Who Doesn’t Love A Nice Gift For Christmas?

I know, you are probably surprised to see my blog back on your wall. Honestly, I’m surprised to see myself get enough time to write.

The last three weeks were pretty hectic. I had a excuse to not write everyday from the 4th of this month. Initially, it was a marriage that occupied my time, and then my relatives. Then it was college. Specifically, it was lab records. If there’s anyone out there studying engineering in Hyderabad, I want to let you know that I know that you know what I’m going through.

So, after days spent in a pointless exercise, I was given a holiday for Christmas, and then another surprise holiday the day next. And on Saturday is a lab internal exam which doesn’t really bother me. And so, I went to watch Ugly and do some shopping at the Hyderabad Book Fair, which I’ve not attended for the last two years.

And it was awesome. The movie was brilliant, unlike any other Bollywood movie in a very long time. This is the first movie that I’ve watched on the first show of the first day of release. The fact that I was able to do that gives me immense pleasure, and the fact that the movie was worth more than what I paid for it gives me more satisfaction. You ought to watch it.

And then I, or to be fair, we (there was a friend who was with me all day) went to the book fair. He ended up buying four books: Dearly Devoted Dexter, The Hunger Games and two more whose names I forget. I ended up buying the second book of the Millenium trilogy: The Girl Who Played With Fire, and a couple of classics: Crime And Punishment and 1984.

All of this might sound dull to you, but that is probably because of the way I put it. In fact, I’ve not had fun like this in a long time. It has been years since I’ve been to a book store, let alone a book fair, and even longer since I watched a Bollywood movie that still makes me shift uncomfortably.

No, I’m not going to write about the movie. If you want a review from me, you’ll have to wait until the end of January, because I now have a great lineup of exams after which I’ll receive a break, which will probably last for a week. And that is a decent break, considering the fact that the college I study in is quite strict.

Now you must be thinking, “A strict college doesn’t award a surprise holiday. He’s probably faking.” I can’t blame you for thinking like that. But if you are thinking that, then let me point out that you are wrong. No, really. They declared Friday a holiday, but they “compensated” for it on Sunday, which means that this weekend was not a weekend, but the start of a week lasting 8 working days.

Enough about college, lets move on to something else. Wait, there’s nothing I can talk about now. Well, there’s this elocution competition that happened recently, but now is not the right time to talk about it. I have my own suspicions and expectations from the competition but enough experience to keep my mouth shut until I get some useful information about it.

I think that is all I have to say for this week, but I assure you that I’ll not delay my next articles, because writing after a long break is way more difficult than writing every week. This Christmas has been the best until now, and I hope you had a great Christmas. Its almost 12, and I have to go to sleep, tomorrow is a working day, the third in the 8-day week. Come back soon, because I’ll be back with something to say within a few days.

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6 thoughts on “Who Doesn’t Love A Nice Gift For Christmas?

    • It’s funny you asked for a Wonder Woman review, I have one in the drafts right now. There’s still work to do but I guess you can expect it sometime in the next week. 😀

      I loved the Millennium Trilogy! It was an absolute rollercoaster and dude, Lisbeth Salander is just awesome. With all her strengths and weaknesses, character traits and flaws, she’s just perfect. You know, I love how the Trilogy remained about her all the way. There’s usually a risk in a series of this genre where the focus shifts to another protagonist. The risk was more so in this Trilogy considering Mikael Blomkvist is an equally awesome character but I got to hand it to Larsson, he structured and wrote the books with perfection all the way.

      P.S: You’re the only one I’ve interacted with who has read the Trilogy in it’s entirety. I don’t know if that’s a distinction but I just had to mention it because, I don’t know, it’s awesome to talk about the Trilogy with someone! 😁

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        • I’ve always wanted to ask this question: What is about Lisbeth that you like so much? For me personally, it is the combination of genius and the anti-social traits she possesses. It gives an extra layer of depth to her character, which makes her all the more intriguing for me.

          I haven’t had a chance to delve into Ruby Red yet, even though I have the books. Have you read them?

          Hunger Games, yes, that was a good read. It was an interesting premise and I thought the first book was a really fun read. The next two books were good too, but not as good as the first one. I read the Divergent trilogy too. It was a downhill slope, the third book seemed like an absolute tragedy. I read the Dexter Morgan series too, I loved it. Uh, there’s the Alex Cross series (has it’s ups and downs) which I’m yet to finish.

          What about you? Do you know of any good books or series that I can get lost in?

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