Monday, September 15, 2014

#Microblog Monday 1 - A book over the weekend

A well worn beanbag and a fun breezy book were the two things I had in my island of happiness this weekend. Sophie Kinsella's The Undomestic Goddess is a great way to relax. What an absolute fun read! Wonder how I missed it despite having read a host of others by her.

The thing about it is that it's completely unbelievable in a very filmi kind of way. I mean what are the odds of someone giving up a high flying job (no matter how huge an error they make) to become a housekeeper? And mastering gourmet cooking over a weekend or two? Or having a handsome gardener at hand to ensure a happily ever after?

Yet it's highly relatable at some level. As in don't we all have 'to do' lists that remain 'to do' for ever? Don't we all have horrid bosses who hand over work just when we've something planned? And of course the cooking debacles! I too have tried boiling an egg in the microwave.

A weekend well spent!

Linking to # Microblog Mondays hosted by Stirrup Queens.







27 comments:

  1. Boiling an egg in the microwave is something I have not tried, to be honest. And, ahem, handsome gardener at hand? Now I HAVE to read this book ;)

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    1. It's a quick easy read Shailaja. BTW.. Don't even try the egg.

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  2. I've also read some books that have plot turns that seem completely unbelievable. Yet coincidences and other strange things do happen in real life. Glad you enjoyed the book and your weekend.

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  3. Sometimes unbelievable is exactly what we need to read!

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    1. I agree! Sometimes a totally bananas novel is the only thing that keeps me from losing it. :D

      It sounds like a quirky little book, and a marvelous weekend.

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    2. Absolutely. It's the combination that keeps us hooked.

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  4. Oh, egg in a microwave?? what happened then? I think I'll like this book. Bookmarking it :-)

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  5. That's funny that you brought up the egg in the microwave because I tried poaching an egg in the microwave a few weeks ago. I wrote up the notes on how to do it in my journal. And then, afterward, had to write: "this doesn't work." Two eggs wasted.

    Sounds like a fun book.

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    1. It is. We had to get our microwave repaired after the incident and the technician asked me, 'how did you manage to get water inside'. I really had nothing to say!

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  6. Sophie Kinsella! Enough said for happiness, Tulika! :) The beanbag helps, too!

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  7. Ahh!! Perfect weekend Tulika!

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  8. short and crisp review... the filmi word captures it all... :)

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    1. It wasn't meant to be a review Archana.. I just wanted to share my fun weekend. But if it gives some idea of what the book was then it's great.

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  9. I am reading a book by and she has a great sense of humour.
    Good review.

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    1. Yes, she does. Which one are you reading?

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  10. seems I need to get that on my kindle :)
    Egg in microwave! hahaha
    *well what am I laughing at, I once melted the container while cooking maggi :P

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    1. Hee hee hee... I think all of us have a list of cooking disasters

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  11. I loved this book, read it couple of yrs back. It was very funny, even though not very realistic.

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    1. Sometimes bizarre situations make for a super read.

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  12. Sounds like a great book and a fun one to read too... Thanks for sharing

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  13. Oh, I love her books! So funny and feel good. Particulary love the shopaholic series!

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    1. I love those too except the new ones.. Mini Shopaholic etc. I found them a bit too crazy.

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