Spotlight Sunday: #08 One from when I found a new library  

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Hello people, I come bearing good news. I at last got my system got working again and had to completely reformat the hard drive. So I will have to catch up with all your posts and comments and I will get to that right away.

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I have been hinting during the past few (or more) weeks about me attending the Dubai literature festival and I finally attended it. It was fantastic to say the least. I saw several of those awesome writers and authors.

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I saw likes of Joe Hill, Anthony Horowitz, Sashi Tharoor et al and I also renewed my interest in poetry. Maybe I will write a post on them in a few days. Well, I found my new favorite spoken word artist Afra Atik and she is something.

But most of all I found my tribe of people. YES Bookworms! I loved meeting and chatting away about books and writing to many of them. One of them even found me a library that is affordable and considerably closer to my house. Yay to that!

Another thing that I loved about the festival was the number of children and teens who attended and flocked to see their favorite authors. I was kinda feeling emotional and tad overwhelmed by all their love for books. It reminded me of myself when I was kid who couldn’t wait to go home after schools just to open my books.

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And all these have got the bookworm in me pumped up and I finished two books just the last week. And I promise to churn out more of those blog posts and comments hereon. And I am back on track (hopefully).

So quick recap:

I am so so far behind on my comment365 challenge – I have visited about 28 blogs and we are on 76th day today. (*ducks shamefully)

I finished two books in the last two weeks. And that makes a total of 8 books on my A – Z challenge for 2018. Check it out here

  1. Geography of You and Me, The by Jennifer E. Smith
  2. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jasw

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And for this month’s Flyaway Friday I am not travelling far from my place but you are for sure. Yes we are gonna talk about United Arab Emirates, yay the place where I am currently put up. And I got a book worm who is an Emirati to post more about the country. So keep up guys.

I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme.

Are you guys mad at me? Did you miss me at all? Please please say yes. I love you all loads. How do you guys catch up with all the pending stuff. Let’s chat. 

 

22 COMMENTS

  1. Oh no ! hard drive misshap is a pain to deal with.. hopefully nothing important got lost .. and hey, it does gives you a fairly good excuse to be behind on the 365comments challenge.. hehehe ..

    Aww I love to see younglings like I was being pumped up about reading <3 and yes, I did missed you !! ((also, id wanna see that post on poetry !))
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  2. Of course we’re not mad at you, and of course we missed you!!!! That festival sounds like the best, and those young people getting excited about books and reading brings a thug tear in my eyes.

    P.S. Afra Atiq is a dope spoken word artist! I hope she punched that a-hole kid in the face. 😉

    • It was a good one and I had a hard time explaining to people who cast me dirty looks that the title was misleading (or was it?). And I will remember to post a review soon.

  3. I’m excited to learn about a new place! Glad you got to go to a book festival, we don’t have any close to where I live but maybe I can work on changing that. Yay on finding a new library and meeting new bookworms. Hope you have a great week!
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