Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

The author of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, Lauren Weisberger, did it again! Set up in New York, Robina “Bette” Robinson is reaching a point in her life where boredom and stress are constantly haunting her. After five years of working for a financial institution, she just had it. Out of the blue, she called it quits! An act that I myself, and most probably a million others would gladly do if only we were brave enough to handle the consequences. Without any sort of backup plan, she gloriously thrusts herself into the realm of the beautiful and unemployed, enjoying each passing day with nothing really special to do except to take her dog, Millington, out for a walk, exchange stories with her best friend Penelope, read Harlequin novels, spend time with her Uncle Will and his partner Simon and explore the city by herself. Although she enjoyed being a bum, she needs to come to her senses soon, primarily because her savings are dwindling, FAST!

Monday, August 14, 2006

The Venetian's Wife by Nick Bantock

I just finished reading this artful book by Nick Bantock (author of Griffin and Sabine chronicles) and it left me with such strong amorphous desire to share it with you...            

Sara is my opposite. She's quiet, reserved and set in her ways. Yet, lately, she's been feeling quite trapped in her little world, being a conservationist in a certain museum. She's somehow yearning to get out of her shell, travel and do some exciting things that she has never done before. All these, she confides in her computer diary (much like what I do in my blog). Recently, she came across a painting of Shiva (one of the Indian goddesses), and events, both ethereal and preclusive, started unfolding.