The Return of the Jedi

I’m back!

Contrary to your expectations, I have not spent the past month under a rock, in the Arctic Circle or anywhere in the Sahara. 

I spent two weeks in Delhi attending the wedding of my brother-in-law. The last wedding I attended on this scale was my own, which means the last fortnight has given me the chance to do many things after a long time:

  • Dress extravagantly in the best and brightest of bling
  • Wear all manner of gold jewellery
  • Dance to my heart’s content
  • Dress my 3-year-old daughter like a doll

Thus the time passed in wonderfully routine-less days, where we (the family) mostly imitated call-centre professionals by waking up at noon and toddling off to various functions where we danced until the wee hours of the morning. 

Before leaving for the wedding, I had planned to put up posts in advance and schedule them, but of course, as Sidney Sheldon kindly points out, The Best Laid Plans go awry.

I am quite pleased to point out, though, that despite such hectic days of enjoyment, I did manage to finish the following books:

  • The Time-Traveller’s Wife: Yes, I read it only just now, so shoot me. But I must say I loved it, despite the occasional throbbing about the temples when I read a chapter heading as ‘Henry is 12 and Henry is 36’ 
  • The Confession: John Grisham has raked in so much moolah [SPOLIER ALERT!] that I guess he doesn’t feel the need to end his books on a positive note any more. I raced through to the end. An inkling of what lay in store for me when I turned the penultimate pages had sprung up in my mind, but like the ever-optimistic reader I am, I waited for a booming ending like Runaway Jury but it never came. I still remain his fan, though. 
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Revision for the movie which I watched last Saturday. 

Posting will resume on a regular basis from next week, or this Saturday if I feel like it. Until then, as much as you crave my posts and words, you will have to content yourself with a second viewing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, or possibly a first viewing of the third part of the Chronicles of Narnia.