that I put out!

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